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Old 06-13-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm planning to get a few things for my next upgrade, but want to get teh most out of my money.

I'm stuck between these two

3.4" pully
autolite sparkplugs 2 colder
Gatorback belt
180 thermostate

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Intense racing PCM standard
180 thermostate

Both are about the same price, so it'* one or the other. I'm leaning more towards the PCM. What can I expect with these two mods?
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It'* not that simple. Until you do a little intake and exhaust work, you better be running a 3.5" pulley.

Do you own a scantool?
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I already did my intake, and I have proscan
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The pulley plugs woudl give you about 30hp and 50ftlb of torque. The PCM will make the car more fun to drive and remove all the limiters and things but power wise will only give a few horsepower if that. I would do both, but the order is up to you.
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I plan to do both, it'* the order I'm trying to decide. I'm thinking the PCM first, then I can get the pully in a few weeks. I know going with a 3.4 instead of a 3.5 will give me problems with KR. The PCM I belive will help with that.
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I would say depending on how long you plan on waiting to order then second half. If the time between the orders is short get the pcm other wise get the pulley it really wakes the motor up and the extra torque is a blast.

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You're intake is WAAY too short. You''re sucking in heat big time.
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I know the air is hot, it'* coming in at 167 degrees. I'm planning to build a box as soon as I have off work, that will be later next week.
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I know the air is hot, it'* coming in at 167 degrees. I'm planning to build a box as soon as I have off work, that will be later next week.
i fyou plan on using plexi let me warn ya... just take your time! i had a heck of a time trynig to not have mine shatter. if you aren't sure what to buy ask arround.
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Dan, you got cute kids! (back on topic )

That intake needs alot of work considering what you have planned, as already stated. A PCM will not 'help with KR'. KR is something you must battle mechanically. Be prepared to sell the 3.4 and buy a 3.5 if the KR is too high at that point, or be prepared to spend more on PEM'* to battle KR instead.

This is a game we all play. KR is the PCM'* method of protecting the engine from BOOM. If you think of KR as something you cause by changing something, you need to also think about it as something you need to fix (action, reaction) mechanically after the fact.
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