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Old 10-30-2012, 09:29 PM
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

I just found this (Stage 1 ECU Chip):

http://www.jetchip.com/shop/shopdisp...sppp=10&vall=1

And was wondering has anyone used a Staged chip on these cars? I have an 86 2.8 V6 Sport Coupe and we have a WRX with OBD2 that is Staged via ECU re-flash. I know that us Third Gens are OBD1 and have a chip style ECU. This seems like a great idea but I cannot find very much information about pros, cons, who has used them? If I'm not the only one that thinks this is a good idea, I'm sold but would like some feed back... Thank you!
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

pure waste of money, any of the off the shelf chips pretty much do nothing, i dont even think they made them for the v6 engines
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pure waste of money, any of the off the shelf chips pretty much do nothing, i dont even think they made them for the v6 engines
Well, the page I posted was after I made the filter for the 2.8 Camaro... I just know how HUGE of a difference the OTS map was for the OBD2 equipped WRX - even on Stage 1 (completely stock other than re-flash). Now the WRX is Stage 2 with moderate power mods and it's basically an entirely different car. I was hoping that maybe it would provide somewhat of a noticeable difference even on Stage 1 like the Subie did - that said it's not a turbo car xD


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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

if u want the same effects as one of those chips but for free, bump the base ignition timming 2-4*

the page that link took me to was just a product listing page, it wasnt for a specific model or anything
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

project89 isn't saying a hot chip wouldn't help the performance, hes saying that any chip you can buy from a website or off the shelf wont help you, you'd have to have someone burn you a car specific chip for your setup to really get the most out of your car
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

Oh, Weird... link tweaked out then :/ booo... Well good advice on the ignition timing. Again, not sure how to mess with that on an injected car - time for the unearthing search to begin
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

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project89 isn't saying a hot chip wouldn't help the performance, hes saying that any chip you can buy from a website or off the shelf wont help you, you'd have to have someone burn you a car specific chip for your setup to really get the most out of your car
That's good to know. I have absolutely everything stock to my knowledge but I also happen to know that the engine in the car is an 87 direct replacement for the 86 that blew a HG... Every car has it's own personality and odds n ends... Wonder how to find someone that can do something like that?
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

talk to member fasteddi , he is currently burning chips for his turbocharged 3.1, maybe he can help u out with the 2.8
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

best thing to do with the 2.8 if you plan on keeping it would be some porting, and a better flowing intake (the tpi intake is alot better flowing and cold air{in front of the radiator]) that and the right gears would help it alot
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

just what kmc said port the heads drop in a 100 cam from delta cams, port match the intake, install a 4.10 rear gear or 3:73's .personally witht he 2.8 id go 4:10's. add headers and a catback and thats about the best u will get out of it. unless u add nitrous or a turbo

best bang for the buck is a complete 3.4 swap though, then mod that
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

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best thing to do with the 2.8 if you plan on keeping it would be some porting, and a better flowing intake (the tpi intake is alot better flowing and cold air{in front of the radiator]) that and the right gears would help it alot
Mine came with the dual snorkel OEM CAI... The thing is that it's my daily driver and in CA I have to smog it every other year. It's already close to not passing and I'm not sure it will even pass this year after I gutted the CAI...

I thought getting a drop-in chip would be the easiest thing to swap out if it actually does what it advertises
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

Ill pm you back later tonight after work about the chips.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

I pm you but since its came up I will add in the items that I personally have to tune with as sometimes ppl do not look into the DIY area because of the overwhelming V8's there...lol

This is a chip and a adapter. Basically you must have this if you want to burn chips.
Or even get a different chip from a memeber.

http://www.moates.net/gp1-package-gm...h-2-chips.html

Heres a burn2 chip programmer. This item is what will flash/burn the info to the chip. You can re-burn the same chip over and over as many times as you want. This burner isnt the fastest way to do tuning but is a easy way and personally I like the thing for its simplicity.
http://www.moates.net/burn2-flash-n-...rogrammer.html

Heres the ALDL cable. This is so that you can hook up your car to a laptop and record and watch real time data. I use TunerproRT. I will link that software which can be free in a second. This cable also is very easy to use!! Its a must have if you ever want to see the sensor feed back on your car.
http://aldlcables.com/sc/details.asp?item=aldlobd1u

Heres tunepros website. Its software both use the burn2 chip programmer and also the aldl cable for datalogging exc.....Free unless you want to register it. I did just becasue its basically a donation and Ive been using the program for a year now and love it.
http://tunerpro.net/downloadApp.htm

Thats all the stuff youd need except a XDF file which is called a (mask), youd need your corrisponding BIN file (which is based off your engine/car model. Also this is the file you literly change.) And lastly youd need a ADX file for tunerpro if you are Datalogging. These files are all public except some modded BIN files which if you burnt a chip that is what the difference is from stock. The Bin file is the bread and butter to say. If you can not find the files that are stock then let me know I will send them to you or link them.

