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Old 10-20-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Okay group, due to the upcoming birth of our first child, I will be trading my Chevy Tahoe to my wife for her '02 Bonneville SLE. Not a bad ride by any means but I'd like to hop it up a bit. Obviously with the baby on the way the budget is TIGHT to say the least. I am looking for suggestions on what things to change or modify in what order to spice the car up. I don't want to get too radical but here'* some things I had in mind but need advice on.

K&N FIPK kit
180 Thermostat?
remove MAF screen?
Pulleys?
chip or power programmer?

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

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180 stat
tranny cooler
plugs
wires
coils
CAI
Exhaust
chip
nos
cam


cant do anythign w/ a pulley cuz you dont have a SC
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WOW! I hadn't read those before. They're very informative. Thanks for the links!
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Personally I would go for the 180 t-stat, and a gutted airbox first. After that, consider a CAI, as well as doing some exhaust work.
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am i the only one who read all the techinfo articles and links b4 I joined the club? no offense to you or anything, I just wanted to wait till i was 16 and could relate to some of the stuff.
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LEAVE THE MAF SCREEN IN!!!!!!!!!!!

i can't stress this enough, with the stock airbox, the air is just too turbulant, leave it in
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LEAVE THE MAF SCREEN IN!!!!!!!!!!!

i can't stress this enough, with the stock airbox, the air is just too turbulant, leave it in
The Boat is right there. The article on airbox/intake mods covers this. We've had mixed results with the screen, so as a general rule of thumb, airbox, leave it in, custom intake, take it out. There are exceptions, though.
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