Just wanted to make it known that I am now the proud owner of a Black 02 SLE thanks to the info provided on this site! Ive been driving it for a week now and I love it! The car came standard with Intermediate shaft noise, but that is a workable problem. I havent had any problems with doors leaking, yet... However, I have alerady put 550 into the front end!! 2 days after I bought the Bonne (55k on odometer) the drivers side CV axle began to make a terrible noise... full front axle job, new outer tie rod, and an alignment and good as new. Now, I realize that GM had multiple problems with these things, and Im willing to deal with them, hopefully I wont have too many of these darn little bugs that these cars seem to have.
One quick question though... anyone have a comprehensive list of upgrades for a NA 3800 other than drivetrain swap? Id like a comprehensive list of EVERYTHING that CAN BE DONE to this engine. And yes, I have searched, but searching wont give me a fully comprehensive list.
Other than that, I would like to encourage you guys who are interested in the audio and custom electronics side to check back with me and keep an eye out, as I plan on making this Bonne a rolling entertainment center. All work will be done by yours truly with some help from my buddies at Best Buy. Things too look for : Killer front stage, incognito mobile video, and one sub wonder (most efficient single sub alignment using a single 15" woofer.... Ive done a 139dB with 800 watts and 3.75 cubic feet tuned to 32hz with a single Adire Audio Tempest, and 143 with 1200 watts in the same box with a PowerBass Extreme 3XL-15D)
One more thing before I go.... Im a fiberglass junkie, but I just dont know If I can bring myself to do any glassing In the new ride
... any encouragement would be great! Or if anyone has actually done any glassing in their 00+ Bonnevilles, pics would be great as Im trying to get some Ideas of workable FRONT STAGE solutions