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Old 03-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #21
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2.93 gear ratio for the SSEi.

Maybe its a Federal mandate for 2000+ cars to have a lower FD to increase fuel economy.
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Should I still get the PCM re-programmed?
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To accommodate the different gear ratio. No rush, it shouldn't hurt anything, but the PCM might tell the difference.

To accommodate the different VIN. I say, yes.

To have the average PCM programmed, even to just change something, it can run $100 or more. Unless you live close to someone that has HPTuners. Sorry, I live in NY.
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I think I know someone that has one now that I think about it.
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Have you guys noticed that the Bonneville'* seem to handle the snow very well. I put snow tires on mine and I don't remember sliding in it.
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Ok, what if I wanted the heated seats and the HUD?
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The heated seats would be simpler than the HUD. I once tried to take a HUD system from a 98 SSE and I got halfway through tearing the dash out and noticed just exactly what an electrical nightmare it would be to swap it. You would even need the entire dash I believe.
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the car looks nice, pretty well optioned for a se. the car does great in the snow, my wife dd'* my bonnie and i wouldnt have her in anything else. you dont need snow tires just good all seasons. the best tires ive found are the bfg traction t/a, but i think they stopped making those unfortunately. so i got the advantage t/a they do good too. just had to buy 2 for 125ea at bjs club.
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well the engine and transmission is out. Gutted and junked the shell of a car that was left. The engine looks pretty hard chillin on the floor of the garage
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