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regalniz

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Sold my 91 hatch and bought myself an automatic 94 convt. Green with tan int. Best part, 28k miles. Am I crazy, or did the L98 have more low end grunt than the LT1. Feels like my old Vette was faster.
 

Geof180

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you are not crazy.... well, unless i am crazy as well... the fam's 89 feels much quicker than my 96 LT1........

the ole' L98 is a low-end torque monster...

Geof
 

Ken

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Welcome To The Corvette Action Center regalniz and Geof180!

Geof180 said:
the ole' L98 is a low-end torque monster...

Geof's got that right, the L-98 has much more grunt on the bottom end than the LT-1, but it also runs out of wind at somewhere a little below five grand. Whereas the LT-1 is a higher-winding engine, and will blow off an L-98 at the top end (both cars being stock and all).

Glad to have you guys with us. :upthumbs
 

Rob

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Congrats on the new '94. As others have already mentioned, yes, the L98 does feel as though it has more torque than the LT1.
 
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L98 have much low end torque.. thats why everyone loves the L98 for autocrossing.. but the LT1 has more power at the other end. Congrats on the new vette.
 
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resto75

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Congrats on the 94 vert. If you want alitttle more low end ummph get a better rear end ratio. That auto rear has no guts.
My 94 auto with 3.73 gears will pin you to the seat. It has a few othe rmods also but the gearing is probably the most dramatic.
If you do a lot of highway driving you might want to think it over as your gas mileage will suffer some.
 

Edmond

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With all that said

Can we safely say that the L98 could beat an LT1 in short stoplight to stoplight racing taken that both cars are stock? Auto vs. auto?
 
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Does anyone know the 0-60 times of a late L98 and a LT1? Can the L98 outrun a LT1?
 

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I do believe that the late L98 with the 6 speed can do 0-60 in 6 seconds. I'm pretty sure of that. I don't know about the LT1 though.
 

Mad-Mic

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sheez if i put a 3:73 rear gear in my 87 auto i don't think she'll hold the road from a dead stop :D compared to a lazy 2.59 but on the high end she'll roll! just got to get my bolt ons bolted on to break the 4800 brick wall.....hehe :L today for instance a SS cammy new one got next to me with this beautiful blonde in it so i dropped down in 2nd to mess with her and give a smile well she did the same! :L for 10 miles thru highway down an interstate she couldn't really pull out on me and i think if i had my top in my coupe and windows up like she did i'd been glued on her back bumper :D we both hit the split at 97/100 and we both gave a huge smile and big thumbs up :D :D dang i wish she would of turned down with me to a gas station....hehe
 

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Mad-Mic said:
we both hit the split at 97/100 and we both gave a huge smile and big thumbs up :D :D

I just can't help but ask: what split did you guys hit?:L :L :L Okay, sorry if that was inappropriate.
 
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resto75

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It is easy to spin the tires from a stop with 3.73 gears so you have to be very gentle with the gas pedal. Takes some gettting use to but not that bad. Its only a problem on dirt or sand. I have 315/35 tires on the rear so that helps.

Maybe you should of follwed her to the gas station,,for a little car talk.
 

Topless

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Or at least to check under the hood....
hehehe
 
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My 87 convertible auto would dust anything off the line, then it would (quickly) run out of horsepower... stop light to stop light? how far apart?? I used to run an LT1 6 speed against a friend with an L98 auto... He would blow my doors off at the line, then I would blow by him before the 1/4 mile mark... in my opinion the L98 is a much more usable engine for street driving and every day use... My new LT4 though, blows them both away, it is like the best of both the LT1 and L98 + more....
 

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