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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:10 PM   #16
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its just not my style.... Im into V8 F-Bodys.

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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:19 PM   #17
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$1,800 I hate you!

I paid that for mine....although I was in a hurry and had looked at 3 crappy XJ's that were way over priced so $1,800 for the one I bought seemed cool at the time.

I looks really good. You made a wise choice on the mods. I should have gone that route....I've got almost that in my BB.

I love the wet sanding idea, I need to good that. I've seen it done to take out water spots on some Honda forums.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 02:24 PM   #18
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great lookin ZJ. aaalllmmmooosssttt makes me wish i got one but i love my XJ too much. cant wait to see the finished product
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Unread 01-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #19
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Nice T/A!

Go LS1 man, you won't regret it. I freakin' love mine.

All stock '00 Formula A4, 2.73 rear, even with all seasons and no traction it still ran a 13.7@103.4 on a 100 degree day.

And I bought my first F-Body when I was about your age...it was a '88GTA, gunmetal grey with grey leather, digital dash, and the L98 350. It had 65k on it at the time, and man I LOVED that car. That L98 was a torque monster...it could do burnouts for days...but was out of breath by 4000rpm (right about where my LS1 is really waking up, lol). I had really wanted a LT1 4th gen at the time, but I couldn't afford it. And I thought the GTA looked better anyway. I sold it about 10 years ago, but to this day I still think those cars look awesome.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 09:36 PM   #20
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Nice T/A!

Go LS1 man, you won't regret it. I freakin' love mine.

All stock '00 Formula A4, 2.73 rear, even with all seasons and no traction it still ran a 13.7@103.4 on a 100 degree day.

And I bought my first F-Body when I was about your age...it was a '88GTA, gunmetal grey with grey leather, digital dash, and the L98 350. It had 65k on it at the time, and man I LOVED that car. That L98 was a torque monster...it could do burnouts for days...but was out of breath by 4000rpm (right about where my LS1 is really waking up, lol). I had really wanted a LT1 4th gen at the time, but I couldn't afford it. And I thought the GTA looked better anyway. I sold it about 10 years ago, but to this day I still think those cars look awesome.
Haha yeah thats my brothers LT1. How do you have a 2.37 rear end?? Why would you want to go higher than stock? I thought they were 3.42's? I hear the LS1 is more of a fragile engine... Thats just what i've heard though. Im really looking for a LT1/T56 combo. My jeeps and auto, i want a 6-speed in my car. I guess it just depends on what i can find thats affordable and in good condition. BUT this IS a jeep site so we should prob get back on topic before flamage insues!! hahaha
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Unread 01-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #21
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Haha yeah thats my brothers LT1. How do you have a 2.37 rear end?? Why would you want to go higher than stock? I thought they were 3.42's? I hear the LS1 is more of a fragile engine... Thats just what i've heard though. Im really looking for a LT1/T56 combo. My jeeps and auto, i want a 6-speed in my car. I guess it just depends on what i can find thats affordable and in good condition. BUT this IS a jeep site so we should prob get back on topic before flamage insues!! hahaha
Auto LS1's (and LT1's IIRC) came stock with the 2.73 rear, unless the performance axle (3.23) was ordered. The M6 cars came with the 3.42 rear.

I REALLY want to swap a 3.42 rear in mine, I think that would be a perfect combo.

Good call on the 6-speed, I love my car, but the A4 can be boring at times. I used to have a '98 Formy M6, and it was much more involving to drive. Could only get a 13.7 out of it at the track though...but trap speed was almost 107. I could just never get the launch down right.

I got the A4 becasue the price was right, and I fell in love with the color combo..Navy Blue Metallic with tan leather. When I was looking I told myself not to be picky about the tranny, to just get one that was a good deal. It only had 65k on it too, and this was in late '07. At 94k now.

And I don't know aboute the LS1 being fragile, there are a bunch over 200k, and they seem to hold up well from what I've heard. And the LT1 just seems like the stepchild of the Chevy smallblock family. I know they can be made to run, but then again, as I'm sure you've read on the F-Body boards,the LS1 is touched by the hand of god.

