: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned



ThumperPup
02-15-11, 08:16 PM
so whats the most extreme Thing you have doen to a vehicle you own this would be something aftermarket customization of your vehicle or a vehicle you have owned



Id say i think it was the suicide doors on the 94 Lebaron Convertible back in 96 lol
i dont know why i did it but i wanted it thought it looked cool

first outragouse price thing i ever did and it was on an inpulse

so how about you

drewsdeville
02-15-11, 08:27 PM
Extreme customization? Didn't get too extreme for me. Here's the most I've done on my own stuff:

1992 Ford Escort:

Summit racing stickers EVERYWHERE +20HP
dash mounted Sunpro tach +15HP
empty coffee can tack welded to tailpipe - INSTAFAST
black racing stripes - MOAR HP
Rear springs were broken when I purchased it. Took some out of an available Tracer wagon, which (unintensionally) slightly raised the ride height in the rear for that awesome dragster look.

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 08:34 PM
Extreme customization? Didn't get too extreme for me. Here's the most I've done on my own stuff:

1992 Ford Escort:

Summit racing stickers EVERYWHERE +20HP
dash mounted Sunpro tach +15HP
empty coffee can tack welded to tailpipe - INSTAFAST
black racing stripes - MOAR HP
Rear springs were broken when I purchased it. Took some out of an available Tracer wagon, which (unintensionally) slightly raised the ride height in the rear for that awesome dragster look.



well ok you wana go there
i put a

LVC Lincoln-Vs-Cadillac LVC.Com sticker on one of my lincolns years back that added about 30Hp i think

ben.gators
02-15-11, 08:35 PM
Extreme customizing:
Window tinting, when I was in the Sunshine State.
There is absolutely no customization or modification to my current car, STS. Customization is not my cup of tea!

Jesda
02-15-11, 08:35 PM
Two Saab Club of North America window stickers. They allow me to take off like a Viggen fighter jet.

Stingroo
02-15-11, 08:39 PM
As for me...

Car club decals on the side windows add +10hp each.
A wagon decal on my rear window makes +20
A decal for my college campus, however, subtracts 15.

But none of that matters, because my hood is a chalkboard, and I can draw as much horsepower as I want on it. :)

In the realm of legitimate customization though...

My windows are tinted quite dark (Tint Nazi's go away. There's a lot of sun in Florida, dammit.)
Aftermarket stereo and all new speakers (speakers were bought Saturday. :) )
Smoothie hubcaps are on their way.
I have a center console waiting to go in, all I need is a passenger seat skin that matches my current color and pattern...
I just bought a new steering wheel for it because I hate my current one (No, it's not some ricer GT wheel. I'm not lame like that)
Previous owner had the exhaust done so I can't take credit for that, but I may re-do it in the future.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-15-11, 08:41 PM
I have my "Who Is John Galt" sticker on the back of my Astro, along with a "BG" sticker on each side window.

On the Regal, I've got an "Apple" sticker on the right rear windshield, and on the left side of the rear windshield, I've got an "Atlas Shrugged" sticker.

hueterm
02-15-11, 08:44 PM
They're supposed to do the fuel treatment to the white wagon while it's in getting the headlight thing done. We'll see how it goes.

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 08:45 PM
on my old Jimmy i had a Magnet made it said I don't have an attude problem your just ass hole
but someone took that off
but when i did have that it added about 2 more police pull overs each week lol

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-15-11, 08:45 PM
So I shouldn't bring some awesome BG 44K to the meet?

Jesda
02-15-11, 08:56 PM
Chad: What's the BG product you said was good for quieting top-end ticking and clatter?

gary88
02-15-11, 09:09 PM
Current car holds the title with a relatively short list of cosmetic stuff:

-M3 aluminum dead pedal
-BMW Performance Alcantara shift knob + boot
-Black chrome M3 edition kidneys
-Painted black lower mesh grilles
-CCA sticker

Looking to buy a new exhaust system around next month, after that I have a lot more planned (front aero lip, M3 decklid spoiler, M sport wheel, oil cooler, upgraded radiator, upgraded intercooler, catless downpipes, oil catch can, LSD... :bonkers:).

drewsdeville
02-15-11, 09:13 PM
Damn...wouldn't you be better off just buying a M3 at that point?

