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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Below Average Joe View Post
    Might want to do a little research before making a statement.
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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    You. Maybe you stated something earlier in the thread about a performance build and I missed it, because i'm not going to read 6 pages of junk. Just not sure where you got $2600 from. If you would looked at the site first, you would have seen the prices. Correct me if I am wrong.
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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by WarStryker13 View Post
    Regardless of the fragility of the transmission, the 3800 is one of the best engines ever designed.

    Simple, durable and strong enough to handle some insane amounts of power considering the weight and size as compared to other similar size/displacement engines.

    And the W-Body platform is known for being the one with the 3800, and since it came in so many different cars it's even now still cheap and plentiful.

    I don't think the W-Body will ever be fully abandoned, because, even with all of it's shortcomings and design flaws/failures, it's a car that refuses to die, and is too cheap to repair to make a different platform feasible for a dependable daily driver.
    Unless your strut towers go, then its not worth the money/effort really.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    The W-body is a fantastic platform IF...

    1.) You live where they don't salt the roads
    2.) You can rebuild/repair a 4t65e

    I met both those criteria and still sold the car. Fact is, people are people and sometimes just want something new and different.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Rust is a cancer for any car/truck or whatever... Unless it's made of plastic and aluminum. Then you can worry about getting hit and the car crumpling into you, still inside.

    There are plenty of other platforms that all have their own drawbacks, it all depends on what you're willing to put up with.

    Handling upgrades, go-slow parts, and an attitude.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    aluminum still corrodes dummy, its not a auto fix at all.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    If you get to the rear strut buckets soon enough it's really easy to hammer a 2x4 and a 1x4 below the package tray above the strut mount to carry the load as the seam slowly rusts away.

    My 97 only had the inboard section still holding it to the car but all of the cars weight went up into the c-pillar via the package Shelf
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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    The W-body is a fantastic platform IF...

    1.) You live where they don't salt the roads
    2.) You can rebuild/repair a 4t65e

    I met both those criteria and still sold the car. Fact is, people are people and sometimes just want something new and different.
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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick2500 View Post
    It's such a shame that GM put such an amazing engine on top of such a pile of **** transmission.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Below Average Joe View Post
    You. Maybe you stated something earlier in the thread about a performance build and I missed it, because i'm not going to read 6 pages of junk. Just not sure where you got $2600 from. If you would looked at the site first, you would have seen the prices. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick2500 View Post
    Oh, when I was looking for a trans for my 97 with core charge it was about $2,600 from them.
    http://www.tripleedgeperformance.com...nce_4T65E.html price has come down since then apparently.
    I also noticed they have parts for the 4L60E
    I was basing what I said off what I was quoted for a trans plus the core charge from triple edge.

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    Default Re: Why are people abandoning the W-Body?

    I didn't jump ship, just elevated my status... Really liking my 2014 Impala LTZ.
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