Here is a glance at what datalogging looks like if youve never seen it. Keep in mind that this is NOT the original XDF (mask) or ADX file for the Thirdgen 3.1L camaro. Its a modded one and wont look like the stocker at all but it gives you a idea on how cool the set up is.

Skip to 1:48 to see it. This is a old video when I first started to tune and I was dealing with some issues on my car but this is just to give you a glimps at the screen.




This is the basis of modding a car in my mind. Learn how to tune it or get someone to help you tune it as you modd it up, as this is a very important factor in EFI ecm controled cars/trucks.

Hope this helps anyone. If not then just message me and I will help to the best of my abilities.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

The chips, from Summit racing, that are directly off the shelf and Stage 1, will give around 5-8 HP. I called and asked for a chip, and the salesperson wanted to sell me one that gave 10-15 HP(and required a 160* thermostat). After explaining, that the car was a daily driver, he then offered the Stage 1 street chip. You can get more power, by advancing your stock cam 4*, and at a couple hundred higher rpm.

Also, advancing your base stock timing will grant just as much power, as a chip. You may see a change in throttle response or economy, with either of the mods, but increasing power can sometimes improve economy, but most of the time, it will cost you economy.
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I will dissagree on any chip off the shelf giving you 10-15 hp on our engines.
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Is this set up better than a tpi cold air intake setup with the dual snorkel ?
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Is this set up better than a tpi cold air intake setup with the dual snorkel ?

no

the tpi setup is the best , the reason they do it that way on the firebirds is that the firebirds cannot use the tpi dual snorkle intake
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no

Thank you for clarification.

the tpi setup is the best , the reason they do it that way on the firebirds is that the firebirds cannot use the tpi dual snorkle intake


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Sorry another quick stupid question. As far as headers go on the 3.1 v6 these would basically replaced the stock exhaust manifolds correct?

And if I were to get some for my 3.1 headers that is would they be legal in California ? And I can still re use them when I swap in my 3.4.

What would be better to do 1st new headers on 3.1 or new delta cam 260 grind?





Also thank you mark for tuning my chips!
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Sorry another quick stupid question. As far as headers go on the 3.1 v6 these would basically replaced the stock exhaust manifolds correct?

And if I were to get some for my 3.1 headers that is would they be legal in California ? And I can still re use them when I swap in my 3.4.

What would be better to do 1st new headers on 3.1 or new delta cam 260 grind?
1. Yes. But you also need to get rid of the AIR system because the headers don't have a provision for it.
2. AFAIK, the PaceSetters are 49-state legal, CA being the only state that said No because of the AIR delete.
3. Headers and then cam...
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1. Yes. But you also need to get rid of the AIR system because the headers don't have a provision for it.
2. AFAIK, the PaceSetters are 49-state legal, CA being the only state that said No because of the AIR delete.
3. Headers and then cam...

i would do cam before headers , cam will give bigger gains then the headers and is cheaper
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1. Yes. But you also need to get rid of the AIR system because the headers don't have a provision for it.
3. Headers and then cam...


Originally Posted by project89 View Post
i would do cam before headers , cam will give bigger gains then the headers and is cheaper

Cam upgrade: delta cam 270 grind

Header or exhaust manifold upgrade: ?



So are headers legal for my 3.1 can I get some that have an 02 sensor in them I just think anything would be better for flow and help since the 3.1 exhausts manifolds are so small and mine are rusty looking. And will there be heat issues ? And link to headers.
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Delta 260 grind cam. I think the 272 is too big for you to put in that car IMO.
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Pretty excited just got my cold air intake dual snorkel setup completed.


