Here's an idea I had while daydreaming the other day. I'm thinking of a flash or java app on a website made for the 3800 community. Centering around mods n such.
It would be all graphical, you start by chosing your car, '98 GP GT 2door, '02 Regal GS, etc. It would show a picture on the screen of the specific model and color you've selected. Then, you can select your current setup. Stock, or specifically what mods have been done. This would also show, like you could see thru the shell and every option would be 'visible'.
Then, you could mess around adding different intakes, pulleys, exhaust, intercooler, turbo, etc. for the internals. Your current estimated WHP, 1/4 mile, etc. would show as well as estimated added cost of all the mod options. Even selecting between vendors like cheap ebay headers or SLP. And you could even have it show warnings/recommendations if you try to put on a 3.25" pulley with no supporting mods or any other "dont's".
You could even try different "bling" options like painted/chrome engine parts, hood scoops, exhaust tips, whacked out paint job, whatever, and you could see it on the screen, graphically.
I think this could be a useful tool in helping the 3800 community do it right the first time, avoid common pitfalls, and see what they're getting into before they start. Besides being fun to play with and dream "what if". And do it in a really cool way like video game style.
I have a little bit of experience in programming, I think I could do it in my spare time...eventually. I'm already collecting data from what I can find on the web. If anyone else out there has some expertise or input I think we can get this done faster collectively. Especially with the limited time us busy fathers have.
So, What do y'all think? Could it work? Would it be cool? Useful? I'm open to everyones opinion.