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Old 10-04-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default New to bonneville ownership..wana help me out?

Just got my first bonneville and i love it...
now heres what i would like some help and ideas for. its a 97 se. I'm looking for stuff (not to expensive) that i can do that you all might had done to make her look better and drive better. Like nice little addons, performance addons..all that good stuff..
But note. I'm not all that mechanically good. I know my sense around and stuff. but just keep that in mind.(im not looking to put in headers and stuff..just some cool adds) So far all i have is a dual exhaust setup and a Jet performance module. And leds in the front grill, led trim around the dash where the guages are and light tubes above the feet under the dash

Any ideas and how too'* would be great...thanks in advance
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I'm not sure how well the Jet chips work on a Series II application. My first inclination would be to snag a performance PCM from Intense or ZZP. You can find links for their websites by clicking the "links" tab at the top of the page, then scrolling down through the list. While you're at it, browse through the modifications listed on their websites. If you find a few that trigger your fancy, post back here and we'll give you our opinions about each part.

Aside from that, you might want to fab up a cold air induction setup. Use the search function at the top right of the menu bar to see what people have done in the past, or click the Techinfo tab at the top left of the page and explore the Performance section. There are literally hundreds of threads dealing with CAI setups, and I'm sure you'll find a design that you can use.

Rest assured, there are many things that can be done to your SE. I have a '97 SE myself, and I'm currently making about 40hp more than the car had from the factory. From handling to engine upgrades, you're definitely running with the right crowd
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How about sound good addon'*? You can get the two extra horns out of a park avenue at the junkyard to make your bonne play a train chord when you sound the horn. (ACDF) They bolt right on the bonne like in the park avenue. I love it.
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How about sound good addon'*? You can get the two extra horns out of a park avenue at the junkyard to make your bonne play a train chord when you sound the horn. (ACDF) They bolt right on the bonne like in the park avenue. I love it.
JDB... I did not know this. Very interesting....
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Some of the lower cost and easier things include

Drop in K&N air filter (best price usually at Walmart)
Gutting the airbox.. no real talent needed
Swapping out the fog lights for some driving lights
Endlinks.. it'* one bolt per tire.. each and makes a nice difference in the corners.
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hehhe...neons


check out my cardomain for a variety of things
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now with gutting the airbox. is that fine to do if i live in upstate ny where the winters get mighty mighty cold. would that force to much cold air in and not let the engine get warm enough or anything like that?
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now with gutting the airbox. is that fine to do if i live in upstate ny where the winters get mighty mighty cold. would that force to much cold air in and not let the engine get warm enough or anything like that?
No, not a problem.
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now with gutting the airbox. is that fine to do if i live in upstate ny where the winters get mighty mighty cold. would that force to much cold air in and not let the engine get warm enough or anything like that?
Your engine would LOVE cold air!! The colder the better imo. Its the thermostat that controls the heat during the winter.
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Yes... not to be redundant, but the air temperature would have to be extremely cold to keep your engine from warming up. The temperatures seen in the combustion chambers are astronomical in comparison to the air that is sucked up. Cold ambient temperatures only keep your engine from heating up as the air passes through the radiator. Aside from that, cold temps are ideal for optimum power output, as cold air is more dense than warm air.
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