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Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 2:56 PM
I have a 1998 Cavalier Z24 with the 2.4L. It has OBX Headers and Ram air intake. But I have no top end any ideas. I dont have a lot of money to spend. What about Cams!



Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:02 PM
Well performance mods cost alot of money...so either get ready to spend the "lot of money" or just dont do it.

Otherwise you can get some secret cams for cheap. This cam swap would probably be the cheapest route to got with.
And while your in there P&P the head. More to mention but like I said it cost money!


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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:33 PM
That sounds good. I also heard of an acceleration Booster, any Ideas, I don't think its worth it. But I got smoked by a stock z24 with only an "acceleration Booster".


Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:45 PM
"Acceleration booster"? I am assuming youre talking about the intake temp resistor mod? Those are BS, I would assume there are other factors in you're loss in that race...

What do you consider "A lot of money"?




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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:03 PM
like everyone is saying

speed cost money. How fast do you wanna go


Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:04 PM
I only have a couple hundred max. would like took keep it cheap if possible. I also have a lot of time to make more.

How can a remove the governor so it will go beyond 110 mph...


Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:15 PM
Ryan Phillips wrote:

I only have a couple hundred max. would like took keep it cheap if possible. I also have a lot of time to make more.

How can a remove the governor so it will go beyond 110 mph...


you dont need to go that fast



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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:19 PM
Ibtl


The proper way of using the word seen. It is not I seen it that would be I saw it. He has seen the car is the right way to use the word. English class is Cool. By the way thats my sig
Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:39 PM
I would research.

In the time it takes you to properly research, and develop a plan, you can be saving money.

That way you'll have the money then the knowledge on how to make the car faster.

With the mods you have, you're never going to go over 110(thats not to say the car cant do it). Doing so other than at a track is illegal, and you wont go that fast in the 1/4. (currently)



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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 9:20 PM
Ryan Phillips wrote:

How can a remove the governor so it will go beyond 110 mph...

Talk to a tuning shop that has HP Tuners... know it will cost nearly $500 - 600 depending on the shop, and unless your car can break 110 in the quarter mile, there is no legal purpose of removing the governor, and is not recommended.

Also FYI... you have an OBX Header .. using "headers" implies you have a v shaped engine and run 2 headers. in line 4 cyls only have one header.


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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:07 PM
Lets just say your not ready to go past the governor.....you need to upgrade your suspension and brake system before you get that far otherwise your just asking to flip over. And dont even mention Nitrous....cause your not ready for that either!


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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 4:08 AM
I have KYB struts and Eibach drop springs.


Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 5:07 AM
At 16 your not ready to have the governor removed!

Nobody on here wants to be responsible for your death!






Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 5:45 AM
Ryan Phillips wrote:

I have KYB struts and Eibach drop springs.


thats not enough



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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 6:09 AM
Wow....


another post about limiter removal....yeah!!!


and IBTL





Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 12:50 PM
Ryan Phillips wrote:

I have KYB struts and Eibach drop springs.

KYB AGX or GR2s????

What about sway bars, strut bars, control arms, bushings...

when you replaced the struts and installed the springs, did you get new mounts or use the factory ones??

theres a lot more to a suspension than simply lowering it.



Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 4:49 PM
2.4L have top end. it just doesnt seem like it becasue they have sqaure torque and horspoewer numbers. they also dont quit till almost redline so i dont know why ur complaining about top end. if u think the 2.4L is bad try driving a 2200 2.2L. but if your really want top end still, a bigger exhaust will move the power band higher up. cams too. cam swaps are NOT a cheap mod.


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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Friday, November 07, 2008 11:44 PM
Toronto Cavalier wrote:

cam swaps are NOT a cheap mod.

And they arent getting cheaper...

the LD2 Exhaust Cam (Secret Cam) is discontinued and $330 from GM's obsolete warehouse



Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:16 AM
i got the secret cam swap for less than $100 at a local u pull it yard.



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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Saturday, November 08, 2008 5:25 AM
I have Kyb AGX with 2 " drop.
Front Strut bar


I can do my own work just need to find Cams.


Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:12 PM
couple hundred.....could go talk to a performance shop and see if they could P&P the Throttle body for ya. give ya only about another five horse, but with later mods could be sufficient

Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Saturday, November 08, 2008 4:05 PM
Ryan Phillips wrote:

I have Kyb AGX with 2 " drop.
Front Strut bar


I can do my own work just need to find Cams.


that still aint good enough to handle over 110 mph. we are talking about shock, springs, bushings, sway bars, sturt tower bars, everything. then of course there is a little system called the brakes



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Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Saturday, November 08, 2008 5:03 PM
99redz24 wrote:

i got the secret cam swap for less than $100 at a local u pull it yard.

yea... you could do that if you want used parts... =P

Ryan Phillips wrote:

I have Kyb AGX with 2 " drop.
Front Strut bar

Thats it???? you need to do a bit more to be safe above 80 Mph.



Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:00 AM
JBO Chat User: SpeedlineZ wrote:

99redz24 wrote:

i got the secret cam swap for less than $100 at a local u pull it yard.

yea... you could do that if you want used parts... =P

Ryan Phillips wrote:

I have Kyb AGX with 2 " drop.
Front Strut bar

Thats it???? you need to do a bit more to be safe above 80 Mph.


they are cams. its not like they are going to be worn out



Im a Xbox 360 fanboy...and damn proud of it!!
Re: Need more Power for my cavy
Sunday, November 09, 2008 5:15 AM
F*Ck You It handles fine over 90 mph. All I asked was how to get there faster.


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