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Posted by cody4g63, Dec 13, 2010

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  1. cody4g63

    cody4g63 Proven Member

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    Hey I'm looking for some help...I'm going to look at 97 gs-t, and I'm wondering what I should be looking for, any common problems and things of that nature..all help will be greatly appreciated! :hellyeah:
     

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  2. -TunedDSM-

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  3. dsm_92_fwd

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    modded or not (boost + retards = epic fail)
    if it has been maintained. biggest thing ive learned from these cars is maintained first mods later.
    how he or she has driven the car. possibly a carfax on the vehicle.
    being a 97 how many miles it has. crank walk will happen around the 100k mark, but this is tied into how its been driven and maintenance.
     

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  4. cody4g63

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    its stock, not all modded out, and it has about 160,000...I don't mind the mileage because its my first turbo car, I don't want to spend crazy money
     

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  5. dsm_92_fwd

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    if it has 160k ide ask to see how it has been driven (although my 92 has 158k and the guy drove like sh** but it runs like a champ!) if its been maintained and taken care of sounds like you have a good car! enjoy it man they are a blast!
     

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  6. cody4g63

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    the body is straight...no rust, its a guys car that he let his wife drive to work, so i dont think it would be beat to hell, its still running the stock bov
     

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  7. -TunedDSM-

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    Your best bet is to go check it out and drive it. Ask about routine maintenance, especially the water pump and timing belt. The timing belt needs to be changed every 60k otherwise you're just playing with fire.
     

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  8. dsm_92_fwd

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    take it home man! sounds solid! first thing when you get it home personally out of saftey for myself replace belts (timing included), gaskets (headgasket as well), oil, radiator fluid, tranny. then have a great time man! they are amazing cars!!
     

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  9. cody4g63

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    thanks man..i love dsm's... i had a gs oz edition when i first got my licence but im looking to get into learning about turbo cars, hey you gotta start somewhere

    the guy is asking 2500
     

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  10. dsm_92_fwd

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    thats a good deal man! they are good cars to learn on and make simple mods to! youll have fun! i love my 90 and 92
     

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  11. cody4g63

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    thanks man, happy holidays
     

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  12. SpawnedX

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    You should be looking for a GSX before you regret buying a GST and think about selling it to get the GSX you should have bought to begin with.
     

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  13. ktgurl87

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    :ohdamn:
     

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  14. cody4g63

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    I know I'm going to eventually get a GSX but I want to see how the gs-t is, i have read that the gs-t is better for highway pulls
     

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    :ohdamn: :nono:
     

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  16. SpawnedX

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    Please stop talking. You're newbie status means just that.
     

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  17. cody4g63

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    whats wrong with highway pulls?
     

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  18. ktgurl87

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    we don't "discuss" highway pulls sir. tis a big no-no
     

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  19. SpawnedX

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    Besides the fact that it is street racing and not allowed on these forums, there is no real truth in that statement, sure maybe completely identical builds one on a GST and one on a GSX will give the GST a slight advantage, but it loses it's advantage with traction disadvantages.
     

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  20. cody4g63

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    thank you for letting me know that that isn't okay to post that...i am a new member
     

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  21. Billiam

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    The C word is way over used also I'm over a 100k and no walking! Its a solid engine, its been treating me very well.
     

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  22. ktgurl87

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    anything even remotely close to street racing is not allowed. not only is it illegal, but also highly frowned upon. and now you know :thumb:
     

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  23. SpawnedX

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    Crankwalk can happen at any mileage number, a thrust bearing can fail at any given point on any given car.
     

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  24. Billiam

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    Happend on my dads SUV! It sucked, we loved that thing.
     

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  25. SpawnedX

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    Recently pulled an H22 from a Prelude that had it...here is the kicker...ACT clutch. :O
     

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