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Old 02-07-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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I personally feel a 3.5 is seriously pushing your luck on a stock setup with just an intake. You're better off paying 350 for an aeroforce gauge now than all the frustration and expense of popping a piston.

Kyle- didn't you see a significant amount of KR with your 3.5?
I did. Then I changed the o2 and some other minor tuning up and she pulled harder. I don't beat on it much so I'm not worried. I'll be getting an Aeroforce this spring (lets have a sale Intense shall we? )
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I just realized i never posted the actual aeroforce site i mentioned earlier. It'* www.aeroforcetech.com
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I personally feel a 3.5 is seriously pushing your luck on a stock setup with just an intake. You're better off paying 350 for an aeroforce gauge now than all the frustration and expense of popping a piston.

Kyle- didn't you see a significant amount of KR with your 3.5?
I'm with 1994SE on this one.Your best bet on a tight budget is get a used cookie-cutter tune, a better flowing DP with a Ubend delete, drop in a set of 104'* and a drilled 180, then toss on a pulley. Even after all the preliminary mods, you still need to scan. If you've got someone local with a tuner, you can save even more by letting them tune the car to the mods you purchased, then you KNOW it'* safe, and unleashing all you've got, too. Cookie-cutter tunes leave a bit of performance left on the table to be on the safe side.
$100 for a cookie cutter PCM < $20 in beer for a buddy and a few hours of his time on his tuner.
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I personally feel a 3.5 is seriously pushing your luck on a stock setup with just an intake. You're better off paying 350 for an aeroforce gauge now than all the frustration and expense of popping a piston.

Kyle- didn't you see a significant amount of KR with your 3.5?
I'm with 1994SE on this one.Your best bet on a tight budget is get a used cookie-cutter tune, a better flowing DP with a Ubend delete, drop in a set of 104'* and a drilled 180, then toss on a pulley. Even after all the preliminary mods, you still need to scan. If you've got someone local with a tuner, you can save even more by letting them tune the car to the mods you purchased, then you KNOW it'* safe, and unleashing all you've got, too. Cookie-cutter tunes leave a bit of performance left on the table to be on the safe side.
$100 for a cookie cutter PCM < $20 in beer for a buddy and a few hours of his time on his tuner.
Bonnevilles dont have the U-bend and probably dont need a DP at the beginning stages of modding.

If I were going to consider a pulley drop, I would give a full tune-up and check to be sure my fuel pressure was up to par. Id also gut the box as well and as stated dont go below a 3.5 without scanning.
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