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Old 07-06-2005, 01:14 AM   #41
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I'd like a carbon fiber hood but the hood is actually pretty light and just wouldn't shave enogh weight to be worth it. I think the hood is made of aluminum. The hood on my Eclipse is heavy steel. A CF hood would be of more benefit to that than the Saturn. Besides, the $600 for the hood could buy a nice set of cams.

You can take out the spare and the jack for a 25-30 pound reduction FOR FREE!

Of course, Saturns handle and corner well to begin with. I have lowering spring (Eibach Pro Kit), aftermarket struts (KYB GR-2), lightweight wheels (Konig 15" Heliums), and wide sticky rubber (Kumho Ecsta 711 215/55-15). It'll take any corner. I had -1 degree of camber dialed in and the car feels like it's on rails in a hard corner.

Put on some basic bolt-ons like an intake, a header, and catback exhaust, and it's FUN. The 5-speed is recommended for maximum enjoyment. That's just my opinion, though.

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Old 07-28-2005, 12:08 PM   #42
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Sorry all, the search function isn't helping me with this question:

I'm finding some info for a freind, anyone know the wheel hp of a stock SC1 and stock SC2? much appreciated.

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Old 07-30-2005, 09:48 PM   #43
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Thank you so much for posting this. I have had a difficult time finding mods or anything for my Saturns to say the least. I want to "customize" my Saturn because it's not as common as the european or japanese cars with their body kits, turbochargers etc. For now, I would like to be a little unique in my choice.

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Old 08-24-2005, 05:42 PM   #44
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In reference to the audio system suggestions, my 6.5" speakers only weigh 1.7 lbs each. I made sure of that. What weighs a lot is the sub. Amp only weighs 5 lbs. Sub weighs 37 in it's box. Head unit weighs 8 lbs. That's around 56.8 lbs. Which I compensated for by removing the passenger front seat, visors, headliner, and the "oh crap" handles above the doors. Works well for me. Good sound at lower than stock weight. Also chopped my a/c system out of the picture, and a few other goodies. But I was just saying, you can have a good system, and not compromise your power/weight ratios too bad.

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Old 09-02-2005, 11:07 PM   #45
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ok, as i am new here on this site as well as to saturns and a racer at heart, this thread was Extremely helpful, the only real thing that should be put in here now, its how to control that power you can make for you car IE being Brakes and suspension, but you know it was great!

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:17 PM   #46
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Incidentally I'd REALLY appreciate any input, suggestions, comments flames so I can update this doc. I've gotten a few but I want to update them all in one shot.

Thanks again!
None of your 'links' for turbo's work.........not a damn one. I have been look9ing, and the only one I found is custom mad and costs more than the car did (in my case-$700 SC-1, $2500 turbo kit)

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Old 10-13-2005, 01:00 PM   #47
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I wrote this article like... 3 years ago?

Somehow it ended up being posted as a sticky a few months ago long after I'd forgotten about it. Search the board. You can find alot of links to whatever you want.

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Old 10-13-2005, 01:05 PM   #48
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gah! scdyne? 6th planet? twistek????? holy hell. talk about outdated advice. i realize the thread is old but noobs dont always realize.

no www.turbosaturns.net ??


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Old 10-13-2005, 04:11 PM   #49
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I never wanted this thread to come back from the dead to be honest. But the will of the people overrides my authority I suppose.

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Old 10-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #50
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I found your guide to be extremley in formative, Thank you I just wanted to know though, Do you know of a site or someone who knows where i can get a Carbon Fiber Hood for my ion, I would really love to get one of those,. Thanks

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Old 10-27-2005, 01:51 PM   #51
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my 95 sc1 smoked a miata and a couple of civics and a taurus. This of course was completly legal sactioned racing.And thanks for the guide but I still cant find a body kit

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:55 PM   #52
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The 95 sc1 has a great body style. Don't change it

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:43 AM   #53
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yeah it does look kinda cool maybe just a spoiler, the paint is peeling of the stock one

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Old 10-29-2005, 03:00 AM   #54
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http://www.livejournal.com/users/you...ns/2005/10/29/

Might help too. Feel free to comment.

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Old 11-01-2005, 11:10 AM   #55
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Anyone have the basic kit from this place?

http://www.scdyne.com/supercharger.html

I'm kinda interested in it, not a bad price...

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Old 11-01-2005, 10:06 PM   #56
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www.sixthsphere.com

look for garfer03

better prices for centrifugal to roots kits

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Old 11-06-2005, 01:04 AM   #57
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:12 PM   #58
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I never wanted this thread to come back from the dead to be honest. But the will of the people overrides my authority I suppose.
Maybe ask (Charlie?) if you can edit your original post as vBulletin supports this feature we just have that ability turned off after a few seconds here.

Even though it's three years old I learned a lot from reading it the other day so it didn't deserve to be buried.

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Old 11-08-2005, 02:11 AM   #59
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this needs to stay. It is very informative and detailed. if EVERY newbie reads it, they will find what they're looking for, no need to post a thread and probably will be easier on the servers of this great site. Just update the links or someone list most of the links for saturn parts and other forums (someone's got them bookmarked, come on). A sticky with all the possible parts for looks and performance probably would be good for newbies too (or anyone too lazy to run a search).

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Old 11-10-2005, 11:01 AM   #60
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By the way, another cheap but GREAT alternative to buying an intake is go to you local parts dealer and Buy the APC cone filter (open end would be the best choice ) they're like $20 then go to the hardware store and get a peice of PVC piping ( I used the 2.5 in adapter fitting and bored it out w/ the dremel) take the factory air box and such out BUT LEAVE THE BLACK INTAKE TUBE. (that's the large peice of hose that connects to the Throttle Body).
Next, take you Air filter and connect it to the PVC using the hose clamp they gave you.
Finally attach the "assembly" to the factory hose. Vualah you have an intake. You'll notice the power difference right away and you get that *lovely* intake growl we all love
If indeed you do get the open end filter you can hook yourself up w/ cold air ram intake by investing in some aluminum heating duct hose while your getting your PVC. Attach the hose to the open end how ever you see fit then run the hose where ever you like ( I would suggest one of the "fog light opening" in the facia (grill). Obviously I don't have dyno figures but with nothing more than this set up and weight reduction (the radio and air conditioning where still in along with Driver airbag but the rear seats and door panels where taken out which equals out to be about the same) I ran a 15.71 w/ a .601 R/T (it was my first time racing at a track) I suggest giving it a try and see how you like it after all it's less than $30 for every thing.
Hey, I'm new here, and I have a couple questions:

Why buy a piece of PVC... Er, ABS plastic or aluminum... piping when you can just use the stock pipe that is sticking out of the air box(before the filter)? It fits pretty well and you get to keep the Air Temp Sensor... If that matters.

How did you secure said intake to the airbox mounts? Or did you just leave it free to wiggle around the engine compartment?

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