Jesda
02-15-11, 09:26 PM
I would argue that for the current generation, the 335 is a better all-around car than the M3.

jayoldschool
02-15-11, 09:31 PM
Id say i think it was the suicide doors on the Lebaron Convertible back in 96 lol

Pics, or it didn't happen.

gary88
02-15-11, 09:45 PM
Damn...wouldn't you be better off just buying a M3 at that point?

I plan on keeping this car for at least three more years, so for now I'll modify it as I see fit. After that, an M3 may be in the cards.


I would argue that for the current generation, the 335 is a better all-around car than the M3.

The people I know who went from 335i to M3 don't really have any regrets, it's a whole different kind of beast. The low end torque of the N54 is really hard to beat, but where it loses steam in the upper rev band is where the M3 picks up (plus that 8400rpm redline = :drool:)

Stingroo
02-15-11, 09:45 PM
I agree with Jay. :lol:

Submariner409
02-15-11, 09:54 PM
Go back in time and look up chopped, channeled, frenched and leaded........as regards late 40's and early 50's Fords and Mercuries. ...........and, if you were lucky, pin striping by Von Dutch himself. A one-off T-shirt by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Been there, done that.

No tint shop or neon lights from some aftermarket toy store comes even remotely close.

Or maybe you took a hint from George Barris....................anybody remember Kargoyle ????

Jesda
02-15-11, 09:55 PM
Depending on where I'd be driving, I would likely prefer the 335's suspension over M3, and I prefer N54 to S65 (S56? cant remember) for reasons of purity.

EcSTSatic
02-15-11, 10:14 PM
Do engine swaps count? I dropped a 389 tri-power engine from a wrecked GTO in my '66 Pontiac 6 cyl LeMans back in '75. Ran a Muncie 4spd with a Mr Gasket V-gate shifter.

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 10:23 PM
Pics, or it didn't happen.

nope dont have pics and not going to get into this


and dont start

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 10:25 PM
Go back in time and look up chopped, channeled, frenched and leaded........as regards late 40's and early 50's Fords and Mercuries. ...........and, if you were lucky, pin striping by Von Dutch himself. A one-off T-shirt by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Been there, done that.

No tint shop or neon lights from some aftermarket toy store comes even remotely close.

Or maybe you took a hint from George Barris....................anybody remember Kargoyle ????

now i would be proud to be taken to my final resting spot in that if and when the day ever comes lol

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 10:33 PM
Pics, or it didn't happen.

also just so you know it wasnt qa 96 lebaron because they didnt make them past 95 it was a 94 lebaron that i got in 96

Stingroo
02-15-11, 10:41 PM
Kargoyle is so badass that it sits alone on its very own custom fabricated pedestal of badassery.

drewsdeville
02-15-11, 10:45 PM
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/22/brilliant.jpg

Stingroo
02-15-11, 11:02 PM
I do what I can.

DouglasJRizzo
02-15-11, 11:28 PM
None of my rides have been customized on the exterior. I've never really seen exterior mods that pleased me. Mechanical stuff is different. The '76 Thunderbird with the factory 460 4bbl and factory duals (still has the ford part #'s on the pipes) has a crane cam, edlebrock manifold, msd ignition, and barry grant carburetor.
The 71 Thunderbird with factory 429 power has a holley street performer carb instead of the autolite monster as does the 390 powered 67 Thunderbird.

The 75 hearse has a holley street performance carb replacing the Q-jet and ditto for the 76 hearse. Both are getting MSD ignitions soon.

cadillac kevin
02-15-11, 11:38 PM
most custom stuff done to a car I had? does the bose stereo on my 86 caddy count? and no, I dont need to go to a mental institution...yet.
I cant believe i thought of putting a set of 70's poncho rally II rims on it (and a set of Progressive 3 tooth sawblades). then again, those rims do look cool on anything...

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 11:40 PM
now i knwo this summer something that im gona do that is going to ad atleast 30+ Hp is gona be the Lambo Door kit motorized on the front Door Poppers all the way around
i know i know
yall want to see picks no worried ill post them when i get it doen
actualy i already got it priced out this one shop near me was going to use the Vertical Door kits From vertical doors and motorized kit was gona be 1290 installed after taxes and labor

i can problaby find someone on CL that knows how to weld and can do it for less but the kit alone isnt cheap

billc83
02-15-11, 11:54 PM
You're putting Lambo doors on a Seville?

