2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo - First Drag Race Day - In Car - FWD
turbo 3800 v6 FWD
Our first race day with the current configuration.
Massive traction problems...
Progess of car pictures @ http://s111.beta.photobucket.com/user/jdredd87/library/CarDoom/
How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
Wanna show the world that you fix your own shizzle? MCM stickers, ti shirts
and other mad shizuoika available here:
Official Site: http://www.mightycarmods.com
Music from the episode is available here:
http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/music (Forced Induction by MOOG
was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo - Race Day 3
13/18/19 psi runs
Best run of 10.871 @ 131.54mph
If you notice, car is much more stable going down the track then our outing
Power steering pump and rack back in the car.
Coil overs on the front to lower it.
ZZP Control arms.
Torque Converters Explained -EricTheCarGuy
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In this video I cover the purpose and operation of the turbine, stator,
impeller, and torque converter clutch. I hope the explanation and
practical give you some insight into how these parts work to not only
transfer power from the engine to the transmission, but also how it drives
the transmission pump and doubles the torque output of the engine when you
take off from a dead stop. I've wanted to make this video for some time.
In fact I've had the fans sitting in the back of the shop for almost a
year. Now that I have the Automatic Transmission Dissection video under my
belt I thought I would add a torque converter dissection into the mix. I
hope you enjoy this video and that it gets you a better understanding of
torque converter operation. Especially since I killed my air compressor
cutting this one in half.
Link to compressor repair video:
Yes this is indeed 'take 2' of this video. I changed a few things to make
the information more accurate. I am going to be posting the old video for
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Automatic Transmission Dissection (Part 1):
Automatic Transmission Dissection (Part 2):
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Why I Pulled the first video:
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Grand Prix GTP Torsen Diff (GM Racing), Dunlop Wintersport 3D tires
Chicago snow storm of 2/2/2011
1997 Black GTP 88k (4dr), 3.5 Pulley, Wbody Downpipe, NGK TR55ix Spark
Plugs, GMP Handling kit, KYB AGX Struts, AT Italia Inox 245x45x18 Goodyear
Eagle F1 GS-2 (summer), Dunlop Wintersport 3D on 16 oem wheels (winter),
GMPP Springs, Vette C5 Calipers (Front and Rear), Fully Built Trans/Torsen
Watch this video for answers to all your questions (songs, car mods,
setups, etc..) along with bonus footage and updates.
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found
footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny.
No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are
all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This
is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same
setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races
in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track.
Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with
stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8''
pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
First two songs:
"Wake of the Martyrs"
By Secession Studios
Subaru Wrx vs. Grand Prix GTP Dragrace
My 2006 Subaru Wrx versus a friends 2000 Grand Prix GTP at US131
Motorsports Park in Martin, Mi. We wanted to race side by side to both get
our first 12.xx quarter miles, he smashed his with 12.6 but I unfortunately
didn't get mine, had a 13.4. His previous best with a different setup but
same car was 13.1 my best ever is 13.0.
Wrx mods: Cobb Dynotune Stage 2, k&n typhoon
short ram intake, turboXS 4" downpipe,
SRS downpipe-back Exhaust, built
transmission with RA gearset, Sti tmic, GoFast bits hybrid bpv.
GTP mods: ZZP tuned, L32 block, Gen. 5 blower with 3.2" pulley, e85, 60lb
injectors, headers, 3" Exhaust,
intake, NIC cam and it's fully gutted.