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ThoR294 06-01-2018 11:12 AM

My 1996 Trans Am WS6
 
I realized I never made a thread for it. well, probably because I'm wasting my money on other things and not dumping them into this turd.

Anyway... I'll try to go as best as I can in chronological order.

Let's go back to 2006. Fell asleep at the wheel with my 94 formula, and rear-ended a tractor trailer. Luckily it wasn't that fast of an impact and I came out unscathed.
https://i.imgur.com/goZTpKs.jpg

Few months later, I got my 96 ws6 off of eBay
https://i.imgur.com/fD3yj3q.jpg

90k miles, all stock except for a garbage flowmaster muffler. First things first were to replace the exhaust with a real one. Brandie new from GMMG.

https://i.imgur.com/iHfSmxh.png

Installed it, took some photos. Said that 4x4 gap has to go.
https://i.imgur.com/IO1qy8m.png

Went to Mr. Strano and blew a pretty penny on Strano springs, Koni 4/4s, and an adj panhard bar.
https://i.imgur.com/i97494r.png

Much better
https://i.imgur.com/e5aoCth.png

At some point, I went to shift into 2nd doing a burnout.
https://i.imgur.com/nr9BoJ7.png

Last time I really did burnouts lol. Had to upgrade to UMI stuff.
https://i.imgur.com/lKH1Li3.png

Dad gave me an eBay short throw, and I kept missing 3rd. MGW fixed that immediately. I also came across an LS1 center console so now I have a good cupholder!
https://i.imgur.com/CeIZlx9l.jpg

Car needed brakes, so I went with LS1 fronts that were painted red.
https://i.imgur.com/DmQp0fPl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qkemaY0.png

Talked to our buddy Brian and managed to get a deal on a HID kit, and got some clear corners.
https://i.imgur.com/ocKcut5l.png

https://i.imgur.com/4cdfCu7l.jpg

2nd clutch replacement. first one was rear main seal pissed all over OEM clutch and made it slip. this was my "stage 2" spec that just chattered like all hell and started to slip.
https://i.imgur.com/628gDCwl.png

Superstorm sandy...
https://i.imgur.com/reRKC6Pl.png

Replaced headlight cover and fender, but it is a backyard job :bertstare:


Had a little stint with C5 Z06 wheels with nitto nt05/nt05r
https://i.imgur.com/Gnx549Gl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WwL2W4h.jpg

got 3rd place at Import Vs Domestic because this guy who has bracket raced for 30 years kicked my butt
https://i.imgur.com/uZrzVzg.png

Got some LPP headers (XSPower) and Y pipe. Currently no cats, but it definitely needs them. Got a PCM4LESS Tune as well to delete AIR/EGR/rear O2s
https://i.imgur.com/VmXB9Erl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gBgplQul.jpg

Was on LS1tech and came across a guy that made "frosted grids" out of the LT1 tails. I found a good used set, sent him 1. UPS broke them. Took my refund, got another set sent to him, and this is what I got.
https://i.imgur.com/g60X81ql.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/z79yAN2l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/21bHvsol.jpg

Full LED bulbs as well. Reverse LEDs ftw!

Got the windows tinted, I believe 35%. Looks much better.
https://i.imgur.com/5Wf1Flel.jpg

That is all I can remember right now. Just to recap...

Current mods:
LPP Longtube Headers
Offroad Y Pipe
GMMG Catback exhaust
PCM4LESS Tune
TPIS TB Air Foil
SPEC Stage 1 Clutch (garbage)
Super sweet Strut Tower Brace
BMR Subframe Connectors (welded)
Boxed Stock Rear LCAs
3.73s (blown, rebuilding 4.11 set)
Koni 4/4s with Strano Springs
UMI Adjustable Torque Arm attached to a UMI Relocation Crossmember
UMI Adjustable Panhard Bar
MGW Short Throw Shifter
LS1 Front Brakes
Blackbird HID system
Full Sound System with all powerbass speakers and a stealth box with a powerbass 10" sub.

