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    2002 chevy malibu v6

    I have a 2002 chevy malibu with a 3.1L v6. I'm thinking about doing some performance upgrades, but dont know where to look for parts. So far im just thinking about a chip, exhaust, shift-kit and a new air intake system. any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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    did gm ever make a manual transmission that would work with 3.1L in my malibu?

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    Re: 2002 chevy malibu v6

    I don't think you can get a Manual for to fit the 3.1. I heard about someone rigging up the manual out of a Vue Redline but I think it involved alot of custom work.

    As for performance, RSM racing has the most to offer in terms of bolt on parts. There's a link to it here on GMI I think. You could find a cold air intake just about anywhere but the cheepest place is probably ebay. In any case make sure you get a K&N filter. A cat-back exhaut system would also give you a boost in power or even just replace the stock muffler. A engine shop could also offer you some good services like porting and polishing your heads and manifolds. You can also get your 56mm Throttle Body bored out to a maximum of 65mm. The only place you can get headers short of custom making them is a company called doctor speed. It's there for a Grand Am but it's all the same so it'll fit. A couple of good sites to check out are N-body.net, 60degreev6.com, and malibuclub.ca. I hope all this helps. Good luck with your Malibu.

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    Re: 2002 chevy malibu v6

    I was wrong about the trassmision. Here's a link to a guy who put a 5 speed from a Cavalier in his Malibu.
    http://www.malibuclub.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=634

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    Re: 2002 chevy malibu v6

    Any FWD GM 5 speed except the one that was mated to the Brazilian four will work. Fiero 5 speed, W-body 5 speed, 4 cyl N/L body 5 speed, 2000+SAAB9-3 5 speed. Any of the above will work with no troubles, but you will need shift cables.

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