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Old 10-01-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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right now all i have done performancewise is a cai. Is there any point in getting an intense pcm? what will i gain other than having revlimiter removed?
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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INTENSE™ Standard PCM - $99.99
Ideal for stock to slightly modded cars with induction mods, exhaust mods, smaller supercharger pulley and/or rocker arms - features removal of all speed limiters, higher shift points (~6,000 RPM)** and rev limiter (6,200 RPM) , proprietary transaxle shift behavior adjustments** including 'skip shifts', air/fuel adjustments, automatic WOT ignition timing adjustments (+3°), knock retard decay rate adjustment, cooling fan control adjustments (180°), cooling fans on at key-off for 180 seconds, elimination of Abuse Mode, Differential Scoring Protection, Supercharger Torque Management, etc.
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but is it worth it? will I notice it? any other more "stock" guys buy the pcm
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i think that bignews1 has one
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but is it worth it? will I notice it? any other more "stock" guys buy the pcm
I have mods but even stock it'* worth it. I purchased mine in August and I am very happy with it. The vehicle accelerates through the whole power band better, the shifts are smoother and depending on how hard you hit the gas shifts at different points. I don't know how your 96 did at 35 - 40 mph but my 2001 had a definite lag which is now gone.

If I ever sell my '01 I am keeping the Intense PCM with me so I'll have it if I ever get another Bonneville.
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because i have stock rockers and camshafts im thinking i leave WOT shiftpoints alone..
is it ok to make it at 6200rpm ?
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I think you need a cam or rockers to shift higher since youll be out of your powerband
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This is a dyno of a L36 with 1.8/1.85 rockers, a Stage1 TB and a downpipe. Even with these mods, the powerband drops off at about 5200. So, you should probably have 5400/5500 shift points at a maximum. That way, after you shift, you'll be close to peak power.
I completely forget what the stock shift points are. If they are 5500 I think you should keep tthem.
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Aren't they 5700? Lol, I can't remember either!
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