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Old 03-10-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default New today (3/10/2004) & have a few questions

First of all... well done. I really like the information that gets passed around in here. Name here is Larry. I have a 2000 Bonneville SE. I am not looking to race it (yet), but would like to be able to surprise punks in rice burners from time to time. As a result, I would like some advice on first mods. I have a few in mind, please let me know if I am on the right track and in the right order:

1) Engine cover. (Cooling) Need to know what to replace it with
2) Thermostat. (Cooling) Down to 180
3) Cold Air Intake - which is really the best?
4) (Much later) Whole new exhaust system... best combo of performance, mileage and silence. I like my cars stealthy and am on the board of our HOA, need to set a good, quiet example.

I am looking for any mod that will add power without too much mileage penalty. I am a salesman with a large region and drive the car a lot. As such, mods that help it breath and keep it cooler are probably going to be beneficial in both departments.

Please send me any and all opinions. Thanks

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Welcome. You're first stop should be TechInfo. Your first mod questions are answered there. Also, read through Performance&Brainstorming. Lotta good ideas there, too....
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Welcome! Intake, exhaust, and the 180 thermo are the best places to start, but you should also consider a tranny cooler.

You can cut your engine cover and insert mesh similar to what you see in my sig pic. Looks cool, and still cools

There'* some pics floating around.....I have one. I'll try to find it.
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