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Old 12-21-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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How much of a power gain would I get from PEM'*? I am mainly buying them to combat KR, but I know I'll get some power from them.

What am I looking at ... 10 BHP? 10 ft-lbs?
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I'd say that'* about right, could be a little more if you get a bigger downpipe, bigger Y pipe, and with U-bend delete.
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I'm way ahead of you. Already have a 3" DP and u-bend delete.
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There are big pieces to removed, but i think saving some money for something like *&* headers would be much more beneficial. Especially down the line. I'm not one for constantly swapping out the same part personally. I like to do it the right way the first time.
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If you're going thru the effort of removing the manifolds, go with headers. You won't regret it.
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But for 100 bucks, I can't go wrong. In conjunction with the 3" DP, the exhaust will be flowing pretty well.
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But for 100 bucks, I can't go wrong. In conjunction with the 3" DP, the exhaust will be flowing pretty well.
It depends on how far you want to take the car. Headers would make sense, but if you don't want to spend that much money than the PEM'* are sensible.
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It'* a great deal. I don't plan on going lower than 13.0 (for now), so I'll be fine where I'm at. For 100 bucks, it'* a steal. I also spent a 100 bucks on the PCM, so 200 bucks to get me solid high 13 second runs is worth it.
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It'* a great deal. I don't plan on going lower than 13.0 (for now), so I'll be fine where I'm at. For 100 bucks, it'* a steal. I also spent a 100 bucks on the PCM, so 200 bucks to get me solid high 13 second runs is worth it.
sounds good to me. You can probably resell them for more than that.
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There are a quite a few people with GTP'* in the mid to low 12'* with PEM'*. If you think that your are going to upgrade to headers down the line to get that extra edge, i'd say not to fuss with installing PEM'*. For a $100 you can't go wrong with PEM'*.
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