This will be so baller...

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    This guy I know is selling a truck. It's made by Jeep and has a 1980 Vette engine under the hood. It supposedly has a viper security system. I was wondering if those engines are any good. He claims ~375hp but then again the engine is not stock.
     
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    1980 Vettes were dogs performance wise. I dont know why anyone would start with that engine to build 375 horse out of. Could be, I just doubt it.
     
  3. troglodyte

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    What about handling? Can you make a late 70s to early 80s Vette handle like a C5? What about swapping suspension parts? Or, is the C3 Vette simply beyond help and its just best to skip it?
     
  4. troglodyte

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    So, there is no way to update the suspension? I saw Leno's '55 Buick Roadmaster and it had C5 Vette suspension upgrades. I like the C3 Vette but if it can't be made to handle..... :greddy:
     
  5. NetChemica

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    supposedly it's was rebuilt at about 100k miles. Was boared (sp?) out to a 354ci engine (from 350ci) and custom everything. He claims that 99% of the engine parts are aftermarket. Anyway I can call his bluff? Or can a mechanic easily check?
     
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    Just because you throw a bunch of aftermarket parts on a suspension, and lower it, doesnt mean it can handle. Suspension geometry plays the largest role in how a car handles. Just throwing on a c5 suspension on a car that isnt designed for it doesnt mean its gonna handle like a c5.
     
  7. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    It's a fullsize Jeep truck, right?
    Don't bother trying to make it fast or handle. They are not good riding or good handling vehicles. They are actual trucks, designed for work.
     

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