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Old 09-28-2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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Alrighty, gimme a break here if I ask a couple of dumb questions because I'm new at this, but I have a few to ask, so here goes nothin'.

I have a 92' SSE (Bonnie), I want to get into cars, and I'm learning as I do research and whatnot. It'* already turbo, but I want to stick the sc on there too. Now could I fit an M90 on there? Also, I'm gonna need new intercoolers right? I'm also thinking about sticking a little better exhaust and new manifolds. Now if I also have the super and turbochargers, I can slap a cold air intake in there too right? I'm guessing tranny coolers would be recommended. Sorry for all the questions, gotta ask heh. Since I want to force so much air into the chambers, I would want something to push a little more fuel in there also, so would I need a new fuel injector and maybe a pressure regulator? In terms of the SC too, smaller pulleys generate more power right, and the more lightweight with tracking too?

If anyone has any tips, or anything else to suggest, feel free to help me out! Like I said, I'm new, and I wanna hop in. Thanks.

(Added later) Oh yeah, and I'm guessing drivetrain is gonna help alot because the power from the engine needs to be transferred to the ground! So any ideas there would help a lot too.
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Alrighty, gimme a break here if I ask a couple of dumb questions because I'm new at this, but I have a few to ask, so here goes nothin'.

I have a 92' SSE (Bonnie), I want to get into cars, and I'm learning as I do research and whatnot. It'* already turbo, but I want to stick the sc on there too. Now could I fit an M90 on there? Also, I'm gonna need new intercoolers right? I'm also thinking about sticking a little better exhaust and new manifolds. Now if I also have the super and turbochargers, I can slap a cold air intake in there too right? I'm guessing tranny coolers would be recommended. Sorry for all the questions, gotta ask heh. Since I want to force so much air into the chambers, I would want something to push a little more fuel in there also, so would I need a new fuel injector and maybe a pressure regulator? In terms of the SC too, smaller pulleys generate more power right, and the more lightweight with tracking too?

If anyone has any tips, or anything else to suggest, feel free to help me out! Like I said, I'm new, and I wanna hop in. Thanks.

ooooook you have a SSE...from your post im not sure if you have the SC or not....

if you do have the NA you cannot SC the car....unless you do a swap...and that is alot of work.. so dont worry about the other things

the some SSE have a Trans Cooler on it already

you can do a CAI with the car you already have
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You have a turbo? Lets see some pics man
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So you've already put a turbo on your '92 SSE? You're not referring to a factory supercharger, are you? Just making sure that we have all the terminology straight before you dive into this project. I'm not trying to call you dumb or anything... just making sure everyone is on the same page.

If you have an L27(Naturally aspirated Series 1 3800) with a turbo, you will find it cost effective to swap your motor for a Series 1 L67 (supercharged from the factory with an Eaton M62) or a Series 2 L67(supercharged from the factory with an Eaton M90) before attempting to twin charge. To my knowledge there is no bolt-on supercharger option for the L27. However, if you happen to have your terms switched around and you already have a factory supercharged SSE, you can examine your options for turbocharging.

Like I said, let'* make sure we're on the same page before pursuing this idea any further.
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UM...K lets start first of all please put your car in your sig it helps all the members give you advice on the car. Next you don't have a turbo you have a supercharger hence you must have a sse sc. (congrats its a rare car). You already have a supercharger as I mentioned before it is a M62. And there is no easy way of bolting on a M90 to your car without changing many parts and computer tuning (mucho $$$$$$).

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Now if I also have the super and turbochargers, I can slap a cold air intake in there too right? I'm guessing tranny coolers would be recommended.
Ok first put in the cold air intake before anything else. The CAI is not the magic mod that gives your car 50 hp but it will get you going. Your car should have a tranny cooler but others on this forum have added a second tranny cooler to their car so thats a better Idea.

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Ok first go to the tech info section this will answer several of your questions give you more information on your car and what is under the hood. Then from there you can begin modding. Others will chime in as time goes on. From my personal expeience listen to these they have done it all and know from expierence what is best for your car.

Good luck on yor car and I hope you will be a great contributer to our community.

(for the elders of this community if I made a mistake in my post please correct me as I was typing this in between hot pockets, while doing home work and Im fried.)
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Thanks all, I'm probably mistaken and have an SE. I gotta check though, but I picked it up for like $500 from a guy who slid into another guy at like 15mph. It'* sitting in my shed and like 10:45 where I'm at, so I'll take a gander tomorrow. I really appreciate the help. I know shes a turbo though, so it is the SE then.
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Turbo? SE? I think at this point you'd better post a picture of your engine.

Unless someone ADDED a turbo, you don't have a turbo. If there'* something you don't recognize under the hood, maybe we can help.

SE'* in 92 weren't Turbo or Supercharged. Bonnevilles from the factory were NEVER Turbocharged.

If you're thinking about doing all that work, my advice would be to save your money and upgrade the CAR, then start. Especially if you're starting with a 92SE.

Instead of answering a bunch of possibly irrelevant questions, perhaps we should identify what you atually have to start with?
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Alrighty, time to take her outta the shed and snap some photos. Say she is an L27, what would be the smallest chassis I could fit it into? Last question, I swear, heh. I'm gonna read up on her manual, then I'll come back a little more informed hopefully.
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Alrighty, time to take her outta the shed and snap some photos. Say she is an L27, what would be the smallest chassis I could fit it into? Last question, I swear, heh. I'm gonna read up on her manual, then I'll come back a little more informed hopefully.
Why would you want to put an L27 into a smaller chassis when it'* that old to begin with? If there'* one thing I can't stand, it'* watching people flush money. I'll do my best, as will many members here, to keep you from wasting effort, time, and money.

Let'* find out what you have first, then we'll talk about what'* possible.
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