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Old 12-10-2006, 07:57 PM   #91
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i read on onther website that i was a good idea to buy a cheap intake off ebay and then buy a better filter? is this a good idea? what kind of 3" pipe would be the best?
do not get one off EBAY...they are waaaaay too short to work properly....

you need to get a pipe that was designed for the 94-00 Hondas and the Integras....

start off the bad with a K&N cone filter, anything else and your wasting your money...If you get a RX-4750, it has a spot for the IAT in the filter siminar to the stock setup, for hte best temp readings
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:09 PM   #92
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first off... it is my car, im sixteen and its in my moms name, (im secondary name on it) and my dad said that "it will run better with a hotter engine and if its not broke dont fix it" but in my opion its not fixing it, its replacing it..... and i have been told from more resource than one that it is better to put the 180 on than keep the 195. he didnt actually say dont do it... sorry for that ... he said HE DIDNT WANT TO DO IT cause he didnt want to mess it up and create more problems........ he said "my car has heat why change it?" notice he said my car showing that it is mine, i recieved for my 16 birhtday as a present.
Your dads old-school thinking is correct to some degree...but really only applies to carbed cars. Fuel injected cars are a different animal altogether, esp. modern ones. Our Bonnevilles LOVE 180* stats, esp. when they are in the south. But let'* get this back on topic, shall we?

Before you do ANY mods, you *should* do an "ultimate" tune-up. Changing you 'stat would be considered in this, so no harm there. BUT, you should ALSO do the following:

1) Ignition tune-up. Change plugs and wires. Also take your coils off the ICM and clean that gunk that is probably in there. Is this good for MORE horsepower? Not really. Is it good for REALIABLE horsepower? I think so.

2) Cooling system flush. A cooler engine is a happy engine.

3) Synthetic oil. Again don't expect much of a power gain. But it does help in running a cooler engine.

4) Throttle body cleaning. You would be grossed out if you actually saw what is in that body. You will have to take the TB off the car to do this.

5) Oxygen sensor. If it is old, it will be lazy in detecting the optimum air/fuel mixture. A new one will not only get you better mileage, but will also gain you a few horsepower to boot.

Now, see where I am going with this? Before any "mods" should be done, you need to ensure your engine can handle them. And, you can *easilly* discuss this with your dad and sell the above list as "preventative maintainance" items because..well, they are!
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first off... it is my car, im sixteen and its in my moms name, (im secondary name on it) and my dad said that "it will run better with a hotter engine and if its not broke dont fix it" but in my opion its not fixing it, its replacing it..... and i have been told from more resource than one that it is better to put the 180 on than keep the 195. he didnt actually say dont do it... sorry for that ... he said HE DIDNT WANT TO DO IT cause he didnt want to mess it up and create more problems........ he said "my car has heat why change it?" notice he said my car showing that it is mine, i recieved for my 16 birhtday as a present.
So since the title is in your moms name, you should let her know. (your the secondary name on the insurance)
IMO it ain't your car till the paperwork is in your name.
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while i agree with you Brad it dosent sound like the poster has the resources, to complete the things that you listed, as his dad dosent seem willing to do mods to the vehicle.....just throwing that out there
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while i agree with you Brad it dosent sound like the poster has the resources, to complete the things that you listed, as his dad dosent seem willing to do mods to the vehicle.....just throwing that out there
Ah, but this is why I mentioned that these are PM'*, *not* mods. All the stuff I mentioned *shouldn't* cost more than a weekly teenaged paycheck (aside from the O2 maybe), and the only thing he may have some trouble with is the throttle body cleaning. Everything else should be able to be pass the male parental unit approval process
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:P well its not my mom i needED to worry about............. now they are sayin that i should use the money to put towards a new car........ ( i know your going to say post this in general but... i want to give everyone here the heads up since everyone here is so helpfull) but they say i should put alll my money towards a new car..... i dont really want to get a new car so i threw out the idea of just buying a new/better motor for it...... where i live it would be kinda hard to find another bonneville without having to drive around 100+ miles........... so suggestions, ideas, or ne thing would be much appericated........... will repost in general so dont worry bout moving it
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Ah, but this is why I mentioned that these are PM'*, *not* mods. All the stuff I mentioned *shouldn't* cost more than a weekly teenaged paycheck (aside from the O2 maybe), and the only thing he may have some trouble with is the throttle body cleaning. Everything else should be able to be pass the male parental unit approval process
fyi my cheacks are about 150-200 part time of course
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Here'* your saving grace argument: The Bonneville with the 3800 can be kept running reliably up to 200,000 miles or more, get fuel mileage that most current mid-size cars are hard-put to keep up with, are extremely durable in accidents, and enjoy a relatively low insurance rate.

The mileage and insurance rates are your big talking points here.
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well if you go look at the same topic i posted in general (cause this isnt bout performance ne more...) i dont exactly know how many miles it has
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Tanner, let'* try to keep this on topic. And please quit replying to yourself. Edit your previous post instead of posting twice in a row.
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