I you are giving to testers give me shot. I've been toying with the idea of running the giggly stuff in my SLE if I can find a fullt time job soon. I want to take this car to the track this summer when I get the mods done to the engine (of course I plan on gutting the car before going to the track though). Would be sweet to get some funny stuff and run some 13'* with it and mid 14'* without.
As for gutting the car, I know I can get 300 lbs out of it easily (not counting my junk, tools, etc I'll also remove from the car -I mean an easy 300 lbs off the weight of the car totally as it came off the assembly line). I would also guess I could probably even get the car into the 2900 lb range (one of my favorite things to do for building a car up is to tear it down). If I remember correctly EVERY 10 LBS LOST IS THE EQUIVELANT TO GAINING 1 HP. So if I lost 300 lbs off this car it'd be the same as 200hp in stock form.
So figure stock 3400 lb Bonneville SLE = 170 hp
30-40 hp of mods to engine (without giggly gas)
Equivelant of stock Bonneville having 230-260 hp stock 9if you can understand what I'm trying to say. I guess that'd be a scooting Bonnie? Anyone agree or am I short on sleep?