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hey guys, i'm a newb here and was looking for advice. i just recently got a 99 bull, got into a wreck with my 96, and i'm looking to spice this new car up a little bit. i want some performance gains but i don't want anything that will be too drastic. what are some mods that you guys recommend i start in on that will up the horsepower. also keep in mind that i too am a DIY'er so take that into account. I'm mostly looking at engine mods right now and also maybe exhaust too. i just want some more PONIES!!!
 
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Simple/cheap stuff you can do:

Intake Silencer Removal/ K&N filter switch - or make a custom cold air intake
Exhaust - cat-back for highest gains

Not so cheap stuff:
Get a performance chip - can "tune" your car for higher octane fuel as well as firm up shifts, etc. - probalby the best bang for your buck


That's just a few of the basics. Check out the modifications link on the top of the site for some other ideas.
 

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First of all, welcome to the club!

1- Intake: Remove the intake silencer, K&N filter, port and polish intake manifold

2- Exhaust: Depending on what model you have, you can remove the resonator, put in a high flow cat, and get some Flowmaster 40s or 50s.

3- Heads: haev cylinder heads ported and polished

4- Aesthetic: Clear corners, Silverstar headlights, TCCA decal, white faced guages, aftermarket head unit

You could probably do most of this stuff for under a grand, total...Hope this helps

JR
 

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Is there a write up for the intake silence removal on the Gen 3?
Is that invole remove without any cutting & tearing. Any drawbacks on doing that? will it give better MPG too?
 

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Originally posted by sundarpn@Apr 27 2004, 12:02 PM
wat abou that tornado thing? any good.
Don't use a tornado. They don't do anything but chop up the air and cause it to flow very roughly. It won't help and is nothing more than a sham.

The intake silencer removal is very simple and, yes, there is a write-up about it somewhere. All you need to do is remove your driver's side front tire, then remove the plastic shield in the wheelwell. Then you need to cut out thesilencer. It takes about 15 minutes, start to finish with either a hacksaw (little longer) or a reciprocating saw. Be careful so you don't cut or nick and wire though. There is a rather large harness that runs right near the top of the intake. The mod doesn't really do a whole lot for improved power, but it sounds alot cooler at acceleration and WOT.

You could also replace the spark plugs with Platinums and put some new plug wires on...

JR
 

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Originally posted by godspunk32+Apr 27 2004, 12:33 PM-->QUOTE (godspunk32 @ Apr 27 2004, 12:33 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-sundarpn
@Apr 27 2004, 12:02 PM
wat abou that tornado thing? any good.
Don't use a tornado. They don't do anything but chop up the air and cause it to flow very roughly. It won't help and is nothing more than a sham.

The intake silencer removal is very simple and, yes, there is a write-up about it somewhere. All you need to do is remove your driver's side front tire, then remove the plastic shield in the wheelwell. Then you need to cut out thesilencer. It takes about 15 minutes, start to finish with either a hacksaw (little longer) or a reciprocating saw. Be careful so you don't cut or nick and wire though. There is a rather large harness that runs right near the top of the intake. The mod doesn't really do a whole lot for improved power, but it sounds alot cooler at acceleration and WOT.

You could also replace the spark plugs with Platinums and put some new plug wires on...

JR [/b]
Or you could just remove the air box, silencer and snorkel all together (no cutting required, but it is a PIA) and use a short ram or cold air intake. Throttle response will improve and there is a nice growl under acceleration
 
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