I just picked up a '99 4 door 2.2 Cavilier from a towing auction. It runs ok but not great, and the brakes seem terrible. I am going to take it to Hooptie X (off road race) so I am looking to lift it, put bigger tires on it, install a strut brace and modify the exhaust.
A few quick questions. I am only going to have about a week to work on it so I was wondering the following:
What are your best budget performance mods? Plugs, wires, intake, etc.?
Best budget strut brace?
Best way to lift it for bigger tires? Is anyone running coil spring spacers or something like that?
Can I delete the ABS?
Can I flip the exhaust manifold and run it through the hood derby style, keeping the pre cat 02 sensor, and delete the post cat sensor and have it run ok?