Thread: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 142
  1. #1 Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    Picked up this Turbo Prix back on October 13th, 2018. Got it from a member on here, Corey, aka (itHurtz). The car is fun as fukk and fast as hell. It's hands down, the fastest car I've ever been in. I wasn't planning on buying a second Grand Prix. But the maroon GTP I spent 2 years rebuilding gave up the ghost at 253,000 miles. So, the Turbo Prix became mine. Passed on from one Grand Prix Junkie to another. With the weather turning nice I'm going to start working on this thing. I wanted to get a thread going to document everything. The car has a list of small things that need attention. It came with new rear struts that need installing, and red powder coated rear calipers that need to go in. Those 2 things will be first. Some pics of my baby blue are below. List of mods includes the following:


    ENGINE
    L67
    ARP head studs
    Turbo = Cartuning PT61 Intercooled
    60# injectors
    M90 block off
    Stattama Stage 2 turbo cam
    Ported heads
    130lb PAC springs,
    New valve seals
    Rollmaster double roller chain
    Bumped oil pressure
    AFC


    TRANSMISSION
    300m
    7/8 chain with reluctor wheel welded on
    Billet 3rd piston
    ...and other goodies and voodoo


    ASTHETICS
    17" bullitt wheels
    06+ impala front brake upgrade
    Drilled/Slotted rotors
    Gen 2 spoiler
    Retro headlights, 4300k
    LED tail lights
    Sun Roof
    3 gauge pillar with Wideband, Aeroforce, and Boost
    Oil Pressure gauge
    Oil Temperature gauge
    Pioneer headunit
    Infinity front speakers
    3" catback, 36"magnaflow into twin pypes race pro mufflers (its deep and quiet) AFE stainless 4.5" tips
    GMPP sways
    Front strut brace
    Rebuilt rocker panels 2013
    Welded and fixed rear strut towers
    Coil pack relocate
    Alternator relocate
    New radiator, fans, overflow in 2016 just because
    Door hinges rebuilt 5 years ago
    Hood and trunk got new struts 2 years ago



















    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTX Level Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,326
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    3
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    36
    nice. good that it was purchased from another fellow member. planning on adding a stall to the setup?
    old setup-Z7 Turbo Kit w/T66, A2A I/C, stock cam & valvetrain/LS1 MAF/Ported 99TB/PowrTuner/AFC/Devils Own/LS1M Scanner/PRJ FP/42# Injs=12.3@118mph street tires -
    (Sold)BACK TO M90 Vs cam w/3.5" pulley/meth/25* timing+bolt-ons
    01 Z28 A4 HP-self-tuned, LTs, FTRA, 3600stall 12.3@112mph
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    Solving problems BrandonHall10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    3,018
    Thanks (Received)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    104
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    2392
    Quote Originally Posted by CHI2000GTP View Post
    TRANSMISSION
    300m
    7/8 chain with reluctor wheel welded on
    Billet 3rd piston
    ...and other goodies and voodoo
    Modified clutch stacks (for QUICK shifts) and a trans-go kit for sure. I want to say it also got a bonded separator plate and torlon balls. Can't remember though. Can we get some video of this thing making highway pulls now?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    Killa Bee Scottydoggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    39,734
    Thanks (Received)
    54
    Likes (Received)
    145
    Dislikes (Received)
    5
    Chats
    220311
    i know i got them torlon balls in my tranny.

    yeah get to a damn track and send that thing, being Coreys a pus sy someone has to show us what its got at the track.

