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Old 07-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #1

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What Bolt On Performance Mod led to the Biggest Smile?

There are a lot of posts here about all the different bolts on modifications you can buy. Some make no gains like a catch can, or maybe an axleback. Others make large gains like say long tube headers or tune (if you want to consider that a bolt on).

The point of this thread is which "Bolt on" mod have you done so far that led to the biggest smile?

For me, I would say Kooks headers were the most pleasing performance wise since it meant 10% plus more power. Then it would be followed by my exhaust cutouts just because it is fun to pull up to someone, and make the car sound like an old Camaro with dumps

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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i would say my obx headers.( headers period ) cause they give u a good gain and give the car tht sound. which is fun in any persons mind that likes muscle cars.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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My stainless power headers.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #4

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My stainless power headers.
There was nothing like the difference between a bolt on, non tune car, and a bolt on tuned car.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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Just got cut outs. Sounds great with cam and headers. Big smile on my face when I set off someone's car alarm. I like the way JRE installed them as well - in the back of the car.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:45 PM   #7

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Easily the headers!
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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I would have to say my cutouts, followed real close by the 3.91 gears. I got the headers done at the same time as my cam, so I couldn't call that one.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #9
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For all you header guys...If you paid $2k for a proper setup then you better be smiling ear to ear.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #10

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For all you header guys...If you paid $2k for a proper setup then you better be smiling ear to ear.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #11
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #12
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No question...Kooks stepped headers and a tune...
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #13
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Love my slp longtube headers and slp axle back exhaust. Loud and sweet!!!
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Circle D converter after It was tuned properly and MT drag radials! Then it would launch like a BEAST!!
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