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Old 07-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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i just got my car like a month ago and it is the first supercharged car i have had so i am a total noob. i have installed a 3.25 pulley with a gatorback belt, intake, low temp plugs, or at least i was told they were. i will have to check what part number ther are but i know they are ngk'*, and i took off the cat and resignator and put in a 2.5 inch pipe in its place. i dont have emmissions in the county i am in so i can get away with that. One question on that. is that the same or as good as getting a hig flow cat? and i plan on getting a pcm from intense racing but i wanted to get eveything modded before i got a pcm. what else could i do to make it faster. i know that ne cams help but i really dont know anything about that like what kind to get or what they do actually to help. i think that they open the valves more to get more horse. well any help i could get would be greatly appreciated.
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with that 3.25 pulley you should definately have a low temp thermostat and an open intake to help reduce knock retard
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oh yeah i forgot i also have a 180 stat
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with that 3.25 pulley you should definately have a low temp thermostat and an open intake to help reduce knock retard
Agreed. Glad to hear you're running a lower temp thermostat, but a CAI is a must with the 3.4. Also, scan that car soon to make sure you're at 0 KR (or very close). Too much KR and you're engine won't like you for long.

Other than that, congratulations on the car and the mods! Looks great.
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First take that 3.25 off and put a 3.4 in it'* place. Get rockers for some more top end. If you want to run the 3.25, you'll probably need a cam and headers. Ofcourse an intercooler is the best way to start and then go from there. Main thing is to get a scan tool so you can keep an eye on what'* going on with your motor. All cars react differently. I had rockers, headers and still couldn't run a 3.25 on my GTP. I also had 5*KR with those mods and a 3.4. Now on my Bonnie I run the 3.4 with just the minimal mods and see about 2-3*KR max.......every car is different.
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First take that 3.25 off and put a 3.4 in it'* place. Get rockers for some more top end. If you want to run the 3.25, you'll probably need a cam and headers. Ofcourse an intercooler is the best way to start and then go from there. Main thing is to get a scan tool so you can keep an eye on what'* going on with your motor. All cars react differently. I had rockers, headers and still couldn't run a 3.25 on my GTP. I also had 5*KR with those mods and a 3.4. Now on my Bonnie I run the 3.4 with just the minimal mods and see about 2-3*KR max.......every car is different.
+1 the 3.25 is WAY to small for you right now. In fact its probably to smal with 1.9 rockers and headers. You probably want to be cammed before running that small.
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does anyone know where i could read up on cams and lifters and all that kinda stuff cause i am a noob on al this and i want to lean about what i need to get for my car and what is best with it and i dont really know what all the tearms are like what the ratios mean and all that technical stuff.
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does anyone know where i could read up on cams and lifters and all that kinda stuff cause i am a noob on al this and i want to lean about what i need to get for my car and what is best with it and i dont really know what all the tearms are like what the ratios mean and all that technical stuff.
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