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Old 09-21-2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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I'm a new Bonneville owner, and this is going to be my first time ever adding performance parts to a car. I'm basically looking for ideas for some of the simpler, cheaper upgrades before i go tearing apart my engine. So basically anything bolt on.

I know for sure the first thing I'm doing is upgrading to a K&N filter.

I would like to upgrade my rear drums to disks and I was wondering if anybody here has recommendations on what kit to get and where to get it. I would like to get slotted and cross drilled rotors, but Im not sure what I should do for calipers and brake pads.

Also I would like to upgrade my supercharger pulley and belt, but I'm not sure where to get a pulley kit or what size I should get. What is the best size of pulley to get for a 97 supercharged bonneville? Also I was told that I'd need to chip the car if I did this and I have no idea what type of chip. Would a Jet Performance Module chip work?

Is it possible to put headers on a bonneville engine? if so any reccomendations on what ones and any recommendations on what aftermarket exhaust system i should run?

And last but not least I was thinking about installing an intercooler. Any reccomendations?
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To better help you, please note the year and model of your car, and place it in your signiture (located under Profile at the top of the page) This will aloow us to get solutions and suggestions to you faster with better accuracy.
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=91
Give that a read first.
Before you get a K&N check out the intake options. A good safe pulley size would be a 3.5. You should get minimal knock retard with that and some basic mods(intake, spark plugs...). As far as upgrading your brakes there is a reason they came with drums from the factory: rear disc was not needed. The only reason I can think to switch to rear disc is so you can spend more money on rotors and pads.
For a chip you need a reflashed PCM, there are a few vendors you can go with, shop around, ask for opinions(theres a lot!) and go with what you feel comfortable with. Same with headers, there are a few companies that offer them. However the headers were not designed for an H-body and a few things will need to done to get them to fit.
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Start off with a good tuneup and a scantool to scan your PCM for KR.

I have a thread going as well...same motor as in your 97....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=85906
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Get a scantool or a scangauge before you do anything else.
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