Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 22:35:07 -0700
From: JOE <nannopsamcom>
Subject: Re: PROJECT 9000 JR!

> I'd like to get a little more power out of 9000s too. How much > performance do you get out these changes? Also, I've heard of a chip > you can buy to change the timing for more power, did you ever hear of > this or is it just a rumor? No, I have not heard of this but welcome the possibility..! As far as how the performance has increased, the bottom end is much better. I figure that these add-ons have given the car about 15 more horsepower. Not a huge difference.. but noticeable enough. One thing though, is that the car is automatic (I know *GROAN*) and shifts as smoothly as a top of the line Mercedes - you almost can't feel it. It's really a nice effect that I was not expceting but really do appreciate. I am currently in contact with Jamex, who produces springs that ought to lower the car 1 3/4 inches.. which will drop to about a 2 1/4 inch drop once I install SPG shocks. Unfortunately, the only significant way to increase this car's power (other than tossing a turbo in there) is to get a nitrous oxide system. But, if you're looking for a less sunbstancial increase, get the custom exhaust and a K&N air filter. You'll be pleasantly surprised. (Especially when you hear how good it sounds.) For the exhaust I started right after the catalytic converter (we tried the car without it but it is *much* too loud) with a 2 1/4 inch pipe runnning to the exhaust tip. Both mufflers were taken off and replaced with a high-flow one designed to take away all high noise. We welded on a Monza resonated exhaust tip to finish it off 10 inches long by four inches diameter. Looks really good (hope to get a couple pictures up here soon). The K&N air filter is a simple installation.. just make sure the boys mount it securely and you're set. Good luck! Adam

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