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slow&rusty slow&rusty is offline
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Congrats you got a good deal on that car.

The best shop manual for these cars is this forum.

I am not a Fuchs fan, but to each their own...I think those BBS are way way nicer especially on a Black car, great color offset. The BBS are worth about $1500 with good tires easily.

That muffler looks bone stock like Troy mentioned and check out the cat delete as he mentioned.

Here is the stock cat and muffler from my hunk o' crap:

My car never diesels once switched off, does yours Troy? Scratching my head.

You need an AFR guage or something along the lines of an Innovate LM1 to check and see what you are fuel and air ratios are. When I brought my car from seal level (San Diego) to Colorado, I did the reverse of what you are wishing to do:

Stock Turbo is this on left (3LDZ):

Stock turbo on right:

Stock turbo left, sharpy numbers are the width of the housings:

My car gets about 16-18mp/g as well, typical for these.

Hope that helps.
Ole Skool - wouldn't have it any other way
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