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Jshaw1992 10-30-2014 04:55 PM

Hello from small town Wolf Lake Indiana
Hello all I'm new to this forum I have a 1999 Saturn SL1 it's awesome I just want to put some mods in to increase performance yet keep my gas mileage I want to put a ram air in and a new body kit on any other mods you guys recommend?

Daox 10-30-2014 05:13 PM

Welcome to the site Jshaw1992.

If you're looking for better fuel economy, a ram air intake isn't going to do squat for you. A warm air intake will, and actually Saturns seem to be one of the few cars that like them.

A body kit is questionable. Most are not made for better aerodynamics, just flash. However, depending on the kit, it may help.

If you're looking to get better mileage. I'd first suggest getting some instrumentation. That means buying a scangauge or ultragauge or any other variant that'll show you what your car is doing and give you feedback.

After that, I'd suggest increasing your tire pressure and a grill block. Those are real simple mods and they show good results. After that, check out our list of mods. There are plenty to choose from. If you have any questions about specific mods, ask away.

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Jshaw1992 10-30-2014 05:21 PM

I want more horsepower and top speed along with decent gas mileage

redneck 10-30-2014 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by Jshaw1992 (Post 452595)
I want more horsepower and top speed along with decent gas mileage


JRMichler 11-01-2014 04:13 PM

Aerodynamic improvements will get you more top speed and better gas mileage. Just not at the same time. So will increased tire pressure. And if you are truly ambitious, look into reducing driveline friction.

ksa8907 11-01-2014 06:32 PM

There are only 2 ways to increase power: more fuel (easy) or less wasted energy(hard).

Which is why its a rare thing to have your cake and eat it too.

dirtydave 11-01-2014 10:02 PM

I have read stickers and racing stipes do both!

dirtydave 11-02-2014 05:20 PM

What is the top speed of the car now?

redneck 11-03-2014 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by sophie18

Welcome to abroad.
Fixed it for you... ;)


Originally Posted by sophie18 (Post 453154)

Welcome from abroad.




awcook 11-03-2014 10:12 PM

For higher top speed and more gas mileage, definitely make your car more aerodynamic. Less drag = Less energy wasted to get and maintain the speed you want. Increased tire pressure helps a ton as well (I went from 26PSI to ~40PSI and my 0-60 time was much better and that was just shifting at 3K rpms like a normal person)

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