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#1 Ballistic17

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:00 AM

Here's my 95 Formula that my plan is to make a great handling street car. It currently has a Magnaflow catback and Jet Performance Products chip. Plans are to upgrade the suspension. Looking at UMI performance for that. Also want to get a ram air hood, different wheels and tires. To compliment the Magnaflow catback I'm looking at Speed Engineering long tubes and Y-pipe, a cold air intake. Will be researching for some other engine mods. Also plan on switching to led lights. If anyone has some tips or tricks let me know. cb9a7b9f4e0320eaa1f9a5d430ac4428.jpgfda8d9f91f7fca079aaf14f96c51e1ee.jpgbe2c907367947db67c56ebd88089f4e7.jpgbbbc0fbaf6f7a0db4ab3ecf2e8b116ba.jpg5a21b71a63dd4e07c436345ce0148c73.jpgb5800dd8a01da22a10ee571104b17cfd.jpgf0afe1d7c9f521122264e4b76aebfca7.jpg

#2 Injuneer

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:58 AM

If you are going to add a Ram Air hood, why buy a cold air intake?


1994 FIREBIRD FORMULA
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381ci all-forged stroker (Callies Stealth, Oliver billet rods, BME 2618-T61 nitrous pistons) - 10.8:1 - CNC LT4 heads/intake - Comp Cams solid roller - MoTeC M48 Pro engine management - 8 LS1 coils - 58mm TB - 74#/HR injectors - 300-shot dry nitrous - TH400 - Gear Vendors 0.78:1 O/D - Strange 12-bolt - 4.11 Pro-Street gears - AS&M headers - true duals - Corbeau seat - AutoMeter gauges - roll bar - Spohn suspension - QA1 shocks - a few other odds 'n ends. 800HP / 800lb-ft at the flywheel, on a 300-shot. 11.5 @ 117 MPH straight motor
 
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#3 Ballistic17

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 11:36 AM

If you are going to add a Ram Air hood, why buy a cold air intake?

Well the ram air / cold air for the hood. The hood I am looking at isn't a factory one. It's an aftermarket that directs the air to the factory air box.

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 01:21 PM

Sounds complex with lots of turns and twists.  Can't beat the factory design, particularly when you open up the grid on the air box, and use the $6 Fernco sewer pipe connector for smooth flow into the throttle body.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 05:28 PM

Sounds complex with lots of turns and twists.  Can't beat the factory design, particularly when you open up the grid on the air box, and use the $6 Fernco sewer pipe connector for smooth flow into the throttle body.
 
 
 
 

Yeah it probably is. I'll have to look into the stock set up.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Some appearance mods I'm looking at are the Trufiber 93-97 Firebird WS6 Style Ram Air Hood and thinking of painting ot like the second hood pic with the blue color from the 73 Trans Am 455 SD. Rims I'm looking at are OE Wheels Corvette C5 Z06 Replicas wrapped in Nitto NT 555 Extreme Performance tires.

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#7 Ballistic17

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Installed a UMI Performance strut tower brace today. The start of suspension work. Lots more planned.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi,

i really like the ram ari style hood, i want one for myself too.

 

also, what's your opinion on the  Jet Performance Products chip? is it worth it?

 

thanks



#9 Ballistic17

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi,
i really like the ram ari style hood, i want one for myself too.
 
also, what's your opinion on the  Jet Performance Products chip? is it worth it?
 
thanks

Not really sure about the chip. It was installed by the previous owner so I have nothing to compare it to.

#10 Injuneer

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Is the JET device even a real chip?  There is no way to replace the chip in the 94 and later cars.  It is permanently installed as part of the PCM.  It is possible to have the stock PCM resocketed, so that the chip is replaceable, but there is absolutely no reason to go through the expense, unless you plan to burn your own chips, and I don’t know anyone who does that.  You simply find someone knowledgeable  to reflash the PCM.

 

I suspect the JET device is a module that plugs in between the harness connectors and the PCM connectors.  Not really a “tune”, just an overlay that attempts to alter the sensor data reaching the PCM.  JET indicates “up to 25 HP” (for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 ??, makes no sense).  Seriously doubt they even get close.  Note that they also require use of a 160° t'stat.  A reliable mail-order tune will cost you 1/2 as much as the JET module, and produce guaranteed results specifically for the modifications on your engine.

 

Not reasonable to assume the results in a 97 3.8L V6 can be extrapolated from the results on a 95 5.7L V8.


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1994 FIREBIRD FORMULA
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381ci all-forged stroker (Callies Stealth, Oliver billet rods, BME 2618-T61 nitrous pistons) - 10.8:1 - CNC LT4 heads/intake - Comp Cams solid roller - MoTeC M48 Pro engine management - 8 LS1 coils - 58mm TB - 74#/HR injectors - 300-shot dry nitrous - TH400 - Gear Vendors 0.78:1 O/D - Strange 12-bolt - 4.11 Pro-Street gears - AS&M headers - true duals - Corbeau seat - AutoMeter gauges - roll bar - Spohn suspension - QA1 shocks - a few other odds 'n ends. 800HP / 800lb-ft at the flywheel, on a 300-shot. 11.5 @ 117 MPH straight motor
 
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#11 Ballistic17

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Is the JET device even a real chip?  There is no way to replace the chip in the 94 and later cars.  It is permanently installed as part of the PCM.  It is possible to have the stock PCM resocketed, so that the chip is replaceable, but there is absolutely no reason to go through the expense, unless you plan to burn your own chips, and I don’t know anyone who does that.  You simply find someone knowledgeable  to reflash the PCM.
 
I suspect the JET device is a module that plugs in between the harness connectors and the PCM connectors.  Not really a “tune”, just an overlay that attempts to alter the sensor data reaching the PCM.  JET indicates “up to 25 HP” (for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 ??, makes no sense).  Seriously doubt they even get close.  Note that they also require use of a 160° t'stat.  A reliable mail-order tune will cost you 1/2 as much as the JET module, and produce guaranteed results specifically for the modifications on your engine.
 
Not reasonable to assume the results in a 97 3.8L V6 can be extrapolated from the results on a 95 5.7L V8.

I honestly have no idea. But once I find a local shop that tunes Lt1's the Jet "chip" will be eliminated.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Is the JET device even a real chip?  There is no way to replace the chip in the 94 and later cars.  It is permanently installed as part of the PCM.  It is possible to have the stock PCM resocketed, so that the chip is replaceable, but there is absolutely no reason to go through the expense, unless you plan to burn your own chips, and I don’t know anyone who does that.  You simply find someone knowledgeable  to reflash the PCM.

 

I suspect the JET device is a module that plugs in between the harness connectors and the PCM connectors.  Not really a “tune”, just an overlay that attempts to alter the sensor data reaching the PCM.  JET indicates “up to 25 HP” (for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 ??, makes no sense).  Seriously doubt they even get close.  Note that they also require use of a 160° t'stat.  A reliable mail-order tune will cost you 1/2 as much as the JET module, and produce guaranteed results specifically for the modifications on your engine.

 

Not reasonable to assume the results in a 97 3.8L V6 can be extrapolated from the results on a 95 5.7L V8.

 

thanks Fred



#13 Ballistic17

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Posted 3 days ago

Updated the dim stock headlights to some led's today.
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