what is the best way to get more power? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
madme is on a distinguished road
Default what is the best way to get more power?

I'm currently driving a 92 sse so non supercharged but want to get a little more jam out of the engine but was woundering to all of you'* who have done it already what is my best bet? so if anybody has any sudjestions let me know.
madme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 11:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

I'd definitely change the t-stat to a 180 first. Unless you did already, you have a 195. I changed to the 180 months ago and it runs much cooler. That'* a great first mod.

For starters, if you want power, definitely get an intake to replace the restricting airbox. If you have some extra dough go to http://angryducktofuracing.com and order one from Hector. I'm gettin mine this week and a couple others got them. Definite increase in power/performance. There are other options for making your own intake with a pipe and a K&N cone.

You can also gut the airbox if $$ is tight, and that helps increase airflow, just not as much of course. Run some more tubes into it to help airflow. You'll probably gain 5hp if you get a K&N to replace the stock paper filter.

There'* a lot more, like porting exhast manifolds, headers, performance muffler, chips... I'll let others talk about those since they know more. Have fun and check my SSE out through the link in my sig. WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default Re: what is the best way to get more power?

Quote:
Originally Posted by madme
I'm currently driving a 92 sse so non supercharged but want to get a little more jam out of the engine but was woundering to all of you'* who have done it already what is my best bet? so if anybody has any sudjestions let me know.
Well as a fellow 92 3800 Owner & an EGRLess Engine owner too.....The 180 T-Stat is a MUST! Also, removing the MAF screen is an easy two minute mod too. As for Air intakes, well I sell this: http://www.bonnevilleattitude.com/st...products_id=99 It includes a K&N cone filter plus everything you see in the pic too. Check out my store for other mods too.
As for "gutting" your air box, well the 92'* air box are already "gutted" at the factory! So no need to waste time there.
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 11:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
madme is on a distinguished road
Default

hey man for all the info i'l be not getting rid of the airbox.

nice pics of your SSE
madme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2003, 11:58 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

madme, you're member number 999! You just missed. Check out the Techinfo section up above.....there'* lots of good info up there that should answer most of your questions, or create more!
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 01:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL 1997 SE
Posts: 3,734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
macho_mike21 is on a distinguished road
Default

welcome to to forum, be warned that it can become addictive!
macho_mike21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 12:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: B.C. , Canada
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
turtle_sse is on a distinguished road
Default

well madme best way to get gobs of power..and tons o` torque is lend me yur car for a week...some blank checks..cuz i gotta paint it red first.. cuz all know red is the fastest/quickest car color there is..and a few of my engine tricks will help...all jking aside welcome, you will get lots of help from our crew here....
turtle_sse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 12:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

LOL..Hey madme..if you give your car to Turtle, you'll wanna become a NASCAR driver he is through with it
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2003, 07:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Champaign-Granny is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
madme, you're member number 999! You just missed. Check out the Techinfo section up above.....there'* lots of good info up there that should answer most of your questions, or create more!
I could see how that question must drive you crazy hearing it so much, but I to made that mistake.
I don't think it occurs to anybody who newly joins the forum to look up in TECHINFO.

Those are just my 2 coppah pennies!!!!! BLING BLING!!!! :pimp:
Champaign-Granny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 12:43 PM   #10
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
madme is on a distinguished road
Default

hey there turtle_sse the car is already red lol
madme is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shift console light- whats the best way to get at it? blackroadmonster Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 2 09-10-2009 10:32 PM
Best way to get out of a ticket after being pulled over chubbyboy88 Lounge 29 03-24-2009 04:18 PM
Is there any way to get the rear windows to go all the way d D. Rustin 1992-1999 2 08-08-2007 10:57 PM
Best way to get melted tire rubber off car wo hurtin paint?? killer_cr80r Lounge 19 05-04-2004 01:25 AM
best way to run 4G power cable? zzzzzeke Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 20 12-29-2003 07:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.