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Old 10-25-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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Got some questions

1. How long of a job is it?
2. Who sells them and who has the best deals?
3. I'm guessing i'm going to have to get a new belt so can I get the belt and pulley as a package deal?

So far i've put in a K&N air filter and done the boost bypass adjustment. My plans before the pulley are a 180 t-stat and NGK TR55s. Am I prepaired for a 3.4" pulley?

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You'll need to find someone with a pulley puller. www.mncgp.com will help you a lot with this.

A more opened intake is desired, and yes the 180 and colder plugs will be great for it. The better option is a new idler, instead of the belt. You already have the gatorback
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I got my 3.4 from SLP. Good stuff, looks stock.

I put a tranny cooler on my 99 before teh pulley. At 100k the tranny shifts like new. I also got a shorter gatorback belt. If you search the posts I have it listed here on the board what the new PN is. It is special order from Autozone, takes 2 days.

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A typical pulley install should take ~30 minutes. If you run into problems, it can be a lot longer, but the only real problems you can run into is the tool breaking. I have had this happen to me on two occasions and it set me back a few hours each time. (one time was actually a little more than a few hours) Anyways, I would have someone install it for you that has done it before, and try to use someones tool who already has one, instead of renting or buying one. As for mods, from my experiences, you really should have a lot of stuff before you put on a 3.4 pulley, but most people don't want to invest that much money, so I would recommend a t-stat and colder plugs, which you already said you were gonna buy so you will be pretty much good to go...however a CAI would not be a bad idea. The computer should take care of any knock problems you have, although I think I would try to open up the exhaust and intake a little more to be safe eventually.

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Yes you are ready for the 3.4".
Go with a modular pulley system, so you can easily change pulleys in future.
Go with the size pulley in my signature. It will be good down to 3.2".

I installed my 3.4" with the stock air box and K&N flat filter.
You will be impressed. It will shave 1/2 sec off your 0-60 time.
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If you have that K&N in the stock airbox, gut the baffle/muffler from the stock box. That will open up flow to get more cold air, give you more 'whine' and is a totally free mod. I am convinced that this is dollar for dollar better performance increase than the CAIs that are out there for our cars.

All you need is a drill and 20 min to do this.

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If you have that K&N in the stock airbox, gut the baffle/muffler from the stock box. That will open up flow to get more cold air, give you more 'whine' and is a totally free mod. I am convinced that this is dollar for dollar better performance increase than the CAIs that are out there for our cars.
What is the baffle muffler? I've never understood how to "gut the airbox". I'm new to the series 2 3800 */C so I have a lot to learn.
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If you have that K&N in the stock airbox, gut the baffle/muffler from the stock box. That will open up flow to get more cold air, give you more 'whine' and is a totally free mod. I am convinced that this is dollar for dollar better performance increase than the CAIs that are out there for our cars.
What is the baffle muffler? I've never understood how to "gut the airbox". I'm new to the series 2 3800 */C so I have a lot to learn.
Sorry for the late response.

When you open the box the part that remains on the car has a smooth baffle in it. Unbolt that part of the box from the car, take it to a work bench. You will see how the baffle is plastic riveted in place, CAREFULLY take a drill and drill out the plastic rivets and remove the baffle. It has been a while since I did this so I might have gotten it slightly wrong, but once you open up the air box it will all make sense.

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