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Old 02-14-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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The performance is awesome. Although the PEM install was a pain. I have one last stud to still put on, although it is drivable with no exhaust leak. When the weather improves around here, I will put in the last stud. As for the Intense PCM, the car feels more responsive, and the skip shifts are great, although the tranny does not seem to shift any harder. Also, the fans do not stay on for 2 minutes after the car is off. I don't know if this is because I have not put in the 180 degree thermo or not, but that is definetly strange.
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lets get the pics
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The fans won't go on when the car shuts off unless it'* at or above a certain temp. I've noticed if the engine is still really cold after driving it for a while, they won't turn on. Now that it'* getting warmer out, they turn on after it'* off.



I hope you like the 6K shifts!
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Pics, we need pics.
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Sorry about my stupidity but whats a PEM? I know I want a PCM for my car. But a PEM?
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Ported exhaust manifold. They're especially good for the SII motors, due to shoddy welding jobs from the factory.
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Ported exhaust manifold. They're especially good for the SII motors, due to shoddy welding jobs from the factory.
That'* not really the case, it'* the fact that the front is cast and cast with many imperfections making the manifold ports smaller. The rear is stainless steel and less restrictive but still not too good.
The series 1 had stainless tubular manifolds front and rear.
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PEM'*, while they give you a decent gain in power, don't compare to headers. However, one of the main reasons people get PEM'* on supercharged cars is to get rid of KR.
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Although from reading ClubGP, most people say they are better than *&* headers.
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Yea, there is a huge amount of debate over them. Some have been more sucessful with headers, some are pleased with PEM'*. It varies from application to application. Biggest reason people get PEM'* is because of the price. My set was 100 bucks, compared to 600 or 700 dollar headers.
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