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Old 07-16-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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all suggestions and opinions want to be heard. the car drives execellent now as i just tunder her up and nearly replaced everything on the damn engine plus a oil change 15 miles ago.. thanks... if you have something to sell then just pm me and we'll take it from there
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Start in Techinfo. It details what the first suggested mods are.

If it were my car?

1. Gutted airbox and drop-in K&N. Under 50 bucks.
2. Ported LIM. Nearly free, other than maybe 20 bucks for a spare LIM at the wrecker, assuming you already own a dremel tool. Add the price of gaskets that you'd need anyway for #3.

3. APN OR DILLON UIM. This is a MUST before even trying to spell the word MOD.
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after what will said you can make youre L36 run cooler bye a 180 degree stat , 1 heat range colder plugs , and a cold air intake that you will feel the difference
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Colder plugs on an L36 are of no benefit. They won't hurt you, but they won't help you either.

The CAI and thermostat are covered in the Techinfo article.
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well i did some good on mine i got more than half second better Et and 3 MPH from 180 stat and the colder plugs
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The plugs didn't give you any power. Until you increase compression in an L36 either by changing something or adding forced induction, it doesn't matter.

Your half-second was environmental and track conditions, as well as the plugs being NEW, and the car running cooler.
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Your half-second was environmental and track conditions, as well as the plugs being NEW, and the car running cooler.
how can you says this whitout knowing the facts my old plugs where like new they had been change by the past owner and when i say that i gain on the track its because i sure that the condition are about the same .so far im testing my ported lower and i wont be giving number before all my testing been done .do you have i idea what 3 MPH on the track is. so far i have gain almost a second (16.38 to 15.51) and 3 MPH whitout taking the valve covers off so i must be doing something right

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Spark plugs are not power-adders. The only way to gain from them is if they 'needed' to be changed. Your track improvements came from the other variables.

There is no POWER to be gained from one plug to another.
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so why is intense got 1 heat range colder plugs on his first stage on his L36 performance package
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Because SOME L36'* have KR from the factory, and one heatrange colder won't HURT you. It won't add any power either, unless you have 'factory KR' that MIGHT be caused by the plugs.

If you have no KR, colder plugs will do nothing for you. Plug selection will not ADD power, only regain any power that you may have lost over time.

We need to get this back on topic.
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