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@  Bad Attitude : (18 April 2014 - 10:28 PM) Where do we get new trailing arm brackets from?
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@  99RegalClone : (17 April 2014 - 07:38 PM) cool @nateto, be sure to take lots of pics, and even a write up for guys like you and i that plan to do this swap in our 3100. i hope you get your PCM sorted out
@  Nateteo : (16 April 2014 - 02:06 AM) Why does anyone know if a PCM relearn will trip the battery light if the PCM is not re-flashed and crank shaft position not relearned I am asking this because I am gonna get the chev dealer that's part of the auto group that I work for to flash my new PCM and give me a idea what could have ruined my last PCM. 99regalclone I am pretty sure I am gonna do a l67 4t65e hd subframe swap after summer.
@  steveyjr1982 : (14 April 2014 - 08:08 PM) Therefore no programming is needed
@  steveyjr1982 : (14 April 2014 - 08:07 PM) If you're replacing the ignition switch then there is no need to mess with the cylinder as it is separate from the switch itself.
@  99RegalClone : (14 April 2014 - 05:19 AM) ok @roadmaster ill check out the link and see what i will end up doing
@  RoadMonster : (13 April 2014 - 08:32 PM) clubgp can be very useful if you know how to use the search.
@  RoadMonster : (13 April 2014 - 08:31 PM) http://www.clubgp.co.../tm.asp?m=20670
@  RoadMonster : (13 April 2014 - 07:48 PM) take it apart, clean the copper contacts and put it back together
@  RoadMonster : (13 April 2014 - 07:47 PM) you can rebuild the switch if you want to.
@  99RegalClone : (13 April 2014 - 05:29 AM) do i buy a new ign switch or chance getting one from the JY. i saw that the switch connects to the bottom of the column and shouldnt be too hard
@  99RegalClone : (13 April 2014 - 05:29 AM) i know with the ign cylinder it will need to be programed because of the chip
@  steveyjr1982 : (13 April 2014 - 05:26 AM) You can do the switch yourself, you just have to be careful of the airbag.
@  99RegalClone : (13 April 2014 - 05:22 AM) im having a no start issue with my 99 century, but when you turn the key nothing happens, ive read this is related to the ignition switch or key cylinder. If its the switch, can i do it myself and not pay dealership price for that?
@  99RegalClone : (13 April 2014 - 05:21 AM) odd @nateto, the one i have for mine, the DIC lit up, couldnt cycle through the features but mine came on
@  steveyjr1982 : (13 April 2014 - 03:43 AM) writeups

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#1 Iroc313

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

In the near future I'd like to do some lowering springs and eventually some nice shocks on the Regal.

Any tips or things I should look out for? Would lowering springs destroy my stock shocks? And I'd have to get shorter dog bones right?

Edited by Iroc313, 10 November 2011 - 05:57 PM.

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#2 OhMyGS

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

Lowering won't destroy your stock shocks, but unless they are really new, you'll want to replace them when you do the springs. You'll need an alignment so better to do it all at once instead of two alignments (one for the spring install and another one later for the strut install.)

Motor mount spacers (like Vinnie spacers from CGP) are a better solution than shorter dog bones. Shorter dog bones put strain on your down pipe flex section and tilt the engine forward. Not sure if internal oiling is affected by tilting. The spacers simply raise the drive train up, almost to its original geometry.
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#3 Crazyguy03

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

Stock struts wont be able to dampen the lower after market spring. You can do it , but how long you or your strut can live with it will 2 days or 2 years.
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#4 Mrsarcastis

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

I'm gonna be in the market for some lowering springs here before summer. I hear Vogtland (GMPP) springs are the way to go. I'm gonna be using KYB GR2 struts. I really want that raked look with the front lower than the rear.
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#5 BadAzzRegalGSX

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

I have DNA springs and GR2's and have had no problems at all and have that raked look too!
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#6 Crazyguy03

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

That's my best choice right there!
Vogtlands on gr2s

Edited by Crazyguy03, 11 November 2011 - 03:01 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

If you can find a good deal, I'd definitely recommend some Koni adj AGX struts if you get performance springs, but if you are going strictly for lowering for looks and trying to keep a comfy ride, get the KYBs

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

i never thought a pogo bouncy ride was comfortable... thats what u get with gr-2's. unless you drive on roads made for the gods, the ride gets old. u need agx's to make it worth while. 2 front 4 rear is what mine was set up with. rode awesome but still with a heavy system and more then 1 passenger the car still bounced more then i wanted on the highway. im stock springs/gr-2s police sways and more happy then any other setup thats the ultimate in handling/comfort for our cars.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the help guys, I love the way the car rides, I'd just like it to turn in a little better. Now that I have some idea's it's time to start saving.

I also want to put a better tire on this thing.

Edited by Iroc313, 14 November 2011 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.


You need moar low, I need your Vogtlands. Keep me in mind when you're ready.
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