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 12:01 AM
You're putting Lambo doors on a Seville?

yup thats right
i have been told im a nut case for doing it i have had some tell me that its dumb
have had some say i guess that could be cool
have had some say whats the point
and lots of others say lots of other things
but when it comes down to it personaly it comes down to what you want and do you want it or not

this spring and and summer 3 things on my list is to have the hood sand blasted and repainted have the car goen over and shined up a bit in areas that might need to be

thinking of a new set of 20s maybe the Velocity 815s i like sold my Helo's

and the lambo doors

those would be top 3 things i plan on doing over the spring or summer

now id really like to take 5k and have it repainted crimson pearl but not gona do that
only time id spend the money for a color change is if i was going to turn this into a show car or it was just going to be my second car as a toy
wich maybe in a few years that might happen

thinking of getting an 05 or newer sts 4 or v perhaps
but not sure if thats gona happen or not time will tell

billc83
02-16-11, 12:05 AM
An Eldorado - I can see having Lambos cause it's a coupe and only has two doors. (Edit - Actually, an Eldo would probably look pretty bad-ass with Lambos...)

Sedans with Lambo doors look weird to me. I saw a Jaguar S-Type a while back for sale with Lambos and a very flashy (read: tacky) paint job. Wrong on so many levels.

But, to each his own. It's your ride.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-16-11, 12:14 AM
Chad: What's the BG product you said was good for quieting top-end ticking and clatter?

Quick Clean For Engines, part # 105.
http://www.bgprod.com/products/engineoil.html
Second from top.

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 12:21 AM
An Eldorado - I can see having Lambos cause it's a coupe and only has two doors. (Edit - Actually, an Eldo would probably look pretty bad-ass with Lambos...)

Sedans with Lambo doors look weird to me. I saw a Jaguar S-Type a while back for sale with Lambos and a very flashy (read: tacky) paint job. Wrong on so many levels.

But, to each his own. It's your ride.


i got this idea at first cause i really liked the way it looked on another seville i saw in the summer
it was a dark blue paint job
had front and rear lambo doors
also had a flip flop hood
it was an older model it was a not the 98-02 i know that it was like 93-97

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-16-11, 12:23 AM
What's a "flip flop hood"?

Stingroo
02-16-11, 12:43 AM
I'm guessing a front-hinged hood like a Corvette?

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 12:47 AM
I'm guessing a front-hinged hood like a Corvette?

there are sevral versions of the flip flop hood so many have difrant thinkings of them but the ones i like
are in this link

the first 3 wich are the same cars
and then i also like the 5th picture going across the top row that looks cool also


http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=flip+flop+hood&cp=13&qe=ZmxpcCBmbG9wIGhvbw&qesig=Ho6oHDrVshSumjiH8xVoiw&pkc=AFgZ2tk5lbCfQZUZq1cM3O2PVsveZoulVd4OtBDOUH0oFv vHiMJPaS1uo3qtYQrV83IzEH_Egmkshw4rm-Qu2WKu3l6DE1v7hg&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=Z2RbTbSKMcK88gbRh7TQDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CC0QsAQwAQ&biw=1596&bih=668

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 12:53 AM
this is what im going for i just found this on Car Domain

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2636222/1999-cadillac-seville

drewsdeville
02-16-11, 01:21 AM
Oh man, subz n dubz, stylin in da 'lac.

96Fleetwood
02-16-11, 07:49 AM
My 1996 Fleetwood Brougham:

