Hello! New here. I am a huge Bonneville fan. Once had the 95 SE for many years, and have been loving my 2000 SSEi for about 3 years now (it now has 210,000 KM ... 130,000 Miles). Now want to notch up performance.
I added last year a panel K&N, new NGK plugs and perf wires (forget brand name of wires right now). I will soon be gutting air box for a K&N cone and will order 180 therm stat, but my main need right now is a little guidance in terms of selecting either a 3.4 or 3.5 press-on pulley and which PCM is recommended. Might also consider exhausts mods.
My goals/concerns are:
#1 Greater HP -- hoping to add approx 40 to 50 HP (with these few mods, am I dreamin'?),
I've spent quite sometime on this board trying to find definitive answers on the pros and cons of either the 3.4 or 3.5 pulley (for 2000 SSEi).
Not sure which PCM is best for the 2k SSEi either.
#2 under normal driving conditions NOT kill my gas mileage too much for the extra HP mods. 2/3 of my driving is hwy speeds in the 70 mph range. The other 1/3 is city driving and occasional Mustang challenges...
#3 Knock retard -- will I get it for sure with 3.4 and if so how much of a pain is it to keep under control?
Unfortunately I don't know someone in Winnipeg Canada that I can reply on to get proper tuning like 'OverKill' in Tororonto. Suggestions for proper tuning?
Any suggestions, comments, links would be appreciated.