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@  buck531 : (01 July 2015 - 05:50 PM) nevermind. figured it out.
@  buck531 : (01 July 2015 - 05:38 PM) Anyone on? Wild?
@  99RegalClone : (30 June 2015 - 02:52 AM) @glendayle ive unlokced the front door then almost instantly hit it again, but only unlocks the front. Im about to order wheel hubs from rockauto, dont want to fix everything just enough to get it running/stopping so i can sell it.
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 06:17 AM) it unlocks the drivers door. If you press the unlock key again within like 3 or 5 seconds it unlocks the rest of the doors.
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 06:17 AM) yes, it could be. I've had this problem and about every other problem known over the 13 years I've had my car.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:42 AM) i also noticed when u unlock the doors with the key fob it doesnt unlock ALL the doors just the front.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:39 AM) i'll check the fluid later today and see if i can get the SES light off. i know how to get it off, with the key on but not started pump the gas pedal slow 3 times within 5 seconds right?
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:38 AM) ok glen. i did some search and it could be a bad wheel hub sensor
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 05:37 AM) SES is probably unrelated to the ABS/trac off. Could just be low brake fluid.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 03:57 AM) i have the 3 lights on ABS trac off and service engine soon. are those indicative of a bad wheel sensor?
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 03:54 AM) hey guys, i bought a cheap buick century, but this time im gonna fix it from what the guy i bought it from told was wrong with it and then sell it
@  glendayle : (23 June 2015 - 09:49 PM) scotty, what do you do for work?
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 01:12 PM) funny but almost every time i flash a tune, full or partial, i need to reset them damn things. always the driver side that blows warm after the flash
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:34 PM) Otherwise,it's probably low on freeon a according to some stories. Still weird that the passenger side is cold.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM) I think my hoses are fine bc my defroster functions.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM) Yea,I'm going to try the fuse thing tonight.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:19 PM) then lastly theres your a/c system is low on freon, that will cause warm on the drivers side too.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:17 PM) worst case you can take the actuator off and turn the knob by hand to have cold air till you get a new actuator.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:17 PM) pull the climate control fuse for like a minute. this will re set the blend door actuators. if the a/c was fine then you un hooked the battery it needs to be reset. if it just crapped out it may need a new actuator.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 02:09 AM) ah. will need to check my vacuum lines as well

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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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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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