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Old 06-25-2006, 01:03 AM   #11
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Was GX3 ever on a Bonneville? I remember I had the 3.33 on my Cutlass Supreme. Though it was also the 4T60E I didn't think GX3 was a Bonneville code.
1990/1991 SSE. I've got it. I wish I didn't... :(
Ahh, I thought it had to be the older years. Why don't you like it? I liked it on the Cutty.
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The poor fuel economy primarily... As well, the short gearing likes to keep the engine out of the low-end powerband... I drive like a granny (at age 18, go figure), I don't need the ZOMG ACCELERATION!!11 :(

I cruise 60mph right at 2000rpm, while that isn't bad at all relative to other cars, I'd personally like to be even a little lower...
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The poor fuel economy primarily... As well, the short gearing likes to keep the engine out of the low-end powerband... I drive like a granny (at age 18, go figure), I don't need the ZOMG ACCELERATION!!11 :(

I cruise 60mph right at 2000rpm, while that isn't bad at all relative to other cars, I'd personally like to be even a little lower...
I drive like a granny (now) too. Primarily for mileage since I drive so much. It'* been a while since I had the Cutty so I forgot, but I do remember it at a higher rpm while cruising. It was a fun car to drive though, very revvy compared to my 3.06 in the Bonne prior to it.

With my 2.97 now I cruise at 66mph at 2000 rpms, 60mph at 1800/1900 rpms.
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The Older 88-91 SSE was better suited with the 2.97 gear ratio... The 3.33 was just too light and the 3800 ran out of breath too quick... Keep in mind that the 3800 redlined at 5200 and was well out of its peak by then...

The 2.8'* and 3.1'* could spin 5500-6000 iirc and as they didn't make the strong low end torque the 3.33 gears were used with most of them... 3200-3300 ld car with a 2.8 would need 3.33 gears in my opinion...

But the 3.33 gears sure do make a Bonneville really driveable in town... But I have no complaints about my 2.84 91 LE in town.... lol

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You're right Don, at WOT my Cutlass w/ the 3100 loved hitting 5600 rpms on the 1-2 shift, and even the 2-3 shift. Compared to my Bonne before that which barely saw 5000.
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in my 88 celebrity with the 2.8 v6.. 1-2 was 5900-6000 shift
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well, my car is an absolute base model with power windows and locks as the only option, the car had hubcaps when it was new......so i am pretty sure i have the 2.84.

2.84 is like a disease isn't it?
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well, my car is an absolute base model with power windows and locks as the only option, the car had hubcaps when it was new......so i am pretty sure i have the 2.84.

2.84 is like a disease isn't it?
why dont you just check the RPO ???
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well, my car is an absolute base model with power windows and locks as the only option, the car had hubcaps when it was new......so i am pretty sure i have the 2.84.

2.84 is like a disease isn't it?
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look in your trunk , pull up the mat over the spair tire, and look at the sticker on the carbored


FQ3 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.86
FR2 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.93
FW1 - electronic controlled ride and handling
FW2 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 3.06
FX3 - automatic ride & handling, electronic controlled
F17 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.84
F41 - Suspension system, front/rear, firm ride & handling
F79 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 2.97
F83 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 3.05
GX3 - ratio, transaxle, final drive 3.33
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i just checked in my truck and F17 was the only code that matched, so that means i do have the 2.84, thanks for all your help guys
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