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Old 12-31-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hey fellas, I just got back from the dealership where I picked up a white '02 SSEi with tan leather. I think I'm really going to like this car, I traded in my old daily driver '95 Cutlass Supreme, but this car should put it to shame in all categories. I come from a background in LT1 and LS1 cars, but after getting married I realized that being practical is more important than owning a fast car. So, hopefully the supercharged bonnie will give me a little of both worlds, performance and practicality. I drive nearly 90 miles round trip to work and back daily, so gas mileage was a must. The car has 55,000 miles on it now and still looks brand new, inside and out.

Just to give a brief background about myself, I'm 27 yrs old, live in Huntington WV (that'* right, West Virginia), and I'm a newly wed with no children.........yet. This seems like a pretty cool board and look forward to asking plenty of questions, I've been lurking for a couple of weeks now and have learned quite a bit about these cars in just that small amount of time. So, thanks for having me!!

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welcome to the family.
Your commute for work sounds like mine, I think you'll be happy with your gas mileage. I don't know about the SSEi but my SE is pretty good on gas for a fullsize car.
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NICE!!!! Welcome -you will find more than abundant mods to keep up with a stock LT1 here. If mods are anything you are looking for there is a number of vendors, mainly the big ones are active here, world of FWD 3800'*.
Here are a couple:

www.intense-racing.com
www.zzperformance.com
www.pfyc.com

There are more, but these are what I can think of at the moment.

Again, Welcome, and make sure to give us some pics.
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Thanks fellas, I'll be sure to post up some pics asap. Mods are definately on the list, probably just a cold air intake and a pulley. First things first though, I'm going to tint the windows 20%. Should work wonders for appearance. Thanks again.

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Welcome to the club Joe. Reading your intro was like deja vu for me. I had a 1994 Cutlass Supreme that got replaced with a 2000 SSEi. Back in my younger days I had both a z28 and a TA, and if push came to shove I'd say I like driving the Bonneville better. You're going to love your new ride, and get some pics up already!
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Well, since you guys love pics so much, they arent of the new bonnie, but heres a few of some of my old rides.

This was my '91 Trans Am, I had way too much money in this car and basically gave it away when it came time to sell.


This was a '95 TA I had, with bolt-ons and a 150 shot of nitrous it went 11.9 @112mph in the 1/4 mile.


This was my last ride (other than my Cutty), a '99 LS1 Z28, it was bone stock and still went 8.82 @82mph in the 1/8 mile, with nearly 100K on the clock!



And this is my current "toy" a 2002 Kawasaki 1500 Mean Streak, this thing is sooo much fun!


For plenty more pics, see the link in the sig. Hope you like!

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Welcome to the club.
We will try our best to give you the feelings you once had driving your other beasts.
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Welcome to the world of the Bonneville.

You made a wise choice,the SSEi is definately a blast to drive
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it does not take much to get into the performance range of the Fbodies. a few things like a pulley and some headers would do wonders on your car.


either way welcome, great bunch of people on the forums here.
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