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Old 01-08-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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As some of you know leak in exhaust is present, and were drawing ever closer to sping. Im just wondering. If im running mid 9'* in 0-60 now, how much would a new MAF screen, 2.25" exhaust with high flow cat, msd coil packs, new wires, NGK plugs, and 91 octance ( I run 87 now ) fuel help me? Spring season is coming and its the opening season for school racing, since its the first official season all the Grade 11'* have their G2'* and there cars. I know ill be racing a 1994 chysler concorde, a sunfire, dodge caravan, and my friends GS300. So thanks again for the input.....
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As some of you know leak in exhaust is present, and were drawing ever closer to sping. Im just wondering. If im running mid 9'* in 0-60 now, how much would a new MAF screen, 2.25" exhaust with high flow cat, msd coil packs, new wires, NGK plugs, and 91 octance ( I run 87 now ) fuel help me? Spring season is coming and its the opening season for school racing, since its the first official season all the Grade 11'* have their G2'* and there cars. I know ill be racing a 1994 chysler concorde, a sunfire, dodge caravan, and my friends GS300. So thanks again for the input.....
MAF screen? Is it damaged? It might buy you 5 hp or less if it is. That'* not an 'adder', it just gets you back where you should be.

2.5" exhaust would be better, but to benefit from an exhaust, you need to do both the cat and the muffler.

Wires and plugs won't buy hp. Those are tuneup items. You need hotter coils to take advantage of that.

Octane will help a little as far as timing advance is concerned, but not much.

The 'mods' you have listed are really just basic tuneup items. If everything else on the car is in good shape, it should make you about a 1/4 second quicker in the 0-60 department from what your car was capable of new.
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have you thought about an intake? There are lots of different ways you can go. We have Vendors and DIYers on here to learn and buy from.
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Open your exhaust up to 2.5inchs.... it'll sound great!
Get a F-Body muffler from Flowmaster or Magnaflow to go with it.... you won't regret it.
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I'd say get plugs and wires if they need it. Get a nice intake, so you don't need a MAF. Since you have an exhaust leak fix that with 2.5, get a hi flow cat, and muffler, and some nice tips under that azz. Then maybe a custom burned Chip?
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High 8 sec 0-60 maybe?
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High 8 sec 0-60 maybe?
Whjat are you running in the 1/4 Tige?

And im still wondering what kind of intake to buy. i dont want to spend huge amunts of cash on this car when it could die anytime, since its a very weird acting car. Something tells me the Odo was set back for some reason. Its 11 years old with only 150,000 km and were the 2nd or 3rd owner.....
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Not too bad, are there white lines betweent he numbers on the odo?
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Don't buy and intake, just make one. I made a pretty good one out of pvc pipe. You will have to pay about 60 bucks for a K&N performance filter, and if you don't get a K&N its not worth it.
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whoa whoa whoa there are performance filters that are just as good as K&N. K&N is the biggest name, that doesn't mean they are the best.
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