Pontiac Grand Prix Forums : Grandprix
 

Grand Prix Forums is the premier Pontiac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads. Please Register - It's Free!

Pontiac Grand Prix Forum - Welcome Register today! Contact us!

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 85
  1. #1
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Hey guys I have some money to blow and I'm torn on if I should spend it on a nitrous kit or do some suspension upgrades(maybe some new struts and ssc springs). What do you guys think!!?!

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Turbo is the way to go. Fivefingerdeathpunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Rogers, MN
    Posts
    20,660
    Chats
    80967

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Neither.

    SMGPFC Member #1

  3. #3
    Awesome Level Member chrsmi1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    825
    Chats
    651

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Why nitrous? Do you track your car? or specifically need it? Since riding around with nitrous connected is not legal in most states, I would go with suspension.
    Comp G. E85, 2.8, Headers, Tune, Intake, S1X, 105# springs, 60 # injectors, 255 walbro,etc.

    *NEW* 2002 Camaro Z28- Lid, Headers, Catback


  4. #4
    GrandPrix Junkie CrazyGuy03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    3,867
    Chats
    7797

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Nitrous !
    2003 Buick Regal GSX lots of mods - click here to see latest build - http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...ld-for-the-gsx

    *For Reference - Does not have a Zack Howard Cam - It's an Intense Stage 3 - Thank You*

  5. #5
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    I don't track it very often and don't specifically need it. I live in Arizona and last time I checked it was illegal to have it hooked up but I kind of figured that law was like having hid in halogen housings (no cop cares). Plus why would a cop be searching my trunk in the first place.

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    GT Level Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    Posts
    285
    Chats
    16

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Go for the suspension.
    The score is now 2-1 in early voting!

  7. #7
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Ya suspension is more practical anyway. I've just pretty much run out of performance mods unless I go cam or intercooler both of which are pretty expensive and time consuming. Nitrous just seemed like a reasonably priced, easy install gain.

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    GrandPrix Junkie CrazyGuy03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    3,867
    Chats
    7797

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Everyone has a suspension
    2003 Buick Regal GSX lots of mods - click here to see latest build - http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...ld-for-the-gsx

    *For Reference - Does not have a Zack Howard Cam - It's an Intense Stage 3 - Thank You*

  9. #9
    SE Level Member Keko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Chats
    112

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Extra power is nice but it's almost always more rewarding to improve something that you can always use, like improved suspension.

    Then again I installed an intercooler before any suspension related parts...
    [Daily] 2002 GTP 40th Ann - FSIC, dp+plog, 3.3", ported LIM, HAI, front+rear sway bars, poly mounts, zzp tune for now :/
    [Fun] 2012 mazdaspeed3 - dp, 3" intake, FMIC, HPFP, Custom tune, lots of other goodies

  10. #10
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Ya speed is more fun but it's safer if and more practical if you can actually control the speed you make with a good suspension.

    Sub question: if I go suspension should i do some new gr2s and canuck springs
    Or addco rear/dorman front sway bars with poly bushing and endlinks.
    Which would grant more prerformance?

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    GXP Level Member GTPpower's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Schuyler, NE
    Posts
    2,452
    Chats
    262

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Spray the piss out of it!

    2001 GTP - cam, headers, nitrous, stock trans - 11.83 @ 116 <$2k in mods - sold
    2005 F350 6.0 - studded, deleted, bulletproofed, tuned
    1966 Olds Cutlass 442 Convertible
    2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 6.0l

  12. #12
    SE Level Member Keko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    California
    Posts
    56
    Chats
    112

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Last week I installed the progress front sway bar with poly endlinks, and I already had a GMPP rear sway bar in. It made a huge difference. The car actually corners flat now and at better speeds. I'm on stock suspension and I don't really see a need to improve it with how much the sway bars have helped. I also did replace both tie rods at the same time since the bushings in mine were obliterated. That probably helps a little too
    [Daily] 2002 GTP 40th Ann - FSIC, dp+plog, 3.3", ported LIM, HAI, front+rear sway bars, poly mounts, zzp tune for now :/
    [Fun] 2012 mazdaspeed3 - dp, 3" intake, FMIC, HPFP, Custom tune, lots of other goodies

