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4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:53:57 AM »
DISCLAIMER:The purpose of this post is NOT meant to be a ls1 / lt1 pissing contest.

My Story:  For 2-3 years now, I've been at a crossroads of all the possible routes to take on the next big move.  I own a 97 WS6 (profile pic) with a low mile JASPER LT1 rebuild.  1 year short of the make over.  I want to get the best (4th gen), But I'd rather not spend the 20k for 1 model year newer with same options and color. Do I Keep it & build? Sell/Trade? Motor Swap? Etc...... I'm just looking for the most logical thing to do... What is your take?  All replies will seriously be considered and greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 09:41:04 AM »
Do the Motor Swap

As you already know the '97's front end is alot different from the '98's so the question is do you like the looks of the '98's or the '97's?

I like the looks of the '98-'02's. That is why I own a '02. But I don't own your car (you do), so you will have to decide what you like like better.
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 11:11:56 AM »
If it runs good then just swap the front end to the 98 up. That is what the guy did I sold most of my 98 parts to. He made his 96 a 98 for cheap (and I was glad to get rid of the parts).
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 10:50:02 AM »
Nothing wrong with the LT1, so to me it comes down to looks... which only you can answer, which do you like more?




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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 11:23:50 AM »
Way cheaper to buy one done than modify. 

People want a lot for parts but the cars are cheap to buy whole.

Heck, I pulled the sales ad on my purple ‘98 just because everyone was lowballing.  Also, 80-100 online conversations and not one person ever came to make a legit offer.

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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 09:18:51 PM »


Idk about cheaper but it be less of a pain for sure.  I'm actually going to possibly buy an 01 ws6 with 77k, it's cammed, ported 241s   etc. 400 hp looks to be in pretty good condition and sounds amazing for $14,500 only an hour away from where I live. 
 
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 09:22:04 PM »
Nothing wrong with the LT1, so to me it comes down to looks... which only you can answer, which do you like more?
I like the way lt1 sounds but the ls just has so much more potential with the 4 bolt main and no opti imo.   Going to look at an 01 tomorrow
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2020, 09:25:27 PM »
Do the Motor Swap

As you already know the '97's front end is alot different from the '98's so the question is do you like the looks of the '98's or the '97's?

I like the looks of the '98-'02's. That is why I own a '02. But I don't own your car (you do), so you will have to decide what you
I have to agree on the looks... 98 - up look so much better and tasteful.  HOPEFULLY the one i might look at tomorrow is worth the 14500 he asking for it.
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2020, 05:24:24 AM »
I was in your place a few months ago (albeit I didnt have another 4th gen) but I Wanted the “BEST” 4th gen. No offense to anyone, but because they stopped making them in 02, imo the best is an 02! Its the last of the breed and seems to me more desirable/valuable than all the other 4th gen years. If that particular thought doesnt strike you though than yes the best example You can find in that last 5 years is the way to go.

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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2020, 06:22:42 AM »
I was in your place a few months ago (albeit I didnt have another 4th gen) but I Wanted the “BEST” 4th gen. No offense to anyone, but because they stopped making them in 02, imo the best is an 02! Its the last of the breed and seems to me more desirable/valuable than all the other 4th gen years. If that particular thought doesnt strike you though than yes the best example You can find in that last 5 years is the way to go.
Think im gonna go with buying a 98 and up.  I feel like I should just stick it out okay the 15 grand for decent one.  I just won an eBay auction on one with 30k on it a 99 White WS6. We'll see if that materializes
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2020, 07:01:05 AM »
Nice! And its the right color!

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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2020, 05:56:20 AM »
Update? Did you get it

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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2020, 01:12:06 PM »
Update? Did you get it
Actually still going back n forth with the seller.... turns out he's not the owner. He's selling it for his 75 yr old friend apparently. This friend never transferred the title into his name so the title is still n the previous owner's name.  The dude seems like nice guy and possibly being honest but I think that's what they do when try to make you feel good to flip^ you over. It's a mess
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2020, 03:51:23 AM »
Well.... The 99 WS6 is paid for and 1200 miles away.  Hopefully it'll get shipped soon, but with covid messing up everything i guess trucks ain't moving as much as usual.  My luck there will be snow flying by time it gets here haha
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2020, 03:55:00 AM »
How do you upload photos from a phone? I can't copy n paste like on a pc?
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 05:08:30 AM »
Congrats.
To upload pics you need to use a hosting site like Flicker and copy/paste the BBC code here.




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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 06:48:45 AM »
I was in your place a few months ago (albeit I didnt have another 4th gen) but I Wanted the “BEST” 4th gen. No offense to anyone, but because they stopped making them in 02, imo the best is an 02! Its the last of the breed and seems to me more desirable/valuable than all the other 4th gen years. If that particular thought doesnt strike you though than yes the best example You can find in that last 5 years is the way to go.


I agree :wink:
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Re: 4TH GEN CrossRoads 93-97 & 98-02.... What's your take?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 06:48:45 AM »
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