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Old 01-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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To get 300hp out of a 1996 bonneville se (non supercharged)? What would be the best way to go about doing it? Also what are the best mods for the money (most HP, lowest cost)?
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300hp sounds a bit much, but if you got the money, I guess anything would be possible...

As for first mods, start with this Tech Info thread
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300hp sounds a bit much
How much can I expect to get out of a bonneville then?
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Maybe with a Intense Head and Cam package (stage 4) for $3400.00
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300hp sounds a bit much
How much can I expect to get out of a bonneville then?
Gonna have to wait for the gearheads and/or gurus to answer that one. Anything I had to say, I would be pulling out of the wrong body part....
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Thats a tall order but it is doable.
Start with Cold air intake and open up the exhaust (pem'* or headers).
Drop the tstat to 180*f and a fresh tune up.

Now your ready to dive into the motor and the costs rise quickly, cam, heads, intake etc.
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300hp sounds a bit much
How much can I expect to get out of a bonneville then?
How big is your budget? That'* the question.
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300hp sounds a bit much
How much can I expect to get out of a bonneville then?
How big is your budget? That'* the question.
I would like to get an idea on how much a high HP bonneville would cost to do, for the future.

But as for a budget right now, what can I do for under $1,000?
First thing I want to do is thermostat. Is 160* better to have than 180*? Intense makes both.
Next will be intake, although I can't seem to find any that are made to fit a 1996 SE.
After that I will probably start looking into exhaust bits.
Is this a good plan of attack, or should I do things in a different order? Anything else that should be done first instead of those few things?
Order of mods and parts/brands recommendations are welcome.
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Intense makes an FWI that will fit.. Look for the 1997 FWI.
A 160 stat will set a "too cold" check engine light. 180 is more than adequate for where you are currently.
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If you only have 1000 bucks, forget the exhaust for now. It'll be awhile before you can outflow it.

Look at rockers/PEM'*/FWI/PCM to start with and see what you think.
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