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 Back in a Formula Again 
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auto_god wrote:
Well the Formula has moved on to a new home.

Its been 7 years and a boat load of fun, but this thread will no longer be updated.


Congratulation on your new purchase. Sad to see the formula go. You had given that car a 2nd chance at life, transforming it back to her former glory. I really enjoyed viewing your thread.

Post some pics of your new ride if you can.

Take care,

Benny


Wed May 12, 2021 11:19 am
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chevypower91 wrote:
auto_god wrote:
Well the Formula has moved on to a new home.

Its been 7 years and a boat load of fun, but this thread will no longer be updated.


Congratulation on your new purchase. Sad to see the formula go. You had given that car a 2nd chance at life, transforming it back to her former glory. I really enjoyed viewing your thread.

Post some pics of your new ride if you can.

Take care,

Benny


Well here she is..............

Image20210512_183151 by Hewitt Shane, on Flickr

While I do miss the Formula once in a while, I couldn't be happier with the new 1LE............& my wife is all in favor of the 1LE too. She never really cared for the Formula. She claimed she didn't trust the car to be reliable because of its age (although it was totally reliable the whole time I had with the exception of the 1 time the fuel pump died). She also HATED the t-tops..........I loved them and refused to put them in which made a tangled mess of her hair. She also claimed to not like the attention the Formula drew although I call BS on that one as she just sucks up all the compliments on the 1LE. Consequently I wound up enjoying the car without her most of the time.

What can I say about the 1LE.............it's an absolutely mind blowing car! Recaro seats fit like a glove. Magnaride suspension is an absolute game changer (firm and sporty when I'm out in the car by myself in Sport Mode, comfortable and compliant in Tour Mode when she is with me). Same goes for the dual mode exhaust (quiet in Tour when she is along or I'm leaving my neighborhood early in the morning, wonderful noises in Sport mode when I'm alone.) Brakes are just a whole different level, handling has to be experienced to be understood........its that good. I once again have manual transmission goodness in my life again. Wifey is happy listening to her favorite tunes on the Sirus satellite radio through the Bose sound system (probably the nicest sounding factory sound system I've ever had), in climate controlled comfort.

Then there is the LT1 motor. The 455 rated hp and torque is a complete lie! Lol!

Image2021 SS 1LE Stock GM CAI by Hewitt Shane, on Flickr

That is not a 455 hp motor!!

I really don't plan on doing much to this car other than just enjoying it. I put a skip shift eliminator in the car within days of owning it..........get rid of that nuisance right off the bat! At some point I'll likely have the windows tinted, and I currently have an LT2 intake manifold sitting in the garage for whenever I get time to bolt that on. That's about the extent of what I plan to do...........this car is SO well sorted out, it would be difficult to improve on without ruining other aspects of the car.


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