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Author:   bobbyg2
Date:   Dec 09, 12 at 5:25am (PST)
Subject:   BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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So, I got an 1995 Buick Lesabre with the money I got from insurance. (Idiot u-turned in front of me and totaled my 98 Mountaineer). Was only $1800 for an very well maintained old-person owned car. Has upwards of 150k miles but for the miles, it runs/drives great!



I know it's not sporty, but I don't care. It's comfortable as hell and in great shape. Garage and carport kept its whole life.

I guess I might as well share my audio plans for it?

I already have most of what I need, but need a few essential things before I can install everything.

Things I have:

Subs: Two Obsidian Audio 15's




Sub Amp: Sundown Audio SAE 1200D v.2
Mids/Highs Amp: Sundown Audio SAX 125.4





Headunit: Alpine CDA 105 (Installed)



Big 3 already done in KnuKonceptz 1/0 OFC. Pretty big battery already under the hood, XS Power D3400.

Things I need to finish up:

More 1/0 to run to the amps in back
Set of KnuKonceptz RCAs (Not essential, I have crappy RCAs I can use for a while)
(2) Sets of Sundown Audio 6.5CS (Going to ditch the crossovers and run active on my SAX125.4)
Wood/Glue/Other materials for enclosure
Will probably sound deaden whole trunk before I build the enclosure. (Probably KnuKonceptz 100mil)

I am going to face the subs and port Forward into the cabin, even with the bottom of the rear window. I'm going to completely tear out the rear deck (and make it look presentable). After the enclosure is built, I will take the necessary steps to completely sealing off the airspaces of the cabin and trunk from each other (gain output)


I'll try to update this thread as I make progress. As it is I might not have any major progess for a few more weeks to a month, due to currently being unemployed (Gotta change soon though!)

Thanks for looking!

(If you're not familiar with the brands I'm running (They're smaller specialty companies), here's links to their product websites):




Author:   KFC_Or_Bust
Date:   Dec 09, 12 at 12:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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Ballin! If you have the 3.8 it should last damn near forever!



Author:   Kurt
Date:   Dec 09, 12 at 2:45pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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Sweet ride! Although, to be fair, it's not a boat. My '05 Crown Vic is. :-)

Post more pictures! I'm definitely the most able to appreciate grandpa's Sunday ride on here.



Author:   Cobalt
Date:   Dec 10, 12 at 3:45pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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quote Kurt
Sweet ride! Although, to be fair, it's not a boat. My '05 Crown Vic is. :-)

Post more pictures! I'm definitely the most able to appreciate grandpa's Sunday ride on here.
Unless a Crown Vic is the smallest car you'd consider a "boat", then his would be too.

quote 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria
Length 212.0 in (5,385 mm)
220.0 in (5,588 mm) (long-wheelbase)
Width 2007–2011: 77.3 in (1,963 mm)
1998–2006: 78.2 in (1,986 mm)
Height 1998–2002, 2007–2011: 56.8 in (1,443 mm)
2003–04: 58.3 in (1,481 mm)
quote 1992-1999 Buick Le Sabre
Length 200.0 in (5,080 mm) (1992–96)
200.8 in (5,100 mm) (1997–99)
Width 74.9 in (1,902 mm) (1997–99)
74.9 in (1,902 mm) (1992–96)
Height 55.7 in (1,415 mm) (1992–96)
55.6 in (1,412 mm) (1997–99)
55.9 in (1,420 mm) (1997–99)
They're not too far off in size.




Looks like a nice car. Especially for a 1995 with 150k miles. It's a GM car too, which is always a bonus. Hopefully you have the 3.8, because from what I've seen, those are great engines.

But the Monte Carlo my step-dad had was the 4T65-E which the Le Sabre has. His went out around 110k miles.




Author:   Ben73
Date:   Dec 10, 12 at 10:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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Boat? I would of thought it was a mid size car for the US.

Looks like a good bit of kit for the price. Re you one of these people that spends more money on the stereo system then on the purchase price of the car?



Author:   bobbyg2
Date:   Dec 11, 12 at 12:50am (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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^ It's a decent bit bigger than the Camry next to it.

And when I'm done with it, yeah the stereo is going to be worth more than the car lol, I care more about having a nice stereo than a nice car.

I have equally as big plans for my home stereo afterwards!

And yes, it has the 3.8L 3800 Series 1. Transmission is currently working flawlessly.



Author:   Cobalt
Date:   Dec 11, 12 at 8:20am (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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quote Ben73
Boat? I would of thought it was a mid size car for the US.

Looks like a good bit of kit for the price. Re you one of these people that spends more money on the stereo system then on the purchase price of the car?
No. A Buick Le Sabre is big car even by American standards. The Buick Century/Regal would be the midsize Buick (back in the 90's). The Le Sabre along with Park Avenue are god awful big.

quote bobbyg2
And yes, it has the 3.8L 3800 Series 1. Transmission is currently working flawlessly.
Your car has that as an option alongside another one. It may not have that specific transmission. I'm not even saying that transmission is bad in general, just that its not godly like the 3.8.



Author:   Kurt
Date:   Dec 11, 12 at 1:30pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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My mom's '92 LeSabre had the 3800 Series II. I can't believe yours wouldn't.



Author:   bobbyg2
Date:   Dec 11, 12 at 1:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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The plastic shrowed on top of my engine reads "3800; Tuned Port Injection"

Here's what wikipedia says:

"...The LeSabre's engine from 1992-1995 was the 3800 V6, which produced 170 hp (127 kW) and 225 lb·ft (305 N·m) The 3513 lb (1593 kg) car got 18 mpg (13.1 L/100 km) in the city and 28 mpg (8.4 L/100 km) on the highway, which was slightly better than the 1991 model. The car accelerated to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.9 seconds and could cover the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds at 80 mph (129 km/h). Top speed was electronically limited to 108 mph (173 km/h)...."

"...For 1996, the LeSabre received the 3800 Series II powerplant, with a gain of 35 hp (26 kW). The engine increased fuel economy ratings over its predecessor, 19 MPG city and 30 MPG highway United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates. In 1999, Flint, Michigan's Buick City assembly plant, which built the LeSabre as well as the Pontiac Bonneville was shut down and LeSabre production moved to Hamtramck. The last 1999 LeSabre left Buick City's final line as the last Buick City-built car in June, 1999..."

quote Cobalt
Your car has that as an option alongside another one. It may not have that specific transmission. I'm not even saying that transmission is bad in general, just that its not godly like the 3.8.
Aren't the majority of FWD transmissions not-so-great?



Author:   Cobalt
Date:   Dec 11, 12 at 5:58pm (PST)
Subject:   re: BobbyG2s Boat! And audio project! :)
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quote Kurt
My mom's '92 LeSabre had the 3800 Series II. I can't believe yours wouldn't.
It's possible that the engine was pulled out of a 96+. Unless she bought the car brand new, you can't say that didn't happen.

quote bobbyg2
Aren't the majority of FWD transmissions not-so-great?
The Cobalt my wife had for a while had transmission issues at 58k miles. So I guess thats possible. My Cobalt had issues at 90k when I sold it. I've not really heard others talk of transmission issues in cars like this. My blazer has 78k miles and nothing for issues with transmission.


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