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Old 05-31-2010, 12:42 PM   #11
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I would strongly suggest picking up a 97+ SSEi if you really want a supercharged engine. Doing a top swap will run you between $500 and $1000, plus you will need a lot of tuning, and that'* hard with a OBD1 engine. You could be pushing $2000 be the time your done. Pick up a newer L67 and go from there.

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I would strongly suggest picking up a 97+ SSEi if you really want a supercharged engine. Doing a top swap will run you between $500 and $1000, plus you will need a lot of tuning, and that'* hard with a OBD1 engine. You could be pushing $2000 be the time your done. Pick up a newer L67 and go from there.

Also, welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will learn a lot, and also be a great help here.
At that price that will not break the bank by any means!!! But, a 97+ SSEi is exactly what I am looking for!! I really prefer the Bonnie style to the Grand Prix GTP.
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Hi Mike!

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Welcome to the GMForum and thanks for being a supporter!!!!
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Quick Question: Do I get decals still with being a Level 2 Supporter....I wasnt sure if things have changed since the site changed recently??

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Mike...this is the list of benefits for being a supporter! In short, yes you do get decals. Drop an email to Venom if you have not yet received your decals.
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You can pick up a 97 for a good price. The SSEi will have more room inside and have a better smoother ride, but you pay for that in speed. The GP is a bit faster in a quarter mile. You can get them real close with a little work. If you can find a 98 or better you will be better off, the 97 has a few small issues, but nothing major. Once your in to the 2000s the price jumps. As for working on the engine, 97-99 is easier, more room. Less room on the 2000+, and no room at all on the W bodys.
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You can pick up a 97 for a good price. The SSEi will have more room inside and have a better smoother ride, but you pay for that in speed. The GP is a bit faster in a quarter mile. You can get them real close with a little work. If you can find a 98 or better you will be better off, the 97 has a few small issues, but nothing major. Once your in to the 2000s the price jumps. As for working on the engine, 97-99 is easier, more room. Less room on the 2000+, and no room at all on the W bodys.
Other then intake mani. gasket problems what else are there with the '97'* motor?
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The heads have issues with micro cracks, and the 4t65e-hd transmission has a diff that is different from other years. So if you have a problem with the diff you need to change the output shaft and diff cover along with the diff. Neither of them is a real issue if your handy with a wrench.
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The heads have issues with micro cracks, and the 4t65e-hd transmission has a diff that is different from other years. So if you have a problem with the diff you need to change the output shaft and diff cover along with the diff. Neither of them is a real issue if your handy with a wrench.
Is it due to the increase in HP over the years and the differential not being able to lay the power down?
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They changed the clip that holds it to the output shaft. So the splines are also different.
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