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Old 01-09-2007, 09:43 PM   #11
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Ok guys sorry for invading your Space. Just wanted some friendly input from People who know this car but it seems you are offended by it. Sorry that I was trying to help someone understand that some cars are built for certain things and other are not. i did not say only musclecars are meant to race I do believe that I said Any moded car can be built to run and handle it. And That I think a Bonneville With high miles should not be abused just because it says supercharger on it. Hell I got a Therostat that says High Performance on it does that mean that my cooling system is a fridge.
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I don't think we're offended, we just don't totally agree with your stance.
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there is a difference between abuse and racing


you have them confused
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In particular.. I mentioned that any car can be built to accept things.

Meaning: Redo the suspension, work on the motor/trans..upgrade the brakes..
If the work is done..then yes, the car can be made, like any other...to handle it.

Stock with 200,000 miles.. w/o the proper maintenance, yes..your friend is signing their death certificate.
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He doesn't have a race car. Tell him the senior moderator says to treat it like he wants it to run for a long time.

That said, I drive mine a little hard sometimes. Today with 4 passengers, one said "Hot damn, you done some work to this thing?" But I'm not gonna autocross it.
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If you're an idiot it doesn't matter what you're driving if you completely abuse it.

It'* been said before though, these cars can take a LOT. Trans is the weak point however.
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So what kind of abuse is this car getting?
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Tell your frienId this: All cars have their breaking point. Whether it'* a Camaro, a Pinto, or a Bonneville. You push it too hard, it will break. I will tell you, (as a 13 year mechanic and having owned 18 cars) the Bonneville is one of the toughest. It will take ALOT of abuse, but as with any vehicle, a little common sence needs to be applied when using it. Your friend may learn this after his first costly repair, should it be needed.
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There are as many different ways to hotrod as there are people. That said, a z-28 and Bonneville are both built by GM. Some Base F-bodies have the 3.8 as a base engine.

Think for a moment about a Caprice, a real Grandma or taxi number. Now in 1995, take that same Caprice, painted black, with an LT-1 and some big wheels, and you got a fast car. Was that meant to be a sports car?


that said, no matter whats running, its still neat to go the 1/4 mile quickly in something
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Your question can't be answered without knowing the driver. If modded and driven correctly, the Bonne can be quite impressive. But, a moron can blow up a Corvette if they don't know how to drive.

9 times out of ten, the problems with cars are between the seat and wheel. Especially when it comes to trying to race said car....
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