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Old 03-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #71
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:53 PM   #72
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Thank you!

I'm at work but I managed to step outside and removed it, took <5 minutes. Cant wait for 5:00 rush hour traffic to see how it sounds. Next up, lunch box delete.
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Thank you!

I'm at work but I managed to step outside and removed it, took <5 minutes. Cant wait for 5:00 rush hour traffic to see how it sounds. Next up, lunch box delete.
How'd it sound? Interested in doing this myself
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:57 PM   #74
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I took my silencer out over the weekend. You don't even here a difference unless your over 3 grand. Does feel like it move a little easier though.

Question about the lunchbox delete though...

If the SES manual has the "sport tuned exhaust" or really just no lunchbox. and has 3hp more then the Auto.

Is it safe to say if I take out the the lunchbox, I'll gain 3hp?
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Ses does have a lunchbox, doubt you get anything that's worth mentioning hp wise from lunchbox delete. removing the lunchbox and silencer really only make the car sound different.
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I removed the silencer, drove it home from work, cut out the lunchbox and stuck a turn down on it, installed a set of Copper Autolite 104's.

Result:

Silencer - As Stic-O stated, around 2,500 - 3,500 rpm you really hear it come to life. She has a nice little roar that is only audible if you want it to be.

Lunchbox - Removing the lunchbox made the exhaust a little throatier @ idle and throughout the rpm range but nothing overwhelming by any means. I drive 140 miles round trip to work 6 days a week so I didn't want anything too loud. I like the changes!

Plugs - I dunno if it actually made a difference but it sure seems like it has more pull throughout the rpm range but I feel like I noticed more down low and in the mid ranges.

Verdict - For $25.00 and about a half an hours worth of work (I have a saws all and a nice area to work in with easy access to tools) it was well worth the effort.

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What gap did you set on spark plugs?
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What gap did you set on spark plugs?
I had read in this thread to set them @ .50 - .55 so thats where I set them. I hope that was right. I was going to install 103's but the clerk at Autozone talked me into 104's since that was what was recommended for our cars based on the fact I drive so much.
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Ses does have a lunchbox, doubt you get anything that's worth mentioning hp wise from lunchbox delete. removing the lunchbox and silencer really only make the car sound different.
So were does the manual pick up the extra 3hp? Which is nothing I know, but it ads up.
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QUOTE=Miller88;4600315]Rear swaybar from a junkyard ($15) with endlinks, and a friend of yours fabricating the brackets ($20). I can't wait for that to go on in the spring!

I'm still trying to find a set of SE healights on fleabay to bake and paint for mine

I plasti-dipped the chrome grille, plan on doing the same for the wheels and the center console area in the spring.[/QUOTE]

I have a set I can let go for $120 plus shipping
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