Modern Buick vs. the best Germany can make

Discussion in 'Kill Stories (Where Hemis Never Win)' started by LS6Rainier, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. LS6Rainier

    LS6Rainier New Member

    so a little back ground on the car before the kill story, its a 2004 rainier bought new by my father who owns a 71 Gs 455 four speed. This was my first car, its a v8 body on frame IFS four link rear Buick from the 21st century in my opinion a true modern muscle car. The trailblazer SS was the performance trim level chevy on this platform. Being a Buick faithful i wanted to make the equivalent trim level on the Buick model, the Rainier GS. So the car has a 5.7L ls6 with custom ground cam, 11.5:1 compression, built transmission with shift kit and 2400stall, and a few suspension modifications.

    after a week of trying to fix some ground wiring issues I was testing the instrumentation so as i was merging onto i-485 in charlotte I checked my mirror and brand new Mercedes AMG GTS is sitting right and my rear tire. As I'm accelerating to merge ahead of him I hear him down shift twice trying to keep me from mergeing so i roll on the throttle in 4th and shoot in ahead of him. After doing this he sits about a foot off my bumper half a mile later traffic clears merc still a foot behind me. He moves over a lane accelerating hard, his twin turbo v8 making a very german howl. when he gets to my quarter panel i open the throttle and the transmission kicks down to second with an athouritative bark from the tires:3gears:. Guy in the AMG looks over shocked probably has never heard traction broken at speed before:shock:. He's still hard in the throttle when i barked into third and start to slowly put some distance on him as speed continues to climb well off the speedometer. I glance in the side mirror and the guy looks pissed, i guess he didn't like that his $130,00 :dollar: German engineered Messerschmitt didn't have enough for a "stock" Buick suv:af:. At this point i return to cruising speed feeling a bit chilly adjust the air-condition. When i get back home and look up his car Mercedes claims it runs 11s in the 1/4 with its 7 speed dual clutch transmission that they claimed shifts faster then you can blink.
  2. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    That AMG could have your Buick for breakfast, this was all taking place inside your head :Smarty:
  3. Prophet

    Prophet Well-Known Member

    Is that with or without a trunk full of your refugees? :TU:
  4. corvettzo

    corvettzo Platinum Level Contributor

    I have shown quite a few German V8 powered SUV's, including an X5M using a 125 shot on the LS2, the tail lights of my TBSS's and now my Saab 9.7X affectionately called the Trollblazer SS . It's a damn shame they didn't manufacture a Rainier in TBSS form . []


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  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You've obviously never experienced LS based power, I absolutely RAPED an AMG twin turbo in my 02 Trans AM heads,cam,gear and boltons of course bad thing is I had a 175 shot at my right hand and never needed it, pulled the German pos from 40 to 140
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  6. Robs455

    Robs455 Well-Known Member

    To do this with your 2 tons truck you need at least 700 hp .... the LSX engines are amazing, and if you get from the small ls6 ( ls1 with ls6 +ls6 heads) that amount of power, without any power adder, your car needs alot mor stall to get out of the hole...

    @hugger I also had a 01 camaro Z28 LS1 with boltons, it runs great, and your car with cam and heads will be fast, real fast but you are much lighter ...
  7. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Well-Known Member


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