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Old 07-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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System or Performance

I have 2-Alpine Type R 12's, an amp, and a wiring kit, sitting in a box from my previous vehicle. The box I want is from subthump for around $245.00 plus $65.00 for the harness.

On the other hand a cold air intake is $265.00 on amazon and a muffler delete is $80.00 at my local muffler shop.

So if you have both of these, I'm asking which one of these would you have done first? Of course this is after I get it back from the dealership it is currently getting a new rear end. Yes, a new rear end and it's a 2013 2SS/RS with 4,100 miles on it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Um, the speaker upgrade is nice, but what kind of cai are you getting for $265? If you are looking at K&N, IMO, there are a lot better choices out there for a little bit more money.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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I'm a performance dude first. I bought the car because it's fast, not for it's stereo system...although the system is nice, so it's a bonus. I have to go with performance mods first.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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I like listening to my radio, but I haven't touched my sound system in 3 years. Everytime I think about doing so, I realize there are more important mods I want. I guess it just depends on what your preference and priorities are. Not sure about that Amazon CAI, I would save up for a Roto-Fab or CAI unit.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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Yeah I was looking into the K&N. This is my first time back to gasoline engines in almost 8 years as I used to run diesel performance. I am usually the performance guy first and was just asking since I have all the equipment laying around. It just kind of scares me after buying a vehicle in the $40,000 dollar range, needing a rear end already. This car is a sports car that I've driven like a Cadillac all the way until the first oil change just to make sure I didn't screw anything up. Guess that didn't help either. Lol.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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IMO a muffler delete isn't really a performance mod anyway, save the money from that toward real exhaust. The cold air intake is nice, and I'm in the process of working on my stereo but I already have my bolt ons. Glad I did performance first, almost wish I would have saved the stereo money towards a cam.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #7
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I don't think I'll be doing a cam or tune anytime soon as I already need heavy line work done to the car and I want to keep the warranty.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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You posted this in the bolt-on section so you'll most likely get performance answers. If you post this in the stereo section, you'll get system answers. Figure out what YOU want and geterdone.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #9
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I'm leaning toward performance let's just hope the car doesn't fall apart first.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #10
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Yeah I was looking into the K&N. This is my first time back to gasoline engines in almost 8 years as I used to run diesel performance. I am usually the performance guy first and was just asking since I have all the equipment laying around. It just kind of scares me after buying a vehicle in the $40,000 dollar range, needing a rear end already. This car is a sports car that I've driven like a Cadillac all the way until the first oil change just to make sure I didn't screw anything up. Guess that didn't help either. Lol.
Nothing wrong with babying your car. I usually drive like a grandma. But every now and then I get in it. These cars are performance cars and are definitely built to take some abuse. But it still isn't good to go ape crazy on it, hahaha!! And yea, stay away from the K&N system. I don't think there is anything wrong with them. It's just that there are far better systems out there.
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Yeah I was looking into the K&N. This is my first time back to gasoline engines in almost 8 years as I used to run diesel performance. I am usually the performance guy first and was just asking since I have all the equipment laying around. It just kind of scares me after buying a vehicle in the $40,000 dollar range, needing a rear end already. This car is a sports car that I've driven like a Cadillac all the way until the first oil change just to make sure I didn't screw anything up. Guess that didn't help either. Lol.
Install your stereo first and save up a couple hundred more and get a good CAI! Pass up the urge to get a cheaper K&N, later on you will be glad you did. Pick a top brand, ADM, Roto Fab, CAI inc....
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I had the K&N. I swapped it out for the ADM with scoop and went faster in worst weather. Worth the wait.

I wouldn't be concerned about the car falling apart. A few people have had issues with the rears but once they are fixed, they are good to go.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #13
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Yeah I won't be changing the radio out I have the mylink w/navigation I would hate to get rid of that. Plus it has the Boston Acoustics system and I'm also ok with that. Ill look into these cold air intakes everyone has mentioned I just hope nothing goes wrong because knowing the dealers around here they will blame every problem they can on upgrades.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #14
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You posted this in the bolt-on section so you'll most likely get performance answers. If you post this in the stereo section, you'll get system answers. Figure out what YOU want and geterdone.
Lol. Your in a room of crack heads asking if they would rather have crack or something to eat.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #15
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Do you like to cruise or do you like to rip around or race? Only you cna answer this question!

For me, a sound system is nice......but I will not sacrafice performance for the added weight of subs, amps ect.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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Yeah this is true and I guess the intake and an exhaust will be a good start probably ordering the intake on Wednesday
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GM should do what they did to the Z/28 in all the camaro's from now ON!

1-uno-one-single- SPEAKER, the system is the pipes under the car! Period! and the volume is under your RIGHT foot. Questions?
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #19
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Ill have volume again when I finally get my car back...I was told the end of next week!
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I had the K&N. I swapped it out for the ADM with scoop and went faster in worst weather. Worth the wait.

I wouldn't be concerned about the car falling apart. A few people have had issues with the rears but once they are fixed, they are good to go.
^^+1 like Juice2ss said, don't baby your car Bc your afraid it can't take it. These cars can take a beating!!! I drive mine HARD, race it HARD, and blast over 2000 watts thru the trunk too!! I don't believe in moderation lol. I want my performance AND my stereo!
BUT when I'm in track season, the big speaker box and subS come out and performance takes precedence!

Right now it's too hot for track trips so im in cruise mode with A/C and tunes!
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^^+1 like Juice2ss said, don't baby your car Bc your afraid it can't take it. These cars can take a beating!!! I drive mine HARD, race it HARD, and blast over 2000 watts thru the trunk too!! I don't believe in moderation lol. I want my performance AND my stereo!
BUT when I'm in track season, the big speaker box and subS come out and performance takes precedence!

Right now it's too hot for track trips so im in cruise mode with A/C and tunes!
That's what I'm sayin lol I just got a little discouraged when a rear unit was needed at 4,100 miles.
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Go fast mods! Stereo's just make you slower.. Also I would save up a tad more and shoot for a better intake system than the K&N. The Roto-Fab intake system is a great value and if you can swing it the Cold Air Inductions Intake system is boss. Feel free to call, PM or email me with questions or pricing.

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