1) Suspension:
a) Impala SS lowering springs on all four corners

b) Bilstein sport shocks in the front

c) Bilstein HD shocks in the rear with deleted air ride

d) Hotchkis front and rear sway bars

e) UMI control arms

f) Moog heavy duty front suspension rebuild kit

g) ZQ8 performance bump stops & Polyurethane bushings for sway bars



2) Drivetrain:
a) 3.73 gears & Eaton Posi

b) FLT Stage II 4L60e transmission w/2200 stall converter

c) Trans Go shift kit
d) Custom BV tuning for gears & transmission


3) Engine:
a) HD Waterpump & MSD Optispark

b) MSD plug wires & AC Delco Platinum Plugs

c) Throttle Body Bypass & 160 degree Thermostat

d) RAISS ram air intake w/ SS studio MAF boot

e) Heavy duty aluminum Radiator

f) Powdercoated Valve Covers w/Felpro gaskets


4) Exhaust:
a) Clear Image Automotive Stainless Steel Tubular Headers

b) New header gaskets & ARP bolts

c) Clear Image Automotive stainless steel Export Pipes

d) Borla Cat Back stainless steel exhaust

e) Deleted Air pump, EGR, & rear O2 sensors



5) Brakes/Wheels/Tires:
a) Cross drilled rotors & ceramic pads in front

b) Heavy Duty Drums & Shoes

c) Powdercoated rear Drums

d) New Moog wheel seals & wheel bearings

e) (5) 18X8.5 custom drilled OZ Nova wheels w/ custom Cadillac center



6) Miscellaneous:
a) Custom BV PCM dyno tested programming

b) LT4 Corvette Starter

c) Tinted taillights & markers

d) Side moldings painted black to match car

e) Tinted windows



http://members.cox.net/cadillaclover/caddy1.JPG


http://members.cox.net/cadillaclover/caddy4.JPG


http://members.cox.net/cadillaclover/IMG_0284.jpg


http://members.cox.net/cadillaclover/IMG_0287.jpg


http://members.cox.net/cadillaclover/IMG_0680.JPG

Stingroo
02-16-11, 08:03 AM
Every time I see that car I have a serious case of WANT. :( Makes me sad.

I also saw a Trans Am CE convertible yesterday at a stop light and it was really weird - the driver looked a lot like you. I was slightly creeped out. :lol:

billc83
02-16-11, 10:28 AM
I would have bought that car in a heartbeat, '96.

Despite what us Americans are bred with, front-hinged hoods are (or at least were) actually pretty commonplace on European cars. When my buddy was helping me work on the Bricklin, the hood opening backwards totally blew his mind! Said it's the only car he's seen do that except Corvettes - I told him it's a mostly European thing...

As an aside, I suppose the reasoning behind a front-hinged hood is so that the wind won't blow it into your windshield while driving should the latch fail.

trickedcadillac91
02-16-11, 10:59 AM
First vehicle I went all out on was an 89 chevy astro van in which I did the following:
-Silver paint with red ghost flames
-16 inch wheels with reverse baby moon hubs
-4 captains chairs wrapped in maroon crushed velvet interior
-8 12 inch audiobahn subs with 6000 watts of amp
this was my first attempt to go all out on a vehicle and for the most part was clean and got me alot of attention back in 2001. all the work on this one was done mostly by payed help aside from the system.

the most expensive one I did though was my 92 honda accord coupe back in 2007:
-H22A engine swap
-OBX header
-OBX chi flow cat
-Skunk2 cat back exhaust
-11 Ib lightened flywheel
-stage 2 excedey clutch
-chipped P28 ECU street tuned
-LC-1 wideband gauge kit for tuning
-15 inch american racing wheels
-gabriel shocks
-tien s tech racing springs
-forbidden short throw shifter
-ITR shift knob
-blackhoused headlights
-amber corners

all work on this one was done by myself with the help of one good friend and tuning was done by a friend who came all the way from Washington state to Tennessee to help with it.

as for the cadillac I have now I cant go all out on it since its a shared vehicle between my wife and myself but should she get a newer car and I get the caillac to myself I may do more than the few minor things I have planned.

jayoldschool
02-16-11, 05:20 PM
and dont start

Really?

The only thing that needs not start around here is another of your threads. Go outside. Get some sun. Talk to people. If you're not allowed outside, drop by the FWD section and answer some questions. Be a contributor to the forum, not an attention whore.

If you don't like my opinion, feel free...

http://images1.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/4847594/Come-at-me-bro.jpg?imageSize=Large&generatorName=anteater

OffThaHorseCEO
02-16-11, 06:00 PM
not hating, do whatever you want. but i agree with this picture

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachments/svt-cobra-talk/59656d1232668407-lambo-doors-1997-mustang-cobra-lambo-doors-so-played-out.jpg

Stingroo
02-16-11, 06:10 PM
:lol: So un-like you Jay. Win.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-16-11, 08:32 PM
Yeah, thanks Jay.

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 10:40 PM
when i was in Florida last was at the Naples Golf Resort saw a Ferrari pull up i think it was a Ferrari 599 had lambo door kit on it i was like ok now thats just mind blowing


we sure that lambo in the picture is real and not a kit car come on i got look at pics but iv seen 4 lambos in the last year all up close and they all had the lambo doors

gary88
02-16-11, 10:45 PM
Gallardos never had scissor doors.

And if I saw a guy do that to a 599 I would slap him.

ThumperPup
02-16-11, 11:03 PM
Gallardos never had scissor doors.