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GrandPrix Junkie ItHurtz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Antioch, IL
    Posts
    3,504
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    16
    Dislikes (Received)
    2
    Chats
    139672
    homos, he still has to learn dhp and add fuel up top. Or drop the 255 walboro in my porch in, I dont want to be that optimistic on running out of fuel!
    2000 GTPT Sold-brandonhall10 built trans
    2009 Challenger SRT8
    http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...uestion.....no
    Expert at being gay.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    Killa Bee Scottydoggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    39,734
    Thanks (Received)
    54
    Likes (Received)
    145
    Dislikes (Received)
    5
    Chats
    220311
    tuning 101 classes for all lol

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member wowitsfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    portland oregon
    Posts
    907
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    28
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    507
    (Raises hand) I want I in on those classes.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    Just a bunch of junk thrown together http://www.grandprixforums.com/membe...ht=wowitsfasts
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTX Level Member cheatah faheatah's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Rouge Island
    Posts
    1,105
    Thanks (Received)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    12
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    3217
    *subscribed*
    For the record : I am NOT a naked meth-head who shoves rocks up my butt.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GrandPrix Junkie SgtMarshal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kemmerer, Wyoming
    Posts
    4,632
    Thanks (Received)
    9
    Likes (Received)
    24
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    54999
    hp tuners or bust
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    Quote Originally Posted by fst View Post
    nice. good that it was purchased from another fellow member. planning on adding a stall to the setup?

    It defintely ended up int eh right hands. It will be taken care of for sure. No plans for adding a stall. It's running great and has been under the knife so many times already... I just wanna enjoy it.




    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    Modified clutch stacks (for QUICK shifts) and a trans-go kit for sure. I want to say it also got a bonded separator plate and torlon balls. Can't remember though. Can we get some video of this thing making highway pulls now?

    I had to look up all that, what you wrote. That's awesome. When talking about the car I always talk about how it was hand built in AZ!!, and freighted back to Chicago. Built by this guy Brandon Hall....blah blah blah. Basically, it's special and custom.




    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    yeah get to a damn track and send that thing, being Coreys a pus sy someone has to show us what its got at the track.

    Track time coming soon. Great Lakes Dragway has a free season opener coming up March 29 to April 11. Hoping to make it. Highways pulls coming up too.


    and Tuning! Yes. Needs to happen. Gonna have to meet with Corey about that still.




    First though, the coldside intercooler pipe, going to the turbo tore at the box. I was inspecting fog light wiring and noticed the crack. This needs to get welded before any pulls.










    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  11. #11 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    Killa Bee Scottydoggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    39,734
    Thanks (Received)
    54
    Likes (Received)
    145
    Dislikes (Received)
    5
    Chats
    220311
    damn that sure did split.

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
    Reply With Quote  
     

  12. #12 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTX Level Member cheatah faheatah's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Rouge Island
    Posts
    1,105
    Thanks (Received)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    12
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    3217
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    damn that sure did split.
    Put some hair around that hole and you can fvck it
    For the record : I am NOT a naked meth-head who shoves rocks up my butt.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  13. #13 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    Quote Originally Posted by cheatah faheatah View Post
    Put some hair around that hole and you can fvck it
    LOL!

    Jesus, cheatah! LOL. Got your mind in the gutter, huh?
    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  14. #14 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    Alright. The inter-cooler is off. One of the mounting tabs was broken, and I sheared off two more to get it off. Should be a an easy fix for the welding shop. Toughest part really was the couplers. Ended up just cutting them. You can see them in the top left corner of the first photo. Also had a clamp bolt round off on me. Used a disk to slice through the strap. Now I need a new clamp and 2 new couplers.








    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  15. #15 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GrandPrix Junkie ItHurtz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Antioch, IL
    Posts
    3,504
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    16
    Dislikes (Received)
    2
    Chats
    139672
    Oh ya, the couplings you should have put a screw driver inbetween to break the seal, and the clamp bolts were 10mm and 11mm mixed up (not my doing)

    I hope the welder makes those tabs more stout, cartuning didnt think decades of use imo.
    2000 GTPT Sold-brandonhall10 built trans
    2009 Challenger SRT8
    http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...uestion.....no
    Expert at being gay.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  16. #16 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    The IC is with the welder now. Had my wife drop it off so I created a card-board mock up of how I want the tabs to look. I numbered the spots so that when I called we would be on the same page when I explained how I wanted things done. The radiator support is a little rotted and shouldn't be holding up any of the IC's weight. The original side mounting tabs on this IC were up against some of that rusted metal, so the side tabs are useless now. The metal bumper is in pretty good shape and it will be holding the full weight of the IC. I added a bracket down the middle of the IC to have a third mounting tab. And then 2 tabs/arms on the bottom to connect to the rad support, but only for stability, and not bearing any weight. Then the pipe that split needs to be fixed. That split really started this entire project. They will cut into that chimney are redo that entire exit hole and weld in fresh pipe.


