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Old 03-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #21
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RWD in the snow isn't bad. People did it until the late 70s, why is it impossible now? It'* called throttle control... Our Yukon in 2wd is far from limited, 4wd just means you can accelerate quicker. I wouldn't drive one in winter though, due to their rarity.

Impala SS > GTP, it'* not even close. The GTP might get more from mods at first, but the LT1 aftermarket is HUGE. Parts are cheap too. The SS computer is slightly detuned from the Camaro'* setup, so premium, and a new chip and you're around 300 HP. Headers, LT4 hot cam/intake, and you're rocking. The Trannies have REAL options for being built up.



I'll take a V8 over a Blown V6 anyday.... I'll take RWD Over FWD anyday...
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RWD in the snow isn't bad. People did it until the late 70s, why is it impossible now? It'* called throttle control... Our Yukon in 2wd is far from limited, 4wd just means you can accelerate quicker. I wouldn't drive one in winter though, due to their rarity.
Yep. Many argue that the difference between FWD and RWD is negligible once you get snow tires on - which should be the way to go when the "white ****" starts a-fallin'.

My family survived 9 years with RWD, it'* not any easier with the Bonneville.
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I apologize in advance, I know I'm hijacking.......

How tough would it be to put a Bonnie body on the '94-'96 Impala subframe with the RWD configuration? Food for thought......
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I apologize in advance, I know I'm hijacking.......

How tough would it be to put a Bonnie body on the '94-'96 Impala subframe with the RWD configuration? Food for thought......
Close to impossible.

In my opinion, I would take the GTP anyday. In my opinion it looks nicer, interior and exterior. It would be better in the snow. And you could get farther mod-wise with less money.

GTP > Imp SS
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I think it was GM, they took an SSEi unibody, and plopped it on an SS/Holden franken-chassis with an LT1. Front wheels were moved forward a little i think, but it looked stock...
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I think it was GM, they took an SSEi unibody, and plopped it on an SS/Holden franken-chassis with an LT1. Front wheels were moved forward a little i think, but it looked stock...
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I would take this idea ANY day over a GTP or Impala SS
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I think it was GM, they took an SSEi unibody, and plopped it on an SS/Holden franken-chassis with an LT1. Front wheels were moved forward a little i think, but it looked stock...
Yeah, I remember seeing that. That was pure chaos
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GTP for me, this was my 01, I sure do miss, but I need a truck.
I had a one size smaller puller, homemade CAI, lowered (not in this pic) 180T-stat, tranny cooler and custom exhuast from a local shop, best et 13.82 at 100.82 mph. It was great car. That is why I got the Bonnie as DD.
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GTP for me, this was my 01, I sure do miss, but I need a truck.
I had a one size smaller puller, homemade CAI, lowered (not in this pic) 180T-stat, tranny cooler and custom exhuast from a local shop, best et 13.82 at 100.82 mph. It was great car. That is why I got the Bonnie as DD.


NOW THAT'* SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Fantastic COLOR too!!!!!!!!
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