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Oldsmobile Alero, Exterior, Performance Mods, Interior, Sedan
#12 of 31 things to make alero faster and noticable
Jun 10, 2007 (6:19 am)
i have a 99 olds alero with 3.4l but when the first one blew i figured that i needed to get less miles and more bang.
I bought a 20k motor for $500 put slightly bigger valves in it and a thrush performance glass pack. doing this gave me the ability to go from stock 170 horse to 195 horse.
I have cold air intake system on order, supposed to get an additional 5-15 horse witch will be plenty for the alero.
The only question that i have is what kind of front end can i get for the alero now that i have more power then i need.
O. E. is not strong enough for this motor. Need new axles, wheel hub assembly and struts. I have already replaced all with O. E. parts and they keep failing.
#13 of 31 Re: ALERO "JERKS" while driving [josh8577]
Jun 10, 2007 (6:29 am)
your mass air flow sencer i believe can be cleaned and reinstalled with any type of spray cleaner. Just pull it out spray it off and throw it right back in.
#14 of 31 Re: things to make alero faster and noticable [strain]
Jun 11, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Why did your 3.4 blow up? Those engines can take lots of pounding and keep on keepin' on. Besides, with all the work you've done it's now another car altogether in an Alero package. Guess a salvage yard with some hot rod experts is what you need, now, for the front end advice. Was the xtra 25 hp worth the engine xchange? Don't know about the 5 to 15 hp w/ a cold air intake. Heard that was mostly hype. Also, are you dyno testing to get the hp?
#15 of 31 Where do i find a cold air intake for an alero
Jun 29, 2007 (10:10 am)
Hello i have been looking for a cold air intake and no-one seems to have one i was wondering where i could find one or even if a cavalier intake would fit an 02 alero 2.2L
#16 of 31 Re: Where do i find a cold air intake for an alero [rider99]
Jun 29, 2007 (2:12 pm)
My friend said he got his K&N cold air intake from K&N. BUT, I think it's a waste of money because his cold air intake lies across the top of the engine. Seems to defeat the purpose of a "cold air" intake. I put the regular K&N performance filters in the filter boxes and have experienced great improvement in throttle response in 2 Aleros, a Ranger, and a Lexus. Don't think I'll spend the extra bucks on an item that only looks good when I open the hood. Also, I think the air intake already comes to the filter box from under the Alero as factory. My friend's car doesn't seem to be any quicker with his cold air intake kit. They do look neat, though. One more thing: our Alero's are 3.4l sixes.
#17 of 31 "Low Tire pressure" Light on
Jun 29, 2007 (3:35 pm)
My low tire pressure light come on today. I had the pressure checked in the tires but the light came back on. Is there anything I can do about this? I'm assuming the sensor is going, but the light is annoying
#18 of 31 how to take the Door Panels off
Jul 09, 2007 (7:45 pm)
hello i was trying to get to the speakers in the door and wondering how you take the door panels off of the door
#19 of 31 Re: how to take the Door Panels off [rider99]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:52 pm)
There are a few screws to remove which are obvious with just a cursory inspection. HOWEVER, on the lower rear section of the panel is a reflector, behind which is hidden a major bolt, which has to be unscrewed to get the panel off completley. Pop out the reflector and go in with a long socket. Once you do this you're set. I changed out all the factory speakers to SONY x-plodes. LOVE EM! Got 'em at the WalMart.
Jul 11, 2007 (11:18 am)
Yeah ive got some alpine type R's in the back and putting some phoneix gold in the front on the door
#21 of 31 Some custom parts
Jul 11, 2007 (11:22 am)
I was inquiring if anyone out there knew how to get some different tail lights for this car because i dont know if i can get anything different with how the tail lights are not connected they go to the trunk door and on the rear panel and i want to know how good that pacesetter exhaust really is because ive heard some good and bad about it thank you