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Quest for improved 4th gen Fbody drivability


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One 17-inch wagon wheel and 275/40/17 Hoosier DR2 weighs 42.4 pounds.
 

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One 17-inch wagon wheel and 275/40/17 Hoosier DR2 weighs 42.4 pounds.
I loved my original hoosier DR’s. I’ll probably pick up a set of 2’s for my wagon wheels.
 
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Made some progress, but also hit a wall.

Mighty Mouse catch can is in. That was pretty straightforward. One hiccup/confusion over not-great instructions but customer service was top notch. It comes with an orifice PCV body but if your drivers side valve cover already has one, which mine did, then you don’t need to use it.

Then the chrs1313 ram air install with AC. What took the bulk of time was having to relocate the transmission cooler. Need a longer line but then will be good to go. And I finally got the ram air in its home but there are three body clips missing from my car that hold the front bumper cover up at the nose, and without them the nose droops, and blocks airflow. Hopefully I can still find these clips or a suitable replacement.
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Oh, this was a good reminder of things to occasionally check. Bunch of leaf and Fall debris stacked behind the trans cooler and AC condenser. This was after the first pass with compressed air from the backside.
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That is where the trans cooler was installed on my car. The plastic section is long gone so it was a bit odd reinstalling the bumper without it.

The instructions were BAD on the catch can
 
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So get this. I bought the AC version of the ram air because I still frequently use the AC. Today, I get under the car and the compressor is literally swimming in leaking dyed oil. I wish I would have checked earlier because I would have ripped everything out and done the big boy ram air.
 

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So get this. I bought the AC version of the ram air because I still frequently use the AC. Today, I get under the car and the compressor is literally swimming in leaking dyed oil. I wish I would have checked earlier because I would have ripped everything out and done the big boy ram air.
Ac ftw. Don’t hack it up, fix it.
 

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nice. Car should stay nice and consistent temp wise with all of the crap out of the condenser/radiator. Are these bottom feeders like the C5? It looks like you got it taken care of, but I bought these wands for the condenser/radiator to clean it out. One is water one is air. Got a ton out this spring with the air then followed it up with water. Worked amazing.

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nice. Car should stay nice and consistent temp wise with all of the crap out of the condenser/radiator. Are these bottom feeders like the C5? It looks like you got it taken care of, but I bought these wands for the condenser/radiator to clean it out. One is water one is air. Got a ton out this spring with the air then followed it up with water. Worked amazing.

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Oh nice! Yeah, they're bottom feeders.
 

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you know, somehow, even with all the foam still in place sealing up the rad to cond gaps....i still find crap stuck to the radiators.

the fuzzies go through the condensor....far larger gaps
 
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Car left the garage for the first time this year :rofl:

Not much to do before track day. Burn through this old gas, install drag tires and take the seats out. Loosen up the front shocks and that’s all.


 

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God damn I don't care what any Pontiac haters say. 4th gen TA with WS6 hood is the hotness.
 

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That is one of my regrets about the LT1 swap. The amount of fab work that needs to be done to put AC on a F-body LT1 setup is way too much. Have to cut/box the K-member, and its still so tight that one of the bolts on the back of the compressor bolts to the Motor mount clamshell. The other option is to convert to the Corvette LT1 setup, but that incurs a completely new accessory setup.
 
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I had some H&R 25 mm wheel adapters sitting around for years and never installed because the studs hit the hub of the 01-02 WS6 Speedlines. The C5 wagons cleared just fine though. :fy: Might have to revisit what it takes to clearance so the WS6 wheels fit with these adapters.

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