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Old 06-16-2004, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default First Time Bonny Owner, bought it to mod it, suggestions?

I recently bought a '98 Bonneville SE with the intention to mod it. (Especially the sound system and engine.)

This car is about mint with low miles, one owner and is crying for me to make it "better"

Since I'm a newbie, anyone here have any sugestions on where I should start? A few projects I could start to increase performance of the engine and, or course, the sound system?

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I got a 98 SE as weel (add your year and model to your sig to prevent having to repeat it). All I've really done so far is gut/open the airbox and remove the MAF screen. Didn't turn it into a Ferrari, but gave it some noticeable "oomph"

Check out Tech Info for a list of starter mods too.
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I got a 98 SE as weel (add your year and model to your sig to prevent having to repeat it). All I've really done so far is gut/open the airbox and remove the MAF screen. Didn't turn it into a Ferrari, but gave it some noticeable "oomph"

Check out Tech Info for a list of starter mods too.
Thanks for the info, I'll take a look.
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Intake, INTENSE 1.6 adjustable rockers, INTENSE PCM, INTENSE stage 1x cam. Should be good for 50-60 horsepower.

or

Intake 1.9 rockers, INTENSE PCM, for about 30 HP

www.intense-racing.com
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welcome aboard! I have a 98 sse and I have customizations to nearly every part of the car, big or small..if you want to know what you can do with something or a part of your car to make it unique, or well, the second one to do it now, just ask me and i'll try to help..


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Thank you, will keep that in mind. I'm excited about gettnig started soon. Think I'll begin with the stereo system, not to pleased with the stock am/ fm cd player. I LIKE IT LOUD! lol
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the system i have in my car is:

2 440w Sony Xplod 6X9'*
the sony xplod cd player..i think ca810x or something like that, it has 7 different display colors
2005 style 1200w class d sony xplod amplifier
2004 style 1200w class d sony xplod amplifier
db link 2000w amplifier kit
scosche wiring harness and adapterkit and face plate
the factory bose (i think 300w) amplifier

for now: some cheap 12'*, factory bose 5 1/4s and 2 1/2s
coming soon: 2 12inch 2400w sony xplod subs in a ProBend plexiglass bandpass box and hopefully some sony xplod 5 1/4s for the front..


and to top it off, 2 chrome sony xplod decals and 2 red sony xplod decals, hehe



It sounds pretty sweet..
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the system i have in my car is:

2 440w Sony Xplod 6X9'*
the sony xplod cd player..i think ca810x or something like that, it has 7 different display colors
2005 style 1200w class d sony xplod amplifier
2004 style 1200w class d sony xplod amplifier
db link 2000w amplifier kit
scosche wiring harness and adapterkit and face plate
the factory bose (i think 300w) amplifier

for now: some cheap 12'*, factory bose 5 1/4s and 2 1/2s
coming soon: 2 12inch 2400w sony xplod subs in a ProBend plexiglass bandpass box and hopefully some sony xplod 5 1/4s for the front..


and to top it off, 2 chrome sony xplod decals and 2 red sony xplod decals, hehe



It sounds pretty sweet..
Hell YEAH! Bet it sounds awesome. Where do you go for your equipment?

Also, I hear that installs are a beast on Bonnys because of the dashboard, etc., etc. You have any major issues with install?
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I didn't have hardly any problems at all...just not being a professional I didn't know everything right away but it was simple..the dashboard easily prys right off on bonnies, and make sure you have long enough power cable and such because if you want it too look good and run it all underneath the paneling and everything you'll need more than most amp kits come with..i think anything over 20 ft. of power cable should be good..after installing the 6x9'*, i've realized i'll need to by a new rear deck cover so that i can put the speaker covers on because they are differently shaped that the factory ones..but you can get them thru JC Whitney for about $50 and it would make the back look better/different anyway.

some of the stuff i purchased off various EBay stores, some from Nebraska Furniture Mart, Crutchfield, Stereowest, Sony website, and Sears..
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great info, thank you. Will keep you informed on my progress.
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