Next step is finding an aluminum driveshaft
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

here's a dumb question. 91 3.1 v6 with a working formula hood, would it harm the motor to hook up the vent? I was told one time that this will cause too much air into the fuel injection. but with as sluggish as the car is, other than I need to do a tune up I thought by adding more air may help it, good or bad idea to hook up the hood unit. and if I do how about wiring in the unit to where? I would love to get a little more power from the car with what I already have on it. its been shifting odd here lately and heating up to higher temps... but that's another thread.
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An engine will only ingest the amount of air it will ingest (forced induction excepted). Connecting a vent to the intake will not effect the engine in a negative way.
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it would if there is no filter, but i'm not clear on the specifics of the "formula hood" power bulge? they made some of those functional?
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it would if there is no filter, but i'm not clear on the specifics of the "formula hood" power bulge? they made some of those functional?
Some of the carbed 305s had a special air cleaner housing that the end of the duct went into (the 84 TA I got a pair of doors off of had it)... Pretty much a no-go on a V6 without a complete custom intake system.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

This thread just changed my mind about getting rid of my little v6. I have decided to join you oddballs in innovation and creation.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

what do you mean by tv valve in the transmission part i have noticed mine has shifted hard since ive had it. It acts like it spools down than jumps into gear sometimes hard sometimes not. May just be a linkage im not sure havent looked at it close yet. But up on the throttle body somone has taken the cable that runs to the transmission and has broke it and they put a electrical but connector on it to fix it. I just thought that may be like the passing gear on some of the older rigs.

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Here's a good thread on the operation of the TV cable and how to adjust it. https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/tran...djustment.html

Many ppl over the years have broken that cheep plastic clip that was on the end of the cable originally. I'm guilty of this also. One day a few years ago i was racing the car and shifting into 2nd it was a slug and i figured id broke something in the trans. Turned out the cheep plastic thing broke so I just put on a o ring electrical connector on the end. Adjusted it and off I went.

Every few times at the track I readjust the cable just to make sure that its not stretching out over time. The TV adjustment is so crucial for our 700r4 trannys.
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Ok now I've read that I see why my delayed shifting is happening. Time to go start investigating.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

I have a 2.8 carb from my stock 1982.

Did I understand you properly where I can drop in the 3.4 and everything will match up? After that I put in a turbocharged (any idea which one will work) and I could potentially push out 500-600 hp?

I'm guessing I will have to change my 200C transmission to the 700R4?
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I have a 2.8 carb from my stock 1982.

Did I understand you properly where I can drop in the 3.4 and everything will match up? After that I put in a turbocharged (any idea which one will work) and I could potentially push out 500-600 hp?

I'm guessing I will have to change my 200C transmission to the 700R4?
The 3.4L V6 engine block & heads ARE a direct swap to the 2.8L. You'll have to use your carb and intake manifold though and you'll have to buy an electric fuel pump as there is no provision for a mechanical one. Some people buy the Edelbrock intake and a larger 2-barrel or 4-barrel carburetor though.

The TH200c will still work too.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

thank you!

Will I have to change my Transmission from the 200C to the 700R4?

Any suggestions for the Turbo?
I found this... thoughts?
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/3...ing-turbo.html
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

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This thread is for people looking to get the most out of their v6 f-body, much of this information however, can be applied to all cars, whether they are v8, or non f-body.

First I'm going to come out and say it, mod for mod a v8 will always make more power than a v6, that being said the v6 does have advantages that some people prefer them for, hopefully the following will help you decide if you want to modify your v6 or swap for a v8:
*lighter weight, and better placement of the weight, aluminum v8s aside, our engines are a good bit lighter, and sit further back and a little lower than v8s, making our v6 cars better handling than the v8 ones, even the aluminum v8s while fairly close in weight, still don't position that weight as ideally.
*better fuel economy, even a heavily modified v6 if driven moderately will use less gas than a v8, its a simple matter of vollume of air/gas needed to fill the cylinders.
*the 660 is a robust engine((just how robust you ask?)(https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/5...vastation.html)), and easy to find replacement engines for and cheap, it is also a perfectly balanced engine with its 60* v
*It's different, and to quote someone who quoted someone else "any idiot can make a v8 car fast, but it takes a smart idiot to make a v6 fast"
*If you want more pros/cons of v6 versus v8, read this thread https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/588179-why-v6.html

By now if you are still reading this, you probably want to stick with a v6, now to help you decide if you should work with the platform you have, or maybe swap in a different v6, allow me to break down your v6 options and explain them in some detail, along with stock power output, and potential output with modification, it should be noted that while I believe my N/A figures to be obtainable, to get that high will probably require heavy modification, and some sacrifices in driveability/streetability.

