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Old 07-17-2005, 08:54 PM   #1
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Ok let me first say that I am a bit confused why the SLE and the SE have the same hp rating yet the SLE sports a much more efficent dual stainless steel exhuast system! Am I right in saying the SLE should have another 5 or 10hp tacked on the Pontiac rating? And it also is a marketing question wouldn't you want a performance and hp difference to further change the models output?
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Ok let me first say that I am a bit confused why the SLE and the SE have the same hp rating yet the SLE sports a much more efficent dual stainless steel exhuast system! Am I right in saying the SLE should have another 5 or 10hp tacked on the Pontiac rating? And it also is a marketing question wouldn't you want a performance and hp difference to further change the models output?
that is an engine rating.. but the exhaust may make a 2hp or so but thats about it.. nothing you could ever notice and may never see on a chassis dyno at the wheels.
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Difference is body and options, that'* what is really supposed to make the difference in the trim levels.
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True my friend true... :P
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the dual exhaust is for looks only. It doesn't even split until the rear wheels. I don't think the dual exhaust even flows better actually?
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The single exhaust is proably sufficient for the N/A motor and outflows the motor. The dual on the SLE is not netting anything but looks. A single exhaust on an SSEi however would be limiting.
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