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Old 05-22-2005, 04:38 PM   #11
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Damn Really?

So If I put in a K&N there could be an even bigger gain?

Maybe I should get a K&N before I get the PCM then?
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that would be a very good idea.
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Damn you guys

As soon as I read its worse then a paper filter I got one anyway. This forum gives me too many ideas and Im spending too much money

But really thanks

Im having a fun.
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When you change the thermostat, be sure to get a new o-ring and gasket. I think both of those parts are less than a dollar. Your gonna need a pan under the engine to catch coolant that will leak when you unbolt your t-stat housing too.
For weight reduction at the track, you can take out ps seat, rear seat, door panels, rear speakers, all carpet padding and basically anything in the trunk, windsheild wiper reservoir, wipers, drop the exhaust, have 1/4 tank of gas or less, and other trim pieces.
all that stuff is alot of work but it should all add up.
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Damn Really?

So If I put in a K&N there could be an even bigger gain?

Maybe I should get a K&N before I get the PCM then?
Yup, those generic filters are JUNK! Probably better off with the stock airbox over the generic cones.
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I added G-Tech and Bonneville Curb Weight to the subject line so I wont make more topics.

Got My G-Tech today

Im going to try it out a little later to see where Im at.

But whats the Curb weight of my 98 SE?

I was looking at Kbb.com and they say my cars 3446 lbs and a new GXP is 3790 lbs
Are they pretty accurate?

Im gonna test it out with about a half tank of gas and I taken about 25 pounds off my car. Im 182 pounds.

What should I put in for the weight? Estimate? Cause I have no idea how they weigh cars.
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Do a hot and cold calibration on the Gtech first, or you won't get good data. Find a truck scale and get your car weighed before you make the run. That'* the only accurate method. Those weights are ABSOLUTELY empty weights, and may not be accurate.
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I know where a truck scale is

But dont you need to be a truck to get weighed?

Would they actually weigh me If I pull in?
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I have one at my house and we have almost identical cars. They weigh about 3800lbs.
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I have one at my house and we have almost identical cars. They weigh about 3800lbs.
I had around 3500 in race trim without me. I ususally used 3800ish for my Gtech runs.
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