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Old 05-26-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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I have a budget of about $300-$400 and I was just wondering what the best investments would be to make for vehicle performance.

I'm thinking I would like to start off with an air filter and a cold air intake but that still leaves me money. Plus, I don't know which kind(*) I would get. So please, tell me what modifications you would make and then tell me what brand!

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Get a pulley 3.4, (you have a puller avail in your area for sure!)

get PEMs to fix issue with 3.4 pulley. hulkspeed does em good I hear

Get a FWI to fix kr with the other mods. .

PCM comes next if you can afford it.
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I drive a 2001 SSEi btw.
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Where in Mass are you located? A 3.5 pulley would probably be a better start, otherwise I agree with the list that Hans mentions above.

PS.. I'm the local pulley puller owner
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I'm from Franklin .
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i would start with the 180 thermo,and FWI and then PCM this would cost you about 300 depend on what you use for a FWI.Then get a used 3.5 pulley for 30 - 45 and get Bill to install.This would safely give you a good start in HP it did mine then get some PEMs.IMO.
It all cost money.
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this could cost you $0.0 if you have the parts at home.
Solid Front Motor Mount , do a search for the details.
2 1/2" hole saw , 1 old tire , 1 bolt with nut or nuts ,
2 - 2 1/2" washers.
and now you can put the power down to the road.

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