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post #1 of 11 Old 03-13-2006, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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what should i install next?

Right now i have a 04 3.9. I already got a cold air intake, a dual catback exhaust system, a superchip, and a spacer. What else can i install besides the headers that can give me more HP.

P.S. does anyone know around how much HP my car has right now?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-13-2006, 09:34 PM
 
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What do you want to do with the car?

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i want to make it faster and but i also want mor HP, thanks by the way
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What is your budget? You want strictly 1/4 mile performance or handling too?

I could give lots of suggestions but the best one would be to visit

www.v6power.net

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yeah, right now its stricktly 1/4 performance, hey do you know how much hp my car has?
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yeah, right now its stricktly 1/4 performance, hey do you know how much hp my car has?
At the crank or at the wheels?

In stock form, at the crank you're pushing 193hp. With your exhaust, CAI, and assuming your chip has advanced the timing for 93 octane, I'd say about 205hp.

The elusive and lone spacer dyno didn't show any real hp increase, but you most likely gained some more low end torque from it.

Headers won't give you any more hp unless you're heavily modded (300+hp). The stock 99-04 exhaust manifolds flow remarkably well, and the dyno will agree that there's a negligable difference with aftermarket headers on a near stock 3.8

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so what will it be?
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so what will it be?
What will what be? I think I answered your question

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With my mods including all you have, plus a cam, plus headers, with aggressive tuning it's 187rwhp. with what you have i'd say about 170-175rwhp, which is about 210-220 crank HP. Honestly, I hate to say this, but unless you're getting a supercharger, save your money, V6s are just a money pit. I learned my lesson the hard way $9,000 into it
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Yeah i think i am, but im probably going ot blow 2 grand more, i got a flat today and im might as well going to buy some rims this week (black chrome saleen) and headers, spacer (just for the hell of it) and lower it. thats all, other than that im going to save so a motorcylce or mabe a GT or Cobra, and if i ever get lucky at the casino, a saleen, LOL

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If I could go back and do it over again, and if I had a 99-04 I would save up for a turbo kit running 8psi or so. Doesn't matter if its a small turbo. Anything just to push some more power through the engine, and then you can always port the heads/intakes, and get a cam and intercooler.
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