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Old 10-31-2005, 04:32 PM   #21
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Alright thanks....ill post back when i give it a try.
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If this helps you, I found my 4" to 3" silicone hose reducer at PWR Performance for $20.46 and $6.00 shipping to Indiana. Best price I could find. Several places wanted about $50.

Part # PWRR 40-300/400

http://pwr-performance.com/coupler.htm

I called 877-656-9256 and they took my credit card order. Frienly folks.

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Old 11-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #23
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heres a cheap reducer, im sure there are more on ebay for similar prices
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Silic...spagenameZWDVW

i would do intake first like all the folks here have said, then start on the exhaust.

the manifolds are the most restrictive part, also the most expensive to do anything about

the catalytic converter is next in line, a hi-flo cat can be had for about 55-60 dollars, search ebay for a "carsound" unit, im not sure what size yours is, i know your piping is 2.25, but it may be larger before it enters the cat..i cant remember how my SE was set up..i know on my Intrigue the piping entering the cat is larger than the exit.

the muffler is probably the least restrictive component, prices range anywhere from 60 to as high as you want to go, depending on your sound preference.

you can also replace the resonator, if im not mistaken its not very restrictive at all though and most here will advise you to keep it as removing it makes your exhaust quite raspy.

hope this helps you out.
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:20 PM   #24
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heres a cheap reducer, im sure there are more on ebay for similar prices
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Silic...spagenameZWDVW

i would do intake first like all the folks here have said, then start on the exhaust.
I wouldn't suggest that guy as an eBay seller. I have no personal experience with him, but his feedback bugs me. I was looking for one of those and I was watching a couple. Within a week his feedback percentage dropped 6 percent and his feedback is now private which means he is hiding something.

If you could be a bit more specific on where in Michigan you are (not that I have lol) that would be great. There are at least 6 members within 100 miles of Grand Rapids and countless members in the thumb area.

And read this for great info on the rice pipe.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...+intake+option
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:24 PM   #25
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Im in Edmore Michigan. 20 minutes west of Alma right on 46.

I read another post which said that the CAI did not improve speed that much, is it possible to skip this upgrade and spend my money on something a little more useful?

Thanks for the help
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:45 PM   #26
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a good CAI should give you a noticeable gain, there are tons of members here who can testify about it..also all of the other mods you might do would be handicapped by the lack of a good intake..so i would still recommend going intake first, then start on the exhaust.
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Old 11-04-2005, 05:27 PM   #27
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alright, thanks again..am i going to be able to do this all bymyself, me being someone that has neveer worked on cars at all and knows nothing about under the hood?
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the intake shouldnt be all that hard, pretty straightforward, as with anything take your time.

there are also many members that im sure would be glad to help you out via online messenger of some sort...i know most any of the admins/mods would..

also we have several members in michigan and some of them might even meet up with you to help you out..doesnt hurt to ask.
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Are there any step by step write ups that would give me exactly what i need to do. THis all seems way over my head, and if theres anything to figure out at all, i probably wont know what to do...if there was a step by step process posted somewhere it would probably be a big help

I looked at tumbleweeds thread...that seemed pretty complex, and i still have many questions like are there any tools ill have to use...

Also tried searching for ricepipe and there was hardly anything besides explaining the difference between CAIs and other things.
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Alright so for christmas my grandma is going to order me everything i need to make this intake. So i need:

a filter from www.ajusa.com ,

a reducer from here: http://pwr-performance.com/coupler.htm

and then an intake pipe...where do i get this pipe at? ALso somebody said i could just read the instructions, what do they come with....
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