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Unread 01-27-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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I just got my dads 2001 Saturn SL1. Unfortunately I know how to drive stick, but its a 4 speed Automatic, featuring an single Over head cam engine that generates 100HP. The Car is in great condition- fortunately my dad always kept up with all the matienence and it runs great. It has 98,000 miles and I plan on keeping it 6 months and then after that my parents are buying me a used Mustang for college. While I keep the car, i want to do some things to do to it. I'm getting tints put on (35%) this weekend, I recently installed 2 nice audio speakers in the back, and I was thinking about getting a Cold Air intake Installed, possibly with also a Turbo Racing Air Filter. If I get the Cold Air Intake and Special Air Filter to it, I know the car only has 100 HP, but how much more would it raise the HP/ would it be worth it for the extra performance boost? Thanks.

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Unread 01-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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IF you coupled the CAI with a good performance exhaust system, you'll see a decent improvement. (I'm not good with estimating HP...I wanna say, optimistically, with a good CAI and exhaust system, maybe 120HP? Correct me if I'm wrong, guys...)
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to see 120hp you'll need a complete exhaust with header and low restriction cat but I would still suspect about 115hp
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I would personally advise you to save up your $ for your mustang. Mods better spent on the stang than the daily driver car you are using now. You will get more HP per mod per $ with the stang than you will with that car.

But thats just my adivce. If you are intent on modding your current car start with a Cold Air Intake.
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Throw a 60 shot of nitrous on that thing LOL

But .. an actual air intake .. to actually get a performance increase and not just the cool woosh woosh sound costs a decent chunk of change. For my honda it was a couple hundred.

I'd just leave it stock for now and wait for the 'stang like the other posters have said. The mustang has a very healthy engine in the v6 and v8 versions, but the air intake and exhaust on both leaves room for improvement ... so you'd get your best bang for your buck on that car (as others have already said).
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