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Installed an intake on the GS!!

Old 09-22-2016, 10:32 AM
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Installed an intake on the GS!!

Yesterday I installed this baby....



Now the car actually feels and sounds like a performance car. While the GS has a nice exhaust note (does not sound like a 4 cylinder), the turbo sounds just weren't there.

I'm must say, I'm really starting to enjoy the spooling sound. I was always partial to supercharger whine, but it's def starting to grow on me.

The K&N intake kit was easy to install, and the quality is top notch! Best part is the intake utilizes the factory MAF sensor housing.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:41 AM
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Nice looks good
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:59 AM
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nice man!! glad to see your modding your gramps mobile
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:01 AM
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Looks good, wonder how your trims are compared to stock.

Take that engine cover off
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Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
Looks good, wonder how your trims are compared to stock.

Take that engine cover off
Thanks!

Nah, I actually like the engine cover. Hides that little tiny 2.0 and messy hoses and wires.

I had a guy at a show I was at ask me if it was a V6, Lol.

My SS/SC's engine compartment was much neater. This one looks messy w/o the cover on.

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nice man!! glad to see your modding your gramps mobile
It no longer sounds like a grandpa mobile now

sppppppppsh wooooosh pssssst is all I hear now!!
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Originally Posted by Staged07SS View Post
Thanks!

Nah, I actually like the engine cover. Hides that little tiny 2.0 and messy hoses and wires.

I had a guy at a show I was at ask me if it was a V6, Lol.

My SS/SC's engine compartment was much neater. This one looks messy w/o the cover on.
Then it's time for a wire tuck

What did he think it was an Indy car v6 with a 2.0L?
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Good job! I kind of have both whines- turbo, which is great and quiet supercharger due to 4.45 gears......
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:15 AM
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My moms GS has the stock intake and i can hear the turbo and stock BPV just fine. Maybe youre getting old...
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Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
My moms GS has the stock intake and i can hear the turbo and stock BPV just fine. Maybe youre getting old...
You can hear it stock, but only with the windows down and no traffic driving by, Lol.

Yes, I am getting old

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Then it's time for a wire tuck

What did he think it was an Indy car v6 with a 2.0L?
who knows!

Prob assumed it to be a 3.8 like the 80's and late 90's early 00's Regals.

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Old 09-22-2016, 11:22 AM
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Nice staged looks good congrats, once you go turbo you can't go back lol I say we need more car pics!
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:32 AM
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I agree with the turbo noises staged I love the sound when I hear boost building in my evo! Makes me can't wait to finish swapping my turbo in my balt since it will be a lot more raw!
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Nice staged looks good congrats, once you go turbo you can't go back lol I say we need more car pics!
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Originally Posted by Staged07SS View Post
Thanks!

Nah, I actually like the engine cover. Hides that little tiny 2.0 and messy hoses and wires.

I had a guy at a show I was at ask me if it was a V6, Lol.

My SS/SC's engine compartment was much neater. This one looks messy w/o the cover on.



It no longer sounds like a grandpa mobile now

sppppppppsh wooooosh pssssst is all I hear now!!
oh no its still got the looks of a gramps driving down the road haha. now you just need the car to smell like moth ***** and your set
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Originally Posted by hawkssoccer11 View Post
oh no its still got the looks of a gramps driving down the road haha. now you just need the car to smell like moth ***** and your set
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oh no its still got the looks of a gramps driving down the road haha. now you just need the car to smell like moth ***** and your set
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Looks good. Looks factory with the black and black engine cover.
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Originally Posted by heeter_33 View Post
Looks good. Looks factory with the black and black engine cover.
Thanks!

Yeah the K&N being black matches the charge piping to.

The GM Stage kit for the Regals comes with an intake and tune, but the intake is gaudy looking.

It has one of those fish tank air cleaner housings, and just doesn't look right. Also, the price for the kit is outrageous. $600 for the intake and tune, plus another $100 to have the dealer flash the tune. I'd be interested in the tune alone if they ever make that available.
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Just looked at the intake kit GM offers and holy ****, so much potential but they failed
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Just looked at the intake kit GM offers and holy ****, so much potential but they failed
Yeah... it's highly over priced, and the intake looks terrible.

Stock 2012-2013 GS's dyno on avg. 230whp 265wtq

GM Stage Kit GS's dyno on avg. 250whp 280wtq

Not a huge gain for all that money. Aftermarket tunes are getting much higher results, even with the stock intake & exhaust.
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New car is sick. I'm constantly browsing AutoTrader for manual Regal GS or Turbo Veranos. I just need my '01 LeSabre to die so the wife lets me get a new car lol.
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If you all haven't driven a GS you would be pretty surprised I think. We've had a couple new ones at my dealership and they are very fun to drive, but they aren't crazy fast. They seem to have quite a bit of potential. I've looked into getting a used one for a clean, comfortable daily. Btw Staged average tire life and sometimes front pad life is around 20k miles if you didn't know. And those tires aren't cheap lol. When is the ZFR coming?
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Originally Posted by 06_cobalt View Post
If you all haven't driven a GS you would be pretty surprised I think. We've had a couple new ones at my dealership and they are very fun to drive, but they aren't crazy fast. They seem to have quite a bit of potential. I've looked into getting a used one for a clean, comfortable daily. Btw Staged average tire life and sometimes front pad life is around 20k miles if you didn't know. And those tires aren't cheap lol. When is the ZFR coming?
Pshh, I welcome that kind of mileage for tires.

My tires on my SS/SC never lasted more than 12k miles, lol.

I've priced tires, and they aren't much more than what I was spending on my SS. So no worries. Luckily the tires on my GS are brand new, so I won't have to worry for a while!!

I agree the car isn't crazy fast, but it moves out nicely, and has oodles of low end power & passing power.

Best way to describe it coming from my 300whp LSJ is, the GS will hold its own until about 5500 rpm, than my SS/SC would have pulled it hard for sure.

Also the new ones got docked 11hp compared to my 2013. I like the surge of power the LHU provides over the smoother LTG engine in the 2014-2017 GS's.
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