So I've ported the LIM, I've drilled/gutted the stock airbox and threw in a K&N drop in filter. The next mod will be actually installing my flowmaster 80 & magnaflow cat. After that, I plan on going to autozone sometime and constructing a rice pipe w/ K&N 4750 and heat shield. Then... Intense PCM. Ok, so I have that laid out, but what to do after all of that?
I'm thinking valvetrain. I just recently actually started thinking about it and understanding how it could benefit, because that always dumbfounded me before. Then I realized, oh yeah, that would probably increase valve clearance, resulting in more air flow, something that engines like.
So if I were to upgrade stuff valvetrain side of the motor, would I really benefit? I'm tired of not being able to really pass people between 40-50 MPH. I wait until I'm up to 55 MPH, then really gas it to get around them. I'm talking about those annoying people that get on the highway, run the ramp @ 40 mph the whole way onto the highway, then take a mile to get up to highway speed (60 mph for them) once already entered on the highway. I'm in a community full of older retired people, so that happens quite a bit. Not that I want to be an aggressive driver, but more like a driver with the power to get in the fast lane and increase my speed to 65-75 from 40 mph so people in the fast lane won't have to brake.
Is it expensive? Is it something I could do myself? I've done many intakes, but I've really not gone beyond changing the valve cover gaskets. I'd like to cam it, but meh, I KNOW that'* expensive and can get complicated. I'd rather have an ssei and do that.
This may not happen until like mid-late 08', but it'* something I'd like to do. I'm addicted!
As far as the PCM goes, what should I order? Stock WOT timing? I would imagine, being that it'* N/A. I am going to do the 6,000 RPM shift points for sure.
I think this is all spawning off the video I saw after jr's3800 ported his LIM
lol. I want that...