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Old 09-03-2007, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Taz34SS
Once you start talking about going Turbo or Supercharger, you will need to upgrade the Tranny. Its just like the guys with the L67 motors. Once you get about ~275WHP, you need to start saving up for a new tranny or upgrade. You have no idea how many guys Ive seen try to throw on a smaller pulley or a S/C/Turbo kit on their car and BOOM.. Another tranny bites the dust.
Very true, I almost upgraded my tranny before all my bolt-ons, but I noticed that any serious beefy 4T65 is almost $5k-$10k....
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:24 PM
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Yea there's no way this stock tranny would handle any type of forced induction.
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1. Supercharger or Tubro with Intercooler Kit
2. 6-Speed Manual Transmission
3. Rear Wheel-Drive Kit (mounts, trans, tunnel, rearend)
4. Active CAI with Ram Hood
5. Active Rear Spoiler that auto adjusts with speed
6. HUD kit
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E-85 flex fuel tune!
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A rear wheel drive would be retarded sometimes you should think before you talk!
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Rear wheel drive would be incredible in these cars. And to the guy wanting E85. E85 is a joke and a waste.
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Originally Posted by ryan_prettyman View Post
A rear wheel drive would be retarded sometimes you should think before you talk!
Wow, this coming from a noob. I think it might be
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A rear wheel drive would be retarded sometimes you should think before you talk!
I'm curious why you think this? In my opinion, RWD is the ONLY way to go when driving a car, especially this size, hard. If there was one thing I would change on my impala from the factory, its that. I am interested in why you think the opposite though.
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Me two rear wheel drive would be awesome
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Originally Posted by 20SS07 View Post
Rear wheel drive would be incredible in these cars. And to the guy wanting E85. E85 is a joke and a waste.
E85 is used in the American LeMans Series. I say it's a great concept, reducing our dependence on foreign oil. In Michigan it is now typically costing 20 - 30 cents / gal less than gasoline.

The drawbacks to your E85 concept is you just can't tune for it, it requires major engine modifications.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:54 AM
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One thing you need to be careful about E85 is that it contains only about 80-85% the energy than regular gasoline. Therefore, you won't get as good of mileage. Oh, and by the way, it is not 80% the price. So, strickly from a energy perspective, it isn't a good buy.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SS_Black_Attack View Post
1. Supercharger or Tubro with Intercooler Kit
2. 6-Speed Manual Transmission
3. Rear Wheel-Drive Kit (mounts, trans, tunnel, rearend)
4. Active CAI with Ram Hood
5. Active Rear Spoiler that auto adjusts with speed
6. HUD kit

Rear wheel drive? Why didnt you buy a GTO, the price difference between it and the Monte is less than the cost of a painted ram air hood, six speed, and the parts to convert the car to RWD if someone were to come up with them.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:16 PM
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AWD would be my preference for best of both worlds! I'd also like to know how to do that one on a W body.

I don't think we'll be doing anything soon to her DD, but it would be nice to see a list of each mod and the expected gains in terms of both HP and ET that are possible from each mod.
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Yes! A crossover pipe would be the first exhaust mod that I would make. I really don't see any point in doing a cat back if I can't get rid of the restrictions up front. Do please keep us posted!
I hope that the pipes are ceramic coated.
Is a crossover pipe the first step on the way to installing a true dual exhaust system in my new LaCrosse Super? My brother-in-law, who knows a hell of a lot about cars, says it can't be done with a transverse engine, because of the way the exhaust headers are installed. Is that true, or is he just blowing smoke?

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jpstax View Post
Is a crossover pipe the first step on the way to installing a true dual exhaust system in my new LaCrosse Super? My brother-in-law, who knows a hell of a lot about cars, says it can't be done with a transverse engine, because of the way the exhaust headers are installed. Is that true, or is he just blowing smoke?
Well I wont say your brother-in-law is wrong. You can do anything with enough modification... You can make a f-body AWD with enough fabrication and money. But to make a LS4 car True Duals it would not be easy nor would it be worth while to do.
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doesn't it have something to do with it being hard to get the pipe lengths equal in a true dual setup when the engine is transverse mounted?
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I Built an intake for my gxp that works sweet i bought a left headlight on ebay for ten bucks and milled out the bright and fiberglassed an intake cone its like removing a headlight but you can drive it around on the street
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AWD FTMFW!!!!!!! i dont see why someone cant make a kit to adapt a cadilac awd system like they do for the gto in australia i mean everyone says that fwd is easy to convert and theres a plethera of parts available from gm and the aussies have already dont it before with a similar platform. Plus they did rwd on the bonnies
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im sure a lil rear tire conversion would be in the future...probably run the 255's on the back and like 270's in the front....just to keep the same ratio....new HERE by the way so be easy....lol...just throwing it out there....i know the frts will fit on the back...some tire guy didnt know what he was doing and switched them thinking it was a RWD...lmao...such an idiot...but for the knowledge and what its worth, with that set up, it will work...the rear wheels on the back look pretty good....very meaty...but make sure you upgrade the fronts to larger due to the wheel well, it looks like a friggn funny car with the lil tires up front...the front wheel well just hangs and towers over the 225's....its funny as hell....
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I'd like to see a stonger, cheaper tranny upgrade, maybe a 5 or 6 spd auto?

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