Currently rebuilding the rear, setting drive line angle properly, installing the alpine/amp I got from Brian, magnaflow exhaust tips I won for free from 6LE, and getting new tires. current tires are ~8 years old and showing their age pretty badly.

https://i.imgur.com/TKXDnBQl.jpg

ar0ck 06-01-2018 12:22 PM

Those clear rear tails look cool, I don't think I've ever noticed them.

wretched73 06-01-2018 12:31 PM

Shock towers need another coat of wax :)

ThoR294 06-01-2018 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ar0ck (Post 947872)
Those clear rear tails look cool, I don't think I've ever noticed them.

I really like them. Much better than the horrible frosted honeycombs that were getting thrown around lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by wretched73 (Post 947873)
Shock towers need another coat of wax :)

I suck at cleaning the engine bay lol I really have to clean it

sweetbmxrider 06-01-2018 01:43 PM

When do you actually crack the motor open and mod it?

ThoR294 06-01-2018 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetbmxrider (Post 947876)
When do you actually crack the motor open and mod it?

I was hoping for a head gasket issue so I have an excuse to tear it down and do LE1 or LE2 and a cam. I think full blown LE2 with everything is ~$2300

sweetbmxrider 06-01-2018 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThoR294 (Post 947878)
I was hoping for a head gasket issue so I have an excuse to tear it down and do LE1 or LE2 and a cam. I think full blown LE2 with everything is ~$2300

I know a guy with a fully built 385 lt1 that would work well in your car....

ThoR294 06-01-2018 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetbmxrider (Post 947879)
I know a guy with a fully built 385 lt1 that would work well in your car....

:bertstare: what were the specs and your price? I might have asked but can't find the messages

Blackbirdws6 06-01-2018 03:19 PM

Nice summary. I 2nd the 385...with maybe a dash of N2O later on to spice things up.

DirtyBird 06-01-2018 08:33 PM

Damn, kinda jelly on the frosted tail lights, who on ls1tech did them?

ThoR294 06-01-2018 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtyBird (Post 947885)
Damn, kinda jelly on the frosted tail lights, who on ls1tech did them?

https://ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=258825

MaverickFL. Super cool guy haha

deadtrend1 06-02-2018 05:52 AM

Have pics of the tailights lit up in daylight and nighttime?

ThoR294 06-02-2018 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadtrend1 (Post 947888)
Have pics of the tailights lit up in daylight and nighttime?

I took halogen vs LED pics. Have to dig them up.

Never took with all LEDs. I need to do that for sure.

ThoR294 06-02-2018 08:24 AM

Hmmm.

So either powder coat my stock wheels silver or buy these? only $100 more....

wretched73 06-02-2018 08:54 AM

I like those rims, I think they'd look good

sweetbmxrider 06-02-2018 08:55 AM

I'd save monies and spend on go fast parts!

ThoR294 06-02-2018 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wretched73 (Post 947895)
I like those rims, I think they'd look good

Debating it, but I haven't seen any fbodies with them on so it's a hard decision. I don't wanna buy them then regret it lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetbmxrider (Post 947896)
I'd save monies and spend on go fast parts!

IDK how much I need to save though :bertstare:


Oh, I just realized in my first photo, you can see my parents 92 plymoth voyager and my 79 olds toronado. I miss that Toronado lol

ThoR294 06-02-2018 02:39 PM

http://i.imgur.com/ogxOiTIl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HMlxTJhl.jpg

Of course.

deadtrend1 06-02-2018 07:43 PM

Buy welder, make spool

ThoR294 06-02-2018 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadtrend1 (Post 947902)
Buy welder, make spool

Trying to source a rear. If not, Eaton posi and 4.10s

sweetbmxrider 06-03-2018 06:51 AM

Didn't you have a 9 inch?

:-?

ThoR294 06-03-2018 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetbmxrider (Post 947906)
Didn't you have a 9 inch?

:-?

Yeah then I had to come up with more cash for the house. RIP the dream. Guy said he's bringing his Camaro back to stock and he'd sell it back but hasn't responded :bertstare:

Jersey Mike 06-03-2018 06:17 PM

Love seeing these type of threads!

maroman88 06-04-2018 06:59 AM

very cool. love the tails also

IROCZman15 06-04-2018 10:17 PM

nice thread about the cars story and progress!


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