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    Default 98 black coupe

    Edit: My goals for this build are 11s with the nic cam. Once I hit that, I'll be going turbo again. To my knowledge and rigorous forums research, I have seen no nic cars in the 11s but a few very close. I know Steve Hickman was close with a 12.11 until his airbags went off on the track.

    Current Mods:
    8.5:1 JE forged pistons .020 over
    Nic cam
    2.8 pulley
    Arp head and main studs
    90# springs and stock timing set
    Ported lim and heads
    Plog
    3" downpipe
    3" zzp exhaust
    60# injectors
    Aeromotive 340 stealth pump
    Casper's rewire
    24* of timing wot with no kr
    Billet Flexplate
    2800 stall TC
    Suspension:
    SSC Springs on KYB GR-2 struts
    front and rear ZZP STBs
    ZZP Trailing Arms
    12" Impala dual piston front brakes
    12"GXP rear brakes
    Progressive front sway bar
    GMPP rear swap bar

    Parts I need:
    Headers
    Exhaust cutout
    130-140# springs
    Rollmaster double roller
    Ported Gen 3/ Gen v
    Possibly an intercooler
    Lowering springs

    This car has already ran a 12.8 with a 2.1 60ft. I'm hoping to pick up an aluminum subframe, Aztec aluminum bumper supports, a manual drivers seat, and some other light weight fun stuff. I figure if i drop a couple hundred pounds and drop the 60 ft to 1.7 ish, it should be mid 12s or so.




    I just picked up a rust free 98 black coupe. It needs a bit of body work from an accident but, it drives smooth and straight. This will be my new build thread. The cars already had a bit done to it like e85, nic cam, 2.8 pulley, and a full exhaust. 0 kr BTW so that's nice. I'll have to upload a few pictures later. I do have an idle clip though.








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    Last edited by BoostedPontiac; 04-30-2017 at 11:48 AM.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Good shyt mann. Staying in the 3.8 fam. Are you transferring over any parts from the Regal? What did you do with that thing anyway?

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Most of the regal has gone to a better place since I thought I was out of the 3800 cars. I did get to put on the front and rear stbs along with zzp trailing arms and a Casper's fuel pump rewire.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    This weekend was a productive one.

    Scored a Gen v and lim from the junkyard

    Then found a complete set of gxp rear brakes.

    Then today I replaced the wiper motor and arms since it was stuck straight up.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    I dig the car because black coupe but hey its got a good start on coolness and go mods. Curious what bodywork it needs, guessing driver's side. Black paint makes fixing that so much simpler! Have fun bringing it up to snuff all around. Has it got a pile of miles on it?

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    180K on the body. The engine and trans were gone through around 40K ago. I have to grab some por15 to coat the underside and strut towers. They are totally spotless which is pretty much the whole reason I went with this car.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoostedPontiac View Post
    This weekend was a productive one.

    Scored a Gen v and lim from the junkyard

    Then found a complete set of gxp rear brakes.

    Then today I replaced the wiper motor and arms since it was stuck straight up.
    Wish i could say i found some seats...lol, got alll the way there and he had 1 05 with tan interior and the rest were all cloth. Glad your find panned out for you atleast !.
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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Got the rear gxp brakes installed this weekend. I also managed to get some of the drivers side body damage ready for paint along with replacing the drivers door.

    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Damn that's a tight fit! Are those stock 16's?

    Also, you gotta update your signature... The Regal is no more.
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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Look at that big brake in there! Nice.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    The caliper clears by like 2-3 mm lol
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: Boostedpontiac's 98 Coupe now with pics.

    Update:
    I switched out the zzp shift kit with a transgo shift kit, drilled out a couple holes for the cable mod, added a fire extinguisher, and finished installing some of the interior bits. I also picked up another dhp tuner from Scotty (thanks again)
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    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: 98 black coupe

    Original post edited with goals for 2017 race season.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: 98 black coupe

    That exhaust cutout's interesting. I've looked at a few ..some of them even have bluetooth now.

    Two concerns I had: Longevity due to a rust area and moving parts, like how long will it seal well? The other kinda goes with that, these cars are loud straight off the cat. And, I mean loud. (for readers that haven't heard it)

    Seems like begging for a ticket ..or worse if it gets stuck open, lol.

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    I've been through 3 electric exhaust cutouts in my Camaro. The motors tend to fail and either get stuck limp, flopping the valve open or closed and you manually push it back open. I went with the "Summit" brand they refunded me after the first one died in a year. I think it's all the heat that kills them.

    Cutout open on my Z/28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smg267 View Post
    I've been through 3 electric exhaust cutouts in my Camaro. The motors tend to fail and either get stuck limp, flopping the valve open or closed and you manually push it back open.
    Ugh, not fun.

    You could go with a manual one.

    Err.. I see there's even plate blocked ones. Now that's on the cheap! Lol

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    Default Re: 98 black coupe

    why sell me the V if you are looking for one?
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    There is a plate that comes with it. I'll just run the cover until I go to the track. Ten put it back on when I leave.
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed demon View Post
    why sell me the V if you are looking for one?
    Because I've bought and sold like 5 Gen vs and I thought you could use one. When I do the swap I have to swap over the alternator and bracket since I have a 98. It's a bit more involved than I want to get right now
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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    Default Re: 98 black coupe

    Bit of an update. I picked up a zzp ported Gen 3 for $50 with an mps on it. I then machined the doubt down to run a sub 2.8 pulley. I also finished up installing my kyb struts with ssc springs
    98' GP coupe nic setup 12.8 with 2.1 60ft
    Retired: 99' GP sedan nic setup 13.37
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 with a 1.7 60ft.

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