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Old 09-20-2002, 08:09 PM   #11
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Welcome to the world of crazy tourqe-steer. It'* bad enough on a stock SC Bonnie, and worse after a few mods. Going with the Northstar or LS1 would be even more severe. Adding torque arms between the frame and A-arm is cheap and easy. There'* a company on the net that sells them for 179 bucks, but anyone with a good welder and 40 bucks could do it themselves. This is on my list, coming next after the water injection is done.
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Ya its easy. The funny thing is the steering issue was not a big problem on the 4.9l swap. That’* on a w body too. The hardest thing was keeping the tires from spinning too much but with a limited slip and the weight of a Bonneville it should be a nice launch. Now add another 100hp and I figure it will be fun.


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Launch. That'* such a cool word. GM should get it trademarked! So why isn't tourque steering a problem with your dream engine swap? Is it heavier?
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Well actually it is lighter than the 4.6l by alot and it has 300hp with close to 400 twistieness. All I know is a Chevy w body eats it up fine. So I figure if the transaxle is built right and with a limited slip 400hp will be a no brainer. Anymore hp will get tricky. I want alot more but I keep spending my money on more ideas and projects.


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We should just have BADSSEi build cars for us. Scott'* got a demon

He gives us all a good name every time he spanks those GP'*.
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Yeah Scott has an awesome ride. I believe the Bonneville regardless of the future will have a bit of an interest increase. I also believe if we keep crashing them there wont be any left. Hey “Save the Bonneville’*”. Kind of like “save the whales”. LOL

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I know what you mean.....and my 17 year old next door neighbor just bought a 93 SSE. I talked him and his parents out of the i. The SSE will be a good first car for him, but I'm still a bit nervous about it. The NA Bonnevilles are NOT slouches. He'll be on this forum soon, and I hope he reads about all the crashes WITHOUT getting the feeling of invincibility.

Regardless, it'll be kinda cool to see 2 green 93 Bonnies parked in front of my house.
Mine has to park in front of his, cuz it'* faster!
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LOL

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ok i actually played with the idea of a LS-1 swap too. i went through and did some researc. my friend who owns a local performance shop here in kc had a c5 on the lift and i decided to take some measurements of the suspension and the complete drivetrain.and motor. the c5 suspension could maybe work if you have the now how and the money, or even better if you have your own shop at your own disposile, you would obviously need a custom driveshaft and you would probably have to do something with the firewall to get the ls1 to fit. basically in short, anything is very possible if you have the money. hell id luv to put a ls6 in mine and put a set turbos on it that will only happen if i hit the jackpot. oh well i guess theres still always dreaming about it.

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I love that kind of creativity. I mean you could just buy a vette but that’* easy and not original.

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