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Old 09-17-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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i just 99 SSEI
my dad and i just put al new shocks and brakes
i was wonderign if anyone had any really cheaps idea to tune up my car and make it a lil faster of the start and run a lil better
if you got any advise just let me knwo
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What I do when I buy a new car.
In this order:

Spark plugs (No bosch!) ($8)
Spark Plug wires ($35)
Air Filter ($10)
Fuel Filter ($15)
O2 Sensor ($50-$100)
Endlinks for Swaybars ($40ish)

Once its running right you can look at making it faster.
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What I do when I buy a new car.
In this order:

Spark plugs (No bosch!) ($8)
Spark Plug wires ($35)
Air Filter ($10)
Fuel Filter ($15)
O2 Sensor ($50-$100)
Endlinks for Swaybars ($40ish)

Once its running right you can look at making it faster.
otu if this we looked at the air filter it was really clean if nto new, we already put in new spark plugs
they were really bad befor. #4 was a miss fire every time
spark plug wire iwe cheked a lil they didnt liik bad at all why i get a job i will get some new collered oen to add look at smothness to the ride. we already gave the car a oil change and a filter to.
idk abotu the end bar or sway bar
i think ther ok
but i will look at it more and when i get a job and most likey got new ones becaus ethe car sat aroudn for a year befor i bought it
the o2 sence im not really sure wha tthat is but if it is tha ti think it is then we checked it and it wasnt that bad
thank you any other tips much welcomed
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like said above its a good idea to get the car running RIGHT before you put power to it. change the oil and all that fun stuff to make sure you are getting the full potential out of it. and the first things i always do is exhaust and intake work cause your car cant push power if it cant breathe good. and then uprgrade coil and wires, u/d pulley and thats really all that comes cheap that and wat was said above lol
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Well, assuming you have done the tune-up items I mentioned...I'd reccomend getting/borrowing a scantool to see how the car is running. If you are getting 15* or so of timing when you get on it...then you are ok to move to a smaller pulley. If not, get the car running right first.
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Default wow jus toike my dad

i guess my dad is smartr that i thought
we have a car reader thingy
we have autotap and we use my moms laptop
so ill i need is a new exhost and muffler
right now my muffles has a few holes and crakes in it and its really loud
so after that ill see where i am $ wise
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Yep..The autotap should scan well and show you if there are any issues.
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This isn't a performance topic. Moved to 92-99.
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