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Old 07-11-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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I just turned 16 and i got my moms 1997 SE, haha please no jokes. I am on a fairly constrained budget(nothing too expensive) and i am trying to decide where to start for performance mods on the car? I just want some of your opionions.
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Everyone will suggest a 180 t-stat and a tranny cooler. These are fairly cheap things, you wont get any performance out of them, but these mods will keep your car running good.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=52
Check out this link for some good starting ideas.
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why would we laugh? dont worry about it...just look at your car as your car...do what YOU want to do to it...and if you like it....then you like it...who cares what people say...your friends will say " you have a grandma car"...well tell htem to line up next to ya...3.8 will take a lot of cars....anyways...go w/ the basics...pcv...fuel filter...o2...air filter...oil change...run some gas treatment to clean out them injectors...and save up some money so if you want you can put an exhaust on...welcome to the club...oh btw im 17 so...the stuff i said above is from experience..lol...but when we raced...bonneville 1 stupid "friends" 0....happy postin
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No one SHOULD laugh, a 97 SE is light and will boogy!
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Welcome to the club, will!
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