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Old 06-16-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 95 SSEI.
I already have a highly modded 98 GTP.

I was looking to keep it stock looking and sounding but have it run mid to low 14'* and keep it reliable.
This car is meant to be my day to day car.

I guess my first questions are...
What are the minimum mods recommended to go to a 2.7" pulley and what belt to use with it, or do I just change to an oversized tensioner.

I'd also like to put a 180 stat in it but I have no idea of part numbers or if they are the same as a Series II 3800.

Is there a way to keep stock exhaust to accomplish this and is there a U-bend on this car like the GTP'*?

What is everyone'* recommendations to get me an easy low to mid 14'*?
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Hi,

I just purchased a 95 SSEI.
I already have a highly modded 98 GTP.

I was looking to keep it stock looking and sounding but have it run mid to low 14'* and keep it reliable.
This car is meant to be my day to day car.

I guess my first questions are...
What are the minimum mods recommended to go to a 2.7" pulley and what belt to use with it, or do I just change to an oversized tensioner.

I'd also like to put a 180 stat in it but I have no idea of part numbers or if they are the same as a Series II 3800.

Is there a way to keep stock exhaust to accomplish this and is there a U-bend on this car like the GTP'*?

What is everyone'* recommendations to get me an easy low to mid 14'*?
Your reccommended pulley size would be 2.5", or the stock pulley off a 92 or 93. Pulley Boys has them, and they're keyed, not press-on. Supporting mods would be tubular intake with cone filter, 180 stat, and a hi-flow cat and muffler. Keep the stock piping and resonator (mandrel bent stainless). Crossflow Camaro/Firebird muffler is best. Same stat as a Series 2, get the rubber seal and paper outlet gasket. I suggest drilling at least 2 1/16" holes in the rim. Keep the stock belt and use the oversized tensioner pulley from either ZZP, Pulley Boys, or INTENSE. There is no U-bend. Welcome to an H body.
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The lack of u-bend is a deffinite plus. I swear when I was looking for cars my LSS was faster than the GTP I drove. I blame the u-bend
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Awsome!, thanks for the quick reply

What is the stock exhaust pipe size on these cars, and the oversized tensioner pulley... are they the same 3.5" I believe that are used on Series II motors, if so.. I have an extra already, as well as a 180 stat for it.

How about plugs, any recommendations?
From searches, I've seen everyone here likes NGK'*
Anybody recommend autolites?
I was thinking 605'* should do it.
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I run NGK Tr55'* and love em. Autolites are good too I believe. 1 heat range colder is what you want for a 2.5".
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NGK TR55'* would be perfect, or the Autolite 600 series one heatrange colder. (forget which it is).

The same tensioner pulley for the Series 2 is perfect. Exhaust is 2.5" manderel bent stainless, but your short pieces coming out of the muffler are 2.25".
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What kind of gap on the TR55'*?
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.055". We have a techinfo article on plugs.....from NGK. Techinfo link at the top of the page.
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