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camarodriver1985
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:05 pm
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I have a '93 camaro 6cyl with only 82000 miles. Its in pretty good condition for its age. It is mechanically strong and runs fine, HOWEVER it is extremely slow and heavy. I dont have a lot of money but i am just looking for some inexpensive ways to boost my car's performance. I know the obvious upgrades such as intake and exhaust. I was just curious if anyone knew about any adjustments that can be made to the timing or any other inexpensive upgrades. Thanks for all your help.
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Welcome, I also live in jacksonville. There isn't much you can do to a 3.4 to make it insanely fast. However, there are simple things you can do like a cold air k & n type intake, tune-up & fresh fluids and filters to get it back up to par. I too had a 3.4 down here, and I noticed it did run particularly strong when it was cold and windy. And I owned my friends 300ZX on the regular. But beyond that, you aren't going to be lightning fast, just enjoy the car and have fun!
 

 
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FGGB should have some good responses on this one.

Cactus pretty much covered it though. Yes, it is a Camaro, but it wasen't really intended to be a "fast" car. Exhaust, CAI, Headers and a whisper lid would be the basic things too start with.
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camarodriver1985
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:18 pm
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TheCactusWill wrote:
Welcome, I also live in jacksonville. There isn't much you can do to a 3.4 to make it insanely fast. However, there are simple things you can do like a cold air k & n type intake, tune-up & fresh fluids and filters to get it back up to par. I too had a 3.4 down here, and I noticed it did run particularly strong when it was cold and windy. And I owned my friends 300ZX on the regular. But beyond that, you aren't going to be lightning fast, just enjoy the car and have fun!


I used to have a 300 as well and it was faster in the quarter by over a second. and it was an '87. I dont want to be insanely fast. I just want to be able to hold my own. I only have about 160hp and i would like to hit about 180 to 200. Thats all. i am already making shopping for the intake, just wondering if there were any other mods that worked particularly well. Plus its an Auto. I HATE automatics, i only bought it because my 300z had seen its day and it was the Auto 3.4 camaro or a 4cyl ford ranger. And there is NO WAY i am about to own a ford. LOL. thanks for the advise.
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Welcome to CS! :)

Without some more serious $$$ you will only find a few ponies here and there, and it won't be a dramatic change.

Your ride looks in very nice condition, but it's clearly not the kind of car you would like. Would it be possible to sell it and for a few dollars more you could have that standard tranny or even a V8, which would cost thousands of $$$ if you did that to your current ride?
That's probably where I'd go. Don't spend on this ride & save up the money for the difference to step-up.
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Why not go with nitrous,that way you still have a normal car when daily driving.
 

 
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camarodriver1985
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:58 pm
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IROCtopless...That has actually been my thinking for the past year and a half that i have owned the car...however i am hesitant to get rid of a car that i know is fairly reliable and paid off. But i think after its all said and done I am going to be either saving money or doing an even trade.

My dad wants to buy a new car and he offered to trade his car for my car (even trade) and trade in my camaro for his new car. He drives a '95 Lincoln Mark VIII and it has 180,000 miles where as my car has only 82,000 miles. Both cars are equally reliable and I know my dad takes good care of his car. So i am really having a dilemma deciding what i want to do...keep the camaro or go with the lincoln. The lincoln has 127 more hp than the camaro however about 100,000 more miles too. I really dont know what i want to do. What do you suggest.

Here are a few pics of what the lincoln i would get looks like (same color and rims and same year) This car is basically this is the exact car but i found these pics on the internet.

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camarodriver1985 wrote:
IROCtopless...That has actually been my thinking for the past year and a half that i have owned the car...however i am hesitant to get rid of a car that i know is fairly reliable and paid off.


I know what you mean. I had a car like that once. It was one of the few that I sold that had nothing wrong with it. I liked it even though it wasn't what I really wanted. Grew attached to the darn thing.

The Lincoln is a decent luxury car, and even a little sporty since it's a 2 door. And even though it has more miles, you know the history because it's your dad's, and that's a good thing. It's your call if you want to keep it or not.

One thing to consider, if you spotted a Camaro you liked and could get enough for the Lincoln to buy it, would your dad have no hard feelings if you sold the Lincoln right away?
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camarodriver1985
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:16 pm
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No, he wouldn't care. He would just be curious as to why i am giving up a car of which i know the history and My mechanic also knows the car very well. So there are many reasons to keep both of them. However, if i came across a camaro that i liked and i could get an even trade, or close to one, I would definately be interested in a deal. As far as my dad, he would have no hard feelings either way. As long as i made a smart decision. If i traded it for a junker, then yeah he would be disappointed in me. But thats an obvious reaction.

The Lincoln is a Sport-Luxury sedan with 280hp. It is basically Lincoln's version of a Mustang GT. It has the exact same Motor(4.6L V8) and tranny and I think it has the same Chassis as well. So basically i go up to the next step but i go to the "other" side or the "dark" side...AKA FORD. lol.
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