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Old 05-07-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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I've been looking around and have read a lot of stuff about upgrades and such...but I'd like to hear what some of you have to say about this.

First of all, I have a '95 Bonneville SSE that I got for free...with a blown engine. I replaced the engine with a non-supercharged one from a '96 Bonneville.

I'm sick and tired of hearing Ford Tempos and Honda Civics with fart cannons driving around and want to fight back. I want to add a magnaflow with a quad tips out the back (dual would be fine, though). I just had to replace my cadillac converter because the original got clogged. Not exactly sure what kind it was, but it'* high-flow.

So, can anyone give me some advice on how to get started?

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FORD TEMPO'*!

anyways intake and exhaust along with a 180 T-stat is a good start. other then that making sure all the maintenance is current is a help to. but id say if ur only competition is tempos and civics you should be the fastest car around.
Ive already done the basic stuff my next upgrade is a pcm from intense-racing.com.

there is some stuff in the tech info that may help.
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what does your car convert into a cadillac??? i used to love autobots
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yea id get that "cadillac" convertor off your car! Thats alot of extra weight you dont need
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yea id get that "cadillac" convertor off your car! Thats alot of extra weight you dont need


Thanks for the info, too!
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the series 2 has ALOT of potential

although INTENSE dosent make a PCM for the 95 bonne (its still a Hybrid OBD 1.5)
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the limits are endless, it all depends on how much money you want to put into the car.

and BTW I have no problem wasting Civics with my Series 1 they should ne bo problem for you
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It'* not that I really want to add a lot of power (now anyway) as much as I just want that roar to scare 4-bangers. I can already beat civics, elantras, tempos (yes, I know someone who thinks their 4 cyl tempo is fast), focuses, etc that try to pass me on the highway

Eventually I do hope to add a lot of stuff, though.
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It'* not that I really want to add a lot of power (now anyway) as much as I just want that roar to scare 4-bangers. I can already beat civics, elantras, tempos (yes, I know someone who thinks their 4 cyl tempo is fast), focuses, etc that try to pass me on the highway

Eventually I do hope to add a lot of stuff, though.
well I suggest as your next mod do a CAI. there is a thread here by BonneMEMN called Rice Pipe. Search for that.....it will give you tons of info, and get a 180 thermo istalled. as for maintance keep an eye on the coolant levels, the Upper intake Manifold is known to fail...I would almost bet that is why your previous engine blew
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You have the same car as me but with a higher trim level so, you can do everything that i've got in my sig and alot more if you want.
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I can't believe these civic punks. My bone-stock '87 will waste those guys anytime. It'* so fun to see the look on their faces when they catch back up.
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