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Old 03-15-2018, 12:58 PM
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Hi, i new here. Just got an 03 saturn ion that is think is a 2. Its the 2.2 in it and is a manual. Excited to see what cool stuff i can do with it.
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Welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:22 AM
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Welcome indeed
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:15 AM
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Welcome to the forum. It's a Saturn, so don't expect to find much aftermarket support. It's a dead car company.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:37 AM
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Yeah, I didnt figure there would be a bunch, but i was hoping to do some new tire/rim set up and whatever other cool things I can do without a spending a million dollars.
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Try tirerack,com for some nice wheel/tire combinations.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:26 PM
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Ignore the turbo comment -- I think in S car land.

The ECM is tunable on the Ion, though I do not know how much you can get out of it for a non Redline (supercharged) model. I'm sure it's out there on the net. Hopefully, our resident Ion expert will stop on by and explain your options
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They run pretty well stock if in good tune, of course there are handling and brake improvements out there. A larger diameter wheel and a different profile tire is a good start. I am running 16” Saab wheels on my L series and it looks much better than the factory wheels in my opinion.
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Sorry to bring bad news, the 03-04 L61 is not tunable by any programming software... 05-06 is tunable via Trifecta and 07 is HPT compatible... that being said, there are options available to piggyback tune your car... the stock calibration can handle full bolt ons without a CEL, and you can gain about 25-30bhp in the process... anything further will be expensive...
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Okay, thanks for the info!
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