So, in other words, a 3" system on my 1994 SLE is going to be overkill? I am running a CAI, 180* t-stat, NGK V-power plugs, 8.8mm wires, removed maf screen from the TB, and always run 91-93 octane. Future plans include a Superchip, MSD coil packs, 3" high flow cat, 3" mandrel bent pipping, Magnaflow single 3" inlet --> and dual 2.5" outlets --> --> with (2) 2.5" inlet dual 3" outlets with resonator tips.
I just got to start driving the car Saturday, and even with the current mods I still got killed by a 1994 Grand Prix SE 3.1. Well actually, she didn't really win -I let her get a good jump before I kicked it down. She was going about 30 with a full throttle and was about a car length ahead and I was going about 15 when I kicked it down so she kept pulling on me but only for 3-4 seconds before I started reeling her in. Of course I let her "win" - just earning my self some brownie points before I went for the kill - or as it is more commonly known
. Of course I couldn't take it then, but I got a rain check because I had a friend along who I didn't feel like leaving with my car while I went and "scrogged". That'll be this next weekend -
Anyhow, for right now i just have to replace the right rear control arm as it broke last night while hauling about 800lbs of friends around town "....driving fast cars, and chasing hot women!!"
Oh, and the other fast car was my cousins 1996 Buick Riviera Series II 3800 Supercharged. Pulled up next to him at the stop light with two loaded cars and we pulled even!!! I am psyched. Of course we only raced up to 45, but it was neck-and-neck the whole way. Can't wait to put the superchip, MSD coil packs, and the exhaust system in. Hopefully I'll kick his *** then. Even better when I get my dry 75 shot. Kicking it down at 30 mph with no passengers I can get it to chirp the tires.
I had a guy in a Monte Carlo ask if I had a Chevy smallblock V8 in it because of the tone of the exhaust with the cold air intake. It does sound sweet (much throatier like an exotic engine sound. It definitely sounds different than my old 1992 with the cone filter on the stock airbox hose and no catylitic convertor. Boy is good to be back in a Bonneville (the Lesabre wasn't too bad, but it'* just not a decked out Bonnie).
Anyhow just letting you know I got the car on the road (for 2 days anyhow), and it'* been a blast. More to come when I get it back and more mods done.