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Old 11-22-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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I've decided to keep my SLE for about a year so I figured I'd start getting into some performance mods...I'd like to shoot for mid to low 15s. I have $400 in hand and was thinking of these 3 things to start with:

1) Intense PCM...standard settings
2)180 deg. Tstat
3) Some form of air intake (Don't know if I should buy an Intense fenderwell or make a custom one with a rice pipe and filter)

Future mods: 1.9 Roller Rockers, springs, PEMs and high flow cat.

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i think that is a wise decistion.....your car has low miles that makes it ideal to mod...chances are that you wont find a car wil comparable milage.....

anyway its cool to pull up next another Bonnie and Smoke it....plus its fun to mod....

keep the car and mod it
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I like it..nice car.. you should hang onto it. If the opportunity presents itself later..snag it.
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hehe....I'm gonna keep for a while longer. Going to shoot for being the fastest L36 SLE on the board. Ordering and Intense PCM, Fenderwell intake and 180* thermostat tomorrow morning.

What do you all think for after those 3 mods? I'm thinking either some PEMs and a high flow cat or 1.0 Roller Rockers
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you should be at 15.6-15.8 with thoes 3 mods
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Sweet...I wonder if I get into the 14s with PEMs, high flow cat and roller rockers (springs and pushrods too)
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Sweet...I wonder if I get into the 14s with PEMs, high flow cat and roller rockers (springs and pushrods too)
take a look at Smellbirds mods.....
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Okay, I PMd smellbird about his quarter mile time. Sucks that the SLEs are heavier than SEs :(
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Okay, I PMd smellbird about his quarter mile time. Sucks that the SLEs are heavier than SEs :(
By less than 200 pounds on the heavily optioned SLE'* like mine. Yours is probably within 100 pounds of an SE.
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Okay, I PMd smellbird about his quarter mile time. Sucks that the SLEs are heavier than SEs :(
its not by that much....i weigh in at 3540
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