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Old 12-14-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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my roommate brought home his 97 maroon aurora tonight

almost made me fall out of love with my bonneville...

interior is ******* amazing.. pics dont do it justice.. seats were like pillows

no comparison with power though... i would smoke it

weird going that fast with no whine!

*back in love with bonneville
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Hopefully I meet up with Jimbo over the Christmas break... but the 'rora is in winter hibernation




... oh well, if I get to experience Series I L67 bewst, 'tis allllll gooooood
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Power distribution is all different with the DOHC engine....off the line a modified Series II L67 will quickly lay waste to the 4.0. However it not meant to be gruntish off the line, its got smooth evenly distributed power.

I find my 4.0 is more of a pleasure to drive then the 3800, its quieter, the tranmission shifts nicer. Its a lux car thru and thru.

At the end of the day, I'm pretty lucky to have both powerplants.

Keep enjoying your Bonneville there Andrew

Oh Jerry, if the weather is nice, we'll bust er out.
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couldnt help but notice now different the gas pedal was.. touching it easily spun the tires on the ice...... NOT LIKING THAT... bonneville has way more control in that area
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Heh...yea, prolly on crappy tires. My summer tires are 40% slicks, they dont spin...period. Mike (sse1990) tried back in Sept...but couldnt.

Does the car have Autobahn? 140mph limiter, 3.71:1 gearing, V rated tires

PS...those are aftermarket chromes...SSEi swoopies look better :P
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is there an RPO to check.. those speeds are not possible on the roads right now...

the tires are brand new... just icey... but im saying my bonne is way different
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KV4 for the tranny and QQX for V rated tires.
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wow. did they offer heated seats in the early auroras???





noice they stole a lot of features from the h body olds-

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