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    • Topic: What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?
    • Started by ICRAZY6 Feb 5, 2010 at 8:33 am
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    Topic: What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?

    Forums > Under the hood > What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?

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    1. #1 Feb 5, 2010 at 8:33 am

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      Just curious as to what new parts or adjustments people are making to their cars for the 2010 Bandit Run?

      For me I'm upgrading my 02 Trans Am with Koni 4/4 shocks and struts, Strano lowering springs, and Strano Sway bars. I also had a new transmission put in with a larger stall for this years run. Can't wait for the weather here in IL to warm up so I can get it out and drive.
      Ken
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    2. #2 Feb 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

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      Ken--

      The '76 will be making it's third run this year with new leaf springs, a corrected and revised exhaust system (going with Magnaflow and getting rid of the Spin-Techs, too much resonance at highway speeds). I'm also hoping to get the paint damage on the front left fender repaired.

      I'm also trying to bring the Brewster Green '73 for the first time, I'm just about to tear into it and plan on doing the following:

      New dash
      New dash wiring harness
      Reburbish the gauges
      New AutoSound radio and CD changer
      New Cobra CB radio w/antenna
      Sound deadener
      New door panels
      Complete drive-train, fuel system, brake, power steering, A/C and electrical inspection, replacing or repairing anything not up to par
      New heater core
      Flush cooling system
      Replace the thermostat
      Belts and hoses
      New tires
      ...and finally, a good, thorough cleaning

      Starting soon, it looks like I won't have many free weekends until May.

      Tinman5
       

       

      "If you don't make dust, you eat dust"

      1939 Pontiac Silver Streak (street rod)
      1973 Trans Am
      1974 Grand Am
      1976 Trans Am (50th Anniversary)
      1979 Trans Am (10th Anniversary)
      2006 Jaguar XJ8L
    3. #3 Feb 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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      Got a whole new car this year, 77 S/E but it was mostly a base model with tops, pwr windows, rear defrost & 8 track as options. I just installed dash, glove box, & trunk courtesy lights. Saw Gene Simmons in Louisiana one night filming GSFJ. Couldn't see a dang thing to find a pen for an autograph. Dont want that to happen again should we see Burt wink image
       

       

      Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!
    4. #4 Feb 11, 2010 at 7:51 am

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      I'll have to get a few silver paint pens and put them in the car just incase.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    5. #5 Mar 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

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      Well the Sun is out and Shining. Temps are almost in the 60's today and they are talking about snow saterday night. mad image I'm pulling the car out of it's long hibernations tonight. She's been in there since October of 08 weepy image Goal for tonight is to run all the gas out of her.

      With the crappy weather I'll start tearing into her this weekend and hope to have everything back together by next weekend when the weather starts to get better. Just I've got springs, shocks/struts, and swaybars sitting on the porch to get in. Plus just spend another $400 on parts like colder plugs, SS brake lines, and an electric nitrous gauge. Working on the car is very addictive.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    6. #6 Mar 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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      I got a new pass. side catalytic converter. biggrin image
       

       

      Stephen Drivick
    7. #7 Mar 25, 2010 at 7:50 am

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      Update: I managed to get the car home last friday night after work. Saterday it snowed so I stayed inside......

      Monday I started on the rear end. Managed to get the new shocks and springs along with sway bar installed. Swapped out the Drag Radial tires for street tires. Put the car on the ground and all I could say was WOW! It's low. Only 1.2" but what a difference. Plus my back tires are a little low on air.

      Tuesday i pulled the front apart.

      Wednesday took the springs and struts to work and swapped out the upper and lower spring perches and re-assembled. That night, only had an hour to work on the car, managed to pull the front sway bar off. Was going to put the new one on before putting on the struts but.... When I opened the box for the sway bar end links I was shorted a bolt. So I called it a night. So today after work I've got to track down another bolt and should have the front all back together tonight. I've still got to do some painting down there. It's supposed to rain all day weepy image so no test drive.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    8. #8 Mar 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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      My Bandit goes into the shop on April 2nd for the fourth and possibly final phase of upgrades. I' getting a ProCharger Supercharger put on and electric cut-outs on the exhaust. 700 horsepower is what is expected on the dyno but we'll see. This should complete my vision of a "Modern Day Bandit" that has the feel of the original and the performance of a supercar. I hope everything comes out ok.
      Take care one and all and I'm looking forward to seeing ya on the run.
       

       

      Manny

      2001 Modern Day Bandit Trans Am WS6
      2010 Plum Crazy Challenger
      1996 Impala SS - Black
      1986 Olds 442 - 14,000 mile all original car
    9. #9 Mar 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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      Wow! You guys are seriously at it! Can't wait to see those rides! smile image
       

       

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      78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
      79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
      and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
    10. #10 Mar 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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      What can I say. Cars are a passion of mine! hyper image
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???

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