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Fiero educate question by racingfortheson
Started on: 06-29-2014 01:44 AM
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Last post by: solotwo on 06-30-2014 10:36 PM
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Report this Post06-29-2014 01:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So real quick. Is there a vibe in the Fiero world that it is taboo to put "Non Fiero" or GM style parts on your car? I have seen people post things on many threads that point to this. Most of the time it is in a joking fun manner, but is there a underlined purist thing fueling this? Never dawned on me until it popped up on something the other day.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 01:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

You're kidding, right?

I love my Fieros, but they're a dime a dozen.

Do with your Fiero(s) as you wish.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 04:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've got a Chrysler engine and a Toyota dashboard in my car, I have never heard a single negative comment on here or any show I've been in. I even won a couple awards at Dell's this year. I say do what you want to your car and don't worry what other people think.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 07:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for R RunnerClick Here to visit R Runner's HomePageClick Here to Email R RunnerSend a Private Message to R RunnerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I disagree. I have seen lots of non GM builds and the support for these and any other modification is substantal. The only time I see negative comments is if a person dislikes the way a car looks. Personal taste. Even in those cases, there is usually a complement about the technical ability to pull off such a modification. For me it is about the engineering and modification, not the components used.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 11:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Most all of the non-Fiero items thrown into Fieros are often upgrades anyway in all honesty (engines, interiors, etc).

Not too sure why one would want to argue against that when the Fiero was built as a cheap bottom-of-the-GM-parts-bin econo-communter box.

EDIT: Was this spurred partly on what I said in your FIAT side-scoop thread? Didn't mean to be negative if you took that impression away.

[This message has been edited by Fiero84Freak (edited 06-29-2014).]

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Report this Post06-29-2014 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No just a question. Some car people are about keeping them stock. Just seeing how people here are.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 10:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Some car people are about keeping them stock.


Unless it's one-of-a-kind... personalize your ride and feel good about it.

IMO, keeping a regular run-of-the-mill car bone stock is B-O-R-I-N-G.
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Report this Post06-29-2014 11:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The way I look at it, if you have a pristine stock 88 and want to mod, please get a different car. Otherwise have at it!
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Report this Post06-30-2014 06:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have heard some negative comments towards people wanting to swap in Ford or Honda engines.
Otherwise, the larger crapstorm is the 3800 vs V8 discussion.

Otherwise... Mods? Me?

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Report this Post06-30-2014 10:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They are like any other car with enthusiasts, or a cult following, very much like the classic car crowd, there are purists who hate to see one modded, and there are folks who mod nearly every part, and all in between.

Preservatioon, restoration, resto mod, mod, rebody, show car, performance racer, drag racer...it takes all kinds
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Report this Post06-30-2014 10:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Raydar:

I have heard some negative comments towards people wanting to swap in Ford or Honda engines.
Otherwise, the larger crapstorm is the 3800 vs V8 discussion.

Otherwise... Mods? Me?




I like your rear spoiler. More pics and info please.
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