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Old 12-03-2005, 04:25 AM   #1
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First I would like to let everyone know how much I appreciate the informative posts. I have read for hours upon hours. Just got our 01 Bonnie SSEi last week after a drunk ran a red and wrote off our very reliable 95 Sunfire 9 weeks ago. We looked at GP GT'* but once I saw the newer styling and beefed up looks of the interior and added comfort of the leather seats compared to the GP, the decision was made. WOW ...We LOVE the car. Luxury, style and hot sauce under the hood to boot. I am excited to have the "best" of all 3 worlds. Owned a 1986 Trans Am years ago and missed it. This is like having it back but much better. I hesitated buying a Supercharged version at first but hopefully this PONTIAC will treat us good like the last two we owned. I am looking forward to adding a few mods and accessories to improve mileage, HP and looks. We are not going to race the car and are not interested in spending thousands in engine mods, just want to add some cheaper (and fun) additions and do not know where to start looking. Any links or info that would point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated, preferrably in Canada but any help will do. I am looking for Head rest wraps, info on clearing headlights or other light mods, probably going to add a K&N and a stage 1 chip, not sure. Thanks to everyone that makes this forum work, it'* great to be excited about my vehicle again...and there wasn't any argument from the wife either
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well welcome to the club and congratulations with the new purchase. I am in the market again for a nice SSEi.

The only things really to look out for on your car are the window regulators which mean the power windows stop working, trunk leaks and the steering shaft failing. Other than that the 2000+ are very reliable.

First step to modding the car is to make sure you have an extensive tuneup. 02 sensor, plugs, wires and the bare minimum, other stuff like making sure your throttle body is clean, MAF being clean etc, will help the car respond better to mods.

first thing is usually a gutted or FWI/CAI. Most seem to prefer an FWI or CAI. this will allow you to breath better. Next step is to add a high flow cat to make sure there are minimal blockages in the exhaust system. Those 2 mods alone will usually get you a mile or 2 better per gallon and better response.

Next would probably be a slightly, yes slightly smaller, nothing serious, just to add a little extra boost. After the pulley the mod bug might bite you which will lead to Headers, Rockers, Cam, PCM, etc. lol.


never done clear corners on a b-ville so I will leave that up to the experts.

I'd hollar at Pat, the resident lighting expert and either gumball or toasted oats (forgot who is the pro on that ) on info on clearing the corners..

thanks for putting your ride in the signature..you learn quick

click on tech info at the top for more indepth look at mods and where to start.
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Yes, start with the intake (gutted, rice pipe, or FWI) and high flow cat. Then, depending on how much more you want, a lot of people see some good improvements with pulley and PCM. Also with this, a 180* t-stat (in summer) and maybe some better plugs and wires will help as well. With those, you should be pretty happy with the results.
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Where you are in Canada?

In montreal i know a good place where they install rockers on our car.

You can easily do a FWI (fender well intake) wich mean your filter will be in the bumper cover. Mine cost me 35$ to do with ABS piping and a filter.

You can PM me if you want info on how to do it yourself or to buy a kit ready to install , but it will cost you more $$.

Im pretty happy with that setup. (and youll love the sound )

If you want to know how a FWi (or CAI...same sound) sound, heres how mine sound

http://media.putfile.com/Whine

I was not able in the video to go higher in rpm (traffic) , it whine even better in higher rpm.

(note, its louder from outside of the car..not too loud.., mean that people are wondering what is under the hood )

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That'* a neat clip.
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I am in Brantford, Ontario. Thanks for the reply. The wife is restraining me from doing the BIG mods (for now).

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Where you are in Canada?

In montreal i know a good place where they install rockers on our car.

You can easily do a FWI (fender well intake) wich mean your filter will be in the bumper cover. Mine cost me 35$ to do with ABS piping and a filter.

You can PM me if you want info on how to do it yourself or to buy a kit ready to install , but it will cost you more $$.

Im pretty happy with that setup. (and youll love the sound )

If you want to know how a FWi (or CAI...same sound) sound, heres how mine sound

http://media.putfile.com/Whine

I was not able in the video to go higher in rpm (traffic) , it whine even better in higher rpm.

(note, its louder from outside of the car..not too loud.., mean that people are wondering what is under the hood )

Cheers
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ok, so just a Fender well intake and a high flow cat will give you a good difference for the money and those very easy mod.
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First WELCOME TO THE CLUB
this is a cheap fix for a $$ motor mount, lift the hood and see your motor rock when you hit the gas , all that movement is hard on the exhaust and transmission lines.

read this one
http://bonnevilleclub.com/forum/view...amp;highlight=
also this one, go to page 2 and read up on how to make one.
http://bonnevilleclub.com/forum/view...amp;highlight=

if you look at 2000 SILVER BULLETS intake you can build one for not much $$ and get a good boost in power.

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I think we are going to do the High Flow cat, CAI/FWI, T-stat, Pulley and stage 1 chip and dress it up with some stainless tips and grill to start. Maybe some 18" wheels next summer.


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that should give u a noticable gain
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