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Old 02-03-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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need info on the car like whats good about them, whats bad about them, whats the cheapest and fastest way to get more HP, are they hard to work on, what usually messes up on them, are they expensive, and any other info anyone can give me about this modle car will be greatly appriciated
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The SSEi is supercharged and a fun all around car. Repairs and problems will depend on the maintenance previously done on this 13 year old, mileage and abuse.

Overall..these are strong, well built cars. Use premium gas and change the pulley to a smaller diameter (2.2) and you'll feel an instant kick.

Please tell us more about the car and background.
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The SSEi is supercharged and a fun all around car. Repairs and problems will depend on the maintenance previously done on this 13 year old, mileage and abuse.

Overall..these are strong, well built cars. Use premium gas and change the pulley to a smaller diameter (2.2) and you'll feel an instant kick.

Please tell us more about the car and background.

well im paying 800 from my dads good friend he runs a tow truck business he towed it after a woman had hydro plained off the road in it and hit the ditch the car has a few dents and dings nothing serrious i mean after he used his tow truck to get it outa the ditch the woman told him he could have it and his drove it home and it has been sittin in his junk yard ever sence and i was told that the woman has been the only owner her and her husband and they have no kids so i think it was pretty well maintained althought i dont know how many miles are on it yeat cause for the past few days i have been looking for the key but still havent found it if i have to hot wire it or somehting i will but anyways thats pretty much it when i get more info then i will tell more thanks
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hmmm interesting story... me thinks there might be some underlying issues if she was that easy to part with the car...
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hmmm interesting story... me thinks there might be some underlying issues if she was that easy to part with the car...


well it was her husban that said take it cause they didnt have the money to fix it or to pay for the tow so they told him he could have it and now hes sellin to me
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93 is a good year. I've has three so far and still have two-ish.

As for mods, start with the basics of Intake, exhaust, 180* t-stat, plugs and wires if they need it. Do a tune up as well when you get it. Once you have the basic mods, Jet Performance makes a Chip for the 93 and you can drop to a 2.2 pulley then. If you go straight to the pulley you run the risk of breaking something. A scan tool is also not a bad thing to get, although could be pricey.

Good luck with the 93. Let me know if you need any parts as my 2nd 93 is a parts car.
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Hotwiring may not go well.

The VATS security system expects a certain resistance value when the ignition is turned. If that value is not present, it will cut fuel etc etc.
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LOOK! ANOTHER GA MEMBER!!!! I'm so excited.

I would see what'* wrong with the car, see what he wants for it, and go from there.
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