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Old 11-27-2005, 02:46 PM
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Need Corvette help and info

I have decided to buy either a later model Camaro/Firebird or a Corvette and am leaning towards the Corvette made 1984 on. However I am having trouble digging up info on the Corvette. Most of my knowledge centers around Mopars but now I want a later model car for comfort/performance and the Viper is out of my price range.

What I am looking for are the pros and cons of each model year. Things such as TPI/Crossfire/LT1/LS1, and manual/automatic transmission. Also interested in power ratings, handling, performance data, maintenance, etc. Areas to inspect closely along with things to avoid would also be helpful.

If someone could please help me with information or point me to a website or two I would be grateful.

Thanks!

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Old 11-27-2005, 08:07 PM
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Id start doing some forum searches over at Corvetteforum.com

Generally, the newer the engine family the Vette has (L98/LT1/LS1/LS2/LS7) the more power its going to have. The C4 family came with both TPI (L98) and LT1 setup. I believe they went to LT1's in 93 or 94.

I wouldn't waste my time with an 84 Vette and its Crossfire system. There is a reason it was only used for a year.

The C4 Vettes came with 700r4's for automatics. I am not sure what they used for manual tranny's.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:44 PM
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Like siggy said, don't get an 84'. Try and get an 85' or later because of the TPI in them rather than the crossfire.
I got an 85', Only maintence Ive ever had to do was just the same as any other car, change filters and fluids and all that kinda stuff.
Stock mine was rated at 220 hp I beleive and 330 ftlbs of torque. It may not seem like a whole lot, but believe me, when you push the peddle, it will bring a smile to your face and a brown spot to your pants if you get a little to crazy.
Personally I like the early C4 body style better than the later C4s. They changed the body up a little in 88 or 89.

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