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Old 09-14-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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I see that the GP'* 3.8 is rated at 200 hp. Where is the extra 5 hp coming from on the Bonnie? Intake?
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Exhaust.

The W-bodies have a u-bend in the exhaust which is quite a restriction.
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Exhaust.

The W-bodies have a u-bend in the exhaust which is quite a restriction.
Thanks. Now what about the fact that the SLE have the 'dual' exhaust as apposed to the single pipe. Any difference there?
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It'* not really a dual exhaust, just dual outlets. Doesn't really affect power too much. The exhausts on most 3800 powered cars are pretty unrestrictive.
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It'* not really a dual exhaust, just dual outlets. Doesn't really affect power too much. The exhausts on most 3800 powered cars are pretty unrestrictive.
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The second muffler is for looks and sounds... And yes the W-Body exhaust has one big bend. The G-Body is more flow through! I like having the highest rated N/A 3800 ever made... Now what about the Lucrene it has a 3800 and is a G-Body but only rated at 200hp is that because its a Series III? Or what?
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