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Old 08-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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I have a stock SSEI with 66K and am considering a few light mods. I would like to add a little power without spending to much $$$ or hurting reliability. What are the best mods to consider.
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Pulley?
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I have a stock SSEI with 66K and am considering a few light mods. I would like to add a little power without spending to much $$$ or hurting reliability. What are the best mods to consider.
Exhuast?
Pulley?
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Thanks
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Pulley 180* thermostat and FWI to start with, then go from there
after that would be PEMs/ Headers, Highflow Cat, Rockers, smaller pulley, and a PCM
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Pulley 180* thermostat and FWI to start with, then go from there
What size pulley? and which are the easiest to do? what is a FWI?
Sorry for all the extra questions I am new to GM products?
Any ideas of power gains?
What is all the talk about U-bend deletes and downpipes?
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u-bend is a grand prix thing, you dont have to worr about that.

basically, as you start modding, anything you do will allow you to use maller and smaller pulleys.

if your completely stock, i would recommend nothing smaller than a 3.5" pulley, after the FWI (fenderwell intake) and 180* thermostat, you SHOULD be safe to run a 3.4"

i wouldnt recommend going any lower than the 3.4 without doing either rockers or a cam swap.
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this is a great start into the mod game:
http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...ategory_Code=P
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this is a great start into the mod game:
http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...ategory_Code=P
actually the level 1 package would be a better "Start..."
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this is a great start into the mod game:
http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...ategory_Code=P
actually the level 1 package would be a better "Start..."
true, but for the ammount of cost and labor, the level 2 isnt a whole lot of investment for the HP gain either... when i get my L67, im going to skip to L2
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I didn't know we could do the stage 2'* but I guess the only difference is the rocker/pushrod combo from stage 1.

Opps and the spark plugs
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I didn't know we could do the stage 2'* but I guess the only difference is the rocker/pushrod combo from stage 1.

Opps and the spark plugs
You can do level 3'* on our cars, I've just been to busy to add the Bonneville to the dropdown list.
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Wish I would have known that sooner I would have got the level 2 pkg.
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