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RycherGates
06-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Hey fellas,

New to the forums here. Picked up a 98' Grand Am GT Coupe back in 2011. Been browsing the forum here for awhile for ideas / guides on to fix some issues with the Grand Dauuummss. Figured I would finally quit being shy and register :hay:, anyways..

Here is my stock car. Looking forward to be apart of this community :)

http://i.imgur.com/o2WhT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/x0L8o.jpg

AaronGTR
06-29-2012, 02:35 PM
Nice. That looks in VERY good shape for a '98. Someone took good care of that car! Welcome to the forum. :)

RycherGates
06-29-2012, 02:39 PM
Thanks Aaron, yes... Some old lady used it as her daily drive. Only 128,000 miles on it :) I kinda wish I had the new body style that the 99+ do, but I guess its alil exclusive as I don't see many 98's on the road.

[ChaosweaveR]
06-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the madness! L81 or LD9 power?

Beware of teh locoman.

Kayaus
06-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Not going to lie, I thought this was going to be another new spambot. Welcome human!

locoman99
06-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Welcome...im assuming you are in co? Seen the ill plates on the car and was wondering.
Those 4th gens look good and you just dont see them very often in good shape so it looks like you got ahold of a gem there.
I lurked this site forever before i signed up so dont feel bad.
Just dont use lavender electrical tape to make "mad dope kustom racin stripes" for your car and i wont give you any trouble bro...

RycherGates
06-29-2012, 05:21 PM
;1181284']Welcome to the madness! L81 or LD9 power?

Beware of teh locoman.

.... Ehhhhh, how do I check? LOL!


Not going to lie, I thought this was going to be another new spambot. Welcome human!

Thanks Kayaus, ya I saw some spambots posting those affiliate links. I am human as far as I know. 0.o


Welcome...im assuming you are in co? Seen the ill plates on the car and was wondering.
Those 4th gens look good and you just dont see them very often in good shape so it looks like you got ahold of a gem there.
I lurked this site forever before i signed up so dont feel bad.
Just dont use lavender electrical tape to make "mad dope kustom racin stripes" for your car and i wont give you any trouble bro...


Yes locoman, I recently moved from Chicago to Fort Collins, CO. You know, it had some stock racing stripes on them when I first got it and after about 5 hours and half a bottle of Goo gone. They were.... gone. I wanna keep this baby stock, maybe get the rims painted gloss black with a red ring. I dunno, I'm still thinking.

[ChaosweaveR]
06-29-2012, 05:23 PM
I'm spouting engine RPO codes. lol

L81: 3.1L OHV V6
LD9: 2.4L DOHC I4

RycherGates
06-29-2012, 05:24 PM
;1181293']I'm spouting engine RPO codes. lol

L81: 3.1L OHV V6
LD9: 2.4L DOHC I4

I got the V6. Soooo... L81!

[ChaosweaveR]
06-29-2012, 05:29 PM
I got the V6. Soooo... L81!

There's some potential. I know some 4th gen guys have even swapped in whole LA1 motors (the 3.4L OHV V6 from the 5th gen GAGT, and various GM models from 1999-2005) and even the LX9 will work (3.5L OHV V6 from the Pontiac G6, and various GM models from 2004-2006)

The LA1 and LX9 have lots of goodies to install from WOT-Tech.com

RycherGates
06-29-2012, 05:54 PM
;1181295']There's some potential. I know some 4th gen guys have even swapped in whole LA1 motors (the 3.4L OHV V6 from the 5th gen GAGT, and various GM models from 1999-2005) and even the LX9 will work (3.5L OHV V6 from the Pontiac G6, and various GM models from 2004-2006)

The LA1 and LX9 have lots of goodies to install from WOT-Tech.com

Right on, ya I am just a poor college student. So I am mainly focusing on gas mileage and appearance. But when I get rich *banana*

[ChaosweaveR]
06-29-2012, 05:58 PM
Right on, ya I am just a poor college student. So I am mainly focusing on gas mileage and appearance. But when I get rich *banana*

It can still be done on a budget, just have to save up. First mods I'd do are CAI and exhaust.

RycherGates
06-29-2012, 05:59 PM
;1181307']It can still be done on a budget, just have to save up. First mods I'd do are CAI and exhaust.

CAI = Cold air intake? As far as the exhaust, do you have any suggestions/websites?

[ChaosweaveR]
06-29-2012, 06:07 PM
CAI = Cold air intake? As far as the exhaust, do you have any suggestions/websites?

CAI, yep, you got it. eBay sells many ones for nice prices.

Exhaust, that's up to what you want. I suggest running a high flow resonator/glasspack, and 4th gens have two mufflers out back, Magnaflow and Flowmaster sound nice with a proper resonator. Stock piping I believe is 2" diameter. 2.25" is a nice size upgrade for a stock motor.

TDavis
06-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Welcome to the madness....oh wait.

Car is in beautiful shape for a 98, jebus.

First mod=wheels