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Old 05-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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Before I go ahead and start ordering things, I just thought I would run this by to see if it all sounds good and ask a couple of questions.

Currently my car is very lightly modded, which includes:

cold air intake with a K&N RX-4750
high-flow magnaflow cat.
magnaflow f-body muffler
drilled 180 thermostat
aeroforce scan gauge

Once I get a hold of a pulley puller I plan on doing an upgrade which includes:

3.4 MPS
oversized tensioner pulley (so I can keep my stock belt)
Autolite 104'* (I beleive this is the choice for reducing KR? and if so, at what gap?)

Shortly after that upgrade I plan on getting:

a powerlog exhaust manifold from ZZP (Is the ceramic coating worth it? should I opt to get the ported rear or is that not really neccessary?)

DHP 1.0 PCM (I know I need some special programming if I got with the P-log. What exactly do I need?)

Is there anything I am missing here? Anything I should change? I would like to be mid-14'*...and I think rockers would be a possibility in the future.

I am open to any suggestions and comments. This is all fairly new ground for me.
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Are you planning to skew for the p-log? Personally I'd just get regular PEM'*. There seem to be way too many issues with the p-log to make it worth the difference between regular PEM'*.
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Is this skew thing PCM related? What exactly does it mean?

Ported mani'* sound just fine...but I don't have the tools or the knowledge to do it right. Is there I vendor I can buy a ported front and rear from?
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im not trying to dis but ported exaust manifold are good for the rear but the front for the p-log is worth it in everyway put it like this a front manifold is exausting all 3 cylinders into a pipe with almost the same internal diamter that causes excessive Knock, higher CC temps they just suck The log has no issues whatsoever and you dont need an array of tools to do it the log has breen dynoed compared to a SLP header with stock rear mani and the log actually made more HP to the wheels! for hundreds of dollars cheaper
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The Plog is only for the guy with 300 more bucks to spend on a tuner to skew his injectors.

PROPER PEM'* and Headers MATCH the flow from front to rear. The Plog mis-matches it.
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FYI with just a CAI and a 3.4 i did a 14.5 in 90F
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here is a pic of mine courtesy of home depot and a afternoon with my labor of love
i have a tru FWI setup its perfect
the secon pic is a little vauge but thats the camer looking off the pavement
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What brand filter is that? Is that spray painted black PVC?
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yea that was my ugly mock up piece but yea my AEM dryflo filter was lost due to me not tightening the clamp yea i kno dumb a** but thats a autozone rice filter on there right now but i use nothing but PVC on my intakes there alot more heat resistant than aluminum and offer smoother air flow
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I'd hate to see what happens in the rain to that ricer paper filter with no splash sheild in your fenderwell.
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