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post #1 of 15 Old 12-28-2006, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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What to look for in a 4th gen F-body?

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I'm in a dilemma. I want to mod my GTO but I feel I'd be way ahead of the game if I just purchased a F-bod. With or without mods I can have fun flogging the tar out of it. I plan on installing some minor mods on the GTO to boost the experience, but I want a street terror that I can occasionally take to the track.

I'm looking for a LS1 car. What do I need to look for? problem areas? certain years with more problems than others.

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Steer clear of a '98.
The weird 1998 computer causes issues if you ever want it tuned.

Ask about oil consumption, and listen for piston slap.
A little bit it normal, but if it sounds like a dishwasher loaded with tin plates, that's bad lol.

Some squeaks and rattles are normal.
Afterall this chassis design is 25 years old.
Obviously anything excessive would be cause for concern.

I think the car that's exactly what you're looking for is in my garage with a for sale sign on it!

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I've found out that many TA owners want $5k-$15k more than a Camaro of the same year with similar equipment.

Elitists or just crack smokers?

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Steer clear of a '98.
The weird 1998 computer causes issues if you ever want it tuned.

Does that also include the '98 Corvette? I would make the leap that it would, but that is not always the case.
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To a lesser extent, but yes.
The 97 Corvette is really goofy, 98 is a little weird.

99-up both cars are fine.

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Try to find a car in pure stock form, thats probabaly the best way to go. They would tend to be more daily drivers. People that like to mod their cars are often the people whom like to drive them hard, therefore yeilding accelerated wear. But all the stuff mentioned above is good advice.
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Like that color of your car B4CZR2.

See you have been a member for a little while and just started posting today. Since you haven't yet posted in the intro section, welcome.
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Like that color of your car B4CZR2.

See you have been a member for a little while and just started posting today. Since you haven't yet posted in the intro section, welcome.
Thanks! I Know I have been meaning to get into the forums sooner but I have been busy lately. But not to worry!
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-02-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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I think if I were to get an LS1 F-body, it would be a 2001 or 2002. You get the LS6 intake, no EGR either.

But seriously you have a great car now, with a great foundation. I say stick with that and move forward.

As a point of reference a friend of mine has an LT1 396 (P&P LT4 Heads, CC Cam, long tubes mufflex etc..) that car when put up against an P1SC Procharged 2002 SS with 3.73 and long tubes, will pull on it every single time. AND the LT1 car also passes emissions.

So don't eliminate the LT1 for possible modding issues. They ARE fast. And you can buy them dirt cheap now.
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