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Old 04-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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I know many people out there will not like this but each to his own. Some of the members here know that I currently have a 97' Z28 with a 396 lt1 stroker...that project is near completed. So i decided to start another project. I love the power of the ls1 but i'm not a fan of that front nose so i decided to buy a 2002 SS sebring silver camaro and swap out the front nose to the lt1 front. here is what my garage looks like now. My goal - to have two identical looking camaro's one 97' Z28 with a 396 lt1 and the other being a 02' SS with, well i have not got to that point yet, but it will not be a stock ls1
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I like the lt front clip alot, but i could never do that, it kinda takes away the ss to me, just my opinion its your ride i could careless in you paint it green on 32inch rims
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I want to see how this pans out!

The LT1 Camaro's in stock form looked way more bad *** than the LS1 Camaro's in stock form.

But when they're modified with the whistler lights, lowered, clean paint, maybe stripes and nice looking rims, an LS1 Camaro will look sweet too. But then again...there is always this....

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Originally Posted by WhiteKnight '01 View Post
I want to see how this pans out!

The LT1 Camaro's in stock form looked way more bad *** than the LS1 Camaro's in stock form.

But when they're modified with the whistler lights, lowered, clean paint, maybe stripes and nice looking rims, an LS1 Camaro will look sweet too. But then again...there is always this....

ZOMG! I need to go change...
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That is the full potential of a sick looking LT1 F-body. I would trade my LS1 in a heartbeat for that car.
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As someone put it in njfboa it will be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
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NOTHING beats the 96-97 SS in the looks department.
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Originally Posted by nascarnate326 View Post
NOTHING beats the 96-97 SS in the looks department.
The '98-'02 Trans Am does.

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Originally Posted by nascarnate326 View Post
NOTHING beats the 96-97 SS in the looks department.
Meh, the pointy dated looking nose kills it for me.

I would say the only 4th gens that don't beat the lt1 SS are the lt1 z28 and any formula.
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Originally Posted by nascarnate326 View Post
NOTHING beats the 96-97 SS in the looks department.
I agree.
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I did just the opposite, nothing wrong w/ the LT1 Camaro front but the LS has such better lines...Plus ive been driving these cars since the mid 90's and the LT front got dated on me...also everyone well think your driving a slow LT1...J/K LT1 guys
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Originally Posted by MonmouthCtyLS7 View Post
I did just the opposite, nothing wrong w/ the LT1 Camaro front but the LS has such better lines...Plus ive been driving these cars since the mid 90's and the LT front got dated on me...also everyone well think your driving a slow LT1...J/K LT1 guys
That's where the sleeper aspect comes in! Make them think you're driving a 20 year old engine, and surprise them when they find out you're driving a 15 year old engine!
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love the lt1 front end.

there have been threads in the past, but the issue was the lt1 front bumper/hood clearing the airbox of the ls1 motor.

have you looked into this yet??

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Originally Posted by thunderstruck507 View Post
Meh, the pointy dated looking nose kills it for me.
Agreed. The LT looks like a pointy version of the turd gen front end.
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Originally Posted by WhiteKnight '01 View Post
Chaman's '98-'02 Trans Am does.
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Originally Posted by T AM View Post
Agreed. The LT looks like a pointy version of the turd gen front end.
Funny that's exactly the same way I was looking at it before the front end swap, an evolved 3rd gen front,or geo storm on the juice . Nothing against any 3rd gen guys but they have always been turd geners to me. I never liked them.
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LS1 front end is too common, see it everywhere.

I do like how the 98+ cars have a resemblance to the 70-73 cars though.
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Originally Posted by nascarnate326 View Post
LS1 front end is too common, see it everywhere.

I do like how the 98+ cars have a resemblance to the 70-73 cars though.
Never see any around here, Definately a lot more ragged out 93-97's
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