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Old 11-22-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Yo what up every body....I have been gone a while.
I finally had to take the '87 to the junk yard I had spent every waking moment wiring that car, and I kept on finding more and more problems with it, then someone vandalized it, omigosh....
So back in September, we decided to tow it. But we really did not have an acceptable tow vehicle ( Bronco II ) any ways we got it to the yard, and now I am on the hunt for a new bonnie. What in your guys opinion is the absoulte best year for me to obtain?
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Z-man! Welcome back. I can thank you at least a little for the opportunity DrJay and I had to get greasy with you, even if it was a fruitless effort. I've never worked on an 87 before yours.

What'* the price range you're looking at this time?
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welcome back! Give me a price range and i'll keep my eyes peeled for one around...
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The top 3 cars on the board are 2000 SSEi'*.

Bronzemist, Black, Blue in that order
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Since I am finally Gainfully employed, the price range is from 1500 to around 9000$
so If you see one let me know

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I'm shopping for you too
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I would originally consider anything but 94-96 model year cars, based on their funny combinations they had. They're not bad, and not less reliable, but 94/5 has a hybrid PCM, which makes troubleshooting, and aftermarket PCM'* hard. However they have a better Electronic Climate Control. 96+ have more options in the aftermarket, but have upper intake failures on N/A.

Do you want supercharged? Premium gas comes with that, but so does power.

1992-1996 cars have series II engines, with a 4t-60 series transmission, which many prefer over the 65'* in 97+ cars. Again, less aftermarket for the earlier 4t60 compared to the later 65.

It'* all tradeoffs, and what you want! You might even be able to find a higher mile 00+ SSEi in your price range, but a 96-99 would be easy to pick up. You don't have to spend all that money either!
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1992-1996 cars have series II engines, with a 4t-60 series transmission,
come on Jason you get for that

92-94 have series one L27 with 4t60-E
92-95 have series one L67 with 4t60-E HD
and 95-96 have series two L36 with the 4t60-E
96+ have the Series two L67 with the 4t65-E HD
97+ have the series two L36 with the 4t65-E
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I personally feel if you're not going to mod the crap out of it, the 96 SSEi may be the perfect car for reliability. Full OBD2 PCM with the more reliable 4T60E trans mated to the Series 2 L67. It was the only year for this combination.

From a 'do-it-yourself' standpoint, ANY 93 model would be a damn good choice.
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1992-1996 cars have series II engines, with a 4t-60 series transmission,
come on Jason you get for that

92-94 have series one L27 with 4t60-E
92-95 have series one L67 with 4t60-E HD
and 95-96 have series two L36 with the 4t60-E
96+ have the Series two L67 with the 4t65-E HD
97+ have the series two L36 with the 4t65-E
Whoops i had a novel typed up, thought it was bad, and cut and pasted what i thought i wanted to say. It originally was just 1996 cars...
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