And if I saw a guy do that to a 599 I would slap him.

well you might be able to find him at the ritz in Napples lol not the beach resort but golf resort had FL plates on the car and he had Golf Clubs so not sure he was a guest think he just played golf there so you might be able to go there and slap him lol

Jesda
02-16-11, 11:11 PM
lol, anteaters are awesome

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-16-11, 11:17 PM
Respect the dustbuster.
http://xtbuy.com/image/album/Oldsmobile+Silhouette/1990-96-Oldsmobile-Silhouette-91128291990804.jpg

STSS
02-17-11, 11:40 AM
:stirpot:Now THAT would look killer with Lambo doors!:stirpot:

Submariner409
02-17-11, 05:48 PM
Lamborghini swing-up doors absolutely suck on anything but a Lamborghini.

Try this from 55 years ago.

drewsdeville
02-17-11, 06:24 PM
I don't care how much the car or it's doors sucked. I always wanted to take a cruise in a Delorean.

http://www.ltd-cars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/DeLorean.jpg

Stingroo
02-17-11, 06:26 PM
The DeLorean would be a million times cooler with eight cylinders.

I'd drive one regardless, however.

ThumperPup
02-17-11, 06:38 PM
I don't care how much the car or it's doors sucked. I always wanted to take a cruise in a Delorean.

http://www.ltd-cars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/DeLorean.jpg

oooooooooo i know 1 person who has one and hates it lol
cant start it in the winter time it never wants to start

ThumperPup
02-17-11, 06:39 PM
im not sure i want to have them chopping away at my roof to put gulwing doors in lol

orconn
02-17-11, 07:22 PM
The DeLorean would be a million times cooler with eight cylinders.

I'd drive one regardless, however.

Six cylinders or eight, the DeLorean would be al lot cooler if it would just run, period! I've never known an owner who didn't wish he wast an ex-owner!!

billc83
02-17-11, 10:16 PM
Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!

ThumperPup
02-17-11, 10:20 PM
Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!

and don't forget designed by a drug dealer or importer

orconn
02-17-11, 11:49 PM
Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!

Well, you've got to hand it to DeLorean, he got the "styled by Italians" right!

Aron9000
02-17-11, 11:49 PM
Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!

I thought the DeLorean used a shitty volvo V6 that they put in some of their wagons. And it was always funny when the DeLorean wouldn't start in Back to the Future. Should've made the time machine out of Marty's 4wd Toyota, lol.

ThumperPup
02-17-11, 11:50 PM
Well, you've got to hand it to DeLorean, he got the "styled by Italians" right!

and the drugs by the columbians ?

billc83
02-18-11, 09:26 AM
I thought the DeLorean used a shitty volvo V6 that they put in some of their wagons. And it was always funny when the DeLorean wouldn't start in Back to the Future. Should've made the time machine out of Marty's 4wd Toyota, lol.

The DeLorean engine was the V6 PRV, which stands for Peugeot, Renault, Volvo. So 2/3 French - really I just say that because of the American perception towards French automobiles.

ThumperPup
02-18-11, 09:40 AM
you couldnt get me to take a Delorean for Free Even if i needed it just as a paper wait lol

ben.gators
02-19-11, 02:32 AM
Delorean reminds me "Back to the future"... Well, to be honest I liked the car in those movies...

johnny kannapo
02-19-11, 02:59 AM
I lightened this Taurus 875 lbs.

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/th_ygp5DB9.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/?action=view&current=ygp5DB9.jpg)

pimpin88
02-21-11, 07:45 PM
1992 Buick Roadmaster Sedan

Small mods...

Impala SS wheels
dual snorkel intake
K&N panel filter
throttle body spacer
Hurst T-handle shifter with button for line lock

Big mods...

Impala SS springs
LT1 exhaust manifolds
true dual exhaust
Hurst line lock

Bigger mods...
Tremec T56 six speed manual
Spec Stage 3 clutch and pressure plate
Spec lightweight flywheel
CIA tubular trans crossmember
Pro 5.0 short throw shifter
GM 3.73 rear gears
new GM Auburn posi unit

I'm sure that's not the end.....:bonkers:

JMBIII
02-26-11, 06:24 PM
Back in the day . . . . . '78 or '79, I did a Kelmark conversion on a '65 Corvair.
350 horse, 327 Corvette, 750 dual feed Holley. Took me about six months. My wife used to take it out looking for Mustangs and Camaros to humiliate. The thing was wicked fast, but would go through a tank of gas (13 gal) in no time.
Somewhere I have a couple of pics.

