: Hey guys, check this out! 1995 FWB 0-100 video!

12-18-06, 10:56 AM
I found this over on streetfire.net, it's a video of a stock (or atleast that's what the owner says) LT1 FWB doing a 0-100 run. It seems awfully quick though, it did 0-100 in 18 seconds, a little quicker than a Northstar deVille if I remember correctly...


12-18-06, 12:28 PM
Yep, have seen those before--and it's not a particularly well maintained Fleetwood either (at least from what his own info says). Exhaust is opened a bit, but not much else.

I don't think it's fair to compare an acceleration video vs. other cars such as a Northstar Deville, but I guess it does give you a basic idea of the acceleration.

12-18-06, 12:37 PM
Does that seem stock? It seems quicker than I remember my Roadmaster to be.

12-18-06, 12:54 PM
That seems pretty quick to me, it sounded good!

12-18-06, 05:06 PM
Heh... Cadillacs, for all their power, are luxury cars. They will have HUGE mufflers. The one on my Buick (even more an "old man's car" than a typica Cad) is the size of a house. Taking that off would definitely give the car some more punch. Generally, any car not already a pure "sports car" benefits from opening the exhaust a bit.

12-18-06, 05:50 PM
What kind of a Buick did you have RO7000?

12-18-06, 11:35 PM
It's a 1998 LeSabre -the muffler is nearly the size of the entire engine in my Toyota MR2. Still a good car, though. I've done a few upgrades, and eventually want to go for a low-restriction exhaust setup. 3800 motors sound great unrestricted.

12-19-06, 09:40 PM
'98 Lesabres are a great car, such a smooth ride and one of my favorite interiors of any '90s car. Do you have the Limited or Custom?

12-19-06, 10:30 PM
Back on topic, here's a short recent thread from the owner of this Fleetwood in question on the Impala SS forum, with mention of all the stripping he's done to the car and his goals:


12-19-06, 10:39 PM
my 94 etc gets to 100 quicker than that and it dosn't have any noticable falloff above 90 like the fwb did, I can't imagine a northstar deville being too much slower.

12-20-06, 12:03 AM
'98 Lesabres are a great car, such a smooth ride and one of my favorite interiors of any '90s car. Do you have the Limited or Custom?

I have the Custom but I took the floating cushion & power passenger seats out of a '95 Limited. They are so comfortable -but the driver's needs a little more stuffing. Gotta have that done. I love floating cushion seats, the Buick and Olds H-bodies that had them may have been the last cars to come with them... I love those seats... I spent an hour with a box wrench in the junkyard, with my hair hanging in the 3" of water that had collected in the car's floor pans, to get those seats. And that water did not smell too good, either, and it turned the ends of my hair lighter... It does ride smooooth like butter -a friend of mine described it as "like not even driving" and my ladyfriend calls it "the sofa on wheels" and I've got like three people who want to buy it when I am through with it. It just turned 94,000 miles today. I've got a JVC KW-XC777 stereo, Alpine CD changer, Alpine XM radio, Alpine rear speakers, K&N air filter, and a few other little tits 'n' bits. I want to evenutally throw a S/C L67 in it, free up the exhaust some, and possibly somehow shoehorn a 5-speed into it.

Here's some pictures.

12-20-06, 05:29 AM
I dropped my 0-60 time from like 8.5 to the high 6s by finding a decent downhill stretch. I don't care for videos like this for that very reason... although I am going to make one (using the same piece of road) of my Mark VIII off the nitrous then on it for some comparison.