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  • I'm not a drag racer, but I play one on TV!

    Yesterday I went with some friends to Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, WI, where I competed in and won the Buick/Olds/Pontiac Day Bracket Shootout. There were some late model FWD's, and a ton of 60's and 70's V8 muscle, and I beat em all with the little 5 speed sedan that could. Got a nice trophy too. I'll post video up and tell the story a little better later.
    I may own a GTO now, but I'm still a 60V6er at heart.

  • #2
    Just curious is that one of the super rare factory 5spd force fed grand prixs?
    1995 Camaro 3.4 A4
    CAI, Muffler
    *soon to add heads/intake off '01 grand am GT*

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    • #3
      Nope. This one is a homebrew. It came with the 3.4, I added the 5 speed. Pontiac never made an LQ1 powered 5 speed sedan.
      I may own a GTO now, but I'm still a 60V6er at heart.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OldSkoolGP
        Nope. This one is a homebrew. It came with the 3.4, I added the 5 speed. Pontiac never made an LQ1 powered 5 speed sedan.
        Actually they did, I'm not sure the year(s) imparticular I want to think it was '95 there were only a few hundred of them. I didn't know until I saw a webpage talking about them and then I saw my first one.

        Its kinda like the LT4 '97 Firehawks and Camaro SS, most dealerships are like Huh what are you talking about?
        1995 Camaro 3.4 A4
        CAI, Muffler
        *soon to add heads/intake off '01 grand am GT*

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        • #5
          V8 Muscle cars? I gotta see this.
          If you are driving a Chevy, everything else, is just a blur. 3.4 Carbon Footprint.
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          • #6
            5 speeds were only available 91-93. There were 5 speed STEs but im not sure on the DOHC aspect.
            Ben
            60DegreeV6.com
            WOT-Tech.com

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            • #7
              I am not sure of what motor imparticular all I do remember for certain was 3.4L force fed, don't remember if it was a super charger or turbo, and they came with 5speeds there was like 48 of them or something to that effect I will try to find the webpage with them again and get the details.
              1995 Camaro 3.4 A4
              CAI, Muffler
              *soon to add heads/intake off '01 grand am GT*

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              • #8
                Found IT!

                1992 Pontiac
                Grand Prix STE Sedan: (3.4L 5 Speed M/T (57 Built.))

                Thats the one I was thinking about...

                http://www.midtekcars.com/34dohc1.html

                There is the website I originally found the info at.
                1995 Camaro 3.4 A4
                CAI, Muffler
                *soon to add heads/intake off '01 grand am GT*

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                • #9
                  I want to see his VIN. I'm not saying it's a swap job, but I want proof, because I have never heard of this.
                  I may own a GTO now, but I'm still a 60V6er at heart.

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                  • #10
                    that car isnt force fed, yet, i just read throught all the blather. and the burgandy one looks almost as good as the one in the above sig. the green one turns me off with the super rice spoiler.
                    If you aren't friends with a liar, you aren't friends with anyone.

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                    • #11
                      Yes you are right I was mistaken, but it is not ForceFed from factory. I could have sworn they were. But beyond that he shows the options codes in a page there, call a dealer and give them the code they can look it up. Or do a search on google for it, you will probably find its true, I have personally seen these cars. Not the ones in the page but the '92 STE 5spds, and they were owned by people who would not convert it...
                      1995 Camaro 3.4 A4
                      CAI, Muffler
                      *soon to add heads/intake off '01 grand am GT*

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                      • #12
                        Well I emailed him and he said there were 57 made and it was confirmed by PMD, wich I have to assume mean Pontiac Motor Divison, but he can't show me where he's getting the info. Hopefully he can, I think that would cool, even though my car didn't come factory 5 speed. I also asked him for his VIN so I could confirm the options myself, but he wouldn't give it to me.
                        Last edited by OldSkoolGP; 06-07-2006, 06:10 PM.
                        I may own a GTO now, but I'm still a 60V6er at heart.

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                        • #13
                          WTF is up with the Peter Gabrial song in the background of that site? Congrats on the victory, can't wait for a video. Will some1 please rescue that poor 5 speed Grand Prix, what is up with that spoiler and the monster tach?

                          Kyle
                          Last edited by Kyles93Z34; 06-08-2006, 02:12 PM.
                          1992 Lumina Z34
                          5 Speed
                          Autozone civic intake
                          Ultra White lights
                          FFP Dogbone mount
                          125k miles
                          2.5 inch Magnaflow catback from Magnaflow cat
                          60degreeV6.com Custom Chip

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                          • #14
                            I think the original was a Japanese American or something!

                            Big American Power V-6 Supreme 100%!
                            I may own a GTO now, but I'm still a 60V6er at heart.

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                            • #15
                              Digging up an old thread I know....Just wanted to say that the "57" 5spd/DOHC equipped 1992 Grand Prix STE's were confirmed by Pontiac. Here's a production numbers breakdown for STE's that a member of the W-body board got by contacting Pontiac(through the "Pontiac Cares" service).

                              "1991
                              4-Door Sedan - STE (all) 4,308
                              w/3.1L V-6 - 3,391
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Manual - 125
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Auto - 792

                              1992
                              4-Door Sedan - STE (all) 1,127
                              w/3.1L V-6 - 499
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Manual - 57
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Auto - 571

                              1993
                              4-Door Sedan - STE (all) 533
                              w/3.1L V-6 - 172
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Manual - 1
                              w/3.4L V-6 - Auto - 360"

                              I've seen at least one of those 5spd/DOHC STE's in person and two or three in pictures. I may still have some pictures of one that was posted a few years back kicking around on one of my old harddrives..I'll search for those soon.
                              Matt F.

                              TGP 1/4 mile times
                              http://photobucket.com/albums/y33/mfewtrail/
                              1990 TGP Coupe VIN Database

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