    Cost will be approx. $200 for this work.


    First wad of cash. For this car. Has been dropped! haha



    I snapped this ugly photo of the cardboard mock-up in the morning before running to work.


    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  17. #17 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GrandPrix Junkie ItHurtz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Antioch, IL
    Posts
    3,504
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    16
    Dislikes (Received)
    2
    Chats
    139672
    support rusted what!!!
    2000 GTPT Sold-brandonhall10 built trans
    2009 Challenger SRT8
    http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...uestion.....no
    Expert at being gay.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  18. #18 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member wowitsfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    portland oregon
    Posts
    907
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    28
    Dislikes (Received)
    0
    Chats
    507
    Wads of cash happen

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    Just a bunch of junk thrown together http://www.grandprixforums.com/membe...ht=wowitsfasts
    Reply With Quote  
     

  19. Likes CHI2000GTP liked this post
  20. #19 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    GTP Level Member CHI2000GTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    818
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    43
    Dislikes (Received)
    1
    Chats
    1286
    Work gettin done over here! Over the last few days I got to work on installing the MOOG strut assemblies, and rear calipers. As it turns out, the powdered calipers were for a '05+ Jeep, not a Grand Prix. This messed things up and slowed me down. I was set on replacing them so I drove to Phoenix Caliper company, traded in the powder coated rears, and GP cores, plus some cash for new rear calipers, clips, and ceramic pads. Everything went smooth until I got to the drivers side, top splined bolt. WOULD NOT COME OUT. Pounded it. Torched it. Tried pushing it out with a C-clamp. C-clamp snapped. 24hrs. later the car gods took pity on me and let the bolt loose. ****. Insane amount of energy went into getting that 1 bolt out. Picked up the inter-cooler too. Mounts looks beefy. Test fitted new couplers. Also new clamps. Pics below.


    REAR BRAKES
    Sanded rear hats
    Painted with POR-15
    Remaned Calipers from Phoenix
    Painted with POR-15


    REAR STRUTS
    Replaced with new MOOGs


    INTER-COOLER
    2" Exit Pipe welded in
    Chimney that leads to pipe widened .75"
    Chimney also sealed with new welds
    Top right corner of IC also sealed with new welds
    5 New Mounting Tabs
    New couplers (4-ply ; 4inch)
    New clamps

































































    2000 GTP 4DR - Stock
    243,000 miles
    CHICAGO, IL
    My Car: http://www.grandprixforums.com/members-rides/103740-lukes-gtp.html#post1443981
    Reply With Quote  
     

  21. #20 Re: Luke's Blue Turbo Prix 
    Killa Bee Scottydoggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    39,734
    Thanks (Received)
    54
    Likes (Received)
    145
    Dislikes (Received)
    5
    Chats
    220311
    thats one BFH you got there. maybe to big for w body repairs lol

    how the hell yo break the c clamp? them strut bolts, i just hammer the fuk out of them till they come out, baby 5 lb sledge works great.

    welder looks to have done some nice work there.

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
    Reply With Quote  
     

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Luke's GTP
    By CHI2000GTP in forum Members Rides
    Replies: 528
    Last Post: 04-30-2020, 01:25 PM
  2. Turbo Midnight blue 07 GP GT Progress thread
    By TwinV6GTP in forum Members Rides
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 07-11-2014, 10:44 PM
  3. Replies: 220
    Last Post: 03-22-2013, 08:59 PM
  4. luke warm heat
    By Wingsfreak9 in forum General Tech Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-01-2012, 03:57 PM
  5. Luke Warm Heat
    By mykp13 in forum General Tech Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •