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Old 12-27-2007, 12:02 AM   #11
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Yes...great explanation - thank you. For some reason, I had it in my head it was only used on higher profiled vehicles (SUV'*) to avoid roll overs... and I can understand that even though our cars have a lower profile, the ability to manuver out of a skid successfully can prevent a roll over in any vehicle (providing you don't hit the ditch/grass first or too fast).

It'* almost as if the car knows how to drive itself. Good to have for when my daughter starts driving in two years.
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Stabilitrac is the coolest freaking feature on the 00+

hands down....its like impossible to break the rear end loose, granted I have fresh snow tires on it but it is crazy as you can feel the ABS locking up on certain wheels to straighten the car back out.

The reason being is my dad is ready to get a bonneville again but wants traction control and stablitac but does not want to run 91 octane gas. therefore an SLE or SE would work if the car could be upgraded from parts from the JY.
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Looking into this further, it would be a rather enormous task. Transplant of the physical components in itself would be huge (sensors, wiring, steering column components, etc). PCM'* are not my strong area, but I really suspect this may be the hurdle to kill such a project because of the VSES commanding changes in engine power. The only vehicles to have VSES were the SSEi and GXP, both of which will definitely have different PCM'*. I can't help but think GM would not have added this to a PCM for a car never built with this option. I can't make a guarantee that this couldn't be done. All I can say is that as ambitious as I am about this sort of project, it'* not one I would undertake due to my significant reservations about ultimate success.

On the other hand, your dad could look at a GXP. These were built to use 87 octane.
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You're replacing almost all major parts to the ABS, TC, PCM systems.

It is not feasible by any stretch of the imagination. DO-able? Yes, but not worth it.

Stability programs aren't as much for rolling over, as losing control, skidding out, etc on a flat plane.
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