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New car, or swap? by Xuin39
Started on: 02-09-2011 12:56 PM
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Last post by: Xuin39 on 02-15-2011 10:51 AM
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Report this Post02-09-2011 12:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Xuin39Click Here to Email Xuin39Send a Private Message to Xuin39Direct Link to This Post
Tax season! I don't know if I want to swap an engine into my 88 Formula, or go get a cheap daily driver to wrench on. Leaning towards a second Fiero. Here's what's running through my mind.

#1. Swap a 3.4 or 3.8 Series II into the 88 Formula.

#2. Keep the 88 stock. Enjoy it for what it is, and get a cheap daily driver fiero.

#3. Neither, bank the money.

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Report this Post02-09-2011 01:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
Swap the 88 I'v only had my 88 3.4T/C for 2 days now but i love the damn thing.
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Report this Post02-09-2011 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Xuin39Click Here to Email Xuin39Send a Private Message to Xuin39Direct Link to This Post
The 3.4 seems the way to go when it comes to a swap.
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Report this Post02-09-2011 09:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Direct Link to This Post
Depends on how much money you have and want to spend on it. Not to mention the down time on the fiero if its your daily driver.
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Report this Post02-09-2011 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinDirect Link to This Post
Bank it until that motor pops!
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Report this Post02-10-2011 09:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Xuin39Click Here to Email Xuin39Send a Private Message to Xuin39Direct Link to This Post
I really enjoy driving the Fiero, I think that more or less goes without saying. I currently have a winter car, but it's a little dull. So there's an alternative if the 88 were to go down. Although I would like to have another Fiero to drive in the nasty weather, or if/when the 88's engine pops.
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Report this Post02-10-2011 10:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for weaselbeakClick Here to Email weaselbeakSend a Private Message to weaselbeakDirect Link to This Post
Buy a nicely swapped Fiero, already done. They are for sale regularly and for way less money than you can do it yourself.
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Report this Post02-10-2011 11:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Xuin39Click Here to Email Xuin39Send a Private Message to Xuin39Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

Buy a nicely swapped Fiero, already done. They are for sale regularly and for way less money than you can do it yourself.


Very good point.

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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

Buy a nicely swapped Fiero, already done. They are for sale regularly and for way less money than you can do it yourself.


and then you just gotta hope the PO did the swap right, and didnt do a total hackjob.. Gotta be carefull when buying an already swapped car.
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Originally posted by Xuin39:

Tax season! I don't know if I want to swap an engine into my 88 Formula, or go get a cheap daily driver to wrench on. Leaning towards a second Fiero. Here's what's running through my mind.

#1. Swap a 3.4 or 3.8 Series II into the 88 Formula.

#2. Keep the 88 stock. Enjoy it for what it is, and get a cheap daily driver fiero.

#3. Neither, bank the money.

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#4) Both Get Daily Driver and swap 3800 SCII
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Report this Post02-15-2011 10:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Xuin39Click Here to Email Xuin39Send a Private Message to Xuin39Direct Link to This Post
I think I'm going to look for a vehicle and swap a 3.4 into it. I'll try to keep my formula stock. This way I'll have all summer to build and swap the 3.4. Also, I don't have to worry about buying a DD and dealing with keeping it running. I know my Formula runs. I'll be driving that once this snow melts. So perhaps I can find something with T-tops and a blown engine...
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