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Old 01-10-2004, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to gain some more HP's - I have seen changing out air intake systems and was wondering what kind of power am i looking for and is it worth it.

Do i just change the filtration system or the sensor too? What is a good brand and price range if you know.

Also, I see programmers to peak out your cars setup, what do you think of these? What hp's am i looking at and what is a good brand

does any of this stuff void the warranty?

Other suggestion on gaining power would be greatly appreciated

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Old 01-10-2004, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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intake alone doesnt give you very HP (maybe 10), and the programers are for OBDII cars. You can buy a chip (Conforti is the best) that will help with an OBD1 car, or a shark injector for OBDII.
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Old 01-10-2004, 04:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dude, what kind of car do you have first of all?

.......also, remember, when modding your car, its a balancing act. you could gain hp by freeing up the intake, but that increase in power will result in a decrease somewhere else in the power band. you'll eventually want to look at free'ing up the exhaust, and chipping it. makes it more well rounded. ...just my opinion.

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