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Old 01-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm new here (sorta) and I wanted to get started by properly introducing both of my cars, this thread will be for the LeSabre...so that when I reference them in the future, you'll know what I'm talking about.

It'* a 1997 LeSabre Limited, and it'* a fairly rare one at that...this one is fully optioned out from the factory. The only option it doesn't have is the engine block heater. When I bought this car, it had only one owner, and I believe he had custom ordered it that way. 3.06 gears and F41 suspension add to the fun (came stock).

Now, here'* what I've added:

Intense FWI, PLIM, MagnaFlow cat, custom tune done by Brad (sandrock) at the other forum, 180* thermostat, heavy duty B&M trans cooler, Scangauge II, 5000k HID kit, some engine detailing, resonator delete, Buick "portholes" with some custom badging...and I think that'* it.

Here are my favorite pictures, some things have changed though (will cover in a bit):

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Yikes...sorry for all the pics, I am a bit of a pic *****. And there'* more...

As I said above, the car looks a little different now...I just haven't had time in the past couple of months to take it on a proper photoshoot. The changes are subtle. I no longer have the dual exhaust, I went back to a stock single with a chrome tip because I missed my Buick being quiet. I also no longer have the foglights, they were junk and really just a bandaid until I got my HIDs. Here'* what the car looks like now, in a less glamorous setting (I should have knocked that leaf off the hood before taking the pic!):



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The interior...

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Here'* what it looks like without all the fancy camera tricks...

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Needs a vacuuming there.

And finally, the engine bay. These were taken just a couple of days ago.

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Okay lol...I'm done whoring pics for now, I promise.

But I have vids, too.

This video shows what my custom tune did for me. My memory fades on what all was done, but I think I included everything in the video description. Oh and to correct myself, that'* not a 4-1 downshift, it'* a 3-1. I don't think a 4-1 is physically possible because it would be over redline in first gear once fourth gear engages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be1_Ec0FB6U

Now in that vid, I still had the Flowmaster. I don't anymore. Here'* what it sounds like now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgri0TN1MBY

Wow...sorry for the long post. I really think that'* it. I'll post any updates as I have them.

Thanks for looking...and bearing with the page load time!
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that is a vrey sweet ride thanks for sharing with us!!!
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Thanks! It'* been a great car to me. Doesn't really need much either, currently it just needs new shocks and struts. It still rides okay, but I get clunks from time to time in the front. Other than that though, it'* solid and good to go!
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very nice ride !! looks brand new. my mother had one of these they are a very solid car.
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You left out Tom Petty........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz9nD...1&feature=fvwp

Pretty good memory for an old fart.
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Very nice. You did a great job on the engine bay.
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Thanks guys!

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You left out Tom Petty........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz9nD...1&feature=fvwp

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Whoa, you remembered that video? I haven't seen it myself in a long time, lol! I had a bunch more, but youtube keeps disabling my audio for having copyrighted content. They haven't gotten that one yet!
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I love that car. The engine bay is awesome!
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That is a nice ride. You kept her up nice. Good job on the engine bay.
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I love the interior..is that custom lighting or factory? It looks real nice!
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