My 1994 DGGM "Base" - The "other"..."base"

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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby KFLO 93 GT » Mon May 28, 2012 6:55 pm

1988GTU wrote:Oh and why do you gotta park near that ricer with the cheap brakes and horrible black paint job? :runsies: :ROFL: :Yahoo!: :P :beer:




Come on man, most of the paint is older than most of our newer members. ;) (factory paint, sprayed in May of 92.) :D


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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby 1988GTU » Tue May 29, 2012 3:46 am

That is impressive for that age of paint. Must have been a Wednesday car.


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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby Koots » Tue May 29, 2012 7:46 am

Sweet car(s)!!!!

I really have been enjoying how clean these cars are, I spent so many years not paying attention to them.



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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby Baims_91Base » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:51 pm

Didn't realize it how long it had been since my last update - I had to read back through to know what to update everyone on. Not a whole lot has changed though.

The car now has ~84,000 miles. Unfortunately, it's my daily driver for the most part. I bought a 97 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6 5-speed for winter and drive it occasionally, but still get better gas mileage in the Beretta and would prefer to drive it anyhow. The truck only has 129k...
purchased it for 1100, maybe I'll post details on it in the off-topic section soon and update this section with a link at a later date. (The truck does fulfull the need/feeling to want and drive a 5-speed - I get withdrawal-symptoms over time in driving automatics....boring!)

I have since added the Z04 spoiler to the car. I liked the spoilerless look just the same, but it really adds to the whole combo.

I also bought a set of 16" ICW Kobe wheels from a buddy on the cheap - I like them as a nice alternative to the GTU wheels, or the black GTZ wheels I have,....or the 15" crosslaces I have painted black.
(Note that in some pictures there are centercaps, and in the most recent ones, I do not have them installed. The lengths of the threads from the front axles make them pop out slightly on the front wheels and I'd rather not lose one on a bump unexpectedly. I sort of like the look of them without, but it looks a little 'unfinished' at the same time, which isn't my game....I'm looking to see if there's a "domed" alternative I could use to create some clearance and go back to having centercaps.

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I found a set of teal INDY seats at the local pick-n-pull and got the whole set for $60 - I was pretty satisfied with their condition given the age/rarity, and liked the thought of the teal-piping to somewhat go with the greenish-color of the car. It's not a perfect match, but it accents well enough I think. I've received a few comments at the corporate office I work at and I feel that's impressive on a car that's 20 year old, with seats that are 24 years old. (I realized I can't find more pictures of the seats - I will look and update later) In the meantime, here's a picture of the armrest I picked up from Ron - I traded him my mint 94+ blue armrest for this one. Appreciate it again Ron! :D

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I recently replaced the brake pads and rotors - installed the second set of Brembo brake pads I bought for $15 from TireRack when they had them on close-out and bought some new NAPA "ultra-premium" OEM rotors - painted the calipers alumium in color since the new 16"s make them show more than the GTU wheels did.

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The car might soon get a stereo upgrade with a 12" sub - looking to maybe 'diversify' the system in the '91 and spread the stereo-love to multiple cars by way of eliminating one of the 2 12"s in the car. I'm definitely not in high school anymore, nor do I compete in SPL competitions....I don't need that much "boom-boom" in the '91 these days. ;)

Minor upgrade, and I need to find the replacement for the driver's side - replacing the plastic "b-pillar" cover/trim pieces to the rear of the door handles. They were metal until 94, and then GM decided to cut costs there apparently. They are prone to fading and looking like crap. Much of an improvement - the donor was a 89 GTU, I'm surprised it matched as well as it does on a car with much lesser mileage. This isn't a new swap by any means, I'm late to the party in being able to buy these from GM new when I should/would have had the opportunity. One of those things! LOL

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Appreciate any feedback/comments/etc as always - thanks guys!

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Test-fit picture, in case you wanted to see how it looked with a mix-match of what it was previously rocking:

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GTU wheels before the other 16"s wheels went on - always a great fallback option though in my opinion, just wish all my centercaps were in 'matching' condition :)

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Sorry to whore it up, LOL! - felt like 2 years was worth this many pictures. I'll pull some and post links or make thumbnails if necessary.


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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby Baims_91Base » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:57 pm

Oh yes, and I also finally lowered this car. It is currently riding on Sprint springs with KYB GR2's up front, and Gas-A-Just's in the rear. I have another set of Intrax springs I want to swap over when time/opportunity allows as I feel they are a better spring (progressive rate, and I think they're stiffer than Sprints, or at least the worn out one's I'm using)

The car needed lowered pretty bad once the ground effects went on and it still had FE1 springs/struts.


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Re: My 1994 DGGM "Base" - The "other"..."base"

Postby bonecrrusher » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:34 am

Did this car get turbo'd?


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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby GTZfan » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:38 am

Absolutely clean car, very tastefully modded. Not that this is much of a surprise, considering your 2.2T :)
Really unique colour, and I too find the Indy seats match in a good way.

Baims_91Base wrote: [...]- replacing the plastic "b-pillar" cover/trim pieces to the rear of the door handles. They were metal until 94, and then GM decided to cut costs there apparently. [...]


I am mostly fond of 91-92 Berettas (pretty much no Beretta '93 and up to be found in Europe), so that actually shocked me a little bit! Never heard of that before, but I always admired that these parts were nicely done in alumium on my cars. Good upgrade.


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Re: My 1994 DGGM Base - 57k Miles - DGGMGTU?

Postby Baims_91Base » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:41 pm

bonecrrusher wrote:Did this car get turbo'd?


The '94 DGGM has no plans to be boosted any time soon. The '91 however...well, soon. I need to resurrect the '91 base' thread in this section with some updates.

GTZfan wrote:Absolutely clean car, very tastefully modded. Not that this is much of a surprise, considering your 2.2T :)
Really unique colour, and I too find the Indy seats match in a good way.

Baims_91Base wrote: [...]- replacing the plastic "b-pillar" cover/trim pieces to the rear of the door handles. They were metal until 94, and then GM decided to cut costs there apparently. [...]


I am mostly fond of 91-92 Berettas (pretty much no Beretta '93 and up to be found in Europe), so that actually shocked me a little bit! Never heard of that before, but I always admired that these parts were nicely done in alumium on my cars. Good upgrade.


Thank you sir! :D


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Re: My 1994 DGGM "Base" - The "other"..."base"

Postby weba » Wed May 07, 2014 2:56 pm

After all these years, this car still looks great :o



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Re: My 1994 DGGM "Base" - The "other"..."base"

Postby wicked-irocz » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:58 pm

Nice update to the thread Dutin. I still prefer the GTU wheels, sorry. Glad it got lowered, looks so much better! Clean as always!


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