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Old 05-10-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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I was surfing INTENSE website because it'* strangely addicting. I was trying to figure out how to max hp and speed out of the L36 since everyone has a L67 practically!! I was thinking what if a Level 2 pkg for the L36 but replace the 1.90 with better 1.60 (I think that'* the stock ratio) and add a Stage 1X N/A cam and a 245mm Extreme Duty Tq converter anda 180 tstat (if that is not included in the Level 2 pkg) and replace cat with a hi-flo cat and lastly put in INTENSE Street/Strip shift kit. Would that be noticable? Or not possible?

I was curious. I may do some things during/after college. I'm just doing my research.

I realize that a N/A cannot gain as much as a */C but it can be made better than stock right?
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Of course it'* possible, and the horsepower increase would be VERY noticeable. However, you're talking about spending over $2000, especially if you're paying somebody to do the labor. Better start saving right now
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Of course it'* possible, and the horsepower increase would be VERY noticeable. However, you're talking about spending over $2000, especially if you're paying somebody to do the labor. Better start saving right now
Hmm, what if I got drunk labor?
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I'm kind of in the same boat - debating whether to drop a lot of money to make it marginally faster compared to the same upgrades on an SSEi. My most likely upgrades would be 1.9'*, magnaflow cat, and a PCM - i'm really on the fence on this just like you - "Is it worth it?" I'm anxious for more of the L36'ers to do some more serious performance mods to see how it goes.
big_news_1, your cam is a custom job done by you, right? Seems like after the tuning it works well for you.
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Yeah, you can get a drunky if you feel like having your car reassembled with a few critical components missing....

"Hmmm.... this looks like a timing chain tensioner..... Must have forgotten to put this on..."


But seriously, even with my cheap cam & head job, our cost still came to ~$1000. We still have to do final figuring on the money spent, but this stuff isn't cheap. Plus, we did ALL the labor ourselves. You're talking about buying new parts, plus a torque converter. You'll be spending a lot more than we did on my car.
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just do the level 2 pkg WITH the 1.9'*... should put you in stock ssei territory
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I'm kind of in the same boat - debating whether to drop a lot of money to make it marginally faster compared to the same upgrades on an SSEi. My most likely upgrades would be 1.9'*, magnaflow cat, and a PCM - i'm really on the fence on this just like you - "Is it worth it?" I'm anxious for more of the L36'ers to do some more serious performance mods to see how it goes.
big_news_1, your cam is a custom job done by you, right? Seems like after the tuning it works well for you.
Exactly. You and I, we're alike. I'm waiting to see how other L36 fares too.
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big_news_1, your cam is a custom job done by you, right? Seems like after the tuning it works well for you.
Yes, we did all custom work, and we could do it again for more power and less money if we had to. The car is running perfectly right now, with good power and great mileage. I'm still seeing 27-30mpg on the highway. If you're interested in taking the route we used, I'll get an approximate cost figured out for the project. It might be a few weeks because I'm getting ready to move out of state in a couple days, but MyLittleBlackBird and I can tally it up.
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Yeah, you can get a drunky if you feel like having your car reassembled with a few critical components missing....

"Hmmm.... this looks like a timing chain tensioner..... Must have forgotten to put this on..."


But seriously, even with my cheap cam & head job, our cost still came to ~$1000. We still have to do final figuring on the money spent, but this stuff isn't cheap. Plus, we did ALL the labor ourselves. You're talking about buying new parts, plus a torque converter. You'll be spending a lot more than we did on my car.
I know it'* expensive but you'll get to know that you're faster than that GP GT or that Monte Carlo.

I think it'll be worth it (if I actually do it)
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hey fuel whats your gear ratio?
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