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Old 02-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Wondering about what to do

So my car does not have after market exhaust. Nor do I have after market wheels and tires. I could just spend the money and get wheels and tires. Or take that money and add some then purchase the IPF solution.

Question 1. Would you buy wheels and tires or buy a FI system?

Question 2. Should I install it or have it shipped for installation?

Question 3. Having it shipped to AZ or FL for install wondering what the cost?

I really want to maximize the set up, by this I mean have it running the best I can. Not so much the fastest, just running nice and smooth with good power.

I still need to get the numbers (prices) then I will decide.. I know the price of wheels and tires is the cost (3K). Wondering what the bottom line is for the IPF system. Then if I ship it what would that cost be.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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This is a tough question. Your looking at double that cost for an IPF kit + cost of installation unless you install yourself or have someone else do it for free.

But the real question here is what do you want first? Gobs of extra power, or looks? (yes I know wheels/tires can add performance as well depending on what you get)
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yea, the sc will be twice the price of wheels and tires so it comes down to do you want fi enough that you are going to have to save up for it?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Yea not sure I would install the IPF myself but it seems some dyno time is needed to perfect the install. I guess go wheels and tires then get IPF. humm
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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I can do IPF now dont need to save for money. I am a little concerned having me install it and then going to some shop and having them dyno my car.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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Maybe @ tomorrows Camaro Gathering I can ask others to see what they think. Either rims and tires or IPF.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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The tune provided by IPF is pretty refined. They have quite a database of engines versus mod and can give you a tune that is pretty close to max output without a dyno. However to get the most out of your setup a dyno should be done. The install is very well documented and can be done in a weekend taking your time.
Back to your decision, I went with the IPF SC first and am now in the process of updating my suspension and going with the solo Hi Flow Cats. Now if the snow and cold would let up I could get some work done and get this back on the road
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #8
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Why not turbo charge it?? Follow Gretchens threads...
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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My opinion? IPF it. Install it yourself and be done in an easy weekend (I did it). You'd hardly even know it was there until you get above 4000 rpm. Very docile as a daily driver. Totally reversible.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #10
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Ok, here is my 2cents worth. Buy nitrous ($1,000.00 ) Hp tuners or Trifecta tune or DYNO ($700.00 - $1,000.00 ) CAI intake ( $300 - $400 ) Solo HFCs ( $650.00 ish ) Thats $3000.00. Buy used rims on this site ( $400 - $ 800 ) all installed labor. $700 - $1,000 ) that puts it at about $5,000.00 Spend the last $1,000.00 riding around for gas to show off your new ride and power. :-)
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Heres what I would do

buy the kit you like best and install it myself unless you care about the warranty from IPF

Then I would spend $500 and get RS or SS wheels and tires of the members sale add and plastidip for $10

That way you have SS power, and you dont have the steeles anymore
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:08 PM   #12
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Heres what I would do

buy the kit you like best and install it myself unless you care about the warranty from IPF

Then I would spend $500 and get RS or SS wheels and tires of the members sale add and plastidip for $10

That way you have SS power, and you dont have the steeles anymore
Thats what I did.

Got the Kit but had IPF install since I am in Arizona.

Then got my SS wheels with Nitto 555 tires and had my rims powder coated.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #13
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Im selling my RX supercharger fairly cheap and Tracy can do the install! PM i will give u a special price
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #14
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I've been doing my cosmetic mods first,while I kept up with the FI threads,reading up on my options.My car has become more of a garage queen,weekend driver.I am now ready for FI.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #15
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If u really want to go SC then i think if you have thecash now then do. Thats the big purchase. Gonna be easier to save for some rims and additional stuff ( smaller ticket items) ya might not have rims but ya do have SC under the hood in the meantime.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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Well, I went with tires and suspension for now. Next will be FI, Purchased Forgestars F14's 20x9.5 with Michelin Pilot tires 275x35 from Whiteside customs. Then purchased pfadt lowering springs, swaybars and endlinks from JDP.

Now the wait, Thank you everyone for your input!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #17
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Install the sc then get tunes from Arno. dyno then send him the results. He will trim it to where it needs to be. plus or minus a couple of hp. But you're right. If you want the most out of the sc then it will have to be dyno tuned. I only dynoed once. AFM was way too rich. E mailed jesse, then got a new tune a couple of days later. feels alot better. Could I get more out of it. maybe? But I will live with it for now. Just have to save money for the rear tires. Same thing if you go Turbo. Rear tires.
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Well, I went with tires and suspension for now. Next will be FI, Purchased Forgestars F14's 20x9.5 with Michelin Pilot tires 275x35 from Whiteside customs. Then purchased pfadt lowering springs, swaybars and endlinks from JDP.

Now the wait, Thank you everyone for your input!
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I've been doing my cosmetic mods first,while I kept up with the FI threads,reading up on my options.My car has become more of a garage queen,weekend driver.I am now ready for FI.
That car is a head turner for sure! FI will suit it perfectly
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I've been doing my cosmetic mods first,while I kept up with the FI threads,reading up on my options.My car has become more of a garage queen,weekend driver.I am now ready for FI.
Nice, Yea I am going the same direction. Now I get to sit and wait for parts. I wasn't gong to purchase the end links. But they had $100 off coupon so I bought them.

I figure by December or January I will be putting in the FI system.
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Yea not sure I would install the IPF myself but it seems some dyno time is needed to perfect the install. I guess go wheels and tires then get IPF. humm
Hi I am selling mine, brand new for only 4500, that includes 2 tuning modules!
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