7th Feb 2001, 19:38

Yes, I have a 3.1 V6, 1996, what can I do to make it faster?

18th Mar 2001, 12:32

How did you get 290hp out of the 3.1? please E-mail me at sonikbreaker@juno.com.

21st Mar 2001, 18:13

I'd like to hear about these tweaks too. There seems to be enough interest here that you might want to consider putting it on a web page. Just forward the same info to me as you did the previous posters please. Kevin.Smith@theMorgue.org.

3rd Apr 2001, 15:44

I have a 1995 3.1L and would love to get more power out of it. Same as the other posts, let me know about what minor tweaks. Would love to hear about them. Email me: Ohenry5@hotmail.com.

29th Apr 2001, 21:11

That is IMPOSSIBLE without major modification to the block-it is incapable to handle such power in stock form-even if you did get that power out of it, you would kill the transmission.

3rd May 2001, 10:04

I have a 97 cutlass supreme 2 door series III and I would like to know how you got the horsepower boost.


22nd May 2001, 07:54

I have a 93 SL. I would most definitely enjoy some hints on how to boost the performance. Calebsnow@ameritech.net. Thanks.

9th Jun 2001, 11:35

My dad just got me a 1995 Supreme SL 3.1L V6. I've added a K&N filtercharger which adds around 15 horses for only $30. I could tell the difference right away. Like the others, please tell me how you got it up to that much HP with only minor tweaks!!! Email me at Jensen185@aol.com.

13th Jun 2001, 23:06

Hey people, I don't think he meant 290hp (and if he did, sorry) but I think he meant 190hp because the 3.1L V6 is 160hp stock. There's nothing he can do to it to make it 290hp. Even if he added a turbo and refined the entire engine with performance parts, he can' get that much out of it.

Just saying it was probably a typo.

21st Jul 2001, 20:52

I agree with the typo idea cuz my grandma owns a 93' Cutlass and it's like 160hp I think, and it's also slow as hell and the transmission sucks on it.

290hp would blow the weak transmission to hell. I can barely get the engine above 4000rpms for god's sake. But, if this is true (290hp) PLEASE LEMME KNOW!!


6th Aug 2002, 21:52

Accully I have a 1994 4-door cutlass with a 3.1 litre in it, and stock they push out 145HP, and the engine itself would accully handle the power, its possible, the transmission could handle it, but you would have to tweak the computer to alter the way that it shifted, I changed the air induction, the injectors, the fuel pump, then throttle body, and made some computer tweaks and got about 210HP out of it, for about $300-$400 dollars, it'll go about 135mph, but I would recommend lowering the suspension, as at speeds over 100 the front end gets rather light.

18th Jul 2004, 21:48

I have a 97' 2 door Cutlass Supreme SL and was wanting to know how many horses I would be pulling stock? thank you...


28th Nov 2005, 18:45

Yeah I just got a 1996 cutlass 2dr. 3.1 160 hp in it and I would like to know how to get it up to about 200 hp without spending a whole lot? What are some things you can do to any car to get it about 5 hp here and there? Please email me at Wpac999@AOL.com.