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Old 02-23-2003, 01:54 AM   #1
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I know it'* a long post with lotsa links that has that "what'* left to say?" look about it, but...does anyone have any feedback regarding the parts? Used 'em yourself or know someone who did? That kind of response.
I was amazed at how fast the money and my pocket parted company.
The research was mostly from the Bonneville Forums, to which I am grateful.

Got the Tax Return and it doesn't take long to $pend it!
I started with Exhaust and Tires and didn't scrimp, either!

I sent my order to Husker High Performance Exhaust in Lincoln, NE for:

MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Camaro/Firebird muffler part# 14266
http://www.exhaustproslinc.com/mag5x8camste.html
and a pair of ANSA Stainless Steel Dual Resonator Tips 3x3.5x12" part# TK-7820.
http://www.exhaustproslinc.com/ansa.html
Total with shipping was about $255.00
Installation will be extra and I'll shop around for a professional job.

I went to the local Discount Tire store where I've been a loyal customer for over a decade and dropped a chunk o' change for 5 Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR tires in 235/55R16'*.
http://www.goodyeartires.com/catalog...G1NASSize.html
http://www.goodyeartires.com/catalog...*/EAG1NAS.html
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=26SR6E1NASRWL
http://www.cardomain.com/id/protholio (OK, so they're on an Intrepid and the letters are yellow...it'll give you an idea of what the tires will look like!)
Total for everything but the 'replacement' fee of $16 per tire was about $660.00
This includes lifetime rotation and flat fixing, mounting and balancing, and the valve stem.
I talked to the guy about having the letters/sections of the wheels lined up when mounted. Prolly can do that.

Notice I said 5 tires. I also ordered a 5th full size wheel in the correct green color for the spare to factor in rotation of the tires. The wheels are the 16x7 Pontiac '12-slot'.
Total for one wheel shipped to my favorite auto wrecking yard was about $93.00
http://www.pontiacautopartx.com/whee...ims-28973.html

I think that all adds up to about $1000.00, not including the exhaust installation.
Money well spent, I think.
We'll see in the next couple of weeks how it all looks and sounds.
I'll get pictures so I can add to my posts.

That'* what happened after doing countless hours of internet research since I got the '92 SSE and found the Bonneville Forum(*).
Lots of questions; lots of thinking and now, the $$$ talks!

Anybody got any feedback on the choices or recommendations for the MagnaFlow/ANSA installation?
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What are you guys doing? looking at all the links with nothing to say?
Sheesh!
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Mmmm...I want those Goodyear Eagle 1 NASCAR tires....they are yummy.
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They damn well better be yummy for the price!
Not too bad, but, I've never seen them in 'real life'...only in pictures on the internet!
Wouldn't shop for a woman that way --- lucky to be married and know what I'm gettin' ( or NOT gettin', as married life goes ).
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Sounds like you did well. Too bad Hector didn't have his catback exhaust ready yet

You're getting close to needing a chip now, and it looks like the intake is a must have for you now.
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Sounds like you did well. Too bad Hector didn't have his catback exhaust ready yet

You're getting close to needing a chip now, and it looks like the intake is a must have for you now.

Yup, actually working on it this week some more. Get a working prototype then drive it around.
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This stuff won't make it here by the end of the week, unfortunately.
I'll be back to work first. I HATE TO WAIT.

Tires have been shipped from Tennessee.
Exhaust is still in Nebraska.

The extra wheel is already here from Pasco,WA. including the extra center cap.
I had the caps removed at the dealership when they tested/repaired the ABS light problem. Changed the look of the wheels dramatically; more in line with this NASCAR theme I'm going with.
I'll be adding Gorilla locks and chrome lugnuts. Cleaning the rusty center of the wheel/axle/rear drum/front whatchamacallit is going to take some imagination for a good look minus the caps.

I'll start shopping for exhaust installation prices in the next coupla days.
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Lemmie know how those cool Goodyear NASCAR'* work out. I wanna get 'em!
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Bus, you better have the camera ready. I wanna see that when you get done. BEFORE the Seattle meet.
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WHAT Seattle meet?
I'll have to go back and check the Gatherings section!

I'll get pix ASAP. I'm having very frustrating impatience now. I'm not good at waiting for things, that'* why I'm usually in dutch with the wife!
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