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Old 02-22-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Got back from INTENSE with a few new goodies on the 99 SSEi. Tim King installed a whole lot of tranny pars(if INTENSE sold it, it'* in there) and SLP headers, he got the tranny and the rear header on in one day! The car is an absolute screamer now, literally and figuratively, once I get my rockers changed over this thing will positively scoot.
The drive home wasnt as fearsome as I thought it would be, at 77/8 mph the tach was reading a solid 2500 RPM'*. Accelerating at those highway speeds with the higher stall torque converter didnt present any problems for me either. For MPG I averaged 30.7 on the way back, not shabby at all. The only problem I noticed is that the cruise control seems to work/dont work. When getting onto the interstate after stopping outside Indianapolis the cruise decided to stop working, but when I got to Des Moines it started working again.
INTENSE has a great looking facility and again has impressed me with customer service, professionalism, and delivering great results. I'd like to thank the INTENSE crew again for their hospitality and Tim for his patience and exhausting work.
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Must be nice to live nearby, I'd like to buy the new Gen 3 converter but I'd only trust them to put it in. Someday perhaps.
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Yeah... I envy him...

Smellbird.... how much higher stall did you go?
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Seth, more details please...i know that you lost 4th gear in the SLE, and were planning a trans rebuild on that car???/ but you did it on the SSEI....
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You took 74 didn't you? Shoulda stopped by and showed me what she can do...
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how'* that 3rd gen treating you?
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i would really like to run ya on video
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Great to see you again Seth. (He is probably sleeping in after all that driving back to Minnesota). Once you get the rockers in you can probably run a 3.2 pulley and get some more oomph Let me know if the cruise keeps cutting in and out and we can get that diagnosed for you.

Glad you made it home safe. 1600 mile trip just to hang with me
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Shoulda stopped by and showed me what she can do...
Same here, man! I assume you took 35 north from Des Moines, so you passed within 5 miles of my apartment in Ames!

To give you a little credit, I bet you were dog tired and didn't care much for stopping . Glad to hear you got some new goodies and that everything is performing as expected.
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1600 mile trip just to hang with me
Heck..I'm probably closer than that!
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