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Fat white guy
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This is my 98 Trans Am that I'm starting to play with. I couldn't beat the deal on the price of the car, then got the exhaust for $25 and the wheels for $350. None of which I really intended on spending but just couldn't drive a stock car. I have alot of plans for the car, just trying to keep myself from buying things until I know exactly what I want. I do plan on going over 400 cubic inches with a 150-250 shot of nitrous. I kinda want to keep the 6-speed just for taking it up and down the highway but that could change. And it will have a 12-bolt if not a 9" with prolly a 3.73 gear. All this could change at any moment but I've already started taking 20% of every check and setting it aside for the car. So that means I've cut down onthe eating out so maybe I can take so more weight off the car by loosing some my damn self.

Heres what she looked like the day I brought her home. Stock except for a lid, fucked up tint on the windows and 131,000 miles. It also came with a WS6 hood that the corner got busted during shipping, but nothing a good fiberglass person can't fix.




After a week she had tinted windows, flowmaster cat-back and Z06 motorsports.




Then it took two weeks for the rear tires to come in but they were cheap. That and I took the bird off the back and painted the bottom black.





Well she is going in the shop this weekend even though I have not seen the car in almost two months. I'm working in Houston and have accumulated a few parts. Heres what she has as of 11-1-08

MS4 with PRC springs
Ported TB and LS6 intake
Hooker Long tubes and off road y-pipe
Lowering springs 1.3" (they were cheap) and before I got the QA1's
QA1's for the front (rears coming soon)
BMR Extreme Torque Arm
BMR Weld in sub frame connectors
Spec Stage 3 clutch and flywheel
LS2 timing set
TNT F1 nitrous kit with two nitrous bottles (gonna paint them as one is black the other is blue)
BMR Lower control arms
BMR LCA Relocation brackets
BMR adj. panhard bar
SLP dual out tips (again very cheap)
Tink adjustable master cylinder

Sounds factory cd player skipped and several speakers sounded like they were blown
Alpine idax100 media player
Alpine 6.5" speakers for back seat
Infinity component speakers for doors
Stealth box with kicker sub (I think) and amp
Fuel rail covers
McNord checkered guage overlays
Blue led interior lights (if they ever come in) hate the pontiac orange lights
and some other things I can't think of I'm sure
Nitrous pressure guage
Phantom oil pressure, coolant temperature, volt meter guages (might sell and get some cobalt guages but they came as a package)

Parts added 11-13-08
BMR tubular K-member
Weiand/LPE ported aluminum intake
Strut tower brace
 

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I'm kind of a big deal...
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Very nice! I likey.. :)
 

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Ex-Nazi
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Dude, resize that pic.
 

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Fat white guy
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Needs a clutch now. Tried to launch it last night and the clutch did not like the tires. Don't know how they will do under cars with power but they will hold more than this car is putting down.
 

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I believe those are autocross tires though, buddy had them on his Cobra and they didn't do anything but spin. Sidewall is too stiff.

Just means you need more power. :)
 

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Fat white guy
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It definately needs more power, just kinda worried about spraying it as many miles as it has. That is why I went with cheap tires for now. That and they were the only 315's they had in stock for under $300.
 

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Needs a clutch now. Tried to launch it last night and the clutch did not like the tires. Don't know how they will do under cars with power but they will hold more than this car is putting down.
i just a RAM Powergrip in my TA and i like it feels really awesome and grabs like a champ...or u on the stock intake manifold or does it have a LS6?
 

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Fat white guy
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This car is bone stock, except a lid and flowmaster catback. Supposed to be the second clutch in the car but it been in it for awhile. It has the LS1 intake and all the other BS the 98s had. My last one had the SPEC stage 3 and it did pretty good. I'm really hoping to get over 500 rwhp NA, just can't make up my mind if I want the 408 or spend alittle more and go with the 418.
 

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You know me John, You NEED to go with an LSX or warhawk man. NEED TO!:secret:
 

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Fat white guy
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Decided to wait on the bigger motor until I see what the economy is going to do, but added a few parts to the original post. And still collecting more.
 

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Yea that was a huge jump in parts. Thing is gonna run good with that MS4.
 

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Fat white guy
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I ain't done yet.
 

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Fat white guy
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Got a BMR K-Member today and a weiand aluminum LS6 intake that has been ported alittle (might sell though because I'm tired of polishing on it)
 
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