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Old 01-31-2007, 03:07 AM   #1
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I'm looking to start upgrading my 03 Bonneville ssei because the warrenty is finnally up and i want to start modding. The isn't much out there or i think there isn't much. I work on cars and sell parts fo a living and i am quite knowledgable but don't know exactly what to do with my L67. I payed 189.00 for a cat back 40 series from flowmasters and k&n kit for 98.00 from my work. next simple step up i believe would be pulley. What is the smallest to go with and what to upgrade when going smaller. I just picked up a usd L67 with bad intake gaskets for 50 bucks. This is the engine i will be building. I can build it just fine, i just don't know what they can take and what not to do. Any tips would be awsome. Any parts needed, i get 10% above cost on anything. Need parts? Email me at [email protected]
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Please check out Techinfo, there'* a great article for beginning modifying and what has been proven to work and not work.
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Most of our cars are fine with the stock exhaust into the 13-seconds on the quarter mile. So don't expect anything but a change in sound from the exhaust.

I agree that Techinfo should be your first stop. If you have any questions after that, feel free to ask them here.

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Check out www.INTENSE-racing.com especially the performance packages section.
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i didn't know i had to do that and couldn't do that. :( I have done a lot of research on intense and got many ideas but the main problem is knowing what i can do and can't do with certain mods? ex: 3.4 pulley? what else would i have to do? i definatley check out you other suggstions though.
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#1 get a scan gauge if you plan on doing modding.
I'd recommend a Fenderwell Intake (FWI) from Intense. With that you should be able to run a 3.4" pulley, but be sure you're scanning for knock retard. You'll also want a 180 degree thermostat and 1 heat range colder plugs.

Dropping smaller you'd want to upgrade to higher ratio rockers OR get a cam. Get ported exhaust manifolds or better yet, headers if you can afford it including a high flow cat. Keep scanning for KR of course too.
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What does the scan guage do? I think it'* to measure the total missfires per minute, but i might be wrong. What about a wideband controller? Other wise whats the next thing you recommend i do. I have a plastic k&n system that supposivly adds 13.5 horse but i don't believe that. Also i just put my flowmaster 40 series delta 2-3/4 cat back on but thats only for sound, and later on it will need to breathe better.
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What does the scan guage do? I think it'* to measure the total missfires per minute, but i might be wrong. What about a wideband controller? Other wise whats the next thing you recommend i do. I have a plastic k&n system that supposivly adds 13.5 horse but i don't believe that. Also i just put my flowmaster 40 series delta 2-3/4 cat back on but thats only for sound, and later on it will need to breathe better.
I recommend the Level 1 package from INTENSE for starters.

A scangauge monitors all the sensors in the motor via the PCM and can detect everything from oxygen sensor milivolts to tranny temps, knock retard, timing, etc...
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