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  2. pontiac6ksteawd

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    What are you going to do for Crank Trigger? Dont forget about the differential bracket. If you do find a LX9, all the supplemental crap can still be bought from Milzy. Or you could take the car there, and they can install it... Just saying LOL. Milzy has been working on a transmission adapter for the AWD applications, which I have been waiting on for my Aztek. Luckily, I have not needed it yet.
  3. Geologist

    2003 Regal Head Unit Mounting Depth

    Hi everyone, My son has an 03 Regal (not Monsson). Want to put a new system (complete) in it. Have all the amps, speakers and wires. The tricky part is the head unit. He wants to be able to play CD's as well as more modern interface (Bluetooth, thumb drive etc...). The problem is that Crutchfield lists very few units that fit due to the very shallow mounting depth. I had the dash apart once and had the radio out, and when looking back there it looked like I might be able to cut out a piece of plastic that is restricting the mounting depth. Does anyone have experie
  4. Amanita

    Quick FE3 Suspension Question

    I measured the original rear sway bar on my '96 SE a while ago and I think it was 20mm. Smaller than the rear one on my '98 with FE1 suspension.
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  6. Impala871

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    This is true, and in an ideal world, I would DEFINATELY go with Milzy's "3500 Swap for 3100 or 3400 powered vehicles" which would end up about $1600 and I would have a practically new engine, with all the parts needed for the swap (except the TB which I am going to get from a diff vehicle) . But then you have to add the cost of going to get it. He's in Ohio no? I'm in New Mexico. According to the checkout on the site there is no shipping for that part. Maybe you can call and arrange something, but still you adding another $200. So $1800, which would still be just about around my original
  7. sirdoctorjohn

    New member with a Buick Regal 95 :)

    Well is not that difficult i import mostly direct from Rockauto is most efficient in price and shipment options... here the service centers are to expensiv and to be honest don’t really those cars... difficult to find good mechanics i think all over the world. but try my best to do things by my own or with a friend as well with my others rides.
  8. mfewtrail

    New member with a Buick Regal 95 :)

    Welcome. How hard is it to source parts for the Regal over there?
  9. GTP091

    Quick FE3 Suspension Question

    You dug up a 20 year old thread so can’t suggest you search for your answer. Not sure if these differences are really written down anywhere official as it’s just considered an upgrade over the base equipment. FE3 has a thicker front sway bar (34mm), I think FE1 is around 25mm. Actually has a rear sway bar, non FE3 cars do not; back then hat was not standard equipment. A base cutlass will have base FE1 options, the supreme would be FE3. Just make sure to select cutlass supreme in your parts quest and it should give you the right list if you can find parts. Rock auto is really your best sh
  10. Amanita

    FE3 Suspension Specs?

    Nab a strut tower bar if you're able to. They only came factory on cutlass convertibles, gives a bit of stiffness that these cars respond well to. There are 2 versions, the 3.1 cars had a thinner, round bar while the 3.4 cars had a thicker, square one. Also, I've redone most of my suspension in my Grand Prix. I'd suggest replacing your sway bar bushings. If possible go with poly ones, I used those in the front. For struts I went with the KYB Excel-Gs. They've done a solid job, new bushings and shocks are essentially upgrades when you're dealing with cars this old. Don't bother replacing t
  11. pontiac6ksteawd

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    You can also get a low mile engine, with the needed parts, and other odds and ends, from MilzyMotorsports
  12. mfewtrail

    FE3 Suspension Specs?

    A suggestion for future questions is to use google and search this site specifically Type site:w-body.com followed by whatever topic/text you want to search and this will yield far better search results than the built in search on this site. Most here are going to recommend KYB struts to replace those on a car with FE3 suspension. The top of the line Monroe's are another option, though the KYB's are a bit stiffer.
  13. mfewtrail

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    LKQ typically has a bit more of a warranty(6 months) than other yards, so the price is probably reflective of that. Go with the lowest price w/ best warranty you can find. It wouldn't hurt to look up reviews on particular yards as well.
  14. I have a '90 Cutlass Supreme SL Sedan with 18,000 original miles. Fully optioned out with the FE3 suspension. I am attempting to determine exactly what the FE3 suspensions consisted of on these cars. I see many different specs quoted online. I want to replace the rear struts because they are 31 years old. Any opinions or suggestions will really help. This car is new to me.
  15. GoldSupreme95

