View Full Version : moderate upgrade

Tom Baldock
07-11-2005, 09:21 PM
Im looking for some help with bolt on performance parts. Like what kind of injectors, pump, cold air induction,ect to use. I have a 1986 GN that im looking to upgrade the performance but leave stock appearance.

07-12-2005, 07:30 PM


A good in tank pump (Walbro with a Casper's or Racetronix upgraded hot wire kit)
Cold Air kit (like the Big Mouth kit or Tinman kit)
Match the turbo and chip to injectors (60# MotoTrons are the ticket right now for most combos, so get a chip to match from TurboTweak, Lubrant, FullThrottle, Quad Air, etc.)
Make sure you have an adjustable fuel pressure regulator (like an Accufab)
Scan tool to make sure all the goodies are working right (and no shiny parts fall out of the motor when you push it!)

Tom Baldock
07-13-2005, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the information. What kind of gain can i expect?

07-13-2005, 05:08 PM
Read the Recipes ... they give approx. E.Ts for the level of modification....

07-16-2005, 07:46 PM
what kind of gains? depending on how well you make all the parts play with each other. if you do it right, just a little modification here and there will tighten your seatbelt when you hit the throttle, and youll have to unbuckle it, and readjust it again. mine does and its darn near stock. remember though, every mod in the world is useless, unless you can plant it to the ground. otherwise youre in a 'sit and spin' situation. good tires are everything in a fast car.

Tom Baldock
07-18-2005, 07:41 PM
What do you recommend. Im trying to get some opinions because im not real familiar with the performance end of things. What your saying sounds good. I have a buddie that has a mustang that thinks it is the greatest thing in the world. But i think he is a bit mistaken. I want to leave the stock look for show reasons. But i want to spice it up a little plus i want to change his opinion on the GN. Thanks

07-21-2005, 10:20 PM
Well let me tell you this, If your turbo regal is basically stock, but running RIGHT, tires and shocks would be the first thing I did, looking back. Do your homework, and search for a good tire, 245-275 width for the rear, and something kinda sticky. do not go over 200 for the treadwear rating. too hard. noone drives em in the rain or snow anyways. do all the standards first, to make sure the already decent powerplant can be at its most efficient. (turbo link or scanmaster) Make sure the posi works perfect (clutch packs are ok, and some good rear end juice in there) suspension is firm, and can handle the already nutty torque. i had BAD wheel hop problems and could never ever hit the throttle too hard with my crappy suspension. so i tightened her up a bit with bilsteins all the way around, a pinion snubber, and atr's 1&3/8ths sway bars front and rear. ya may want to do the bigger brake cylinders in the rear, and some decent rotors up front like i did. after your spring cleaning is done, and you're confident your motors runnin with a good tune, you should already be takin some local mustangs. (dont get dissapointed, MOST of those mustangs are modified with at least a cold air kit and new exhaust, but they will never tell a turbo regal that though) but, if you want it to go a little faster, do the one of the recipes that are floatin around on here. basically the first stuff, plugs, wires, (coil pack if necessary) adj. fuel press. reg., 160 therm, engine torque strap cold air kit and atr's 2.5" stainless exhaust, and youll be well on your way. for now, (if youre so inclined) clean up your injectors as well. do valve springs also. anything after that, is all on you. ya really shouldnt need much more to whoop mustangs to be honest. (and f bodies for that matter) but really, its on those tires man. my gn has new 245 radial t/a's, and i spin em WAY to much to hook hard enough to get a good launch, but even to that, i beat most mustangs out there. i just get em at a 20 roll for now, untill i get some good nittos or whatever. trust me man, youll see for yourself the difference in your car. i guarantee it will totally amaze you. you may even load your pants the first time around. it happens every weekend, and i STILL cant believe my car whoops those f bodys and mustangs daily. (im still kinda new myself.) you can email me if you need anymore help.

Tom Baldock
07-22-2005, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the info. I will be in touch.