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    Hello to everyone!-First mods?

    Hello-
    I am new to the board today! I actually had a day off today and wanted to do some research on the 99 SS I recently purchased. I am interested in doing some mild upgrades performance wise. Also it gets pretty warm down here and my car started to get hot when I kicked the AC on in slow traffic. The car is all stock with the exception of slp lid, kn, and boot. Is there anything you would reccommend for this issue. i.e 160 stat fan control. Any input would be great. I would like to order something asap.

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    I have searched and found nothing on first mods or the cooling issue other than replace the thermostat. Can I just change the thermostat without changing anything with the computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintonmomo View Post
    Can I just change the thermostat without changing anything with the computer?
    yes you can

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    Exhaust should always be your first upgrade, a nice set of stainless long tubes and a good cat back system. You will notice some pretty impressive gains from something simple like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayed_000 View Post
    yes you can
    Yes you can, but its not gonna be effective. You have to flash your PCM for your fans to turn on at the specified stat temp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Yes you can, but its not gonna be effective. You have to flash your PCM for your fans to turn on at the specified stat temp.
    What would be the best way to do that? What tuner? Or is there a way to have the computer sent out and tuned? Or not reccommended? East TX muscle cars is about 4 hrs from me would it be worth a trip up there and having the car dyno tuned if I only had a couple of bolt ons?

    Also any input on how to keep this thing running cooler in the TX heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Exhaust should always be your first upgrade, a nice set of stainless long tubes and a good cat back system. You will notice some pretty impressive gains from something simple like that.
    I have a magnaflow muffler and tips but was looking to pick up a used set of headers and other exhaust pieces. What is the best bang for your buck with exhaust>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintonmomo View Post
    What would be the best way to do that? What tuner? Or is there a way to have the computer sent out and tuned? Or not reccommended? East TX muscle cars is about 4 hrs from me would it be worth a trip up there and having the car dyno tuned if I only had a couple of bolt ons?

    Also any input on how to keep this thing running cooler in the TX heat?
    If i were you i would just do the thermostat and tune it after other mods. You dont wanna tune your car with just a thermostat and 2 or 3 mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintonmomo View Post
    What would be the best way to do that? What tuner? Or is there a way to have the computer sent out and tuned? Or not reccommended? East TX muscle cars is about 4 hrs from me would it be worth a trip up there and having the car dyno tuned if I only had a couple of bolt ons?

    Also any input on how to keep this thing running cooler in the TX heat?
    HP Tuners is probably the best tuning software. HPtuners dot com. I highly suggest not buying it to do little things like this though. As far as sending the ECM out to have is flashed. Look here.

    Tunedbyfrost.com

    That will do the trick for keeping it cooler. Lower t stat and lower fan settings. Maybe a flush and refill on the cooling system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    HP Tuners is probably the best tuning software. HPtuners dot com. I highly suggest not buying it to do little things like this though. As far as sending the ECM out to have is flashed. Look here.

    Tunedbyfrost.com

    That will do the trick for keeping it cooler. Lower t stat and lower fan settings. Maybe a flush and refill on the cooling system.
    Sounds good to me. Has anyone had any luck with that water wetter or royal purple ice stuff? Can you even mix it with dex cool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintonmomo View Post
    Hello-
    I am new to the board today! I actually had a day off today and wanted to do some research on the 99 SS I recently purchased. I am interested in doing some mild upgrades performance wise. Also it gets pretty warm down here and my car started to get hot when I kicked the AC on in slow traffic. The car is all stock with the exception of slp lid, kn, and boot. Is there anything you would reccommend for this issue. i.e 160 stat fan control. Any input would be great. I would like to order something asap.
    Had the same problem in SOCAL, got an LT1 RAD and *POOF*
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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_SS View Post
    Had the same problem in SOCAL, got an LT1 RAD and *POOF*
    So basically get a radiator out of an older z28? What year?

    Thanks!

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    Here is a post i started a while ago. maybe you'll find some useful info

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