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Old 03-31-2006, 07:56 PM   #11
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k&n oil filters are junk, stick with an acdelco filter, and dont even bother with 15000mi oil just use regular synthetic, your wallet will thank you.

and a master cylinder was under $40 for my bonne. find an autozone by you and check their prices, they will be much less than what youre seeing for some of your parts.

edit- master cylinder is 37.99 @ autozone.

door lock cylinders are 13.99 @ autozone.

door lock actuators are avail online @ autozone.com for 59.99

brake drums are 34.99 @ autozone for the good duralast ones

brake shoes are 12.99 @ autozone

ceramic brake pads are 37.99 @ autozone

brake rotors are 27.99 @ autozone for duralasts, i ve had no problems with the valuecraft ones on my bonne tho, never warped with the way i drive
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brake rotors are 27.99 @ autozone for duralasts, i ve had no problems with the valuecraft ones on my bonne tho, never warped with the way i drive
they lasted 3 days for the gold duralasts on my olds.....the OEM GM ones on my bonnie which have 300 miles on them were not warped yesterday but are today I did some pretty serious {breaking} though. trying to test the 110 to 0 and that ONE run seemed to give slight warpage...nothign serious but I can feel vibration now.
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brake rotors are 27.99 @ autozone for duralasts, i ve had no problems with the valuecraft ones on my bonne tho, never warped with the way i drive
they lasted 3 days for the gold duralasts on my olds.....the OEM GM ones on my bonnie which have 300 miles on them were not warped yesterday but are today I did some pretty serious {breaking} though. trying to test the 110 to 0 and that ONE run seemed to give slight warpage...nothign serious but I can feel vibration now.
haha, i did a 105-0 stop on my already warped rotors and my already wearing MS and boy you better believe the car shakes at stoping now... woooh!!
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yeah and EVENTUALLY, i am planning on doing a complete car rebuild yeah...it will be new, but just look old...

and about that maf sensor, i was just pricing, i went to a local junk yard and pulled one for $15...it has run me fine since august so far...
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also, i wanted everyone'* opinion on this...

obviously from this thread you can tell i want to basically rebuild my bonnie...now...tell me, in your honest opinion...do you think it would be cooler to rebuild/restore an LE like mine or an SE or an SSE...i have been REALLY thinking this over...i need some outside opinions....HELP!!
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I guess its all in the eye of the beholder... I want to restore the 91 SSE but I would like an engine swap down the road...

On the LE, I want to switch to the L27 ( 93-95 heads with roller pivots, reduced valvetrain friction there) I have even throught about the entire L27 intake and TB as well... But for now wheels, paint and tinted windows will work...

So its all in what you want and what you like..

Do you have an Advance auto parts or Autozone out your way? Might save you some $$$ in the long run..

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well checker and advance are basically the same stores since they are owned by the same company...so yeah

and yeah that sounds cool with your LE...

i wish on all that is holy that i could put a 469 hp supercharged sts-v in there...that would rock harder than anything in my life....i could scare the holy $hit outta ANYONE who thinks an '89 isin't fast...

i mean i really don't think the engine would fit dimension wise...or maybe it would...who knows....or at least maybe an L32 or something...i dunno...just brainstorming..
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Know what you mean... I want to see what would improve with the changes before I switch to something else... I'd love to pop a series II L36 in there with a 3.33 4T60-E... That would be a lof of fun...

When you buy parts just shop around for the best price... we don't want to see you spen money that you shouldn't have to.. Some of those prices seem like you could get robbed without a gun..

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DO THE BRAKES FIRST!
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DO THE BRAKES FIRST!
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yeah i know i need to do the brakes first..they scare the hell outta me....does anyone know where i can get some slotted and or drilled rotors? also i need some opinions on brands and such for brakes pads and shoes...
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