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Old 05-21-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hey i wanna start work on my engine, some freinds told me i can get 40 hp just by putting in air intake, and this only costs like 200, are they lying or can i be in heaven. Also what are somethings i can get in the 100 to 200 dollar range for tricking out my car
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He is fibbin to ya. You could probably get around like 10 hp give or take 5 hp. You will most likely have a better throttle response which will make it seem like its more hp than it really is. And a improved sound

Put a 180 thermostat in it (15 degrees lower than stock), you can also get a intake for much cheaper than 200 bucks, I dont think the ECU is located in the airbox on your model so it will be cheaper if you decide to order from adtr or DP. You can also make your own for much much much cheaper or go look around at parts stores for performance intakes for other cars that will fit yours. The TB has a 3 inch intake opening.
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An air intake will help--but it will not get you anywhere near 40 hp. That is rice talk and e-bay vendor talk. Check up in Techinfo for the best mods and the order in which to do them. Your SSEi really needs the 180 deg t-stat. It won't give you a noticeable increase in hp, but it will help keep your */C cooler when you start modding your engine. It will also help promote longevity in your engine.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by 95BonnevilleSESC
That is rice talk
I couldn't have said it better myself.. hahahaha..

I will agree that as much of a pain as it seems not to be able to mod your car right away.. a Tstat SHOULD be the first mod and tranny cooler to help bulletproof your engine/tranny before you get into the fun stuff. If you can fabricate your own intake.. it'll cost you less then the store like mentioned..
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