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Old 02-03-2008, 04:21 PM
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i have bout 1200 to spend i was thinking of goodbye to resinator and u-bend. add some flowmaster 40's, i already have the cai from k&n on. how can i get more hp is this a good start? and what can i do with o2 sensor?
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the exhuast shop (if you find one willing to do this) can cut the ubend, weld in a piece of pipe with ahole drilled in somewhat to the side, and put the O2 sensor there. this shoduln't cost you anywehre close to $1200. i'd go to the other sections of the forum... larger throttle body, shift kit, maybe a suspension or brake upgrade with that kind of money.
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Hey Cowboy:

Can I go to a Junk yard and pull a Throttle Body out of a boneyard GM Car and just replace it with the Throttle Body that in the car or do I need Rubber Boots and a different Boot coming out of the Ait Cleaner; too.

It seems like that would be a pretty simple, little after-dinner project that wouldn't take too much doin' to accomplish in a couple of hours. I'd be willing to try it on my Monte.
How much will a Used Throttle Body set me back and what size should I try to acquire for my Monte Carlo?
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As for what to do with the O2 sensor, hopefully this pic will give you an idea.
You can see the O2 sensor location on the U-bend delete. It's as simple as welding on a captive nut to hold the sensor.



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ok thanks i get it done tom.

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Is it supercharged or NA?

For $1200, you should be able to get a nice performance boost out of it.

An aftermarket downpipe (which has a ubend delete, and bigger pipe throughought) will help a lot. I doubt you'll see much if any power gain from replacing stuff behind that in the exhaust.

For that kinda money, I would probably look at doing some modded 1.9:1 rockers.I can't see that costing more than $500 altogether, and should give you an easy 15-20 whp while keeping the car reliable and streetable.

An aftermarket tuned pcm would help a bit and change how the car feels and shouldn't cost a whole lot.

Assuming you have an L67 (I honestly don't know if all 04 SS's had L67s or if you could get an L36), you could do a different factory throttle body. What you'd want to look for is either an LS1 or a Northstar throttle body (make sure its a late 90s if you go the N* route- the older ones are different).

Then you can get an adaptor for either from ZZP to bolt it up.

A ported supercharger would also add some nice power for the money at a basic bolt on level.

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it is possible to have an L36 in an 14. only about 10% of the monte's that rolled off that year were supercharged.

in 05, all SS' were supercharged... teh non supercharged became the LTZ.

if you do have the supercharged L67, i would recommend a pulley swap for much cheaper than i would pulling the whole supercharger off.
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Downpipe, catback, intake, pcm, supercharge pulley should give you a pretty decent power gain. Check out zzperformance.com they have some good parts and from what I've heard they are good at what they do.
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look into a hypertech programer
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i agree with the tuner but would go straight up to either a dhp or hp powertuner
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