Need some advice with an '01 SSE
Well, my dad recently picked up an '01 SSE, and the subject of pulling some more power out of it came up. I told him I'd do some research and find out what'* out there for parts, and I'm having trouble coming up with much. We're looking to pull probably another 30-40HP out of the motor to start with. He'* not looking to spend a ton of money, I'm guessing he wants to keep the bill under $500 but I'm not sure on that. So basically, I'm looking for a good source for some basic bolt-ons for now, chips and cold-air setups, the simple stuff. Of course I am going to try and get him to go beyond that, which leads to my next question...
What are the differences between the N/A 3.8L and the */C motor? I'm guessing it wouldn't be a bolt-on affair to get it up to speed with the real deal, but I really don't know. Are we looking at forged pistons and computer swaps? Or just bigger injectors and a few little bolt-ons? I'm hoping if I can get him hyped up to do some work on this that I can also convince him to slap a blower on there, so if anyone has info on doing the swap, I'd appreciate any help you can give!