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Tuning 2.4L LE5

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I am thinking about purchasing and HP tuner because I have seen a lot of great things about the engines inside these cars. But I have never seen anyone actually do anything with malibus. I am wondering if anyone out here has some information about tuning these cars and how to get started.

I love this car even though its not made to be a "performance" vehicle of course its only a 2.4L but there are a lot of great things out there for performance addons to the LE5 on sites such as zzperformance

I have seen a lot of problems with the LE5's and cold air intakes on these vehicles throwing a check engine light. And I am also wondering if there would be a way to tune the vehicle to fix that.

Just wondering everyone elses 2 cents on the matter.
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Hey, you know, I usually advise against swaps just because they do end up costing more money in the end but if you happen to go that route and desire to learn more, go for it! I for one would be impressed to see someone take a stock car like a Malibu, especially a 2.4L, and turn it into something of a powerhouse. If you don't mind throwing some money at it and if you have friends who know what they're doing, or even if you know what you're doing, that can save a ton of money in the long run for the project.

But if you manage to make a powerhouse out of a 'Bu, I expect to see it posted on here. ;)

By the way, I'm a Michigander too!
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