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Old 10-14-2007, 02:16 AM   #1
GeforceXtreme
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Holland, Pa
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2000 Buick Regal GSE

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For Sale -GeforceXtreme's Supercharged 2000 Buick Regal GSE

Michael Dougherty's 2000 Buick Regal GSE





The Story Behind The Car:

In late December 2006, I was originally looking for a "beater" car to drive while I could spend the much needed time to fix up my current ride I was using at the time. After many failed attempts of finding some type of 5 speed beater, I started looking at some automatic cars. Being an automatic however, I was looking for a certain type of car then.

Throughout high school I had always dreamed of owning a 1997-2003 Supercharged Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. I just always thought they were a cool car and wanted one. The funny thing is I had a friend that would always tell me the 1997-2004 Buick Regal GS was a much nicer car and they came supercharged just like the Grand Prix. However I told him that why would you ever want to own a grand pop looking Buick Regal over the sportier Pontiac Grand Prix? The older ones were in my price range at the time so I decided to start looking.

After many failed attempts of finding a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP within my price range, not beaten to hell, or extremely high miles, I started to look at other supercharged powered GM cars. Thinking back to what my friend always said about the 97-04 Buick Regal GS, I reluctantly started looking at those cars instead.

The first and only Buick Regal GS I looked at, which I now the proud owner of, I fell in love with it and knew I had to have it. It was owned by an older guy and he kept the car is fantastic shape inside and out considering the miles and age. After agreeing on a price which I never thought I walk away with, the car was sold.

The funny thing is I may have never owned this car or a Buick Regal in general if it wasn’t for the dead beat previous buyer. The car was listed on eBay however I caught it the last hour it was listed. There wasn’t enough time to get a hold of the owner, or to look at the car. So I let the auction go and continued my search. A few days later I received an email telling me the car was relisted. Also the seller contacted me saying the buyer was a deadbeat and to come over and take a look at it. If it wasn’t for that, who knows what I be driving now?

Earlier I said I was looking for a “beater” car to get so I could fix up my current ride at the time. However that soon all changed after getting my Buick. After discovering the decent aftermarket and performance these cars were putting out, I soon decided that this would become my project car instead. I had very simple plans for this car at first and never really expected it to get to the level it is today. However I am very happy at how the car has turned out and it will always be a part of my life for as long as I know.

Modification List:

Engine:
• 155,000 Original L67 Series II Supercharged 3800 3.8 V6 Stock Motor & Heads
• Ported Eaton Gen V Supercharger with Modular Pulley System
• Supercharger Belt Wrap System
• ZZPerformance Stage III Full Stack Intercooler
• ZZPerformance Stage III Water to Air Front Mount Heat Exchanger
• ZZPerformance Ported Lower Intake Manifold
• JMB Performance 4” Fender Well Intake
• Cadillac Northstar 75mm Throttle Body with LQ4 85mm Maf Sensor
• Comp Cams VS Cam & 105# Valve Springs with Viton Valve Seals
• PRJ Performance Gen II Fuel Rails & Racetronix Fuel Pump with HD Harness
• Precision 42.5lbs Fuel Injectors
• ZZPerformance 10.3mm Spark Plug Wires
• MSP TBv2 Polyurethane Upper Front Motor Mounts
• Intense Red Polyurethane Upper Rear Motor Mounts
• Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Solid Lower Motor Mount

Drivetrain:
• Dynotech Performance 4T65E-HD 500HP Stage II Racing Transmission
• 3.29 Gear Ratio Conversion
• 2750 245mm Stall Converter
• Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Solid Transmission Mount

Exhaust:
• TOG Headers
• ZZPerformance 3” 304 Stainless Catted Downpipe
• ZZPerformance 3” 304 Stainless Dual Cat Back Exhaust System with Whisper Resonator
• Flopro Dual 304 Stainless Mufflers

Suspension/Handing:
• GM Performance Parts Handling Upgrade Kit which includes 34mm Front Sway Bar, 19mm Rear Sway Bar, & Rear Tubular Trailing Arms
• BMR Front & Rear Strut Tower Braces
• Chevy Impala Tubular Radiator Support Braces
• Moog Front/Rear Polyurethane Sway Bar End Links
• KYB AGX Adjustable Struts
• Vogtland Sport Suspension 1.3” Lowering Springs
• Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Engine Cradle Bushings & Lower Control Arms

Wheels/Brakes:
• Centerline Monsoon Series Storm 17”x7” Hi-Polished Forged Aluminum Wheels
• General Exclaim UHP 245/45/ZR17 Tires
• Chevy C5 Corvette Dual Piston Front Brake Calipers
• Chevy Camaro 12” Front Brake Rotor Setup Upgrade
• EBC Ultimax BlackDash USR Slotted Front/Rear Brake Rotors
• Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hoses
• Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Brake Pedal Upgrade

Exterior:
• Professionally Detailed by Angel Hernandez of Manny's Detailing @ Home
• SLP Performance Spoiler & Dual Exhaust Tip Fascia Inserts
• 20% Window Tint
• GM Regal Mud Flaps
• HID 4300K Head Lights & Fog Lights
• Sylvania Silverstar Turn Signal Bulbs

Interior/Electronics:
• HP Tuners VCM Suite Pro PCM Tuner
• Lotek A-Pillar 3 Gauge Mount Holder
• Dual Aeroforce Interceptor Scan Gauges
• Prosport Wideband A/F Ratio Gauge.
• PLX Devices Wideband Controller/Sensor
• Peripheral iPhone/iPod Interface

Best Track Times @ Atco Raceway NJ

9/18/08:
• 1/4 = 14.594 @ 93.49mph on Street Tires 2.189 60 Foot
6/4/08:
• 1/4 = 13.115 @ 106.08mph on Street Tires 2.120 60 Foot
10/17/08
• 1/4 = 13.003 @ 108.31mph on Street Tires 2.150 60 Foot
7/9/09
• 1/4 = 12.994 @ 107.82mph on Street Tires 2.118 60 Foot
11/5/10
• 1/4 = 12.900 @ 109.91mph on Street Tires 2.166 60 Foot

Dyno Performance Runs

11/26/08 @ Import DPS Philly Pa:
• 315WHP

10/25/09 @ Sloppy Mechanics Allentown Pa:
• 320WHP

10/24/10 @ Sloppy Mechanics Allentown Pa:
• 332WHP

I will be making updates to what I do to the car over time in farther down posts. Just scroll down below to see the progress unfold.
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12.900 @ 109.91mph 2.166 60Ft (Fastest 1/4)
13.374 @ 110.01mph 2.467 60Ft (Fastest Trap)

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