Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: Upgrades For A 2001 Tribute ES
Maybe. It depends on how you drive it and what else you do. You have to remember that an engine is nothing more than a self fueled pump.The easier you make it to move air through it, the more horsepower and torque you can generate. You have a certain displacement, which means that the engine can only move so much air per stroke at a given compression ratio. The amount of fuel is determined by the amount of air. If you force more fuel without addressing the quantity of air, you're just going to burn rich. Unless you're playing with the cam and\or valves, or driving at rpm's beyond the normal, odds are going with bigger injectors will not do you any good. Going with a higher flow throttle body and air box can give you a little snap if the exhaust allows it, best bang would probably be installing a freer flowing exhaust with the throttle box\intake and have the head(s) ported. If available, a high performance cam would go a long way as well without taking away the drivability for everyday use.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?