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Old 08-28-2002, 01:44 PM   #11
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I like the newer styles like yours alot. Only thing I dont like is that in order to get rid of the "pillar" windows on the front of the doors, they had to lower the roofline and use one big piece of glass on each door. I like that idea alot better, but in the event of keeping the agressive look and making other changes (like the windows and glass), they lowered the roofline quite a bit from our years. Almost 3-4". If you get a new one with a sunroof, take yet another 1.5" off. Normally this isnt an issue, but when your 6' 7" tall looking for a nice big comfortable performance car, the new bonneville is just a bit to small for me on the inside. I think I would be able to get away with a newer style, like an SSEi, as long as I got it from the facotory without a sunroof. I could then always have one put in, because aftermarket ones come out and over the roof when fully open, not down and into the roof like factory GM'* do.

Just a thought! Thanks for the comments! I actually am using a drop-in stlye K&N, however I recently removed the Throttle Body / MAF screen, and at the same time cut the left side and front completely off my stock air box. Now my car sucks nothing but cool air from the drivers fender and behind the headlight, while the stock box plastic still acts as a heat barrier from the hot air by the motor. Has been working good, I'll have to post some pics on the site and maybe do a write-up for the techinfo section.

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I did the same... I gutted the internals of the airbox.. removed the MAF screen.. and have a dryer duct ( which is white against my white car... blends in better ) running from the opening down to the opening just under the front left foglight on my SSEI.. I could feel a definite improvement in top end.. and especially over 70- 80 KMh.. ( I need to touch even less gas then before to speed up ) the boost gauge goes up a little higher on WOT.. and in winter time.. all I have to do is push the dryer duct either up higher onto the bumper, or remove the other end in the airbox.. it'* a lot less hassle than having to change the CAI every season..again.. my 2 cents
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Drifter and Terminator thanks for the info. That is probably the route I will go too... drop in and modified stock box.

I hear you on the height thing. I am 6'1" and my wife is 6'0" so we needed a bigger car plus mine doen't have the sunroof either. Actually the only options I have are steering wheel radio controls, cd & tape stereo, and traction control. The traction control is nice...eliminates hook up problems at lights, or I can turn is off for a little squeel.

I've only had it since June but it'* been fun so far.
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The traction control is nice...eliminates hook up problems at lights, or I can turn is off for a little squeel.
Ohhh dont worry about that... You've got ALOT more miles of squealing tires to come

My Bonneville has almost 135k on it now, and I can still switch off that traction control and lay quite a nice patch.

I cant imagine what those people on this forum who have the 2000+ SSEi'* can do
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Don't lie.....Just tell the "WIFE" what'* going on & why:
"It'* my car, I pay for it, therefore I decide what gets done to it & when"
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Nice post, I LIKE IT.
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Don't lie.....Just tell the "WIFE" what'* going on & why:
"It'* my car, I pay for it, therefore I decide what gets done to it & when"
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Nice post, I LIKE IT.
I knew SOMEONE would!
I just wish "LIFE" really worked that way though!
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In the earlier years I did that with the 69 Lemans HO, and the 92 Sunbird SE 3.1 5 spd. But as the years have gone by she and the kids have beat me down. And I agree "LIFE" just doesn't always work that way anymore. ...I'll get the mods it will just take a little longer. .....have learned extreme patients as I get older .

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In the earlier years I did that with the 69 Lemans HO, and the 92 Sunbird SE 3.1 5 spd. But as the years have gone by she and the kids have beat me down. And I agree "LIFE" just doesn't always work that way anymore. ...I'll get the mods it will just take a little longer. .....have learned extreme patients as I get older .

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Tell me about it....I've been married now for almost 11 years! I've got 2 boys too. BUT, I would not trade any of them away though. I too have dreams of better mods....look in my signature below....
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I'm at 7 years with 2 girls and a boy, and I also would't trade them....but there are times!

Thanks again for the good advice and help.

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