Sevillian273
02-26-11, 06:45 PM
I lightened this Taurus 875 lbs.

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/th_ygp5DB9.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/?action=view&current=ygp5DB9.jpg)

Why?

Aron9000
02-26-11, 08:00 PM
Back in the day . . . . . '78 or '79, I did a Kelmark conversion on a '65 Corvair.
350 horse, 327 Corvette, 750 dual feed Holley. Took me about six months. My wife used to take it out looking for Mustangs and Camaros to humiliate. The thing was wicked fast, but would go through a tank of gas (13 gal) in no time.
Somewhere I have a couple of pics.

So was the engine still in the back? I can't imagine having that heavy ass v8 behind the rear axle, that must've been some wicked snap oversteer.

dkozloski
02-26-11, 09:16 PM
I put a 396 big block Chevy engine with an L88 gear drive cam and aluminum heads in the back seat of a 1966 Corvair Corsa. It went like stink and it would corner so hard you could feel your guts slosh. The key to the whole project was that the internals in the Corvair 4spd transmission were the same as the Saginaw cast iron cased four speed being used in contemporary Chevelles. A Chevy bell housing and Chevelle transmission input shaft and throwout bearing carrier would fit in the opposite end of the Corvair transaxle. When all was said and done the transaxle remained in its original position but the engine hooked up to the opposite end from the Corvair engine. I used a radiator from a Dodge weapons carrier in the trunk which was in the front and plumbed it in with tubing run through the tunnel that normally carried the gear shift rod and the clutch cable. The weak point was the differential spider gears but I overcame that with a differential carrier out of a Chevy Corvan which had four spider gears instead of two. I have no idea what the top speed was by the speedometer because it would pin easily but the engine would rev all the way to 7500RPM in top gear. It was a ride you'd never forget.

V-Eight
02-26-11, 09:31 PM
Sounds pretty incredible!

Destroyer
02-26-11, 11:31 PM
yup thats right
i have been told im a nut case Yeah, I can see that. :)

Destroyer
02-26-11, 11:37 PM
My 1996 Fleetwood Brougham:

1) Suspension:
a) Impala SS lowering springs on all four corners

b) Bilstein sport shocks in the front

c) Bilstein HD shocks in the rear with deleted air ride

d) Hotchkis front and rear sway bars

e) UMI control arms

f) Moog heavy duty front suspension rebuild kit

g) ZQ8 performance bump stops & Polyurethane bushings for sway bars



2) Drivetrain:
a) 3.73 gears & Eaton Posi

b) FLT Stage II 4L60e transmission w/2200 stall converter

c) Trans Go shift kit
d) Custom BV tuning for gears & transmission


3) Engine:
a) HD Waterpump & MSD Optispark

b) MSD plug wires & AC Delco Platinum Plugs

c) Throttle Body Bypass & 160 degree Thermostat

d) RAISS ram air intake w/ SS studio MAF boot

e) Heavy duty aluminum Radiator

f) Powdercoated Valve Covers w/Felpro gaskets


4) Exhaust:
a) Clear Image Automotive Stainless Steel Tubular Headers

b) New header gaskets & ARP bolts

c) Clear Image Automotive stainless steel Export Pipes

d) Borla Cat Back stainless steel exhaust

e) Deleted Air pump, EGR, & rear O2 sensors



5) Brakes/Wheels/Tires:
a) Cross drilled rotors & ceramic pads in front

b) Heavy Duty Drums & Shoes

c) Powdercoated rear Drums

d) New Moog wheel seals & wheel bearings

e) (5) 18X8.5 custom drilled OZ Nova wheels w/ custom Cadillac center



6) Miscellaneous:
a) Custom BV PCM dyno tested programming

b) LT4 Corvette Starter

c) Tinted taillights & markers

d) Side moldings painted black to match car

e) Tinted windows



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Elias, that is still the coolest '96 I have seen. I'm betting you regret selling. The car was "right", from the color to the wheels, etc. :cool2:

JMBIII
02-27-11, 08:16 PM
So was the engine still in the back? I can't imagine having that heavy ass v8 behind the rear axle, that must've been some wicked snap oversteer.
Engine was in rear seat area. Used three speed Corvair trans turned upside down. Radiator in the trunk with 3 electric fans.