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Old 03-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Hey guys! So yeah some of you know that I'm so called "in charge" of finding mod ideas and such for my bfs 02 Bonn SE. Well I was brainstorming a bit today and I ran into a couple questions (I'm sure I'll have more in a couple days lol).

1. Are there any good mod sites for Bonns? I know sites like ZZP performance and 3800performance.com but are there any other ones I should know about?
2. I know Monte Carlos aren't very affected by these but do performance chips work on Bonnevilles?
3. What is probably the best sounding exhuast system to put on a Bonn? Magnaflow is the best sounding for a Monte Carlo so I wasn't sure if you guys thought the same for Bonns.

Thanks for any help like I said, I'm 100% positive that I'll have more questions to ask soon but for now this is all. Thanks again
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Hey guys! So yeah some of you know that I'm so called "in charge" of finding mod ideas and such for my bfs 02 Bonn SE. Well I was brainstorming a bit today and I ran into a couple questions (I'm sure I'll have more in a couple days lol).

1. Are there any good mod sites for Bonns? I know sites like ZZP performance and 3800performance.com but are there any other ones I should know about?
2. I know Monte Carlos aren't very affected by these but do performance chips work on Bonnevilles?
3. What is probably the best sounding exhuast system to put on a Bonn? Magnaflow is the best sounding for a Monte Carlo so I wasn't sure if you guys thought the same for Bonns.

Thanks for any help like I said, I'm 100% positive that I'll have more questions to ask soon but for now this is all. Thanks again
Well Intense racing is pretty good, A good street tune with HPTuners is always the way to go, but an off the shelf Tune is most time better than nothing, and I love the sound of out SSEi and it has a perf downpipe and stock mufflers
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1) those are my 2 favorites
2) are you talking about the $10 Ebay ones? or a new PCM?
3) Magnaflow sounds pretty good, some people prefer flowmaster because it is a little quiter but not as deep sounding, I am looking to put some Borla mufflers on mine, IMO they have good sound
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Well Intense racing is pretty good, A good street tune with HPTuners is always the way to go, but an off the shelf Tune is most time better than nothing, and I love the sound of out SSEi and it has a perf downpipe and stock mufflers
Gotcha. Well would a SSEi and a SE sound the same? I guess the same kind of 3' downpipe that fits on my car would fit on a Bonn right?

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1) those are my 2 favorites
2) are you talking about the $10 Ebay ones? or a new PCM?
3) Magnaflow sounds pretty good, some people prefer flowmaster because it is a little quiter but not as deep sounding, I am looking to put some Borla mufflers on mine, IMO they have good sound
ha it doesnt matter. any kind of chip
hmm gotcha. i guess i'll have to try to find sound clips on youtube or something of all 3 of them
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here is the GXP exhaust i have on my SSEi just for sound reference
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ha it doesnt matter. any kind of chip
hmm gotcha. i guess i'll have to try to find sound clips on youtube or something of all 3 of them
Well there is no add-in chip, the ones off Ebay don't work, I got one just to say they don't. If you mod the car then a new PCM (powertrain control module, maybe you've heard ECU) will help out because all the settings are tuned for your setup
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Gotcha. Well would a SSEi and a SE sound the same? I guess the same kind of 3' downpipe that fits on my car would fit on a Bonn right?

ha it doesnt matter. any kind of chip
hmm gotcha. i guess i'll have to try to find sound clips on youtube or something of all 3 of them
The motor is the same size so sound will be similar, but it will need to be a Bonneville downpipe, they are different, and a "Chip" will not make power, and can cause damage, but a tuned PCM will improve overall vehicle performance.
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Be careful, 99.9% of performance chips you will find are scams. Actually, as far as I know there are no performance "chips" for our engine unless you count the race pellet?

As far as performance sites go, the two you listed are the ones I most commonly use. There is also intense racing, w-body store, prj performance, and some other sites depending on what you are looking for. Your problem will likely be the same as mine. A lot of parts are made for the grand prix or other models. Some work, some do not, some need a couple modifications. I'm not very familiar with the layout of the engine in your car, but someone should be able to help you decide what parts will work.

I'm still figuring out the exhaust on my car... lol
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The motor is the same size so sound will be similar, but it will need to be a Bonneville downpipe, they are different, and a "Chip" will not make power, and can cause damage, but a tuned PCM will improve overall vehicle performance.
gotcha. ohh yeah see i wasnt sure so thats why i asked about the chip and all. and i've been wantin to get my PCM tuned so I kinda figured his may want to have it too

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Be careful, 99.9% of performance chips you will find are scams. Actually, as far as I know there are no performance "chips" for our engine unless you count the race pellet?

As far as performance sites go, the two you listed are the ones I most commonly use. There is also intense racing, w-body store, prj performance, and some other sites depending on what you are looking for. Your problem will likely be the same as mine. A lot of parts are made for the grand prix or other models. Some work, some do not, some need a couple modifications. I'm not very familiar with the layout of the engine in your car, but someone should be able to help you decide what parts will work.

I'm still figuring out the exhaust on my car... lol
lol kk.
thanks for the sites! ha yeah i'm not familiar with his setup either so its most def gonna be a learn as i go kinda ordeal
lol took me forever to figure out what i wanted for my monte and now i just need around 800 bucks to get it =/

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