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Old 12-24-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hopefully this is the right area. I couldn't decide if I should stick it in General or here. But the description for this forum said anything associated with reliablity and performance...

I was talking to my parents about how I would love to cam the Bonnie. They replied in a typical fashion, "You're going to need the car for your 80 miles a day commute in two years, blah blah, if you start messing with the internals, you'll ruin the motor and make it break down a lot"

Is this true? If I rocker it, cam it, PCM it, shift kit it, etc etc (pick your drug) will this affect the reliablity?

Granted a large factor is the proper installation, let'* assume INTENSE did the installation of said drug.

I think it'* kinda a myth
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I believe Rogue would say Cheap,Fast or Reliable. Pick any of the two.

It would also depend on how you maintained 'Gazer also
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Todd does it all year long... Why can't you?
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Todd does it all year long... Why can't you?
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As long as you are careful and DON'T cut corners and you should be fine.
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Todd does it all year long... Why can't you?
Todd has the resources of INTENSE to draw on. Fuel doesn't.

Cody, any kind of real increase in power will indeed decrease reliability. However, a mild cam like the 1X shouldn't hurt it much. Make sure you look at cam PACKAGES, as they will include things like heavier lifters and springs, to deal with the extra compression stresses that a higher-lift cam will put on them.
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Get a second Bonneville and leave one bone-stock.
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Get a second Bonneville and leave one bone-stock.
I'm not Pat.
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That'* what I did, and WHY I did a bit before Pat did.
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I havent had any reliablilty issues since my power upgrade.
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My "idiotness" comes in play. I should have been more clear. I really want a more exciting daily driver that can actually somewhat keep up with the other guys. It won't be as extreme as Greenzilla or Rouge (yes I did that on purpose) or Silverbullet etc.
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