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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby dogshit on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:56 am

I put my car in the pro touring catagory or jr pro touring as gbodyenthusiast put it. No pizza cutters up front, better tires & rims, handling, brake, transmission & motor mods designed to make the car better at just about eveything without going too extreme in any one area. In the photos link you can see both gbodys I did.
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87 Buick Grand National, Tuxedo Black w Chrome 275/50 drag radials on 15x8 GN wheels, 231 Buick V6, TE-60 turbo, Stretch intercooler, 42.5lb injectors, 3" downpipe, 3000 stall lock-up converter, Meth/water injection, 3.42 posi 8.5, 22 mpg hwy, original owner ~ Goal for both cars 11.8 ETs / 115 mph in the quarter reliably on pump gas

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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby Tuggy24g on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:57 am

Where is the picture your talking about dogshit?
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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby shotgun on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:35 am

I never liked all the "labels" anyway. We are all car guys. :D

My wagon is a hot/rat rod, g/pro touring, family cruiser, shop/tow vehicle with racing tendencies.
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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby dogshit on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:41 am

Click the little photos button off to the right. It looks like a little camera. They redid some of this forum a while back and now hardly anybody knows about uses the link to peoples photo albums. I also have noticed since then hardly anybody is creating new photo albums. Most of the new members don't have them. :(
In the muscle car era if it had a small block it was your moms car. When you turn your car on does she return the favor? Life's short enjoy your ride. Hybrid burns gas & rubber. Check out my photo album.

87 Olds 442, Blue on Metalic Silver with 275/60/15 drag radials on 15x8 442 wheels, 10-1 509ci Cadillac, 800cfm Q-jet, Performer intake, Street ported heads, 230@50 518 lift cam, Headers, Built 200-4R, 2800 stall lock-up converter, Electric fans & in-tank fuel pump, Factory AC, All factory guages work including tach & oil temp with the 509, Functional Hurst hood & rear spoiler, 36mm hollow sway bar, 3.42 posi 8.5, 17.0 mpg hwy, sold :(

87 Buick Grand National, Tuxedo Black w Chrome 275/50 drag radials on 15x8 GN wheels, 231 Buick V6, TE-60 turbo, Stretch intercooler, 42.5lb injectors, 3" downpipe, 3000 stall lock-up converter, Meth/water injection, 3.42 posi 8.5, 22 mpg hwy, original owner ~ Goal for both cars 11.8 ETs / 115 mph in the quarter reliably on pump gas

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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby pontiacgp on Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:07 pm

I agree with Shotgun...mine is a daily driver that is modified so it has enough power with a 5 speed that keeps me happy and I can have fun sliding it thru a corner if I choose to drive it that way.
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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby 86Cutlass383SR on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:15 pm

G_Body_Enthusiast wrote:i like pro touring cars but i think most of it is overkill. they're nice to look at and probably fun to drive but i cant relate to them since the one g-body i have is needed for daily transportation. and i dont think i can justify turning a daily driver into a pro touring car, not for the money needed. i am tweaking my car to be a junior version though, OD for good gas mileage, bigger than stock brakes, frame bracing all over plus all kinds of aftermarket goodies for better handling and a solid reliable engine that doesnt have exotic parts so it cheapish and easy to fix. while still having A/C and a comfortable interior to enjoy it all in. but nothing too extreme except for maybe the suspension, i fully intend to beef up the suspension as much as possible though.


Will it handle better than stock? "frame bracing all over plus all kinds of aftermarket goodies for better handling"
Will it brake better than stock? "bigger than stock brakes"
Will it accelerate better than stock? Probably will.

Nobody said Pro-Touring has to have exotic parts to do all this "better than stock".

Sounds to me like you are building a daily driver Pro-Touring car 8)

I'm doing the same basic thing. Daily driver. 383 with EFI, 6 speed, C5 Vette brakes up front and LS1 Camaro brakes in rear (2000 Camaro), frame/chassis bracing, 17x8.5 wheels with 245/45/17 tires all around, & a good suspension system. Will it out-run a new Vette? No, but he'll darn sure be wondering why my 86 Cutlass is still in his rear-view mirror!

It doesn't have to be show quality. It doesn't have to be the fastest car in town. It doesn't have to be anything, except better than it was. It's a balanced combination and that is exactly what you want for a daily driver. Unlike Pro-Street that has no concerns for handling or comfort. A *better* car is even safer to drive.
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Planned upgrades*** 245/45 tires, LS1 rear discs, rear suspension upgrades, etc...etc...

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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby G_Body_Enthusiast on Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:49 pm

alright.
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