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Old 03-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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We recently bought a 2003 SLE with 9000 miles on it. pretty much loaded. only $13000 too.

My question is about an intense PCM. I'd like to get one, but I'm not exactly sure what options to select. I dont plan on doing much more modding, except possibly a FWI. I'd like some more throttle response, and just an overall boost in performance. which options on their sight would be the best choices?

Along those lines, what kind of performance difference am i looking at with the PCM swap? What about with the PCM and FWI?

Thanks alot!

EDIT: Also, how hard is the PCM to install? and how long does it take?
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Also, how hard is the PCM to install? and how long does it take?
The PCM should only take 15mins to install if it'* first time changing one.

I would get the FWI first and then decide if you want the PCM. In my mind the PCM is something you get to help build on the modifications you already have in place.

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We recently bought a 2003 SLE with 9000 miles on it. pretty much loaded. only $13000 too.

My question is about an intense PCM. I'd like to get one, but I'm not exactly sure what options to select. I dont plan on doing much more modding, except possibly a FWI. I'd like some more throttle response, and just an overall boost in performance. which options on their sight would be the best choices?

Along those lines, what kind of performance difference am i looking at with the PCM swap? What about with the PCM and FWI?

Thanks alot!

EDIT: Also, how hard is the PCM to install? and how long does it take?
Just go with the basic PCM, no changes. That will be more then fine. I belive you will need to get a case learn done. Someone else will need to confirm this. If so contact your local dealer and ask if what the charge is for this. And make sure you tell them DO NOT FLASH the PCM or you will loose the tune.
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yes your best bet is to call Todd at Intense (X10 and tell him what you have and he will recommend the best for you

if you dont have to drive the car while the PCM is being done, then you can send in YOUR PCM and then they will send YOUR PCM back to you and you dont need to have a CASE learn done..

if they send you a PCM and then you send your PCM back, then you will have to do a CASE learn
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What kind of performance results can i expect from the PCM? Also, how much does a case learn usually cost, and how long does it take?
I'm a college student, so i can't really go for a week or 2 without my car running.

Also where is the stock PCM located? I haven't had a chance to get under the hood and check it out, but does anyone have a picture of the PCM location?
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The problem isn't me being lazy, it'* that the car is back home right now. I haven't had a chance to go pick it up. We just purchased it last week.
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I believe it'* in the airbox on your car, like mine. Not sure how you access the Bonnie one, though.
Expect a small increase in power, a little more if you have the FWI at the same time. The biggest difference will be in the way the car shifts. The PCM will firm up your shifts and raise the shift points. Trust me, you'll definitely like the way it feels.
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That sounds perfect. Any difference in the MPG?

Also, what can i expect when i add the fwi? possibly another increase in MPG?
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PCM? Not much for mileage. Maybe worse when you learn to enjoy it.

FWI? A mile or two per gallon on the freeway if you continue to drive the same as before. An intake is an MPG adder.
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