Katshot said:We're a small but proud group!
Thanks... Nice 96... Looks familiar! I dont have the T56 though... I am getting some great ideas on the Impala wheels on my 96 from you guys. I debated to do that a while back but did not like the looks and thought the brougham lookd rather dull without the no handeling white walls. You have to let me in on these custom centercaps as that makes the difference.toomanytoyz said:Now that's a sweet ride, man!!!
I'm quite envious of your collection!
Thanks.Ultra Slow said:Thanks... Nice 96... Looks familiar! I dont have the T56 though... I am getting some great ideas on the Impala wheels on my 96 from you guys. I debated to do that a while back but did not like the looks and thought the brougham lookd rather dull without the no handeling white walls. You have to let me in on these custom centercaps as that makes the difference.
Oh, and the caps are off an '02 DeVille. You can check my site for other stuff I've done too. I actually did export taillights and I have a set of the export headlights on order...
It's fun to be different.
You're right. The Hypertech stuff does not work on a Cadillac. The only reason is because Hypertech won't add Cadillac VINs to their software. As Bill said, I use LT1-Edit. I didn't think it was expensive when I got it (a couple years ago), but maybe Bill's right. I DO like how powerful the application is. It allows you to do things that no other application I'm aware of does, and that translates into better "customizability". I have 3.73 gears in my car and feel they are the best mix of top-end and 0-60 performance. Bill mentioned that he intended to install 4.56 gears in his Fleetwood! :shocked2: I'm guessing he intends to turn the car into a track-only vehicle at that point. Be that as it may, there are a lot of possibilities with these cars. You have an awsome collection of cars and I'm sure you should be able to transform your "whale body" Fleetwood into a hot rod. If there's anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.Ultra Slow said:All right! I see there is my kind of people here! Nice Brougham BTW. Like the corvette intake covers. Had a couple questions that you may know as I have not been able to figure it out yet and I am an old school and northstar guy more than the 96. I have a 96, car has the tow pak, 3:23 and a posi. I have been debating to put 3:73's in it that I have laying around. If it was a caprice/roadmaster/impala, I know the hypertech PPIII would do the job of elimitation that top speed limiter and recalibrating the spedo readings. The PPIII does not work on this car as I have figured out a while back. I have not messed with this 96 much, but do you know how to get rid of the top speed limiter and recal the spedo for 3:73's.
Do you know how much time would it take to do. What parts are involved. Sorry i have no clue on where to start. But i am very mechanically inclined. I love tackleing new projects and this is right up my ally if i can get the right knowledge. and money (which im afraid of)Katshot said:No one can tell you if it's worth the trouble. It's up to you. I know a guy that made a '84 Eldo into a monster truck by dropping the Eldo body onto a Chevy Blazer chassis (of course his dad ownes a body shop). It is very cool looking.
Well, I haven't done the math for the 4.56's yet, but 4.10's with the T56 in 6th gear, the highway rpms are identical to the 4L60E with the 3.08's (2.93's). So that means the 4.56's shouldn't be much worse than the stockers on the highway with my tranny. But with a stock 4spd, however, it'd be a nightmare! :shocked: Right now with my 3.73's at 80mph, I'm turning just over 1800 rpms. I need more gear. The drivetrain offers groans of rebellion whenever the car is under 2000 rpms and under load. It HATES the 3.73's. And it won't get off the line for crap.Katshot said:Bill mentioned that he intended to install 4.56 gears in his Fleetwood! :shocked2: I'm guessing he intends to turn the car into a track-only vehicle at that point
Well, IIRC, the Camaros got a 3.42 with a 4l60 and a 3.23 with a T56, but I may have that backwards.Katshot said:That is strange. Just for fun, have you ever looked to see what the final drive ratio is for the 6-speed Corvette and F-body cars? I get what you mean about the 4.56's being "Okay" in 6th since you have tall 6th gear but I would think your 1st gear is gonna be like a granny gear on a truck.