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Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 AM   #11
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Well there is no add-in chip, the ones off Ebay don't work, I got one just to say they don't. If you mod the car then a new PCM (powertrain control module, maybe you've heard ECU) will help out because all the settings are tuned for your setup
Yeah I've actually heard of both. Yeah I most def thought the Ebay ones wouldnt work but it didnt hurt asking lol

BTW thanks Steve for ur vid too =D
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The major vendors are: (Research the parts you want and make informed decisions)
Intense-Racing: Known for having good products and great customer service. They don't always have the best product.
ZZP: Known for horrible customer service, has a ton of great products and some that are questionable.
WBS (W Body Store): Known for the worlds slowest shipping. I hear they've gotten better. Good products probably giving ZZP the best run as competition these days.
3800Performance: Not really that well known. Share some of the products from other vendors and seems to be more of a smaller operation.

If you are looking for W body upgrades, you might want to check in on the thread I have going "Future Regal" a lot of the various types of upgrades are in the thread.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:23 AM   #13
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The major vendors are: (Research the parts you want and make informed decisions)
Intense-Racing: Known for having good products and great customer service. They don't always have the best product.
ZZP: Known for horrible customer service, has a ton of great products and some that are questionable.
WBS (W Body Store): Known for the worlds slowest shipping. I hear they've gotten better. Good products probably giving ZZP the best run as competition these days.
3800Performance: Not really that well known. Share some of the products from other vendors and seems to be more of a smaller operation.

If you are looking for W body upgrades, you might want to check in on the thread I have going "Future Regal" a lot of the various types of upgrades are in the thread.
Thanks for the info! I'll msot def look into that thread sometime
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:31 AM   #14
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KK so I got more questions. Yayy! So I took a real good look at his car this weekend (totally forgot to take pics though lol) & I've developed new questions.

1. Are there any good looking built grills for the bonns?
2. Are there any inparticular rims you think we should look at? 18s are as big as he (and i) wanna go, we'd prefer to have 17s for the bonn?
3. Are there any other spoilers (besides the GXP) that would fit/look good on it?
4. Does anyone know where I could find a write up or something about tinting your own tailights & headlights?
5. What brands of CAIs fit the bonn perfectly? Or which brand do you prefer? K&N, Wiaired, Thrasher, etc.
6. Just outta curiousity, is there any good like pinstriping or decaling that can be done to bonns?
7. How in the heck can we get rid (or paint) of the chrome trimming around the grill & bumper strip?

Umm I think thats it for now. Thanks guys so far for all your help
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1.) custom only
2.)try looking around @ http://www.tirerack.com/index_w.jsp
3.) not that i know of
4.)check with YoungunLS1
5.)http://intense-racing.com/Merchant2/...3800_Induction
6.)pin stripes and rally stripes look good
7.)sand with 400 grit and paint over it
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2: I've got factory 17" rims

5: I've also got one of these http://jmbperformance.com/store/prod...products_id=86
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Not to discourage anyone from using ZZP, but be wary and do your research before buying parts from them. Commonly things don't fit quite right or they ship incorrectly etc.

Recently I picked up a gasket set for a project car I'm building. The valve cover gaskets were too small for the covers. I had to stretch them to fit in the groove and they then looked twisted. The LIM gasket end seals were longer than they should be. I compared them to a set I bought directly from a dealership and they were indeed a little off.

Have had multiple quantity/missing part issues.

Recently a buddy showed me a Plog he got. The flange where it bolts to the head was upside down. It took them a month to ackknowledge it was wrong.

All the things combined sour me toward their products. They do have some very nice stuff, but the hassle can out weigh the price/gain at times. Every vendor can and does have their issues. Do your research up front and know the potential issues you'll encounter. Informed is the best way to be.
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As for the spoiler you could get a trunk lid from an SE that didn't come with one and custom bolt your own aftermarket one on. That would all be up to your own personal taste and selection though whether or not it would look good.
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As for wheels, I got mine at sears. About $100 each. Love them, easy to keep clean, don't over power the car looks wise.

Most anything else for a Bonneville will be costume. I took my grill off and cleaned it up and painted it.
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Hmm cool cool thanks guys! I thought pin striping or rally stripes would look good but where do people pin stripe on bonns lol the montes are obvious along the sides but i'm a lil confused where to do it on a bonn
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