    Quick FE3 Suspension Question

    I have a '90 Cutlass Supreme SL Sedan with 18,000 original miles. Fully optioned out with the FE3 suspension. I am attempting to determine exactly what the FE3 suspensions consisted of on these cars. I see many different specs quoted online. I want to replace the rear struts because they are 31 years old. Any opinions or suggestions will really help.
  16. Impala871

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    Thank you so much, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Car-part.com is amazing, giving the whole range of prices, testing, and mileage in order of distance from me, with the yard and their phone # right there. Sweet. LKQ tho looks like they have a distribution setup and definitely add a chunk to the price. Nothing under $680 there, but on car-part.com they range from $1.2k down to $300. In fact, there's a yard in El Paso that has 8 LX9s, 2 of them having UNDER 100k, and all of them for $300!!! They are about 5 or 6 hours from me. If they don't have a core charge, I'll make a run this
  17. mfewtrail

    Swapping a LX9 into a 2003 Impala (3400)

    The people that have purchased LX9's with low miles for cheap likely did so like 10+ years ago. Just look at the post dates where people are discussing those prices. I remember people on 60degreeV6 buying the in the $300-350 range that long ago or maybe a bit longer. To find one with low miles now that cheap would likely take a lot of hunting + waiting. I would suggest looking at car-part.com and also LKQ to see what they have within a reasonable distance from you.
  18. Hey guys, I been religiously reading this forum and several others over the past 4 years or so, mainly concerning performance mods and even more specifically mostly about major engine improvements centered on either a 3400/3500 top swap or a straight out 3500 swap. I was heartbroken when my last '03 was stolen about 1.5 years ago, luckily tho I had not gotten far with it, being a daily driver and not having too much extra cash to put into it. Only minor things like headlights, grille, rims, CAI, and other minor tweaks under the hood. Another positive is that while I had it, I got to know the
  19. I finally did this repair myself last night. I thought it was funny that we were talking about this 10 years ago! Summit still sells the same part with the same part number. Thank you so much for figuring this out and sharing how you did it, it saved me a bunch of time and money. I left my cylinder attached to the car to do the repair. I struggled with getting the broken end off the cylinder rod for a little while before I realized that I could move the rod end up and down into a better position by latching the convertible top in the up position, and just pushing the "up" and "down" bu
  20. GTP091

    Stainless exhaust build

    All buttoned up. Just need to finish the install. Had a back injury for a setback, but much better now so it goes in soon.
  21. Schurkey

    I Cured A Random Misfire Problem-3800 V6

    Remember, thousands of years ago, when spark plug porcelains had "flashover ribs" to reduce that sort of problem? Now, plugs are smooth-sided. You found out the hard way what happens next. I guess the plug engineers managed to shave off half-a-penny by producing plugs with no ribs. Thank God for progress! Another reason that dielectric silicone grease is essential.
  22. Jim_rockford_007

    I Cured A Random Misfire Problem-3800 V6

    These came out of My Lumina that was having a bad stumble after the Engine swap. front 3
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  24. My '96 Regal Sedan Master Window Switch Adventure .. The linked article w/ wiring schematics, plus tips I learned should hopefully help out someone else when confronted with a broken switch.. My switch was already on my eventual to-do list, as the buttons were worn off, and the lock was broken, aka All windows controlled by driver.. I sporadically searched ebay/web for a NOS GM, ACI, MaxAir, or APDTY... Several articles mentioned avoid Dorman.. Ironically, I've been working my way around, cleaning all of my ground, body harness, and misc connections... I cleaned the drivers doo
  25. The car had I think 170,000 miles on it I've got no battery to turn on the dash when I parked all the electrical worked perfectly
  26. I also have a 3.1 mpfi engine with 65k on it out of a donor vehicle and a transmission that I was told only had 50k on it but no proof
  27. Nothing is rusted threw just surface rust from sitting
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