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Old 03-11-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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Ive been gone for a little bit and i just began wondering if there have been any changes on the performance mods for the 96 SLE'*...like say maybe a non custom pcm or any other good stuff im missin out on?
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1.8 rockers and pems would wake your engine up.
1.8'* can be had for pretty cheap from www.wbodystore.com
and you could get pems from www.hulkspeed.com
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you should holler at [email protected] for your pcm. i've got a '96 and he said that they can flash a PCM pretty quickly. i think he said @ $150.
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also, i think you should put a set of 1.9:1 rocker arms on it that will maximize the gains of the mods you already have . by the way have you ever run your car? what were the #'*?
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also, i think you should put a set of 1.9:1 rocker arms on it that will maximize the gains of the mods you already have . by the way have you ever run your car? what were the #'*?
1.9";* are too much for a na car.
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i don't know were you've heard that . in fact, the 1.9'* have been recomended to me by many sources for my g/f'* L36 Monte Carlo you will just need to change your vavle springs and retainers to new stockers if you have a good bit of miles or 105# comp cams if you get a tuned PCM from 3800performance.
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by the way have you ever run your car? what were the #'*?
unfortunatley no i havent, but i sure as hell would like to...but im just askin all this cause im at the point now where im thinkin of upgrading the exhaust and any other small stuff that would give me a little edge
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i don't know were you've heard that . in fact, the 1.9'* have been recomended to me by many sources for my g/f'* L36 Monte Carlo you will just need to change your vavle springs and retainers to new stockers if you have a good bit of miles or 105# comp cams if you get a tuned PCM from 3800performance.
A split 1.8/1.85 ratio is optimal for a n/a car with stock cam. easyperformance found this out a while back. That split ratio design is only offered with roller rockers now and is much more expensive teh reworked stock rockers. So that'* why I suggested 1.8'*.
1.9'* move the power band up further then the 1.8'* and it'* hard to get up there with a heavier car and 3.05 FDR.
Not to mention you don't need to upgrade springs with 1.8'*.
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well thats cool man. i'm anxious to see your #'*
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actually i got to wondering...my cars got over 100k miles on it, how much longer do i have on this engine (already did the intake mani at 95k and ive been usin mobil 1 ever since it was taken from the dealer (new)) so im not too sure if i wanna do all this work to it just before it craps out (GOD FORBID), so how much does it cost for all the parts if i was to do an engine swap if the time cam (is it very labor intensive or can it b done easily in a weekend, my father and i know what we're doin when it comes to engines?)
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