2000 3.8 firebird upgrades

5

Asked by Oct 08, 2008 at 12:32 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Car Customization

Hey guys,  i was wondering if anybody knows any performance ideas for the V6 firebird.   I know it would be alot better, but buying a trans am is out of the question.  As of now i have aftermarket exhaust and a ram air hood.  I was wondering if anybody ever messed with the series 3 engine?  any thoughts or ideas would help.   thanks

1 Answer

75

yeah really your best bet would be a engine transplant you will never get your moneys worth from the v-6 just get a 5.0 or a 5.7 just find a totaled car and get the engine but in the case that is not possible I suggest you think getting air and gas in and out as fast as you can. With such a small block that is your only chance you will never be able to create much torque so you have to go for speed. try some bolt on parts such as headers or maybe a pair of aluminum heads. if you got the money you might want to think about a charger of some sort most likely a turbo over a supercharger. if your good with engine or know someone who is get a different crank and if you want the most out of it strait pipe it from the headers removing the catalytic converts and tie to your new exhaust system I think your best bet all around though is looking for a programed chip to replace in the ECU little hassle notable results again if you have connections you can get a programmable one and have some one properly adjust it on a dyno. any other questions just shot me a message -Brandon

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    990
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
459 Great Deals out of 31,468 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
177 Great Deals out of 17,459 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
609 Great Deals out of 39,251 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
7 Great Deals out of 318 listings starting at $4,795
Used Dodge Viper
261 listings starting at $26,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,714 Great Deals out of 174,045 listings starting at $955
Used Ford F-150
3,306 Great Deals out of 220,934 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Wrangler
484 Great Deals out of 19,402 listings starting at $2,500
Used Porsche 911
120 Great Deals out of 5,145 listings starting at $10,947

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 121 listings starting at $8,888
2001 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
55 listings starting at $4,000
2000 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
60 listings starting at $6,995
1999 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
57 listings starting at $5,995
1998 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
47 listings starting at $16,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.