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Pro-Touring????

Postby 87montecarlomrc on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:47 am

Does any body have any pictures of there Pro-touring g-bodys. Im thinking about going that route and i like how they look and just everything about them. I was wondering if they had to be fuel injected or not. i know it makes them nicer to drive if it was.
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Postby megaladon6 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:22 pm

no good pics as i am no where near to done and the body will be last, they basically just have bigger rims, appearance-wise.
you don't need EFI, just a properly tuned carb. if you go to the sticky "holley vs q-jet" you can read about th plusses and minuses of a few different carbs. personally i have a q-jet.
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Postby FE3X CLONE on Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:40 pm

The point of Pro-touring is to have a car that basically does EVERYTHING well.

Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Cruising, Comfort and overall driveability. So its not really a "look" so much as it is a package. Granted, each person may be have a different idea on the comfort and driveability part.

Doesn't have to be fuel injected but generally you will keep the heat, A/C, power steering, power brakes, etc.

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Postby mkiiisupra on Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:47 pm

Just a couple of pics of mine of course mine will be more of a full out race car (road course) than a traditional pro-touring car. But still many of the same concepts apply, just heavier racing mods and more safety equipment and such.

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Postby FE3X CLONE on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:30 pm

Nice looking Buick!

I think Pro-street is another one of those terms that's a bit hard to really nail down for everyone and each person will have their own take on it.

I would say the general, middle of the road term would be as I mentioned above but then you have extremes to both sides like you mentioned about your Buick. It'll be more to what I would conisder the hardcore side where as a guy that just does some suspension work and bigger rims might be to the other end of the scale.
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Postby Tuggy24g on Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:55 am

WOW nver heard of them before
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Postby G_Body_Enthusiast on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:44 pm

pro street is usually defined (or use to be) as a car that is fully tubbed, has pizza cutters up front and steam rollers in the back, a way too huge engine usually equipped with a blower and only down turns for a exhaust, is fully caged...and a loud obnoxious paint job. that's how pro street use to be and i dont think that concept has really ever changed. pro street use to be HOT. it was the way every gear head wanted their car to look.
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Postby megaladon6 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:38 pm

i think we just confused our terms. there's pro-STREET (see the above description) and pro-TOURING which FE3X described, though there tends to be more of an emphasis on handling than the rest of it.
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Postby G_Body_Enthusiast on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:57 pm

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.
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Re: Pro-Touring????

Postby 87montecarlomrc on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:20 pm

thanks thats pretty much what i was thinking but i didnt no bout the efi part
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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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Postby Tuggy24g on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:57 am

Where is the picture your talking about dogshit?
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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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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. :(
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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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