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Updated on May 06, 2012
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula A4, hardtop, 3.42
Exterior Color: Bright Purple Metallic
1 of 26 Formulas produced in this color 1998 Firebird Production Statistics
Standard features & options: 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, pewter cloth interior, hardtop roof, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, 4-wheel ABS disc brakes, 2.73 rear end gearing.
Modifications: Suncoast Creations "Raptor" Hood, carbon-fiber intake lid w/chrome "screaming chicken" overlay, SLP smooth intake bellow, EGR/AIR delete, ceramic coated Kooks 1-3/4" stainless steel long tube headers and catted y-pipe, polished GMMG chambered exhaus, HP Tuners VCM Suite Professional programming software, SLP cooling fan switch, LG Motorsports street adjustable panhard bar, LG Motorsports street non-adjustable LCAs, QA1 HAL adjustable shocks, Eibach Pro lowering springs, BMR LCA relocation brackets, Spohn driveshaft safety loop, Powerslot brake rotors, Hawk brake pads. 17x9.5" American Racing Torq Thrust II with Spiral Grey metallic painted centers (not pictured), 275/40-17 Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 tires (front), 275/40-17 Mickey Thompson ET Street radials (rear), Yank SS3200 torque converter, B&M Supercooler transmission cooler, GM 3.42 gears, Eaton posi differential, TA Performance differential cover & stud kit, Timken bearings, welded axle tubes, ARP wheel studs, Deleted "Formula" emblems and body side molding, custom center caps, wire delete mod, 20% window tint.headers and catted y-pipe, polished GMMG chambered exhaust.
This car is my weekend toy, and is one of 26 LS1-powered Formulas that were painted Bright Purple Metallic. As soon as I saw it for sale, I knew I had to have it!! I purchased this car in late June of 2003, and shipped it back to Seattle from Texas. I bought this car with the intention of turning it into a full time drag racer, but intend to retain its street drivability... but now I'm gravitating towards making it more for show and taking on cruises... and I plan to build something a little more radical for the drag strip - but that doesn't mean this car won't continue getting faster, or stop being modded... I have lots of plans for it!
So far it's proven to be very consistent on the drag strip, and has run a best of 12.676 @ 108.43 mph... My goal has been to make a highly consistent drag car that will run in the low 12's, yet not be distinguishable on the street from a stock LS1 car... but I know I can go a lot farther. Right now my lack of a permanent garage space is making it difficult to move forward.
I purposely chose a hardtop car with a 4-speed automatic and a cloth interior due to it's light weight, more rigid body structure, and ultra consistent E/Ts for bracket racing. This car will definitely see A LOT of racing action, and will be at the strip at least 5 or 6 times a month.
The car just returned from being repainted and cleaned up on 4/9/05... and I have been busy modding it and getting it all detailed and pretty looking.. Now that I have the looks where I want them, I'm going to start doing performance modifications to it.
Soon I'm going to be adding another page to detail the transformation of this car from it's original state to show quality.. Watch this page to see the progress as this car is fixed and built up into a badass street machine!
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Amazing, very rare color option and looks like you've got a great suspension setup. I've seen pics of this car on LS1tech before, very impressive car.
WOW you got a really nice lookin car! looks great! check out my camaro and let me know what you think. Thanks...
Beautiful. This is my dream car. Well Done!
sweet bird 5 stars to you
nice bird!! im thinking about getting the raptor hood for mine. is suncoasts fitment easy? im thinking about a volant air intake though, not sure how it would fit.
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