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HOW DO I MAKE MY BONNEVILLE FASTER?!!!!/!?1?

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Old 11-21-2005, 11:29 PM
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well i am a 16 year old highschool student who likes fast cars.... all i know about my car is it a 92 bonneville se with a 3.8 v6 with new transmission......i heard people talking about superchargers are the ones on ebay good? could i put dat in my 92 bonnie>? and wat about air intakes? anything else to make it faster?
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There isn't much for quick bolt ons with a Series I NA. You can make your own CAI. Search rice pipe and look for a 13 page thread. www.seriesoneperformance.com has some good stuff, mostly internal parts.
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well i am a 16 year old highschool student who likes fast cars.... all i know about my car is it a 92 bonneville se with a 3.8 v6 with new transmission......i heard people talking about superchargers are the ones on ebay good? could i put dat in my 92 bonnie>? and wat about air intakes? anything else to make it faster?

you cannot just put a SC on the 3.8 many parts are different.....do a intake, high flow cat and muffler for starters....if you want to go SSEi fast...well it wont happen....unless you change some internal parts..
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If you want a supercharger, sell your SE and buy an SSEi (and be prepared for the insurance).

Even the 92 SE can be pretty quick of the line, it'* just not going to have long legs. For about $300, you can do the intake and exhaust.
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Originally Posted by willwren
If you want a supercharger, sell your SE and buy an SSEi (and be prepared for the insurance).

Even the 92 SE can be pretty quick of the line, it'* just not going to have long legs. For about $300, you can do the intake and exhaust.
NOPE. most insurance companies could care less from what I found out when I was comparing rates..and for sure mine could not care less. They seem to go by size of engine, not the HP.....it is a 6 dollar difference per 6 months (94 l27 vs 94 ssei) and I am a terrible driver (young punk with one ticket, one accident)
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Originally Posted by willwren
If you want a supercharger, sell your SE and buy an SSEi (and be prepared for the insurance).

Even the 92 SE can be pretty quick of the line, it'* just not going to have long legs. For about $300, you can do the intake and exhaust.
NOPE. most insurance companies could care less from what I found out when I was comparing rates..and for sure mine could not care less. They seem to go by size of engine, not the HP.....it is a 6 dollar difference per 6 months (94 l27 vs 94 ssei)
same here. It cost more (ok only $20 more) to insure the xploder since it was a 4x4....
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If you want a supercharger, sell your SE and buy an SSEi (and be prepared for the insurance).

Even the 92 SE can be pretty quick of the line, it'* just not going to have long legs. For about $300, you can do the intake and exhaust.
NOPE. most insurance companies could care less from what I found out when I was comparing rates..and for sure mine could not care less. They seem to go by size of engine, not the HP.....it is a 6 dollar difference per 6 months (94 l27 vs 94 ssei)
same here. It cost more (ok only $20 more) to insure the xploder since it was a 4x4....

I was shocked when I found out they do not take the supercharger into effect....talking to my agent they claim they go by size of engines and cylinders, number or doors, and type of vehicle (sedan, convertable, suv, etc).....


for example 98GTP 2 door 800 bucks per 6 months, 98GTP 4 door 545 per 6 months.
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Pre Bonne I had a Honda Prelude..they picked up on the SI superquick and that they are the fastest stolen vehicles around here.

I walked in with the Bonne and they didn't charge for supercharger, they didn't think anyone would ever steal it...my rates went down by a lot.
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It apparently depends on the insurance company. I've seen dozens of members here post the difference, and it'* significant with some companies. And they go by the VIN, so there'* no hiding it.
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what if you do an L67 swap? can anything bad happen with insurance since you are going from NA to */C?
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