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Wondering what engine mods have worked

Have a 95, 1.6L, 16valve, JX, SideKick, seen all sorts of timing advance **** clamimg huge horse gains that will obviously kill engine life without changing outher parts. I have the old engine out and planing to rebuild the block nows the time to chang the cam ect. wondering if anyone has had any luck with any fuel econimy or power increases with aftermarket parts

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  • landdini Feb 01, 2009

    thanks, have you tried this chip and if so how long have u used it and in what? where did you find it? I can tell you now a complete oem engine with an un restricet factory air filter is not going to gain even 30hp mabey at bottom end only if you'v shorted the pickup tube as side kicks have longer passages for top end as it's around 33000rpm in 5th at 100km/h but your right it wouldn't hurt but don't belive everthing advertised

  • landdini Feb 01, 2009

    cool thanks my engine puts out 95 hp now so 135 is un relistic from a air flow increase it would be so lean it would burn down but i do belive it would help so thanks wher u get the chip from?



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Get a Hypertech Chip for the Computer and a K&N Air Filter for Starters. The Chip will Increase HP and Mileage across the Board by 30% and the Filter will UnRestrict the Air Flow and Increase HP by 40%. Good way to Start! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Feb 01, 2009

    I have them Both in My 95' Silverado, 87' Grand National and they DO Work Very well. The Truck is now Running 602 HP on 98 Octane Fuel. The National is Running 613 HP on 98 Octane Also, With Minimal Other Options on the National. The Truck though has been Balanced and BluePrinted, Bored 60 Over, Corvette Angle Port Heads ETC............

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    Travis Humphries Feb 01, 2009

    No Problem! I Got My Chip From Each one is Programmed for your Motor and watever Mods that you already have for Optimal Performance.



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