  13. #13
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Quote Originally Posted by Keko View Post
    Last week I installed the progress front sway bar with poly endlinks, and I already had a GMPP rear sway bar in. It made a huge difference. The car actually corners flat now and at better speeds. I'm on stock suspension and I don't really see a need to improve it with how much the sway bars have helped. I also did replace both tie rods at the same time since the bushings in mine were obliterated. That probably helps a little too
    Hmm sway bars sound pretty nice and they are the cheapest upgrade out of my choices..

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  14. #14
    GT Level Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    Posts
    285
    Chats
    16

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Suspension 3 - juice 2 !!!

  15. #15
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Ya I'm pretty decided on suspension. I'm still going to do nitrous unless I can find a shop that can do a cam install for a fair price. I've done all the work to my car so far but a cam is pretty intense sh*t. My backyard mechanic skills aren't at that level yet haha

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  16. #16
    Awesome Level Member chrsmi1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    825
    Chats
    651

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Quote Originally Posted by suitercrew View Post
    Ya I'm pretty decided on suspension. I'm still going to do nitrous unless I can find a shop that can do a cam install for a fair price. I've done all the work to my car so far but a cam is pretty intense sh*t. My backyard mechanic skills aren't at that level yet haha

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk
    Man up and do it yourself. The hardest part about a cam install are the valve springs if you're using an autozone or similar valve spring tool. They just suck, plain and simple. But the cam and all that is pretty straightforward.

    If you have enough money for a full nitrous setup including a tune and bottle refills, then you have plenty for a cam. DO THE CAM.

    No one here has ever regretted putting a decent cam in their car. (don't go VS btw, Go big or go home)
    Comp G. E85, 2.8, Headers, Tune, Intake, S1X, 105# springs, 60 # injectors, 255 walbro,etc.

    *NEW* 2002 Camaro Z28- Lid, Headers, Catback


  17. #17
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Ya I have a tuner so I'm good on that. I already have 90# springs installed but I don't think that's heavy enough for any besides the vs which isn't worth the work. To top it off it's my daily driver. When I did my top swap it took me 3 days.

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

  18. #18
    Awesome Level Member chrsmi1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    825
    Chats
    651

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Yeah the whole having your daily driver down for multiple days thing SUCKS. Good call on not having that. I'll stick with my suspension advice. Good luck.
    Comp G. E85, 2.8, Headers, Tune, Intake, S1X, 105# springs, 60 # injectors, 255 walbro,etc.

    *NEW* 2002 Camaro Z28- Lid, Headers, Catback


  19. #19
    GrandPrix Junkie CrazyGuy03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    3,867
    Chats
    7797

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    I think it would still take a weekend for someone with a little mechanical experience to swap the suspension

    building all 4 struts. Removing old ones. Trailing arms , rear links. Front links. Sway bushings front and rear. Front end links. Lower control arms
    2003 Buick Regal GSX lots of mods - click here to see latest build - http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...ld-for-the-gsx

    *For Reference - Does not have a Zack Howard Cam - It's an Intense Stage 3 - Thank You*

  20. #20
    GXP Level Member suitercrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,060
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: Nitrous kit or suspension??

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyGuy03 View Post
    I think it would still take a weekend for someone with a little mechanical experience to swap the suspension

    building all 4 struts. Removing old ones. Trailing arms , rear links. Front links. Sway bushings front and rear. Front end links. Lower control arms
    Your right but i can build the struts off the car and I can split it up. One week I can do all the front stuff and next week I can do all the rear ☺

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Nitrous?
    By Classy Pontiac in forum 3.8L V6 Naturally Aspirated (L36)(L26)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-28-2012, 11:05 AM
  2. Nitrous?
    By MoBoost in forum 3.8L V6 Supercharged (L67)(L32)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 02:43 PM
  3. Energy Suspension Suspension Parts
    By GeddyLee in forum Brakes/Suspension/Chassis
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2009, 11:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •