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Old 12-28-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Performance Mods for my 1999 SSEi

Well, since I am buying the 1999 SSEi I thought I'd see what I can do for mods.
Currently here'* what I have to put on it

Magnaflow Wide Open Muffler 3" inlet/dual 2.5 outlets
CAI
Header wrap to put on crossover pipe just below the TB
Tranny cooler
180* T-stat drilled 1/8 x 2
Remove MAF screen from TB
Remove resonator

Will be getting shortly:

NGK V-Power TR6 plugs
Taylor Spiro-Pro 8mm wires -blue
MSD coil packs
Smaller SC pulley (what size??)
Water/alcohol injection? <-- is it ok to do this with a SC?

Your suggestions (low dollar mods please)
What other mods can I do for low dollar?

If I end up having to swap the SC for a new one I will get the lower intake ported.

With the mods I already have and the ones that will be going on the car very shortly what do you all think I should be running in the 1/4? Would 14.3-14.6'* be an accurate guess?
Thanks in advance,
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Magnaflow Wide Open Muffler 3" inlet/dual 2.5 outlets (3" is too big)

180* T-stat drilled 1/8 x 2 (go with 1/16", not 1/8")

NGK V-Power TR6 plugs (too cold until you've done the pulley....use TR55)
Smaller SC pulley (what size??) (3.6 or 3.4 at the most without other mods)
Water/alcohol injection? <-- is it ok to do this with a SC? (yes, but very expensive)

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With the mods I already have and the ones that will be going on the car very shortly what do you all think I should be running in the 1/4? Would 14.3-14.6'* be an accurate guess?
I think the CAI, pulley and exhaust will bring you down a little bit, but you are going to want more airflow to get yourself very fast. Rockers will help you pull harder through higher engine speeds, and then with that you may be able to run a smaller pulley, getting more HP.
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Magnaflow Wide Open Muffler 3" inlet/dual 2.5 outlets (3" is too big) [/b]
I thought 3" was ok with Supercharger?

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180* T-stat drilled 1/8 x 2 (go with 1/16", not 1/8")
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Oops, meant 1/16 x 2 (was thinking of what the two added up to)

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NGK V-Power TR6 plugs (too cold until you've done the pulley....use TR55)
Smaller SC pulley (what size??) (3.6 or 3.4 at the most without other mods) [/b]
3.6" to be on the safe side, but 3.4" if it isn't going to be too rough -figured this with the CAI, TR6 pugs, and Taylor wires with MSD coils would make it especially ok to use the 3" inlet Magnaflow.

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Water/alcohol injection? <-- is it ok to do this with a SC? (yes, but very expensive)
A friend with a GMC Typhoon has a new water/aclohol injection kit that he will sell me for $90, so I figured I would pick that up and install it.

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I haven't seen a case here where a 3" exhaust didn't result in a loss of low-end torque. Stick with the 2.5". Until you end up intercooled, at least.
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With your CAI, exhaust, and pulley, and the others you should be into 14'*. I think if you kept the stock tubing, but added a coupler or flare it to 3" you should be fine.
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Smaller SC pulley (what size??) (3.6 or 3.4 at the most without other mods) [/b]
3.6" to be on the safe side, but 3.4" if it isn't going to be too rough -figured this with the CAI, TR6 pugs, and Taylor wires with MSD coils would make it especially ok to use the 3" inlet Magnaflow.[/quote]

I don't know where you would get a 3.6" pulley, but if it is available, it isn't worth putting on. Go with a 3.5" at the largest, and since you are planning on doing mods, you really should go with a 3.4, or at least plan on swapping it out for a 3.4 soon, because it doesn't take THAT many mods to run a 3.4.

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I don't know where you would get a 3.6" pulley, but if it is available, it isn't worth putting on. Go with a 3.5" at the largest, and since you are planning on doing mods, you really should go with a 3.4, or at least plan on swapping it out for a 3.4 soon, because it doesn't take THAT many mods to run a 3.4.

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Cool -so 3.4" it will be -in April or May.
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Did you get it yet bud?
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