In Reply to: Re: Here are some suggestions: posted by Robert on June 18, 2000 at 14:05:42:
Some things to think about if you want more HP. Go OBD1 if you are not. You can net around 35-40hp at the crank with the addition of a High flow air meter, larger intake manifold and better programming. Also if you go OBD1 you can get a lot more out of mods like headers and getting rid of your cats. Your car will still pass inspection (Not including headers and no cats, you can also ship your stock headers out to extrude and hone) and noone except your dealer will probably know you have switched if you bring it to them for service.
Something else to think about is changing the size of your pulley. Which is something I am condiering to do. However I would recommend putting in head bolts to keep the head from lifting under the higher boost. (A person to talk to about this would be Rick Stormer.) You should be able to run a 10psi pulley insted of 6psi. Should net you around 50 more HP.
Also getting some CF parts will help alot to. For about every 100lbs you can drop its about .1 sec on your 1/4 mile I believe. If you get CF front fenders, hood, and some lightweight doors you can probably shed 200lbs. (Think about how much faster your car feels on a empty tank.)
If you want to help keep the engine cooler get a larger racing oil pan. They can hold up to 2-3 more quarts of oil and will keep your engine a lot cooler, down side is your engine will take longer to reach operating temp.
Lastly, if you want your car to be faster get a new diff:). Maybe the safest route you can take and you will feel the difference.