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    regal gs mods

    I am looking for a Buick Regal GS and I am also looking into modifying it. Would the best starting modifications be the 3.4" pulley and the supporting mods and exhaust?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarb8
    I am looking for a Buick Regal GS and I am also looking into modifying it. Would the best starting modifications be the 3.4" pulley and the supporting mods and exhaust?

    Id start with a 3.4, autolite 605 plugs gagged at .055, an intake of some sort and a downpipe.

    Id also find someone or purchase a scan tool, that should be the first thing anyone modding a car should purchase

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    What up lou

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    whats up alex?(fierocious)
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    I agree, get a FWI, 3" dp, ubend delete, some autolite 106's, 180* t-stat and some new plug wires. Wires won't do anything for perormance, but chances are you're due for a tune up anyway. That's probably the best starting mod list for the money
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    I would try some Autolite 104s. Do you plan to continue modding? If so, you'd be better off getting a modular pulley system so future pulley swap can be a breeze.

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    104's definantly, and I dont know about the wires, L67 wires are damn good.

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    104's definantly, and I dont know about the wires, L67 wires are damn good.
    not until the 3.4
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    yea i do plan on future mods, i just wanted to get some basic mods to start until i can start saving up more money for the more expensive mods. I still have to find a car, I've been looking around town and i'm going down to west palm in like 2 and 1/2 weeks so i might end up buying it down there. I'm just trying to do some reserch so I know what to expect, thanks for all the input.
    1988 Fiero GT......6 cylinder......for sale......coming as soon as possible, Regal GS, what my Dad classifies to be a more practical car.

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    make sure you get with me or jeremy before buying one.
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    Alright, I'll do that......I'm also going to have my dad thoroughly inspect it and drive it
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    Supporting mods?

    - Autolite 104 Spark Plugs
    - New OEM Spark Plug Wires
    - 99+ Airbox/F-Duct (gutted) with K&N Panel or Cone filter (WizAired CAI if you can afford it)
    - 3" Downpipe (either custom or the Random Tech. DP, get the one with a cat if you need to pass emissions) I've heard good things about these DP's: http://www.jimmycracing.com
    - U-Bend/Resonator delete
    - 180* Thermostat
    - SCANNER!!!!!
    - May need a reprogrammed PCM to keep KR down

    After all this is installed, THEN get your 3.4" pulley. I like to play on the safe side. There's no need for aftermarket wires, and they tend to cause more problems than they solve. The stock units are fine and the ignition system on the L67/L32's are plenty strong. Don't mess with something that isn't broke.

    Make sure your dad checks out the transmission thoroughly. Pull the dipstick and smell the fluid to make sure it's not burnt. Make sure the transmission doesn't slip during acceleration, shifts smooth at less than WOT and firmly with Performance Shift on (97.5-2000 model years). Good luck!

    EDIT: Make sure when you get the car to do all your maintenance as well.
    - Change transmission fluid (DON'T flush the tranny, it causes issues)
    - Change the supercharger oil, only use GM supercharger oil (2 bottles)
    - Fresh oil (I use synthetic without a problem, some people get leaks around the valve covers) and filter
    - Check the cabin air filter, change if necessary (I still have to do this!)
    - Flush the coolant and refill, do this every two years to be on the safe side
    - Change out the PCV valve

    That's all I can think of right now.
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    Oh the car will deffinetly be taken care of, yeah when my dad test drives cars he likes to get on them a good bit to make sure it is in good mechanical condition. I'll make sure we check the transmission fluid, thanks
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    One more question, would you recommend spending the extra money and getting the JimmyC v2 over the JimmC v1?
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    A 180* tstat does nothing unless your pcm is programmed for it.

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