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Old 02-16-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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What are the low budget ways to increase the performance of my 1998 Bonneville SE. These are great cars and I would like to get the performance up as much as possible without spending a whole lot of money.
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CAIs aren't too expenise from what i've read, and they do help performance...there are plenty of threads about them so you'll probably find the part numbers and info you need
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Start here...

First Performance Mods

TECHINFO has a lot of good stuff in it. Read up...
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Please don't post Performance topics in the 92-99 Mechanical section. This section of the Forum is for Mechanical PROBLEMS only.

Moving to Performance and Brainstorming.
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exhaust, and an air intake system works quick and inexpensive charms on these cars. Try those. Besides, it not only improves performance and gas milage, it makes it sound great too.
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Do NOT increase your exhaust piping diameter until you're into the 13'* on the quarter mile. Changing the Cat and muffler(*) can help. Cat for performance, mufflers for sound. We don't have a restrictive exhaust from the cat back. All mandrel bent stainless.

Do headers or PEM'* after your rocker or cam.
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