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Old 02-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #151
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Pontiacs are usually heavier than Camaros.
Slightly heavier because there's more curves to the body, but if your fbody V6 is fully loaded it would be heavier.

Of course that SC and other mods added a couple more pounds.


I'm assuming that the weight is just the car itself?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #152
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Yeah just the car itself. It had a half a tank and probably 25lbs of exhaust parts in the trunk.

Power windows and locks, cloth manual seats.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #153
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That just seems really high to me. Mine weighs in at 3260lbs without me in it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #154
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That just seems really high to me. Mine weighs in at 3260lbs without me in it.
A fully loaded Camaro V6 is at 3280lbs and Firebird at 3340lbs. My 3rd gen which is strip only weighs in at 3056lbs.

I know mine is at 3430lbs because of the SC, exhaust, suspensions, and other stuff. I was going to do a sound system mod in it, which will add more, but for now I'll leave it be. Of course being 230lbs doesn't help the car either .
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #155
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I dont know why it weighs so much. It should be lighter, dont have anything added.

It was weighed on a DOT weigh station scale. Granted the North Dakota hasnt had weigh stations in years so I dont know if its out of calibration or not.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #156
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Well the firebird has been a good winter beater. Didnt get stuck once and it started every time. I have since retired it from daily driver use and am daily driving my Cutlass again. I will be ordering a 3.4" pulley sometime next week. I get no knock with 89 and 6PSI so 10PSI with 91 and no knock shouldnt be too hard. I will be putting headers on this summer but I want to swap pulleys first just to see what it does.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #157
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Nice, you gonna give the track another try at all?
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #158
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Yes, sometime this summer I will make another run. It needs drag radials or something first though. 2.4 60ft was not good. And more HP wont help the traction issue.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #159
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Driving an F-Body in the snow should be illegal unless performed on a closed course... especially one as tourquy as this car

IDK about that. When I got my car back in 07 while living in Colorado it was driven in a few blizzards and I know for a fact had it not been for the fact it was slow with great tires it would have had a few fender benders because of the damn snow.

As soon as I bring it here to California it will become my beach cruiser. T-Top's off, I'm gutting out the interior to make it more like a Ferrari F-40 and repainting it either flat black or matte blue with gold rims and finally getting around to a full suspension kit!. Something I couldn't do back in Colorado because of the snow.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #160
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Got a new set of wheels and tires for it. Wheels are BMW stuff which is a 120 bolt pattern, GM is 120.7. Overall its pretty close and theres some people that say you can't do it but Ive never seen any problems. Tires are used corvette stuff. Put them on and had HORRIBLE wheel hop. Looked around and saw that lowering contol arm brackets are sopposed to help so I put in a new set of shocks, new poly bushings and built a set of brackets. No more wheel hop now but it still spins bad. Its kinda sad that it needs drag radials with a stock motor for it not to spin but I guess thats a good thing. From a standstil I can just stomp on it and it spins all through 1st.

Also ordered a 3.4" pulley. I am going to put that on and if it knocks im throwing a set of pacesetters on it and rebuilding the fuel system to replace all the rubber line.



Homemade parts FTW! Saved $100 over BMR brackets. They are welded in now, just dont have pics of the finished product.

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