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Old 03-17-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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I have a '94 SSE with 109,000 miles, good condition. Here is what I have done so far: 180 stat., new wires, plugs, 2 new coils (1 had bad resistance), O2 sensor, performance intake, resurfaced and replaned intake, hi flow cat. and muffler, etc.

What else can I do to increase performance without investing alot of money?
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Fuel filter, if that'* not covered by "etc."

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You seem to have done a good amount so far. If your intake is just an open cone filter now, you can come up with a heatshield for it, and make it a CAI. That can be done fairly inexpensively. If you still have your stock resonator, take that out to help open it up a bit more. And to give you a louder exhaust sound There are Jet chips available, but that involves much more money. Even adding another transmission cooler will help, in addition to the stock one.
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blank check to me and i can help
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I have a '94 SSE with 109,000 miles, good condition. Here is what I have done so far: 180 stat., new wires, plugs, 2 new coils (1 had bad resistance), O2 sensor, performance intake, resurfaced and replaned intake, hi flow cat. and muffler, etc.

What else can I do to increase performance without investing alot of money?
Your intake and exhaust are the only power-adders in that list. The rest are just tuneup items. It'* hard to say, but you've probalby added 15-25hp, and equal torque. Alot depends on how much money you're willing to spend from this point.

Moving this to Performance and Brainstorming.
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Nitrous at this point may be the most bang for the buck, but it'* limited use, mostly illegal on roads, and not all the time.

I'd say your next big area would be heads/valvetrain.
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Its so sad that all the L27 and the previous l67'* are so unresponsive to mods compared to some of todays engines.

Most of you l27 bonne owners can dump 1000$ into your cars and still run high 15'*, just like the regal.

Your best bet would be nitrous.
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Uh the L27 is VERY responsive to mods. There are no bolt on mods though, you have to make them yourself.

Running Series I fast isn't hard at all you just have to find your own options.
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Uh the L27 is VERY responsive to mods. There are no bolt on mods though, you have to make them yourself.

Running Series I fast isn't hard at all you just have to find your own options.
Show me an N/A l27 that runs 14'* with an auto tranny in the Bonne or the Regal......

...........?????

Just look at club gp with all the 3.1l GP'*. They put hundreds into there engines and still run 16'*!!! There lucky if they hit 15'*.

The lack of aftermarket support for us sucks absolute crap......
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