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Old 12-22-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I wanted to get your opinion on what to do next performance wise. I already got kooks stepped headers, CAI cold air intake, corsa cat back exhaust, and dyno tuned. What can I do next that could get me good numbers. Not looking to do a cam right now. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Scoop for your CAI? Nice little hp boost there.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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What made you go with the stepped headers?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Scoop for your CAI? Nice little hp boost there.
I was thinking about that but wasn't sure if I wanted to do all the grinding and all that work.

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What made you go with the stepped headers?
Read a bunch of good reviews on them and read that they produced a little more HP that standard headers.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:28 AM   #5
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I was thinking about that but wasn't sure if I wanted to do all the grinding and all that work.



Read a bunch of good reviews on them and read that they produced a little more HP that standard headers.
Not sure what else you can do really...I mean you have the whole world of suspension parts? Are you not lowered yet? That's like a must.
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I was thinking about that but wasn't sure if I wanted to do all the grinding and all that work.



Read a bunch of good reviews on them and read that they produced a little more HP that standard headers.
I see that you had the car tuned, did the tuner tell you that you gained from the stepped headers? I read that they are better too if you're planning on going to add crazy horsepower. Is there a difference in price?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:34 AM   #7
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Not sure what else you can do really...I mean you have the whole world of suspension parts? Are you not lowered yet? That's like a must.
Not done suspension yet. Any pros on doing suspension? I know the cons in Miami are scrapping every speed bumb I go over!

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I see that you had the car tuned, did the tuner tell you that you gained from the stepped headers? I read that they are better too if you're planning on going to add crazy horsepower. Is there a difference in price?
Really cant tell because I did not have normal headers to test and compare with.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
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I see that you had the car tuned, did the tuner tell you that you gained from the stepped headers? I read that they are better too if you're planning on going to add crazy horsepower. Is there a difference in price?
Couple hundred bucks more I believe.
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Couple hundred bucks more I believe.
Did you have them coated too? what did you pay for them?
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #10
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Not done suspension yet. Any pros on doing suspension? I know the cons in Miami are scrapping every speed bumb I go over!

Better handeling, less wheel hop, better hooking, many things. Do you plan on racing or showing off? If you're just showing off then just grab yourself some BMR 1.4in drop springs from Apex or another vendor...that will give your car a much more aggressive low stance. I love my BMR's. Love the lower stance. Definitely can tell a big change in handling on corners.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:12 AM   #11
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Better handeling, less wheel hop, better hooking, many things. Do you plan on racing or showing off? If you're just showing off then just grab yourself some BMR 1.4in drop springs from Apex or another vendor...that will give your car a much more aggressive low stance. I love my BMR's. Love the lower stance. Definitely can tell a big change in handling on corners.
I really don't race the car and don't plan on it. Mostly just for show and sound. Will it really handle that much better? Im iffy on them because I have a feeling that im going to start scraping everything!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:22 AM   #12
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I really don't race the car and don't plan on it. Mostly just for show and sound. Will it really handle that much better? Im iffy on them because I have a feeling that im going to start scraping everything!
Oh yeah there is definitely an improvement...you will notice. You will scrape your front air deflector often on driveway curbs...but that's what it's there for lol. As for scraping the actual fascia I haven't had an issue. If you don't want to be that low then go with BMR's 1.4in front/1.0in back drops...that's what I have. If you go 1.4 on the fronts and backs then it will be considerably lower. So the 1.4/1.0s would probably be perfect for you.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:59 AM   #13
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Reducing your unsprung and rotational weight. Wheels brake rotors driveshaft etc. The scoop is a nice little add on and easy diy dont forget the washer bottle relocate. Replacing various bushings is a great and relatively inexpensive suspension upgrade.

Gen5diy.com has a lot of diy type goodies if you want to check that out.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:30 AM   #14
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I'd do a scoop. Isn't really a big deal to install. A few good install threads for it exist. I used tin snips to cut the plastic, instead of a Dremel or cutting tool, and it was an easy and clean install. Cheapest HP per dollar mod you can do at this point.

I'd also recommend a Vmax ported throttle body. Not much HP gain, if any, but fabulous throttle response. Big difference over stock. Simple bolt-on mod that can be done in minutes.

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I really don't race the car and don't plan on it. Mostly just for show and sound. Will it really handle that much better? Im iffy on them because I have a feeling that im going to start scraping everything!
And you will! I have LT Headers and i'm not lowered and my headers scrap those Monster sized Speed bumps (only let it happen once). Unless you plane on racing on a road course, i really see no need for it. I got the lowered look by adding a Razzi body kit. Good luck on whatever you decide to do.

PS: The scoop is definately a good choice....not much cutting required. As someone else said, don't forget to get the Washer Bottle relocation kit.
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Did the 22"s raise the car from stock? If so, then dropping it an inch wont be so bad.
Coil overs are more expensive, but they allow you to set the height you want.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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I'd do a scoop. Isn't really a big deal to install. A few good install threads for it exist. I used tin snips to cut the plastic, instead of a Dremel or cutting tool, and it was an easy and clean install. Cheapest HP per dollar mod you can do at this point.

I'd also recommend a Vmax ported throttle body. Not much HP gain, if any, but fabulous throttle response. Big difference over stock. Simple bolt-on mod that can be done in minutes.

JMHO...but whatever you decide to do, keep enjoying that ride!
I was thinking about that ported throttle body. Should I order a new throttle body and send in mine?

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And you will! I have LT Headers and i'm not lowered and my headers scrap those Monster sized Speed bumps (only let it happen once). Unless you plane on racing on a road course, i really see no need for it. I got the lowered look by adding a Razzi body kit. Good luck on whatever you decide to do.

PS: The scoop is definately a good choice....not much cutting required. As someone else said, don't forget to get the Washer Bottle relocation kit.
Same here. My headers scrape a little sometimes since they are lower. Might think about the scoop since you guys are saying its not that bad

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Did the 22"s raise the car from stock? If so, then dropping it an inch wont be so bad.
Coil overs are more expensive, but they allow you to set the height you want.
It's about the same because I increased the rim size and decreased the tire size so it's pretty much the same.
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[QUOTE=mikester0612;5946078]I was thinking about that ported throttle body. Should I order a new throttle body and send in mine?

I ordered mine from Jannetty with an additional core charge that was refunded promptly when I returned my original throttle body after installing the ported one they sent. Tracy from RX (SC2150 on the forum here) manufactures the the Vmax ones and sells them direct also. You can keep your original one if you like, but you will pay a few hundred dollars more for the mod, and to have a spare throttle body in your possession.
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