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Old 12-01-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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I have recently bought a 1993 SSEI, and after purchasing it, found that almost no performance sites carry parts for 3800 series 1. Am i missing something, or are the options for this model year truly that terrible? I heard that i could go a few sizes smaller on my supercharger pulley without too much hassel, but beyond that, nothing. I am looking to spend roughly $2000 or so.

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the series one has a very limited aftermarket, being that its a pretty old engine now. There are pulleys and rockers available, after that most of the stuff is custom
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So what are my options, as far as performance goes?
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well you could get a smaller supercharger pulley here... Pulley Boys - GMS1

and here are the high ratio roller rockers... ZZ Performance

i had good luck making an intake out of intense racings custom tubing and a k&n cone filter from them. there are other guys on here that have done the same heres the link to it... INTENSE-Racing.com: 3800 - Induction

as for exhaust the guys favor the magnaflow high flow cats and its always a debate for a magnaflow or flowmaster crossflow f body muffler(camaro muffler). if you decide to go magnaflow i would suggest the site Magnaflow Exhaust Systems And Performance Mufflers - Justmagnaflow.com

oh and make sure you get a 180* thermostat too, also the option for a drilled one, which is what i did. heres the link to the thermostat... ZZ Performance

hope this gets you started in the right direction, i know i was surprised to find out that my options were limited after i bought my 95 ssei too. let us know if you need more help
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hmm....so, with the parts listed above, what kind of increase in HP are we talking? i am pretty much buying the 95 from my girlfriend and the 95'* are rated at 225 hp. could the pcm be tuned to get more power? also, are the stock internals on a 3800 series 1 L67 forged at the factory?
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also, JGS11, how much was it to pick up your regal gs? if i could I would love to own one. would you recommend the car?
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GS'* are great. Lots of power being the series 2 and plenty of creature comforts.
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