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Old 10-30-2014, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 10-30-2014, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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I want more horsepower and top speed along with decent gas mileage
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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.
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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.
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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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