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I decided to go and look at this bird that I've been staring at during my LA class. It turns out its not white as I thought, but grey. The snow was tricking me I guess. Neway, I grabbed the vin while I was up there cause I was a little confused on the engine. I knew it was 96 or 97, but there was no badging for a v8. I assumed it was a V6, but then it had SC wheels. The vin is IFALP62W5THI82075. Everything looks find right up until the I before the build number. Did I just write it down wrong or or is there some code thats not in the articles?

<i>Edit: Try <b>1</b>FALP62W5TH<b>1</b>82075
Those should be 1's (as in the number), not I's
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I think 62W is what gives it away as a V8. Also, I always thought the sports models had the badges. Didn't SC rims come with the sports package?



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I guess it could have been a sport. I just stopped by, wrote down the phone number and the vin number. I didn't check the back for 2 tailpipes either. Its a V8 though, as the vin shows. I think the 1997s came with v8 badging right? Those were not there. It did have SC rims. Did the sport come with V8 badging? If its a sport... YAY for me. Its a very good price.
 

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What makes you think that its a 96? The vin says 97 where im lookin. Also, the brakes did appear bigger than the ones on my 95. Its 6000, but i dont know mileage. Dont tell MadRussian. He might steal her from me. :)
 

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I could have sworn I saw the same V8 badges as on the 95's on a 96/97. This was over 2 years ago when I was searching for a bird for myself. I haven't paid much attention to it lately.


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I think 62W is what gives it away as a V8. Also, I always thought the sports models had the badges. Didn't SC rims come with the sports package?

Jim
The later models had SC look-a-likes for wheels. The give-away is the fact that you can see the lug nuts. On the SC wheels, the center cap covers the nuts.
 

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do you plan to slap that Vortech right onto your stock 3.8? Just curious...
Yep, it will complement my Ported heads, cam, and ported intakes nicely. I'm building a custom front mount intercooler with 9-10psi intercooled boost hitting the engine at around 5000rpm. stock Shortblock on the 3.8L N/A will handle ~300rwhp/300rwtq and last quite a long time with a good tune, several V6 stangs pushing 340rwhp on a stock shortblock with 25,000+ miles with there setups.
I should be around 250rwhp 280rwtq with the vortech installed
 
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