03-23-09, 10:08 PM
I just bought a 92 brougham with 5.0 and high miles. I plan on making a sleeper out of it and want to give it cornering performance as well as straight line upgrades. Like to get some vette wheels and brakes and build the chevy powerplant to 300RWhp. Probably go 5.7 and vortec heads with some decent looking wheels. Any body got a recommendations for wheels, suspension upgrades, or engine upgrades. Thanks Shawn
What I usually tell people regarding wheels is pick your tire first, then pick your wheel. It's no good to have picked out a nice set of 18" wheels only to discover that they don't make any good tires with the right size and load rating for your car. It's difficult with these big cars because there aren't a lot of big, high performance tires around - you almost have to go into the Truck/SUV performance category.
For struts Bilstein makes struts for the B/D-body cars - I just installed some on mine. There's a bunch of other stuff too, like stiffer springs and thicker sway bars.
03-23-09, 11:08 PM
You can look up performance parts on summit but you have to change your car to a 90ish caprice. Most of the parts are interchangable. One problem you may have is finding a set of nice looking rims to fit the look of the car, its always difficult finding a set of rims for these cars, in my opinion.
03-24-09, 03:59 AM
Have you thought about a late model LSx GM motor with trans? Maybe a 5.3 or 6.0 V8 out of a late model GM truck/suburban/tahoe/escalade? Or a LS1/LS2 out of an fbody or GTO?
I know they will be more expensive, but you get factory fuel injection, awesome street manners, and a huge aftermarket. You can get a 5.3 V8 with a trans for under $1000 with low miles, LS1/LS2/Lq4's will run a bit more.
03-24-09, 09:00 AM
Check out my cardomain page. You could use the same suspension modifications on your '92.
Keep us updated on the progress!
03-24-09, 06:43 PM
If you want it to be a sleeper, you should leave the stock steel wheels and wire hubcaps. Or maybe get a nice of classic wires. (http://www.hobbycar.com (http://http://www.hobbycar.com/cadillac.html))
One of my friends on Cardomain (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/834663) did some nice things with his 90 Brougham. It was unfortunately totaled, but he’s building another one.
03-26-09, 05:47 PM
Your project sounds pretty good .I would like to see what you will achieve in the end .
Keep us updated
03-28-09, 11:35 AM
Keep us posted on this project please, very interesting! I think the later model engines are definitely worthwhile options making 285-345 hp.
04-01-09, 12:13 AM
^^^^:worship: Now thats the right way to do a Cadillac!^^^^
04-01-09, 12:48 PM
Go over to thirdgen.org and read some posts about 350 performance. That should get you started.
04-02-09, 10:32 AM
That car is better than sex. Cliche for certain, but true.