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Old 07-02-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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i want to add some pep to my 2000 ssei. i have had if for a few weeks now and want more out of it. i have looked at the intense website packages stage 1,2,3 etc. should i go with one of these kits? i was looking at the 1,900 kit?
I dont want to ruin anything and I have read about the smaller pulley and KR. I am willing to spend 1500-2000 on performance. let me know what you guys would do first, but I want it to be reliabe and not damage the motor thnks.

ps I want to be around 300 horses when I am done.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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1. - 180 Stat
2. - Tranny Cooler
3. - FWI
4. - Headers
5. - 3.4 Pulley
6. - PCM

In that order should give you a very noticeable gain. Intense is a good way to go.
Look at my mods below to see what it takes to take it to about 350 hp
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Moving to Performance and Brainstorming. Please ONLY post mechanical problems in the Mechanical sections of this forum.
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i did the tstat already what is the FWI
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Fenderwell intake from www.intense-racing.com
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Intense stage 3 kit. The $1900 one. I bought it and I love it. It'll get you pretty close to the 300 crank hp mark. But remember with the bonne'*, you can spend a lot of money on performance, but the more power you make, more than likely the sooner you'll have to do your tranny too.
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my car has 95000 miles on it, should I get the tranny rebuilt? how much am I looking at? thnks
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dont get the transmission rebuilt unless it needs it

a word of advice on pulley size, all cars are different, but my cars running this _ (its a regal gs btw)

3.4, DHP 1.0, 3" to 2.5" Downpipe, highflow cat 2.5" slp powerflo dual exhaust, thrasher intake, drilled 180 tstat, 104 autolites. and i still had a ALOT of kr, like 5 to 6 degrees.

definatly add a AFC 2.2 to that list, since there discontinued i guess, look on the boards for one, dont get a 2.0, 2.2'* are alot easier to tune....i extended my wires 7 feet on each side and mounted it in my car so i could tune it while driving. what a afc does is add or take away fuel at any given throttle position (actually based of maff tables). so at idle / cruise, it takes away some fuel it would normally give, and at WOT it makes it give it 105% (or maybe its 104). im now at about 1-2kr, usually around 1. i plan on ordering 1.84 roller rockers from zzp to get rid of the remaining knock....

anyways, what im trying to say is a scanner without a doubt should be your 1st mod. see how much kr you have stock, because yes you may have some. for the price of a dhp, scanner and afc.....order the PowrTuner, but only if your comfortable tunning yourself. my car came with the scanner and dhp, so i opted not to get a powrtuner.


forget headers.....if your going to waste money on headers you are MUCH better off with a intercooler, Wbody store is releasing one, id think it would work with a bonneville, but you can run a 3.2 on a stock car with no kr.......for 800. zzp also makes a ss ic, which is a small intercooler, i plan on ordering to drop to a 3.1 or 3.2 (since ill be kr free with a 3.4)

if your just planning minimal mods, get a 3.5. people dont understand how big a step a 3.4 is. my car had a 3.4 already, so i decided to add additional mods to support it, if i wasn't going to add any other mod then i have now, id order a 3.5 to replace my 3.4
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The AFC is not a power-adder or a performance modification. It'* a tuning aid. Nothing more. They can be unreliable, flaky, and there are better ways of achieving the same results.
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whats a good scanner?? thnks
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