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Old 10-24-2002, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hey Folks,
I'm a little 'older' guy, just got into DSM'* as a part of my mid life crises!! Problem is my wife is totally BUMMED that my 4 cyl turbo Talon is so much faster then her 93 SSEi.

Now wait a second before you flame me!! I wanna do whats right by her, and bump her Bonni up a couple pegs!.. I would assume air flow is where to start. who makes a decent intake and exhaust for the beast, next thing I'd like to do is crank the boost up a little.

On my Talon we use a manual boost control from the high pressure side of the turbo to the waste gate, I know there is a 'boost solinoid' on the Bonnie, is there a way to adjust it there or are we restricted to changing the blower pully?

Also would like to get a real boost gauge in the car so I can truly watch as we improve the sweet thing. comments on hook up point, (or pointers to web sights) would be most appreciated

Well, I guess thats enough for my first post. sure hope you folks will help Lynne and I out.

Hoping for mid 14'* !! :P
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First, welcome to the forum. :P

We also have a couple guys on here that are getting some performance shops going online. http://www.angryducktofuracing.com and http://www.domesticperformance.com will have some more that you may like.

The only good way to increase boost right now is the smaller pulley. There was some testing with the valve recently and it was determined it is already set to apply the maximun boost.

Your right, the best thing you can do for the 3.8 is let it breathe. There is a CAI intake that became available recenty (check the above links). Throw on a good high-flow muffler and a smaller pulley and you will be off to a great start. Plugs, wires, and a 180 t-stat are all good things too.


If you don't see what you want or don't know if it will work, just ask. Someone here has either done it, knows how to do, or can get it for you.
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thanks for the welcome! and the quick reply.. The cold air intakes on the sight you suggested looks great,

Quick question, I don't have a intake air temp sensor to deal with, where would you suggest, closer to the throttle body, for what I assume would be a higher temp, or out as close to the filter as possable, for a cooler reading... (and why please!)

(this is gonna open up a whole new world of christmas presents!!! THANKS!)
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thanks for the welcome! and the quick reply.. The cold air intakes on the sight you suggested looks great,

Quick question, I don't have a intake air temp sensor to deal with, where would you suggest, closer to the throttle body, for what I assume would be a higher temp, or out as close to the filter as possable, for a cooler reading... (and why please!)

(this is gonna open up a whole new world of christmas presents!!! THANKS!)
If the sensor is closer to the cone it will give a cooler reading to the PCM. This will help out by tweaking the PCM in your favor. I don't know the specifics but I believe it helps keep KR (knock retard) to a minimum and possibly give you a hair more power.

Keep the questions comming!
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Because the computer compensates for air temperature as well, by having the IAT sensor closer to the filter it can read a cooler air charger and inject more fuel allowing for more power, especially late at night . It'* a matter of tricking the computer and using every trick to its maximum advantage.
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for the pulley on that car, SeriesI, there is only one available.

www.scperformance.com

Have fun! I happen to like your wife'* taste in cars!
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Now is THAT a statement on MY taste in cars!

Thanks you guys, it'* a pleasure to be around what appears to be a mature group of car enthusiasts. I look forward to 'spunking up' the Bonne with your help...
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OH,

Can I ask about boost for a minute,
what is the stock max boost on the M62 blower,
where can I tie in a 'real' boost gauge and
what can I expect for max boost with the smaller 2.25 inch pully from ESM

( I'm so Bonneville Chalanged ! )

93 SSEi
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OH,

Can I ask about boost for a minute,
what is the stock max boost on the M62 blower,
where can I tie in a 'real' boost gauge and
what can I expect for max boost with the smaller 2.25 inch pully from ESM

( I'm so Bonneville Chalanged ! )

93 SSEi
Stock boost for the M62 is rated at 10psi. You won't normally see this on your car, unless you have a heavily modded intake, and it'* a cold/humid day.....or you're running water injection. On summer days 7.5 pounds is typical on a stock car. The pulley available from www.scperformance.com for the SeriesI with the M62 will gain about 2 pounds of boost. Each pound of boost gained APPROXIMATES to 10hp, so you're looking at a best-case improvement of 20hp. I don't know about pulleyboys, but SSEi95 tells me they have other sizes for ours. What'* ESM?
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http://www.pulleyboys.com/ has pulleys for the m62 as well. They don't specify them for the Bonneville but you can always contact them and ask. They have a few different sizes to choose from too. I just wouldn't go much smaller than 2.4 to keep wear down and gas milage up.
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