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@  dezldave961 : (01 May 2021 - 08:44 PM)

Yikes, well hope you guys get that resolved, so it stays active enough to remain viable.

@  WildGS : (30 April 2021 - 07:59 PM)

the sign in process is broke because the captcha is non-functional. That is why no new members.

@  dezldave961 : (28 April 2021 - 11:54 PM)

Somewhat true, but I'm not going to get too real about the demographics of Regal owners past & present. It'd be out of place on a Regal forum, and make people cross-eyed coming from a Regal owner. :blink:

@  Marchi1 : (28 April 2021 - 06:34 PM)

we are also hitting another round of buyers...and the group is again the young crowd and realizing that the older Regal is a bargin and normally better maintained than the GP of the saemarea.

@  dezldave961 : (26 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Hey, that's where I buy my top-of-the-line Spectre intake parts for my hotrod! (pre-turbo)

@  alemstrom : (26 April 2021 - 11:33 PM)

I'm here at Advance Auto

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

We're now in a preservation community that some may discover, but it's been spread thin and the traffic has shifted away from the initial sharing styles (Tim/Zoom discuss this on ZZP podcasts, when those 4cyl goobers let them talk).

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:20 PM)

The vehicles themselves dictate the demographic and activity level based on their following. GTP's drew the majority of the L67 crowd, including myself, and current 4/6/8cyl offerings of the last 15yrs are where 99% of our former peers and newcomers have shifted to.

@  Marchi1 : (21 April 2021 - 02:25 AM)

There are a few who come here for the info.....

@  dezldave961 : (19 April 2021 - 10:57 PM)

Ya, 3800/Wbody forums have cleared out. I hear there's some FB groups, but I'm ont on there and it sounds similar to the newbie-centric folks I see the last 1-2yrs on 3800pro & GPF.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

Man this thing used to be hoppin' on the daily. How times have chagned.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

LOL, someone chatted?!

@  dezldave961 : (17 April 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Just keeping the candle lit, as I mentioned on my only remaining local ClubGP chapter of the 3-4 I was very active on in my 20's

@  Marchi1 : (15 April 2021 - 07:00 PM)

nope...just us old timers

@  WildGS : (15 April 2021 - 03:56 AM)

are people still here?

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 09:46 PM)

Hey, chuggin' along. Just finished a big overhaul on my turbo build after 12yrs.

@  Nateteo : (12 April 2021 - 05:56 PM)

literally, the last time I logged in was 3 years ago hows everybody doing

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 04:43 PM)

Ya, they do open bracket at GS Nationals. I may go if I'm free, just to attend, even if there's no cage, yet.

@  Marchi1 : (12 April 2021 - 01:32 PM)

I am taking the SC car.I am sure it is a big event as it is in Bowling Green, KY so yeah will need to be fully copliant, but I think there is a bracket class. God I hope so

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:50 PM)

*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:55 PM

Man that thing looks high.  I am thinking about the ZZP coilovers and going away from AGX but the ride quality is so nice.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:16 PM

I don't like slammed cars, although I'll probably go a tad lower (initial install video half-edited). Even the 3-500mi I've put on the car in the last few weeks have encountered various bumps/ramps/etc. that would be affected by being too much lower.

Also adds to the "Grandpa Car" joke look?
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Posted 09 April 2021 - 05:39 PM

Alright, I decided to drop it another inch before the alignment (from 4.26" to 3.25" of strut showing), and I really like it. Left the back where it was, since the squat will be my main concern and the rake looks good. New 255-50-17 Nittos are beasts for grip and actually let me get in the throttle a little more, too!

If you go with coilovers, either brand, I'm sure you'll love it. The adjustment options are fun to have, as well.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:33 PM

Here's the install video of the ZZP coilovers:


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 11:18 AM

Didn't know you had done the holden intake swap on your car.....



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Posted 17 April 2021 - 02:10 PM

Ya, it looks pretty cool (might do a clear lid on it later on, because inside looks cooler than a flat panel).  I'd guess the performance may or may not be significantly different than the other 2 good options for turbo: L26 w/ HV insert, or F-body swap, but it looks very cool and I love the hi-ram profile of the lower runners.

 

I think I posted here or on 3800pro regarding the swap, but don't think I've done a stand-alone part description, since it's not common enough.

 

Figured the coilover swap was something that a bunch more people would like to see, even though it's fairly straight forward.  Gonna hit a mountain cruise (Blue Ridge Road Rally) tomorrow, and will try to get footage.


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 02:26 AM

We have Ben's old car at my house and have been reworking it, I even went as far as a custom radiator so the return was on the right side........



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Posted 21 April 2021 - 01:19 PM

Ya, I just spent $40 or so on the flexible Gates hoses and ICT billet couplers to make the path. I definitely referenced PRJ's photos of that one to make sure I had everything, especially when it came to the alternator being an F-body/older W-body style, so I didn't have to spend much more from AUS.
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 07:27 PM

I am tweaking a few other things and should be able to utilize a normal alt, just using hard lines for some tight clearances. Won't go bigger than the 66 though...



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Posted 22 April 2021 - 11:38 PM

One of my earlier build videos last year (part 2 maybe?) showed when I was NPT tapping the heater core outlets to get secure connections there and run heater hoses thru the bracket and to the water pump.  I probably have more footage/pics if you want to have a separate topic for that.  I opted for keeping the Northstar, only because adapting wasn't too hard with my old Brian Teel plates, and I was already going custom with spacers to fit the ZZP Gen1 fuel rails underneath.

 

Suspension is fun, though. laugh.png   Honestly, the Z06 guy was pretty impressed with how I was going through the Blue Ridge curves at speed without getting hairy or barking tires.  The 255 Nittos held decent as I stayed in 2nd or 3rd most of the trip, with the coilovers, strut braces, and Dorman trailing arms putting in the core work so my stock-size drilled/slotted rotors didn't have to get worked hard... unlike an un-named newer import who definitely roasted his brakes in the final downhill section, and screeched bad as he left the meeting spot later.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:58 PM

Finished my mountain cruise video, and the coilovers did NOT disappoint.

 

https://youtu.be/n1rD59L0P7s


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