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Old 04-24-2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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You guys are all misinformed. A 3800 is HEAVY. LS1'* are lighter. That'* why GM is getting away from them. it'* a 3.9L VVT, 240 HP and something torque lol. I bet the highway milage will ROCK with the new transmission. I'll take it over any bonne any day.

The Tranny? 6 Speed manual. (This is important)
If I'm misinformed, then Pontiac themselves are misinformed, because I got this info straight from their website. the 3400+lbs. is with the 3.5L V6, and I can't Imagine the 3.9L being lighter

http://www.pontiac.com/specs/specs_c...=models_prices
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Just curious, but they list both a auto w/ manual shift, and a full 6 speed manual tranny. Are these cars FWD (didn't say on the site that Icould see, or show pics of the engine installed). If they are, would they mount to a 3800? Anyone see where I am going with this?
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Yes, they are FWD, but I don't know if the manual would hook up to a 3800.
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You guys are all misinformed. A 3800 is HEAVY. LS1'* are lighter. That'* why GM is getting away from them. it'* a 3.9L VVT, 240 HP and something torque lol. I bet the highway milage will ROCK with the new transmission. I'll take it over any bonne any day.

The Tranny? 6 Speed manual. (This is important)
If I'm misinformed, then Pontiac themselves are misinformed, because I got this info straight from their website. the 3400+lbs. is with the 3.5L V6, and I can't Imagine the 3.9L being lighter

http://www.pontiac.com/specs/specs_c...=models_prices
Manual tranny models are usually lighter than their automatic counterparts... and the 3.5 and 3.9 motors are essentially one and the same, just with some displacement and VVT...
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I'd rather have the 3.9 myself. 3800'* powerband is made to be streetable, not fast.

The outboard wheels should be decent.

Lots of new cars are getting heavy again, the 05 Mustang is about 100-200 lbs heavier then an early 90'* Gen bonnie...
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Doesnt it have the 3.6 VVT engine? If so that mileage does suck.
3.9L 60* V6

It is just a stroked 3.5L which is a bored 3.4L which is a bored 3.1L. The 3.9L has pushed this engine to the max with the stroke and the bore. As for the MPG - they are going to be coming out with DOD in the near future for the 3.9L so that should boost the MPG a little.
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