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Old 04-21-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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I have a 98 buick regal gs and i am thinking about buying intense stage 2, I was wondering if you guys thought that was a good idea or should i get other stuff instead,i would like to be in the mid 13'*,I have a $1000 to spend
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I have a 98 buick regal gs and i am thinking about buying intense stage 2, I was wondering if you guys thought that was a good idea or should i get other stuff instead,i would like to be in the mid 13'*,I have a $1000 to spend
That shoudl get you a lot. All my go fast mods were about $1000. Your bigest cost will be if you go with headers, or do your valve train. Both will be between $500 and $700 or so. The rest is much less. $100 for a PCM, about the same for a CAI, more if you go with a FWI. If you can do anything yourself, that will save $$$

That package will give you a lot, but I would suggest looking at some PEMs. Installing teh rockers and springs will take you about 6 hours. Everything else is easy. Not sure if it will get you in to the mid 13s, but shoudl be close. But you will have to look at your exhaust, change your Cat.

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Do you think i will hit mid 13'* with stage 2 and a shortstack intercooler
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Do you think i will hit mid 13'* with stage 2 and a shortstack intercooler
I think you have other things to do before you add a intercooler. Get your exhaust done first. All a intercooler will let you do is add more boost. And if you cant get the gasses out it wont do you much good. With a stage 2, and some exhaust work, you should be in the high 13s. But it'* hard to say, I'm far from an expert on that.
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Do you think i will hit mid 13'* with stage 2 and a shortstack intercooler
To make sure we are on the same page, are you talking about the stage 2 head/cam package or the level 2 performance package?
Either way you will get into the 13'* easy, especially with a set of slicks.
If you are talking about the head/cam package you will want to do some tranny upgrades, and you may want to do them anyways.
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i was talking about the intense stage 2 performance package. thanks for all the replys
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Well, with $1,000, it depends on how much labor is going to cost you.
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Yes, do the Stage 2 Intense Package, then get rid of your U-Bend and get some PEMS or Headers.
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I also bought a 3.2 pulley so i will have a 3.4 and a 3.2!
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I also bought a 3.2 pulley so i will have a 3.4 and a 3.2!
Dont even think about putting that 3.2 on for a while. Look at my mods, I run a 3.3. You have things to take care of before dropping that small.
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