I'd love to run one in my ZJ, I think it'd be a great 5.9/4.7HO killer, and it's probably get better mileage than my 4.0!
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Unread 01-20-2010, 09:51 PM   #22
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Auto LS1's (and LT1's IIRC) came stock with the 2.73 rear, unless the performance axle (3.23) was ordered. The M6 cars came with the 3.42 rear.

I REALLY want to swap a 3.42 rear in mine, I think that would be a perfect combo.

Good call on the 6-speed, I love my car, but the A4 can be boring at times. I used to have a '98 Formy M6, and it was much more involving to drive. Could only get a 13.7 out of it at the track though...but trap speed was almost 107. I could just never get the launch down right.

I got the A4 becasue the price was right, and I fell in love with the color combo..Navy Blue Metallic with tan leather. When I was looking I told myself not to be picky about the tranny, to just get one that was a good deal. It only had 65k on it too, and this was in late '07. At 94k now.

And I don't know aboute the LS1 being fragile, there are a bunch over 200k, and they seem to hold up well from what I've heard. And the LT1 just seems like the stepchild of the Chevy smallblock family. I know they can be made to run, but then again, as I'm sure you've read on the F-Body boards,the LS1 is touched by the hand of god.

I'd love to run one in my ZJ, I think it'd be a great 5.9/4.7HO killer, and it's probably get better mileage than my 4.0!
Hell yeah, a LT/LS would be awesome in a jeep. My brother has a M29 T56 and he somehow got the 3.23 rear end as a performance option... He is going to 3.73's soon. That should be a big change.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:43 AM   #23
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The jeeps lookin good!... Is ur jeep a lot stiffer in the rear from the coil swap????
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Unread 01-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #24
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looks great man. how do you like the bilsteins?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 05:56 PM   #25
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looks good now you need to get some cragers and black out those tailights
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Unread 01-24-2010, 07:12 PM   #26
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Haha, not my style.... I dont like it. Its wayyy to slow for me. Im saving for an LT1/LS1 F-Body. This is my brothers TA... We want matching cars to take to the track. Oh yeah, he is putting down 375 to the rear wheels. CC503 Cam and 3.73's are on the spring list for him. He should be in the neighborhood of 425RWHP then. The fun part is when I get to drive, it holds me over till i get mine.


For the love of god please get a 6 speed if you do..... I'm in school for automotive and we've had 98 T/A auto (4L60E) and we've had to pull it 4 times
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Unread 01-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #27
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The jeeps lookin good!... Is ur jeep a lot stiffer in the rear from the coil swap????
You can tell it's stiffer back there, esp. when i actually got about 4.5" of lift in the back. The control arm angles contribute to the stiffness for shure. Im very glad i have bilsteins or i would die driving it! lol I will probabily buy some new springs for the back in the future, but for the immideate result and cheap price, its worth the little stivver ride IMO.

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looks good now you need to get some cragers and black out those tailights
I have thought about it, but i want to keep my orig. aluminium wheels, I dont wanna pay to down-grade. I am going to get 1.25" wheel spacers though. And with the taillights.... im kinda on the fence. I kinda wanna leave it looking original and clean.

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For the love of god please get a 6 speed if you do..... I'm in school for automotive and we've had 98 T/A auto (4L60E) and we've had to pull it 4 times
O yeah thats my plan.... just gotta find the right one!

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looks great man. how do you like the bilsteins?
One word AWESOME. i had them on my old XJ also. They really help the ride and control of the jeep. Well worth the money!
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Unread 01-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #28
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with the thought on the cragers i kinda agree, even though i have them. i wish i had my old niner wheels back, i just think they are better looking and are alot lighter than the steelies
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Unread 01-24-2010, 08:13 PM   #29
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with the thought on the cragers i kinda agree, even though i have them. i wish i had my old niner wheels back, i just think they are better looking and are alot lighter than the steelies
They ARE a lot lighter and stronger also! plus i like the look of mine and EVERYONE has steelies.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 08:48 PM   #30
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They ARE a lot lighter and stronger also! plus i like the look of mine and EVERYONE has steelies.
Yeah, I want to get rid of my steelies and get back to alloys. Steelies just aren't the way to go on a DD, IMO. Too heavy, and they just end up rusting and looking bad.
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