Engines our 3rd gen cars are equipped with from the factory:
*2.8 carb(82-84) 102 hp (76 kW) and 145 lbft (197 Nm) There was also a high output version available in the firebird, aside from different output levels stock, the following should still apply:
These early year carb motors had smaller journal cranks that are known for failure(in fact I saw an 83 v6 car with a hole in the block from shooting a rod, I suspect crank failure caused it) they also have slightly smaller valves, and a less agressive camshaft than the newer MPFI 2.8s, I would not build one past 200 hp without swapping to the newer crank, and 200 hp is probably the limit for an N/A non hybrid(more on this later) 2.8, with boost I believe one could make 300-400 hp max, and a hybrid build probably 250-300.

*2.8 MPFI(85-89) 135 hp (101 kW) and 165 lbft (224 Nm)
In 85 the 2.8 was revised, with a bigger, stronger crank(I do not know of anyone who has broken one) along with bigger valves, and a more aggressive camshaft, power limits are more or less the same, as anything you can do to one 2.8 you can do to the other, the only major difference being, in the MPFI 2.8 you shouldn't need to get a stronger crank.

*3.1 MPFI (90-92) 140 hp (104 kW) at 4800 RPM and 185 lbft (251 Nm) The 3.1 and 2.8 are at their most basic level, the same engines, the blocks are externally identical in dimension, the 3.1 is basically a stroked 2.8(meaning the pistons travel further in the cylinders due to a longer crank throw), it also has a few other differences, mainly updated technology things, but mechanically, it is the same engine and will easily swap into a 2.8 car. Modified N/A non hybrid could probably make 250 hp, hybrid N/A 300 hp, and in turbocharged form, this engine can probably make 400-500 hp.

Now that I've covered the engines our cars came with, I will list the most popular v6s to swap into our cars, from easiest to swap to hardest, which is also from least power potential to most..:

*First and foremost is the 3.4 RWD v6, this can be found in 93-95 F-bodies, its output in stock form is: 160 hp (119 kW) at 4,600 rpm and 200 lbft (271 Nm) torque at 3600 rpm
This engine is more or less to the 3.1, what the 3.1 is to the 2.8, albeit the difference in size comes from a larger bore, its still the same engine mechanically, it still uses iron heads, but has a more aggressive cam than its predecessors, a serpentine belt setup, reverse flow water pump, and sequential fuel injection, the engine itself WILL bolt right up to your stock motor mounts, and your transmission, assuming you have a v6 car of course. It is by far the easiest swap as far as engines that our cars couldn't get factory equipped, as it is more or less the same engine. In N/A non hybrid form max power is probably about 300, hybrid probably 350, and in turbocharged form, this engine could probably make 500-600 hp. For swap information, read these:
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/4...swap-read.html
Also, this is the engine that I have swapped into my car, and built up, so if you still have questions after reading the swap articles, I might be able to answer them.

*2nd engine of note, is a 3x00 engine, this includes the 3100, 3400 and 3500(lx9) engines, they are FWD engines found in newer cars(94+) and power output varies from 160 hp (119 kW) at 5200 rpm and 185 lbft (251 Nm) at 4000 rpm for an early year 3100, to 96 hp (146 kW) to 201 hp (150 kW), torque ranges from 213 lbft (289 Nm) to 221 lbft (300 Nm) in the 3400. These engines are still part of the 60*v6 engine platform family, and the blocks while not identical to the RWD ones, are very similar, and share the same bellhousing bolt pattern(it will bolt to our transmissions) the 3100 is essentially an evolved rwd 3.1, it has aluminum heads, splayed valves, beehive springs, roller camshaft and lifters, and in newer version roller fulcrum rockers, the 3400 is its bored out big brother, with the 3500 lx9 being slightly more bored out, it also has a forged crankshaft from the factory. Being that these engines are newer and from fwd cars, some modification is going to be necessary to swap one in, namely custom fabricated engine mounts as these engines don't have rwd mounts on them, also the ECM and wiring harness will be needed, or an ECM swap, these ECMs have PCMs built into them I believe, so I am uncertain how to get around that with a non electronically controlled transmission, but I am sure its possible, look into it first. The egr if used might also require some ingenuity figuring out how to set it up.
Power potential for these engines is probably 300 hp N/A, 500-600 turbocharged for the 3100, and probably 350 hp N/A, 550-650 turbocharged for a 3400, with a 3500 being a little bit higher. For swap information, read this:
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/v6/5...-3-5-swap.html
There is also a thread by the same guy on the 660 website somewhere, but I could not find the thread atm. But in general, this site is a good site for 60* v6 info, http://60degreev6.com/, though it mostly deals with fwd cars and 3x00 engines.


