Best sub $100 job you did to your GBody

tkruger

Master Mechanic
May 6, 2015
256
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NY
Not all of us have money for a big project, or may not have the time. Or just may be looking for a cheep little project to do over the weekend. What are some of the sub $100 items that have benefited your GBody lately? Does not have to be maintenance or repair related.

To start us off with a few things I have done recently:
- Changed plugs and wires - Improved / restored performance
- Detailed interior
- Changed rear view mirror, improved visibility, the old on was hazy, something in the glass
- New chrome exhausts tip, looks nice
 
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Streetbu

Know it all, that doesn't
Supporting Member
May 22, 2011
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Tall upper balljoints. Changes how it drives/feels.
 
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81cutlass

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 16, 2009
3,524
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Western MN
For cars that don't have a factory rear F41 sway bar-

Added a rear sway bar!


Swapping the front springs to a shorter, higher spring rate like a 5660 is really helpful.
 
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scoti

G-Body Guru
Supporting Member
Sep 5, 2019
806
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Texas
An alignment that's dialed in for sport driving vs. generic set-points/standards.
Replacing worn sway bar bushings.
Replacing worn shocks.
Thorough cleaning.
 
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Local Hero

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Nov 24, 2016
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Northcoast, Cleveland, Ohio
Swapped out the 3:73 rear axle the P.O. had installed in favor of a Craigslist purchase of a drum to drum assembly with 2:41 so I can drive over 40 mph anywhere. The guy selling the 2:41 was going the OTHER direction. Trans is only a 3 speed TH-400.
 
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39F

Master Mechanic
Sep 9, 2019
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Pittsburgh PA
Oil change 20-50 WIX oil filter

A gallon of stripper traction compound for Saturday night action
Bout it for cheap stuff lol
 
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08Malibu

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Feb 9, 2014
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North Jersey
Swapped out the 3:73 rear axle the P.O. had installed in favor of a Craigslist purchase of a drum to drum assembly with 2:41 so I can drive over 40 mph anywhere. The guy selling the 2:41 was going the OTHER direction. Trans is only a 3 speed TH-400.
I went from the 2.41 to 3.08. I feel like with the 3 speed that’s a sweet spot.
 
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08Malibu

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Feb 9, 2014
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I did a bunch of mods that could be low buck, since I pulled the parts off of a car that I bought for $425. I got a floor shifter, front and rear f41 sway bars, 3.08 posi, and bucket seats. All were great mods and under $100 if broken down. These days there’s really no such thing as a $100 mod. There’s always hidden costs.
 
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Jakefromstatefarm

Master Mechanic
Feb 26, 2014
403
93
Unfortunately $100 don't get you near as far as $100 when these cars rolled out.
 
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