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Old 04-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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i have a 1998 SLE 3.8L series 2 and am wondering what i can do to add horspower so i can spin my tires.
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Well has yor car had a basic tune up lately? Like plugs, wires, air & fuel filter, O2 Sensor? If so it just may be your gearing which is keeping you from breaking them loose easily. You can gut your air box & drop a K&N in there. But you should take a look over @ Intense-Racing for all kinds of performance stuff.


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i have put in bosh platnum plugs and acdelco wires acdelco fuelfilter and can still not spin my tires
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do you really want to spin your tires?
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Maybe a 180 degree thermostat will help you along with some other things like ported exhaust manifolds, high flow cat. Sounds like you have some granny gearing and thats whats holding you back. Just don't be trying turn burns or you will end up blowing outd your diff..

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yes i do want to spin my tires i have like 4 sets of tires for my car so i am not conserned andout my tires wearring out fast. what are some upgreade i can do to my 1998 SLE to be able to spin my tires?
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somebody sure likes replacing tires!!!! they get expensive realy fast...
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Where are you located? There are club members all over the United States and odds are there is a member near you willing to take a look at your car to help diagnose.
Another thing you might want to do is ditch the Bosch plugs -they are known here on Bonneville Club to be VERY problematic in the 3800 engines. A more desirable plug is a NGK V-Power TR55 gapped at .058" with a cold air intake, 180* thermostat, and a high flow catalytic converter. You might also consider taking your throttle body off and cleaning it, and if you can afford day of down time and about $50-100 you should be able to find a machine shop that can port/polish the the throttle body.
I also would suggest going to a local Automotive parts store or small car dealer/repair shop and ask them to scan your car for codes or see if they can scan in real time while driving the car.
With your 1998 SLE you should have the M15 trans which has the 3.05 gear ratio, meaning you should have no problem turning them over. Just be sure not to hurt your transmission -only do burn outs with the wheels pointed straight ahead.
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