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"the 1994-95 Legends have a 230 HP 3.2L V-6. It's not hard to free up the restrictive factory system to get close to 250 from them. just some Legend information for ya! "

I was at another forum and ran across this statement, Just wanted to know how true this statement is, I know that the HP numbers are correct but what about" freeing up the restrictive factory system" is it that easy to get an extra 20 hp and if so what steps do you have to take to get those gains. Thanks in advance
 

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"the 1994-95 Legends have a 230 HP 3.2L V-6. It's not hard to free up the restrictive factory system to get close to 250 from them. just some Legend information for ya! "

I was at another forum and ran across this statement, Just wanted to know how true this statement is, I know that the HP numbers are correct but what about" freeing up the restrictive factory system" is it that easy to get an extra 20 hp and if so what steps do you have to take to get those gains. Thanks in advance
For starters, the 230 HP TYPE II engine was intoduced in 1993 on the Coupes. Also, the 230HP engine is only available on the Coupes, and on the 94-95 GS Legend Sedan, not all the Legends.

Other than that, getting an additional 20HP to the crank (the 230 is at the crank) is not that hard on a V6 with basic upgrades like exhaust, inatke and headers, chips, and so forth. The problem with the Legend is that there is only a very hard to get header from Japan, and a few custom headers being developed, but not available yet. So, pretty much no headers for the Legend that would yield the largest HP gain. Also, if you went to full port and polish route, 20 HP is very achievable.
 

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20 hp would be very easy. 1. k+n filter 2. didnt see hwere you live but possibly removeable of catalytic converter and 3. CAI would be at least 20 + horse power if not more. Plus options like a wider pipe exhaust or duals would give you even less restriction for hp gains at 5600+ rpms just keep in mind of the low rpm hp loss. but very acheiveable
 

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well when they rate it at 230 hp, it will hardly ever get upto 230 hp on a dyno. this is from what i have noticed. this is for all cars, you will hardly ever get exactly what the factory puts out
 

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well when they rate it at 230 hp, it will hardly ever get upto 230 hp on a dyno. this is from what i have noticed. this is for all cars, you will hardly ever get exactly what the factory puts out
Assmaster,

That's because manufacturers all rate their engines at the flywheel, not the drive wheels (front, rear, or AWD).

The transmission and differential soak up between 15-20% of the flywheel HP, so on a stock car the FrontWheel HP or RearWheel HP will *always* be less than the factory rating.

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Thanks for all the info, didn't realize it was that easy to add HP, guess i got some planning to do! :D :D
 

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Thanks everyone!
After putting in a CAI and changing the exhaust, besides the add power, how much nosey does the car get. One of things I like about the legend is that it is pretty quiet. Is losing the quiet ride a tradeoff that I have to make to get extra power from the car?
 
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If you add the right kind of exhaust the car isn't going to get much louder. The Greddy SP and Remus are both quiet exhausts, and a CAI hardly adds any noise. The only time you can hear a CAI and those exhausts is when you are accelerating anyways.
 
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