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1st generation 10 22.73%
2nd generation 20 45.45%
3rd generation 4 9.09%
4th generation 10 22.73%
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Old 07-18-2004, 12:01 AM   #16
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

I like all the birds but my fav has to be first the 3rd gen and second the 4th gen. I grew up with knight rider and when I saw the car it was over. Later saw smokey and the bandit and my horizon was broadened. But my first love was and will always be the 3rd gen.
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:22 AM   #17
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

I believe the 1969 is the nicest, it's just a mean looking car. The chrome in the front looks like a bird beak to me, I think that's what Pontiac was trying to achieve by doing that.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:20 PM   #18
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I like any70-73 Ram Air/HO/Super Duty for the shit-n-git factor and I'm partial to 77-81 for looks.
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:36 PM   #19
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now that im lookin at it im starting to like the 3rd gen TA'si mean even tho they came with a 305 or 350 i would just rip it out and find myself a 400, 421, 428, or a 455 "thats if they fit".it would be a good car maybe a lil nose heavy. i classify them as good beater cars with performance.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:02 PM   #20
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I'm an LS1 fan myself, with a soft spot for the '77 just cuz my Dad took me for a ride in one when i was a kid.
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65, Indian Adventures makes a nice set of headers to put the Pontiac in the 3rd gen body. I believe they have the motor mounts as well. There are a couple of them running around the Richmond area, and they run 12s on street tires and 93 octane with no adders. The stock little rear won't last long, though. Upgrade to a 9" or a 12-bolt...
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My "Smokey and the Bandit" T/A would have to be my favorite.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #23
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

All the T/A car years are cool...
I grew up cruisin in my buddy's 77 T/A the year Smokey & the Bandit came out, one of my fav styles!
I have owned 4 now...85 with TPI, a 89 GTA a 89 with WS6 and a 95...Now if only GM will BRING THEM BACK!
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Id love to have one back, but i dont trust GM to do it right.
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

i have an 84 trans am with the L69 and cowl hood, so i have to say third generation is my favorite. But i think the second generations were the best, if i could have one of them i would be really happy.
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

My dad has a '79 bandit edition Trans Am,which I like, but in my opinion it nor anything else compares to my '97 Trans Am WS6.
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

Hmm...

The first generation looked a bit too tarted up compared to the Camaros. So maybe not.

The second generation eventually became the Bandit car. But is that enough reason to choose them?

The third generation has the Firebird I'd be most likely to own, being one with the Iron Duke 2.5 L four (goes like a SNAIL but at least I could afford the gas...) but the Trans-Ams were unimpressive, at least at the beginning.

Fourth generation Trans-Ams were... how can I put this? Bloody Ugly. They ended as they began, with Camaros looking simpler and better.

So I guess I'll go with the second generation.
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Re: Which Trans Am is the best

2nd Gens are the best looking IMO but when it comes to performance I think the 4th Gen's are all around better performer's than any of the other Models but they have always been bad ass.
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That's why I compared that SD455 to a 318, because those SD455's are dawgs. It's like a boat motor or something.
Any BBP 455 can be seriously stout...even the low compression engines produced lots of torque...I have a 1979 Formula that my brother and I dropped a mild 455 into...it has a 2200 rpm convertor, mild HYD cam, Edelbrock Torquer 1 intake, stock mechanical fuel pump with stock fuel line and 3.08 gears....we ran at the track..spinning the tires it went 13.0's at 109 mph...thats torque
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