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Old 02-17-2006, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mortehl
Besides, I don't like that soft magnasteer crap.
I really wish you had a clue what you were talking about.
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Originally Posted by Mortehl
Besides, I don't like that soft magnasteer crap.
I really wish you had a clue what you were talking about.
Steering felt soft. I asked you why: You said Magnasteer. I don't like soft steering.
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Mortehl, Magnasteer is adjustable.
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Originally Posted by willwren
Mortehl, Magnasteer is adjustable.
Oh. Well duh :P. It felt soft the way Bill had it then.
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Mortehl, Magnasteer is adjustable.
Oh. Well duh :P. It felt soft the way Bill had it then.
You are off topic in your own thread. And it'* tighter than your car. Let'* get back on topic of trying to blow up this car.

You need NOS
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You need NOS
No.

Changing the octane of my gas is one thing, so is coolling the engine and getting a slight boost from Methanol. I don't want to use Nitrous.
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Cheap horsepower owns at least until you put a rod through the block.
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Cheap horsepower owns at least until you put a rod through the block.
Not being a daily driver, I'd go for it.
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Exhaust:
High flow cat
MAYBE 3" exhaust from downpipe straight through. Depends on whether or not I can actually net any gains. < STAY WITH FACTORY. IF YOU REALLY WANT 3" TALK TO GORDY. (SSEI95)
I would advise against a 3" straight thru system. Not that it is a bad system, but it was too much for this 3800. I would go with a 2.5-2.75" pipe, and spend the time to get it mandral bent and to remove what bends you can. The smaller size will promote better air flow. I notice my wide open pipes caused turbulance thu the exhast due to not useing all the avaialble space. I would focus more on getting a good quality muffler and cat (yes, cat. I originnaly omitted mine and regret it). Just keep the flow at a 2.5-2.74" pipe diameter and make the pipe as bend free as possible. 3" is just too much, and that is coming from expeirince.
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How are you going to run the water injection? You add any type of Methanol and spray it through the */c it will strip off the coating. I'd honnestly forget the water injection I think it is going to be too hard to tune without a tuner... if you are going to inject anything I'd do N2O. I'd also go with a higher gearing like 3.33 and a highter stall converter. That can easily get you 2-3 tenths in the 1/4 mile. The exhaust isn't going to be that important other then the downpipe and cat. I'd install a removable race pipe for the track.
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