*Last but not least are the 90* v6s, I honestly do not know much about them, but I will give the basic info I do have on them.
There are several variants, a RWD 3800 that was in the late model 4th gens, a 4.3 that has been used in trucks and is basically a castrated 5.7(2 cylinders lopped off) And some front wheel drive variants, and whatever the grand nationals had. Any one of these engines has more power potential than the 60* v6 engines because of their displacement advantage, I could see one hitting 700, if not 800+ horsepower(with boost) for the non 4.3 ones(In fact, I'm pretty sure its been done). They do however have a downside, because of their 90* angle, they are not naturally balanced, and I may be wrong about this, but I believe spinning rod bearings is somewhat common because of that, also because of this angle, you will not be able to use your stock transmission, they will require a bit of fabrication with motor mounts, and probably an ecm swap, some of the engines are turbocharged or supercharged from the factory, the 4.3 engines I believe don't have a lot of aftermarket, or the parts that you can get aftermarket are expensive, I am uncertain.

My basic opinion is, the engine has awesome power potential, but requires a lot of work to swap, it is also unbalanced due to its block angle, in my personal opinion, a v8 is a better option, simply because it is as much work swapping in one of these as a v8, that being said many people love them, if you want to be really unique, or stay v6 but have more power than a 60 degree v6 can offer, want a challenge or big project, than this engine is for you. I am honestly guessing here, but power output for these is probably going to be 400 or so N/A, 700+ with turbocharging, 550+ with supercharging. For swap info, you will have to do some digging I'm afraid, as I don't know of any readily available information on it.

By now you have probably chosen your platform, I am going to take a break at this time and come back later to start delving into what options you have for modifying your engine, I am not going to be as detailed on modifications for the 90* engines, as I don't know them as well, but basically anything that can be done to a 60* engine, can be done to them except for a hybrid swap, also I do not know what parts availability is like for them.
So if i wanted to replace my v6 with another one which is the best to swap in or should i just put a v8 in it
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The best and easiest swap for the above post is the 3.4L RWD engine outta a 4th gen Fbody. Best overall gain compared to the 2.8 and 3.1. Also its a basic swap damm near bolt in engine.
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i realize this is an old thread, but have a related Q. I bought 89 RS with 2.8MPFI to be a donor for an MGB. I would like to use the MPFI...question is what emmissions equip can I eliminate and still use the MPFI? Can I just use the MPFI system with some kind of different scm?? no O2, cat, egr, etc?
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You have to run a 02 sensor. But as for the egr, char. canister(evap) and air pump... you can ditch it if your legal to do so. If you do all of that though you will have a check engine light come on and without the EGR its said to throw off the narrow band o2 mv reading about .100mv if im correct.
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Re: How to get the most power/speed out of your v6 car

Hi guys , rather than starting a new thread I thought I would try to add here and well my searching seems to suck.
Cams.
I'm running a manual 2.8, it has a great exhaust and its running pretty good.
I'd like a cam, I am wondering how big I can go with out major issues with stock computer.
I am wondering if I plan for low boost in the future does this affect my cam selection.
So the crane / comp 260 looks ok id like a 272 though possibly, I was wondering on the melling seems to have a longer duration advertised than the 260s is that right ? Its a good bit cheaper for me which is why I am looking at it ......
I was wondering wether to go with the 260. Then if I want more latter add 1.6 rocker, thought this might be a safer route than just dropping a bigger cam in there .
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So ive gone through like 60pages of thirdgen v6 threads to find answers , seems the melling isnt advertised like the others . and a 260 will be fine , any more wild and it wont like pressure being added.
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