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Suspension From wheelie bars to lowering kits, this is the place for all your suspension questions.

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Engine Swaps Swapping an engine? This is the place for all your info.

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  1. Car starts and runs awesome when cold for about 7 minutes then it starts to misfire on cylinders 1 and 3 when it warms up. Sometimes its just cylinder 3 after running for a bit. If you give it ANY gas the misfires go away completely and the engine runs fine when it warms up. Replaced the...
  2. DTC's, Problems & Troubleshooting
    I recently started rebuilding the 3800 in my ‘07 Grand Prix and remembered there is an engine hours clock on my DIC. is there a way I can reset this?
  3. Hi all! My first thread ever! I'll just jump right in then. I have a 2,000 3.8 Camaro with a laundry list of parts!!! From top to bottom, cinterforged rods, hypereutectic pistons, MAHLE rings, stattama turbo 4 cam from ZZP, double roller t-chain, etc. honed bblock.fully ported heads(to 1.5")...
  4. The engine locked up in my 3rd gen awhile ago, finally settled on doing a 3800 turbo build for it. Already have the engine, trans, computer, harness, from a 2000 firebird donor. the project is going to take some time, as i am planning on swapping the gas tank(got a plastic one from the 2000)...
  5. Hello all! I am happy there are some forums still around though they’re very much dying off. I have been a member of multiple forums for some time and nowadays I screen shot all of the helpful threads because one day you’ll come back and poof the forum is gone. So much knowledge is going to be...
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