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Old 03-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Mod #2 questions

Well, it's time for a mod... i'm not sure at all what i want to do.. i have about 700-900$ budget.

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i have nothing on my car at all right now , just an SS
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Longtube headers and mail in tune.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Longtube headers and mail in tune.
is there any short explanation about a mail in tune? how does it work..?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Longtube headers and mail in tune.


About $400 for a Tune (just understand the warranty issues by doing this) and headers with off road pipes can be bought for around $500. Look at Texas Speed or OBX.

If you can scrape a little more money you could do Stainless Works or maybe even some KOOKS.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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is there any short explanation about a mail in tune? how does it work..?
Basically buy a handheld tuner from someone like Janetty Racing. When you get it you'll email him some basic info about your car and then he will email you back a tune to load. You load that emailed tune into the handheld tuner, go out to your car and upload it to the car's computer.

That's the basics. Do a search and you'll find a thread about the steps. Cost is basically $400. Just make sure you read, understand, and accept how a tune might affect/void your powertrain warranty.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Basically buy a handheld tuner from someone like Janetty Racing. When you get it you'll email him some basic info about your car and then he will email you back a tune to load. You load that emailed tune into the handheld tuner, go out to your car and upload it to the car's computer.

That's the basics. Do a search and you'll find a thread about the steps. Cost is basically $400. Just make sure you read, understand, and accept how a tune might affect/void your powertrain warranty.
thanks, i'm not worried about warranty anymore. i've read and understand, thank you for looking out

is the tune a complicated process?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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Headers and a tune will help your car make more power but it will also void your drive train warranty. Probably not what you want for a brand new 2012.

What you should do next depends on how you use your car. Daily driver or weekend toy? Do you drive only on the street or do you ever hit the track? Drag strip or autoX? Etc., etc.. One of the most effective ways to up the "fun factor" is with a suspension upgrade. Something like a Pfadt Stage 2 would transform your driving experience and be well within your budget.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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Headers and a tune will help your car make more power but it will also void your drive train warranty. Probably not what you want for a brand new 2012.

What you should do next depends on how you use your car. Daily driver or weekend toy? Do you drive only on the street or do you ever hit the track? Drag strip or autoX? Etc., etc.. One of the most effective ways to up the "fun factor" is with a suspension upgrade. Something like a Pfadt Stage 2 would transform your driving experience and be well within your budget.
Mostly drive on the street, it's more of a weekend toy
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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Ted's instructions

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...highlight=tune
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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I'd recommend the suspension upgrade Chase mentioned. A lot of people upgrade hp first. That's ok, but I think upgrading the suspension is better in your price range and it won't void your power train warranty.

Drop springs and sway bars make your car handle better on the twisties and make it look better too! Win win.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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i have the sct tuner for sale $250.00. the order something jannetty.
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Suspension work is going to depend on how you drive your car and where you drive it.

I put on swaybars because I occassionally Auto-X the car but other than that there are very few curves and twists in my area and I intentionally put that mod off because I didn't really need it in my area. Still don't other than the Auto-X. Springs will help make your car look alot better though.

If you live in a area with a bunch of hills and curves then I would vote to look into Swaybars and Springs. If not, headers definately wakes up the car and makes it sound much better as well.

Just my two cents......
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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thanks for all of the input guys, i am really just froze on what to do ..
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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i have the sct tuner for sale $250.00. the order something jannetty.
Make sure to put your stock tune back on the car so it unlocks the tuner. Otherwise that price is definatley way too high. It costs $150 just to have SCT unlock it. Then you have to pay for the tune.

Actually, even with the stock tune back in your car and the SCT unlocked it's still a borderline price. Ted will charge you $100 to do the tune if you don't buy the tuner from him. Then you have $350 into a tuner or $400 for everything brand new from him. Still $50 is $50 I guess.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #15
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Well, it's time for a mod... i'm not sure at all what i want to do.. i have about 700-900$ budget.

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First, get a 'CAI' and you should have enough money left for an axle-back exhaust. (...you gonna love the sound)
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #16
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MY 2cents, IMO, start small. Like a cold air induction, maby a Vmx throttel body. Easy installs, Then work your way up. These are small mods. But help better the driving experance and no tune.
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