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Old 10-30-2003, 11:02 AM
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Wifey'* 98 olds intruige with the good old 3.8l . Oh yeah baby!
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NICE...Aurora Jr

Love the near matching paint too
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nice u gonna get some rims for the new car?
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Originally Posted by 89BonnieSE89
NICE...Aurora Jr

Love the near matching paint too
Yup auroara! jr, this is my first time driving a non supercharged 3.8L ,im inpressed still has some get up and go,now for a couple mods 180* stat old ,cone filter off the adtr and as for bling bling ,thats up to her but she aint down with the bling like I am Yo Jimmer you got a little pearl in your paint ?
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Nice cars you got there.. my dad'* got an intrigue also. His is a 2001 so it'* got the DOHC 3.5L engine which is pumpin i believe around 215 HP ..its very peppy. Isn't the 3800 only like 195HP in the intrigue..somethin weird like that?
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Originally Posted by BonneAlien
Nice cars you got there.. my dad'* got an intrigue also. His is a 2001 so it'* got the DOHC 3.5L engine which is pumpin i believe around 215 HP ..its very peppy. Isn't the 3800 only like 195HP in the intrigue..somethin weird like that?
it'* 200 in the GP, because of the restrictive intake and u bend. GP = Intrigue in disuise so maybe the same?
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Intrigues are incredibley bottled up...

Much like mine was (well "is" but in progress)
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Didnt really look into horse power but any idea if Thetorque or gearing is the same as a bonnie ,bottle up how ,Like you mean the exaust or tb?Does the intrigue have the same chassis as the grand prix?
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the airbox situation in that intrugue is kinda funky...just begging for a CAI!
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I'm sure the gearing is different, as well as the PCM programming, intake design and exhaust flow.

All of these factor into lost HP and TQ counts....

I find the Intrigue is the Olds version of the Chev Malibu, probably have comparable numbers. I would give the edge to the Intrigue tho
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