V6 engine

Asked by Aug 11, 2015 at 04:16 PM about the 1988 Pontiac Firebird STD

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1988  firebird V6....any ways to modify for more horsepower without the obvious
motor swap out?

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Forget it, swap out for a faster car, try looking at a Subaru WRX STI.

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Yes, add tube headers, aftermarket cam & kit, modifiying the cylinder heads, use the valve springs in the kit, port & polish, mill a few thousands off the heads. A local cylinder head shop is your best bet. (I've seen Chevy V6's that make almost as much hp as V8's) Buy & install a MSD ignition box.

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Thanks James!!!

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