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  • 97 SL2 N/A build

    Ok, so I've been working on this project since the end of May 2006 right after I graduated high school. I am only going N/A with my car right now, I may juice up in the future and/or just supercharge but I have other things to worry about right now so that may be awhile.

    Currently this is what I have done:

    Intake
    -Cold Air Intake
    -S&B Inverted Cone Filter
    -SDA P&P Throttle Body
    -SDA Race Intake Manifold

    Ignition
    -Stock Coil Packs
    -MSD 8.5mm Wires
    -E-3 Spark Plugs

    Drivetrain
    -Refinished Stock Flywheel
    -ACT 4 puck Race Clutch

    Exhaust
    -OBX 4-2-1 Header
    -Stock Cat.
    -Thermal Cat. Back

    Suspension
    -KYB GR-2
    -Sprint 2" dropsprings
    -Front Strut Tower Bar
    -16" Nippon F-2 Wheels
    -General Exclaim UHP Rubber

    Fuel
    -S-AFC II
    -AEM Wide Band O2

    For Fun
    -6" 100W Rampage Driving Lights (going to relocate)
    -6-3/4" Hella Fog Lights (getting relocated to "the Ex")
    -Kenwood KDC-MP425 Headunit
    -6-3/4" Pioneer 3-way Speakers
    -Painted Calipers
    A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
    97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
    02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

    Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
    -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

  • #2
    Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

    What I will be doing over the next year:

    Motor
    -'02 Block bored .020
    -'95 Crank turned .020
    -SDA SCAT Forged Rods
    -DOHC Hyperutectic Pistons (.020)
    -SDA Stage 2 N/A Head with Hi-Flow valves
    -Hastings Piston Rings
    -Timing Kit from SDA
    -Melling Oil Pump
    -Clevite 77 Main and Rod Bearing set

    Drivetrain
    -Quaife LSD
    -Spec Lightweight Flywheel
    -Short Throw Shifter

    For Maintenance
    -Rebuild all 4 Calipers
    -Repaint all 4 Calipers (didn't prep good enough the first time)
    -SS Brake Lines
    -Replace Rear Sway Bar Brackets & End Links

    For Fun
    -OEM Fog Lights
    -4 High conversion
    -High Output Headlight Harness
    -Black housing Headlights
    -4300K HID High Beams
    -Undercar LED's
    -Tint-35% front, 20% rear
    -SL1 Trunk Panel
    -Strip and Fill Emblems


    After all is said and done by means of the motor assembled and installed I will get my S-AFC professionally tuned and then I will have it run on the dyno to see what gains from Stock I have gotten. [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif[/img]
    A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
    97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
    02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

    Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
    -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

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    • #3
      Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

      I know I'm gonna get flamed and such but I would like to hear feed back from you guys (and girls) about my build. When this semester is over I will be taking pictures of the car but currently have no time being that I have other projects to work on. Also, I have to figure out someway to open the hood up because my hood latch cable snapped on me last year, causing me to get pissed off and say "FUCK IT". Which was then followed by me pulling the car from the road and putting my Ex on the road.
      A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
      97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
      02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

      Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
      -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

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      • #4
        Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

        Motor
        -'02 Block bored .020
        -'95 Crank turned .020
        -SDA SCAT Forged Rods
        -DOHC Hyperutectic Pistons (.020)
        -SDA Stage 2 N/A Head with Hi-Flow valves
        -Hastings Piston Rings
        -Timing Kit from SDA
        -Melling Oil Pump
        -Clevite 77 Main and Rod Bearing set

        Drivetrain
        -Phantom Grip LSD - Quaffie or bust, if you're going to "fix" the tranny, do it in a way that you can be sure isn't going to blow up.
        -Spec Lightweight Flywheel - Meh. I'd spend money on other things first. You could always get a few pounds shaved off the stock one.
        -Short Throw Shifter - Make sure not to over spend on this, members of the board make quality ones for a good value

        For Maintenance
        -Rebuild all 4 Calipers
        -Repaint all 4 Calipers (didn't prep good enough the first time) - Depending on color matching it can be okay.. at least you didn't say 2 calipers and 2 drums..
        -SS Brake Lines - Watch eBay, they showed up for $60 or so lately
        -Replace Rear Sway Bar Brackets & End Links




