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Old 06-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Why are you fixing up a Bonneville?

A C5 or maybe the new GTO is my car of choice but theres just something fun about making Bonnevilles faster.

I think its just the pure aspect that it doesnt attract attention in a sense that people who pull up to you arent looking for a race. I kind of like that. I know If I drove a Vette or GTO I would be picked on all the time at lights or on the freeway and sometimes you just wanna cruise around.

I eventually want to get on a track and Im sure my car will be something a little different. I dont see many Bonnevilles in San Diego as it is anyway.
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And this would be a general chat topic.....

Make sure you get your post in the right places....

I myself prefer the sleeper idea. No one expects it...the BAM! You smoke'em.
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Yep, sleeper all the way! Tons of F-Bodies around here.. and we all know most of them are pretty quick. But a Bonneville? Doesn't get a second look. Especially my white one.


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I'm more interested in fixing up for show, I'm not into speed (uless I'm on they highway) I'd rather been spotted driving slow and flashy anyday just my 2 cents
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i wanted to be the first guy in chicago to have a fast ssei and to have the bang in my car
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F- bodies, hmmm... I can beat a stock LT-1. LS1, I need an IC and 3.0 pulley for that one. I want my car to be fast because its supercharged but has NO supercharged badging anywhere on the car. Trust me I see a lot of this in my rear view mirror
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Corvettes are nice but when you lay rubber in one there are no suprizes, unlike the Bonneville
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The element of suprise is key to a sucessful campaign.
For me fixing up is replaced with trying to keep up, the maintenence that is, but that doesn't mean the right pedal isn't applied as needed.
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i like the 'feel' of the car more than the general performance. much better cruising machine than my mustang was or corvette is
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