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gacstclass
06-16-2005, 12:49 PM
I thought I had read of one, but I can only find 4-cylinder models with the manual transmissions. I was sure that there was one, but maybe I am thinking of the 3100 in the Cavalier with the 5-speed?

Thanks...! :iconfused

lironet
06-16-2005, 01:04 PM
3400 + Manual = :nope:

sc02grandam
06-16-2005, 02:33 PM
gm concept grand am

Azrael
06-16-2005, 02:49 PM
Probably the easiest way to get a v6, 5-speed grand am is to get one with the twincam and swap it out with the 3400. Then ditch the stock PCM and get an aftermarket engine management setup. Note that I didn't say it would be cheap.

Panacea
06-16-2005, 02:55 PM
gm concept grand am

What he said. No production version ever had one.

Rich
06-16-2005, 03:15 PM
go for the 4 cylinder and build it up. with enough work youll be walking all over some v6's and have one fun car to drive.

ganut
06-16-2005, 03:19 PM
*iagree* ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

02andahalfgt
06-16-2005, 05:34 PM
Probably the easiest way to get a v6, 5-speed grand am is to get one with the twincam and swap it out with the 3400. Then ditch the stock PCM and get an aftermarket engine management setup. Note that I didn't say it would be cheap.

I don't think the trans from a 4 cyl. would hold up or I'm sure this would have been down at least a few times by now.

82-T/A
06-18-2005, 02:12 PM
I don't think the trans from a 4 cyl. would hold up or I'm sure this would have been down at least a few times by now.


Well, it would be able to handle the horsepower if driven properly.. but the way some people drive cars, it wouldn't last the warranty.

Damn, I sounded like an old man there..

Basically what I meant is... you've got these teenagers who get brand new Grand Ams, and with a manual transmission, the first thing they do is peel out left and right. With huge 16 inch wheels, and spindly half shafts, and nearly 240 foot pounds of torque (or is it more?) the clutch, or something on the transmission would break in no time...

But if you know how to drive right... as in, slip the clutch off the line and then burry the throttle once you've got momentum... then the transmission would be able to hold up. The shift from 1st to 2nd might be a little rough, but nothing compared to what a burnout does to a FWD setup...

The typical FWD setup is not built as sturdy as say, an old school RWD setup. You can peel out all day long with your average run of the mill early 80s driveshaft...