        Extras;
        - Replace that stock cat with something the same size as your exhaust
        - Remove all non-stock lights.. please.
        - Where's the nitrous kit??? You'll be disappointed with all the money you drop into it, for the results you get. Might as well make some real power on the juice. [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif[/img]

        Anywho, there ya go. You asked for it. haha
        - Justin [s]99 Blue SL2 - T3/T4 14psi[/s] (dead)


        FS: Pimped lower trans mount, TiAL 38mm Wastegate, Gauge Cluster, Oil Drain

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        • #5
          Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

          Nitrous + intake + exhaust
          And make it look pretty
          Best bang for the buck in the least amount of time
          2000 SL2 5 speed, boosted, meth injected, parted out...268whp & 254wtq (stock pump maxed out)..

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          • #6
            Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

            Ok, thank you guys for the input. Thats what I was looking for cause I have trouble with prioritizing and wanted the opinion from some experienced guys of the Saturn field.
            In response:

            -I forgot to update the build but I had changed my mind on the LSD a week or so ago to going with the Quaife.....I just need to find out where to get them other than SMS

            -I'll ask around for the short throw

            -I really did a piss poor job on prepping the front calipers and I still haven't touched the rears, it was a work in progress on the road until the hood cable went on me

            -the 100 watt lights between the head lights are going to stay (at least for now) -cause of the shitty road lighting situation on where my normal driving takes me, and yes I could go another route but that would add more time and miles on my trips, and with gas what it is I would rather not do either

            -Finally but defiantly not least, the nitrous: I will be hooking up a nitrous system next year, I wanna get the car and motor set where I want it before I do that. Not to mention, I want to really sucker my buddies into losing money at the local drag strip by placing wagers AFTER I install the kit (without them knowing....obviously)
            A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
            97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
            02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

            Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
            -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

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            • #7
              Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

              Nice plans man... I like to see concrete plans like that. I always wanted to try out Sda's heads... Id also love to have the money to do so... Lol... How are those aerospeed drop springs on the performance front?

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              • #8
                Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

                I regret to say right now that all this work that was planned out for this car this summer is going to be postponed to at least this upcoming winter, if not next summer due to the fact that I will be shipping off to boot camp for the US Marine Corps this Wednesday the 28th. Thank you for the advice and comments so far and hope to see more feedback when I come home for a 10 day leave period on Aug 22nd before Infantry school.
                A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
                97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
                02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

                Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
                -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

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                • #9
                  Re: 97 SL2 N/A build

                  Ok so, things have changed and I never went to boot camp like I wanted to. I got back to working and here's an update to my project:

                  What I have done:

                  Motor
                  -'02 Block bored .020
                  -'97 Crank turned .010
                  -SDA SCAT Forged Rods
                  -DOHC Hyperutectic Pistons (.020)
                  -SDA Stage 1 N/A Head with Hi-Flow exhaust valves, 1st gen flat face intake valves
                  -Hastings Piston Rings
                  -Timing Kit from SDA
                  -Melling Oil Pump
                  -Clevite 77 Main and Rod Bearing set

                  What I have still to do:

                  Drivetrain
                  -Short Throw Shifter

                  For Maintenance
                  -Replace Rear Sway Bar Brackets & End Links

                  For Fun
                  -4 High conversion
                  -High Output Headlight Harness
                  -Undercar LED's
                  -Tint - 35% front, 20% rear

                  What will be done over time:

                  Drivetrain
                  -Quaife LSD
                  -Spec Lightweight Flywheel

                  For Maintenance
                  -Replace and paint all 4 Calipers (didn't prep good enough the first time)
                  -SS Brake Lines

                  For Fun
                  -OEM Fog Lights
                  -Black housing Headlights
                  -4300K HID High Beams
                  -SL1 Trunk Panel
                  -Strip and Fill Emblems

                  That is as she is currently. I have all that I need, accept time, so I am still assembling the motor but will hopefully be completing that this week as well as drop it in and get it rolling.
                  A good Saturn is a good sleeper - J. Beanan
                  97 SL2m - RIP: everything transferred it all to the '02
                  02 SC2m - Father's Memorial project car

                  Daily - 05 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramx/Allison
                  -5" turbo back exhaust and drop in K&N filter, otherwise stock...for now

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