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Old 06-18-2004, 01:31 AM   #1
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I'm going to start modifying my engine starting in a couple weeks...what are some things that I can have done to it?

I have a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE
it'* a V6 3800 Series II engine

As of now all I have done to the engine is:
Custom painted nearly everything that can be painted red and chrome
new alternator
new belts
new spark plug wires
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Exhaust and intake are the first areas to hit. Then look at rockers or a cam.
Does your sse have a super charger?
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CAI or FWI, 1.9 Rockers or 1.6 adjustable with cam, PCM, headers.
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no, it does not have a supercharger:( that would make it an ssei...

what should i get for exhaust..that'* what i was planning on doing first after some new spark pllugs and wires and an air intake...

I was thinking Flowmaster 40 series maybe? I'm not sure on what all to get..I want performance but I want a nice deep muscle car sound that'* not too loud...


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CAI or FWI, 1.9 Rockers or 1.6 adjustable with cam, PCM, headers.
And what do those mods cost Rogue??
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No, some other models, SSE or SE even have superchargers. Flowmaster sounds good and feels good. I think Firedevil used a 40 series, but most of us use a 80 series. 40 I think is very loud! For the air intake, if you dont mind doing some work, the honda pipe from autozone can be made to fit our cars.
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Not so. Some years the SSE had the option to get an L67 engine (supercharged).
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And what do those mods cost Rogue??
For just parts?

SLP CAI is about 170.00
PCM from INTENSE is 180.00
1.9 Rockers from INTENSE is 399.00
1.6 Adjustable is 499.00
Stage 1x Cam is 299.00
FWI is probably about 75.00
Headers depends on brand but 599-800
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Rogue, did you install the rockers yourself, or did a mechanic put them in? If you did, how long did it take you, if you didnt, how much did it cost?
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Rogue, did you install the rockers yourself, or did a mechanic put them in? If you did, how long did it take you, if you didnt, how much did it cost?
The 1.6'* went in as part of the cam install.

The 1.9'* went on in about 2 hours. Scott Cook did them and INTENSE charges 150.00 for installs of rockers.
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