View Single Post
Old 07-19-2014   #18
Pewp Champion
Halon's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blaine
Drives: Teh Bean
Posts: 12,233
Send a message via AIM to Halon
Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Nice. And man what a perfect example of what I said earlier so I'm just going to quote myself.

Originally Posted by Halon View Post
But reality is don't change things if you don't need to. OEM stuff fits good, works well, and lasts a long time. Don't change it unless you have to.
So here's a case where yeah you had to change something because your temps were plain old too high. But like you said, this "bolt-in" piece isn't really that simple. So now if you think that was a pain notching your shroud, imagine what it'll be like if you install a SMIM and different TB. Your IC piping will need to change, you're idle control stuff will probably be gone or really tough to fit.

OEM stuff fits awesome, don't change it out unless you really have a legit reason to need to (which in this case I'd say you did).
B-Man - FlexFuel Mafia
1991 TSi AWD E85 - BEP S362, DSMLink V2, Built 2.0L Idle Vid 628hp Graph 541hp Vid 10.93@137 Vid
1992 SC300 E85 - BW 84-75, Vlad Infinity, NA-T, 6spd Idle Vid 709hp Graph 709hp Vid 11.1@131 Vid
2006 Bayliner 195 - Carbed 5.0 Top Speed Test
Halon is offline   Reply With Quote