Getting into this whole performance thing, SHO - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2005, 07:12 PM   #21
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: springfield il
Posts: 1,369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
jachin is on a distinguished road
Default

A buddy of mine has a 97 sho. it has around 200 hp and its no comparison to the bonnie. SHOs are nice and i like them but i probly wouldnt get one just because of the cost of maintaining one of those things, you have to take off the whole upper end of the motor to get to the spark plugs, and on top of that, the cams like to go out in some of them.
jachin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 07:42 PM   #22
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ComfyCar is on a distinguished road
Default

Why the weight variations in Bonnevilles

What changed?

I figure Ill ask here so I wont make more topics
ComfyCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #23
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ComfyCar
Why the weight variations in Bonnevilles

What changed?

I figure Ill ask here so I wont make more topics
well the SE is lighter than the SSE and the SSE is about the same or a little lighter than the SSEI

on 2000 and afterward the bonne gained about 400lbs over the 92-99
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 10:27 PM   #24
Mark Fahey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I had a 93 SHO and I have to say that all around, it was my favorite all time car. 220hp and a whopping 200 ft.lbs torque but between the ultra low gearing and the 7000 redline, it got up and went.
It had dual intake runners that only used the primary runners until 4000rpm and then it felt like a 4 barrel kicking in above that.
Don't get me wrong, I like driving the SSEi although I don't like all the problems with it. They were indeed two totally different cars but with the 5 speed, I just enjoyed the SHO more.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 11:40 PM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Actually, I think the comparison between the SHO and SSEi is very appropriate, because both cars went to unconventional means for power.
The 3.2L that was in the SHO started it'* design life as an aircraft engine, and as such, was built very lightweight, but incredibly strong for it'* size. A lot of the reason that the V6 SHO was so hot was that the motor weighed next to nothing. The V8 SHO motor weighed a lot, and so did the car, so it was actually slower than the earlier V6.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005, 09:24 AM   #26
Mark Fahey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GonneVille
Actually, I think the comparison between the SHO and SSEi is very appropriate, because both cars went to unconventional means for power.
The 3.2L that was in the SHO started it'* design life as an aircraft engine, and as such, was built very lightweight, but incredibly strong for it'* size. A lot of the reason that the V6 SHO was so hot was that the motor weighed next to nothing. The V8 SHO motor weighed a lot, and so did the car, so it was actually slower than the earlier V6.
Especially when they made the automatic mandatory.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005, 10:26 PM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Absolutely, F*rd AODs=teh suck.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #28
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richfield, MN
Posts: 781
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
alec_b is on a distinguished road
Default

Well the AODE tranny'* were still better than the AXODE piece of craps in the '96+ models.
alec_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005, 10:35 PM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Tell that to tranny #3 back when I had a '90 Taurus for only a year and a half!
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best of craigslist! READ THE WHOLE THING! raptor660 Lounge 6 05-01-2011 01:14 PM
this whole not owning a car thing . . . jwakamud Lounge 3 03-27-2008 02:52 AM
Getting new job.. getting paid, getting mods Wolfedog50 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 05-08-2003 02:31 PM
Out to Kill an SHO !! 2000SilverBullet General GM Chat 4 12-11-2002 01:56 AM
Craaaap, I just got blown out by a Taurus SHO Bonneville_blue 1992-1999 6 09-28-2002 01:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:53 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.