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Hey everyone, new member here from Indiana! Iím not new to forums or impalas, just finally decided to register here.

I drive a 2000 (build date feb) base model that I recently just swapped a 3.8 into out of a Grand Prix. Had to swap full engine harness, and convert the harness from the internal neutral safety switch to the external that was on the Pontiac transmission.

Car is a very odd color maroon, looks copper in the sun and looks brown when itís in the shade. Never seen very many of them. She has the ďwolverineĒ wheels as I like to call them, and also was optioned with the LS spoiler from factory. Tan cloth split bench with column shifter, Monte Carlo gauge cluster in the works (just have to reset the mileage to match my car), and this summer hopefully a bunch of suspension upgrades.

Already has a factory strut tower brace in the front, and another front brace modified to fit the rear. Spyder auto CCFL halo headlights (I was very picky on these). Also has a tune from INTENSE racing, and eventually will be getting a ported top swap for that high compression supercharged goodness. Cam is also likely with the supercharged setup.

Iíll try to figure out how to post some pics here in the next day or so, and thank you for having me!
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Video on the cluster:
https://youtu.be/btw06YW1U4U

Walk around of both my cars (silver one is sold):
https://youtu.be/xzkTakeW2fo
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Beautiful card and tasteful mods!!
Welcome to the Impala Forum!!
Itís always nice to see these 7th Gens getting love
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Engine: ZZP PCM, ZZP Downpipe, Xcelerator Resonator, Dual Xcelerator Mufflers, 4" Stainless tips, 180į t-stat, Shorter Dogbones, Mount Spacers, Optima Red Top Battery
Trans/Drivetrain: TransGo shift kit + preloaded accumulator
Suspension: BC Racing coilovers, Police LCAs, Police Rotors and Pads, Boxed trailing arms, Dorman front solid sway bar
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Thank you! I like the wheels you have on yours, Iíve had my eye on a set like those for awhile I just havenít found the right deal. I got a set of free 18Ē bmw wheels and tires I might bolt up for fun for a bit. Two rims are bent but theyíre repairable. Pulled them out of the dumpster at work haha

Forgot to mention the exhaust setup. With the 3.4 it sounded really good, just a middle resonator delete and a glasspack in place of the muffler.

With the 3.8 I put in speed daddy headers with cat delete and U bend delete. Doesnít sound TERRIBLE but a 2 into 1 on a 3.8 just doesnít sound that great imo. Might have to fab a custom true dual setup with H pipe someday in the future.

I have some technical questions too, but this is the intro section so should I probably make a new thread?
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Nice! LOVE the color!




pics would be nice!!
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Thank you! Still trying to figure those out on mobile
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Some here use tapatalk......and theres IMGUR too...
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I know Iím sounding like a noob, but what are those lol

Iím used to imbedding images with servimg
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Iím used to imbedding images with servimg
Tapatalk is a forums mobile app and imgur is a picture hosting site.
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welcome! I look forward to seeing photos of your car when you get it all sorted out.

The tapatalk is an application on smart devices that run Android or IOS (Apple) operating systems. imgur.com is a web hosting site for your images and you just copy/paste the link of the photo you uploaded to that site here for us to view. if you go with the tapatalk app you simply install the app for free (there is a paid version that i think eliminates adds if that's an issue for you) then find impalaforums in the forum lists and sign in with the same user id and password you used for this site. you can then use the same tapatalk app on many different forums (i do), so its kind of a one stop shop for browsing apps on a phone/tablet.

hope this helps, it's been a while since i went through the initial setup but i think i'm close on these instructions.
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Thanks guys. Iíll give the app a try and see how it goes. Once I figure it out there will be no shortage of pics haha
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Alright guys, first picture test from tapatalk:


These are the BMW wheels just sitting in front of the stock wheel. Debating putting them on for awhile just cuz. Whatcha think?


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Too much wheel, too little tire. It'll make the ride rougher too. If you want a good balance between ride comfort, handling, and wheels being able to survive potholes, I'd recommend no bigger than a 17-inch wheel. Stock is 16 inches if memory serves.
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Yep, stock is 16. These are 18. I know it would make the ride rougher but theyíve got almost new continental control contact tires. All I have to do is pay to have the two wheels fixed and thatís all the money Iíd have in them. 350 bucks.

I paid just over 400 for the tires I put on the stock wheels last winter (Yokohama avid envigor), just to put the cost of fixing the BMW wheels into perspective.

Iím not sure I particularly care for the look, but would be fun to change it up a bit. This car hasnít been my daily in a year now, so at this point Iím not too terribly worried about the day to day drivability, and potholes arenít too bad where I am
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More pics of the swap.

Donor car (paid $150!):


Old engine out:



Thatís my buddyís 3.8 5 speed Firebird in the background there. Paid 585 for it.

New engine with headers installed:


Had to make a new core support because the old one rusted out:


Engine in!


OOFAGE:


Drove the car home from school where the engine was put in, and not 100 yards from my house it blew the intake manifold gasket in a spectacular fashion. The next day I was going to take the car to prom. That picture is from the morning of prom while we were trying to hustle to put the engine back together to make it in time. Intake was warped so we didnít make it. All the bolts holding the UIM were finger tight


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