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Old 04-24-2003, 11:06 PM   #1
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Probably wishfull thinking , but is there anything else out there besides removing the throttle body screen, gutting the air box and hollowing out the cat?
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Keep the engine in good as tune as possible.
Remove the spare, jack, carpet, rear seat, passenger seat, glove box, cigarette lighter, fuzzy dice... what am I forgetting?
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If stealin isn't an option.. then I can't htink of anything else.. hahaha jk
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Keep the engine in good as tune as possible.
Remove the spare, jack, carpet, rear seat, passenger seat, glove box, cigarette lighter, fuzzy dice... what am I forgetting?
How about removal of that 5lbs of "Spare Change" in the ashtrays!
Actually, all kidding aside, the probabaly "cheapest" & yet "BEST" mod would be a T-Stat change. Most 180 Stats can be had for well under $20.00, or even a UAP/NAPA one will work too for $5!
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Here are few free mods for the GP. Maybe some of them will carry over to the Bonne.

http://www.zzperformance.com/zzp/fre...eemod_home.htm
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yea i just put a new thremo in right b4 my rod knock. i am constantly cleaning out my car for all that unneeded junk too. spare and jake a a little risky and i kinda need a back seat.... i won't get into that lol and stealing is a lot of work too I'm not about to remove my engine brackets either b/c hopefully withing a week or so i'm pulling it for a new one.(this = no more money + debt)

w/ the spare and jack all the stuff holding it down could probably be removed or replaced w/ something else

keep thinking guys, i know there has to be so more stuff were not thinking of
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you could remove the entire exhuast system up to the manifolds...but that might have some undesireable results.
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The things we've mentioned are really about it for free mods without starting to spend money. So you've gotta ask yourself one question, "Do I feel lucky?".... wait, that'* not the question, the question is, "Do I wanna spend money on this heap?" Well, do ya punk?

Sorry, it'* a Dirty Harry thing, I couldn't resist.
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i know what your thinking, am i running on 6 cylinders or only 5. Considering the bonnivelle is the most powerful car in the world....... lol the quote is the best. yeah i guess we hit rock bottom w/ the free stuff o well... time to get some money
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I think it'* fun to mod my cars a little so there'* more power than stock. Nothing too radical, just enough to notice when I punch it. It'* very satisfying.

What do you mean in your signature by 'running on 5 cylinders'? Is something wrong with your engine?
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