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Oldsmobile Alero, Exterior, Performance Mods, Interior, Sedan
#2 of 31 some help here plz
Jul 19, 2006 (8:21 pm)
can u add a turbo or nos tu an automatic car "alero 99"
.. does drift an automatic car ruins anything in the car?.. what thing should i put on my car to make it look "tight"?
#3 of 31 Re: hope u guys know something bout this :D [humpty66]
Jul 31, 2006 (11:09 am)
Well, a good tint job will run about $200. Don't go cheap here! Wheels that give the Alero a great look are 18" American Racing wheels, named, Coil. Available at Sears or tire stores for aound $600. for the set. BUT - if you are going to get the 18 inchers (with the correct fitment for tires) you will definitely want to lower the car - I used Eibachs on my Alero. Otherwise the look of the 18s is not cool. The Eibachs lowered the vehicle about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Even kids with Cobras like the look and chicks think it's hot. Also, a carbon-fiber hood scoop, from Lund (for show, not go), makes the vehicle look aggressive. DON'T FORGET UNDER the hood. AC DELCO spark plugs gapped at .060 and a K&N air filter will improve performance. Be sure to keep the original wheels to run them in the winter - unless you live in sunny southern Cal. Claying the body is an absolute must to get a good luster - you can do it in 20 minutes. A good running Alero is a lot of fun and one that is dressed up gets attention. As far as a body kit, the only thing besides the fake hood scoop on mine is factory side body moldings whichg seem to do the car justice. I have been considering racing stripes for abpout a year but haven't made up my mind. Polling my friends is about 50/50. Also, if it doesn't have leather buckets consider getting yours reupholstered or put racing buckets in. Be ready to do a lot of work putting them in, though, because some modifications are necessary to get them in if they're not factory ordered. Mine is a 3.4L, 4-door, Arctic White, which really glistens in the bright sun because of the claying. Be sure to stick with 87 to 89 octane for optimum performance, too. Higher than 89 goes right through and decreases mpg. I am thinking of buying a 2-door Alero so I can put a Lambo door kit on it. That would not be cool on a 4-door anything. All in all a great little car. Glad to find another Alero enthusiast. BTW, I own 2 of them; an '04 and a '99. No mechanic has been able to figure out why, yet, but the '99 is quicker than the '04. The '04 is 18 lbs heavier than the '99, but I doubt that's the reason. Both of them beat out BMWs, though. Good luck.
Nov 12, 2006 (9:39 am)
Trust me man its not a car that you need to "PIMP OUT". Spend the money on the engine first. How many times have you seen plps cars that r decked out and then see them broke down on the side of the road. Im 21 and ive seen it too many times. Its an Alero not an Audi. Make sure its running right ok. Then maybe go wheels/tires and a tint.
#5 of 31 ALERO "JERKS" while driving
Nov 30, 2006 (9:53 pm)
My car has this problem of slighting jerking or "hiccups" while driving. When it does this the RPM jump up and back down quickly. ANY HELP??
#6 of 31 Re: ALERO "JERKS" while driving [jennh]
Dec 13, 2006 (4:01 pm)
i have a 2000 alero gls. mine is doing the same thing right now and i was told that it is the intake gaskets leaking. take at the smaller hoses hoses beneath the air intake and if they are leaking you will see a wet area below them. thats the coolant leaking from them which means that extra air is getting in to your system which is causing the computer to mess with the ride. i just bought my gasket kit for it today which cost me 90 dollars. the killer of this repair is the labor you will pay for. around here it is 600 dollars for the part and labor at a garage because the whole top half of the engine has to come off. luckily my cousin is a mechanic and im getting it done free on sunday. so if you havent gotten yours checked and fixed by then ill let you know if it solves the problem.
#7 of 31 Re: ALERO "JERKS" while driving [josh8577]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:32 pm)
it wasnt caused by the intake. it was caused by the mass air flow sensor in my car. i got one at a junkyard for 20 bucks and solved the problem
#9 of 31 Formed Dash overlay to cover up the wrinkling leather problem ?
Apr 13, 2007 (1:52 pm)
Has anyone put on the hard shell dash overlays that they sell to cover up the wrinkling leather problem that are common to Alero dashboards ??? If so, I would appreciate any info you can give me on how it was installed and how it looks. Also, I would REALLY appreciate a picture of it installed. You can send the pic to my e-mail account (yaz53comcast.net). I have been looking around at junk yards for a dash but the work involved to switch them is enormous. If the overlay looks great installed, I will go that route. It is cheaper and easier. Thanks in advance !!! Rich
#10 of 31 Re: hope u guys know something bout this :D [humpty66]
Jun 07, 2007 (1:32 pm)
hey, what a coincidence, my sister gave me my 99 alero gl when i turned 16 too haha. sure theres tons of stuff u can do to it, (not really any engine stuff tho except a cold air intake) i did however put a great performance exhaust on mine, its made by monza with the pacesetter name on it. my o my it sounds beasty, here is the link http://www.alamomotorsports.com/pacesetter/pacesetter_oldsmobile_monza_exhaust.html go there and get it only about $300, thats a steal. also if u feel the need there is only one supercharger that fits really well on this car... its made by GM themselves, here is the link : http://paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=237 go there and check it out, about $2300 i think. and basicly just add head unit/amp/speakers/subs the works, (they all fit just fine) as far as a body kit... well http://www.andysautosport.com/ is a great place to find stuff like that, it has wings/body kits/ door conversion kits, everything... just get ur wallet ready tho... ok well i hope i helped, hope u get it "pimped out" lol ok c ya
#11 of 31 Re: hope u guys know something bout this :D [humpty66]
Jun 07, 2007 (5:31 pm)
So, humpty66, what did you do with your Alero? Anxious to see if you tried anything. I'm still undecided about the racing stripe, although I am considering a modified racing stripe from the front of the hood scoop to the front of the hood. Found a carbon fiber one (about $50.) to match the hood scoop so I know they are out there. MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! I changed out the plugs since I last wrote. I put in Bosch dual-electrode plugs and the difference in performance is phenomenal. (BTW, MPG is still very good at 22.5 -23.5. when I'm not racing. And, no, these are not highway miles, although the racing ones are.) Been running the Bosch plugs for about 9 months and these are the only plugs I shall use from now on. Get 'em at the Walmart - good price. Don't recall if I told you I had a performance muffler put on, but I did. For $200 total installed with a real chrome tip included, it's an IMCO performance muffler and it sounds GRRRREAT! The vehicle does not have the lawn mower ricemobile sound but roars like a V8 muscle car from the 60s. Had it installed almost a year ago by my Mexicali amigos. Even they were impressed when they drove it out of the shop. zoom? zoom? zoom? Kiss my Italian ancestry. It's VROOOM! VROOOM! VROOOM!</i>