Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by Reer » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 11:55

Very nice that you have a supercharged Lumina. I feel like those are extra rare :D

Yeah I really wanted the orange one but I'd need to save for about a year if I want to afford it with less debt. But will continue to keep my eye out until the planets align.

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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by ZA Perana » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 12:41

Reer wrote:
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 11:55
Very nice that you have a supercharged Lumina. I feel like those are extra rare :D

Yeah I really wanted the orange one but I'd need to save for about a year if I want to afford it with less debt. But will continue to keep my eye out until the planets align.
I think over the next year the market is going to hold fairly well on good cars or well modified ones. Mine is quite far from standard......
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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by Reer » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 14:43

ZA Perana wrote:
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 12:41
Mine is quite far from standard......
I can imagine :D

Yeah I don't mind getting a modded one. In fact I'd prefer it all done already so I don't have to spend on all that myself because I'd probably go the same route. That doesn't mean I can afford the more expensive ones. I think 170k is the most I want to spend. While I know I could get the older models (pre 2007), I am not a fan of their look. I prefer the aesthetics of the post 2006 models.

So I'm kind of wanting a lot but am, at the same time, a cheapskate :P

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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by ZA Perana » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 15:48

Reer wrote:
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 14:43
ZA Perana wrote:
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 12:41
Mine is quite far from standard......
I can imagine :D

Yeah I don't mind getting a modded one. In fact I'd prefer it all done already so I don't have to spend on all that myself because I'd probably go the same route. That doesn't mean I can afford the more expensive ones. I think 170k is the most I want to spend. While I know I could get the older models (pre 2007), I am not a fan of their look. I prefer the aesthetics of the post 2006 models.

So I'm kind of wanting a lot but am, at the same time, a cheapskate :P
You don't really need much more than exhaust for a daily driver. Mine isn't a daily driver but by the same token, lumpy cam apart you could probably use it as one which is amazing considering I have 50% more power that the stock car. Manual would be hard work in the city, especially with an upgraded clutch which is needed. Mine is an auto but again not a standard auto box.

What you need I my view

76mm exhaust with a tune
Upgraded brakes
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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by Reer » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 16:40

Yeah those mods make sense, but I probably won't stop once I start. I like to do the occasional drag race at Killarney too (currently just in my little hatch). To have 1 car that does everything and is fun to daily and race is what I want. So I can enjoy it everywhere.

But I know that might not be viable. In general people say to have a project car and daily driver but I don't have place for 2 cars really, so I'm hoping it's possible to just have the Lumina for everything and if there are ever issues, use Uber for a while.

So ja, I've been researching for months and probably will do so for more. So many conflicting thoughts.

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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by ZA Perana » Thu 07 Mar 2019, 20:25

Reer wrote:
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 16:40
Yeah those mods make sense, but I probably won't stop once I start. I like to do the occasional drag race at Killarney too (currently just in my little hatch). To have 1 car that does everything and is fun to daily and race is what I want. So I can enjoy it everywhere.

But I know that might not be viable. In general people say to have a project car and daily driver but I don't have place for 2 cars really, so I'm hoping it's possible to just have the Lumina for everything and if there are ever issues, use Uber for a while.

So ja, I've been researching for months and probably will do so for more. So many conflicting thoughts.
Well mine has a 2.9 litre Whipple Supercharger, Lunati cam, built motor with forged internals, rebuilt stronger auto box, transmission cooler, intercooler for the charger, upgraded suspension and brakes, full 76mm exhaust with no cats. So yes you can take them quite far but balance for balance maybe add a cam to the above to the exhaust and brakes and you would have a good package.

For drag racing you will need an upgraded clutch, even on a stock standard car.
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Re: Hi! Thinking about a Lumina SS

Post by Reer » Fri 08 Mar 2019, 10:27

Indeed :D

Thanks again

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