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cost-effective performance mod #366418 Jan 5, 5:59pm Jan 5, 5:59pm
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cost-effective performance mod
What would be the most cost-effective performance mod I could get? Not looking to spend much money. Ideally, also something that is not too involved/difficult to install.
I don't have any performance mods except aftermarket ractive dual exhaust.
Just wondering if anyone had some suggestions.

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Occdoc] #366419 Jan 5, 7:00pm Jan 5, 7:00pm
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if you have an exhaust without an Intake you're just spinning your wheels. Get and Intake thumbsup

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: FloydianSlip6] #366420 Jan 5, 7:15pm Jan 5, 7:15pm
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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: FloydianSlip6] #366421 Jan 5, 7:20pm Jan 5, 7:20pm
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Get an Intake or drop it with springs. Lower cars with lower center of gravity corner better.

Ground wire kits are great for enhanced hp and torque response. Only about $100.


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Sancho] #366422 Jan 5, 7:31pm Jan 5, 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Get an Intake or drop it with springs. Lower cars with lower center of gravity corner better.

Ground wire kits are great for enhanced hp and torque response. Only about $100.


ground wire kits are learned by our ECU too quick to make it worth while for a first mod. Unless you have a sound system.

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: FloydianSlip6] #366423 Jan 5, 8:00pm Jan 5, 8:00pm
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^^^or if you want efficient power use and distribution thumbsup


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: FloydianSlip6] #366424 Jan 5, 8:24pm Jan 5, 8:24pm
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
Originally Posted by Sancho
Get an Intake or drop it with springs. Lower cars with lower center of gravity corner better.

Ground wire kits are great for enhanced hp and torque response. Only about $100.


ground wire kits are learned by our ECU too quick to make it worth while for a first mod. Unless you have a sound system.


I'm thinking, just with anything else, the more mods you have, the more you get out of each. Its one of those down the road things. But you're right, not for a first time mod.


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Sancho] #366425 Jan 5, 10:33pm Jan 5, 10:33pm
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I personally don't think ground wirse do a damn thing. It's all hype and BS. perhaps on an older car where the factory grounding points have corroded away, yeah it'll help. But on our cars I think you'er wasting time and money.

if you're lookin for a performance type mod then you're only logical choice is an Intake.


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Lucky_317] #366426 Jan 5, 11:15pm Jan 5, 11:15pm
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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: combatc87] #366427 Jan 6, 12:22am Jan 6, 12:22am
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yes, if done right, and if not it's just "bang"


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: QTRMLR_1] #366428 Jan 6, 12:41am Jan 6, 12:41am
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coilovers and sways.

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: spaztikid] #366429 Jan 6, 3:23am Jan 6, 3:23am
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buy the Ebay CAL..i bought one for a friend.. and he didnt get a CEL for about a week already and its Just like the AEM 1st Gen Intake (i compared it to mine). i even bought it used for $10. And it pulls just like the AEM one. Contact Russ at RJautoworks..i think i saw one laying in hes garage awhile back..he might be willing to sell it. Hes in vegas until Saturday..i think.


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: pfcnguyen] #366430 Jan 6, 3:36am Jan 6, 3:36am
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or wait for tpr to come out thumbsup

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Clos] #366431 Jan 6, 6:41am Jan 6, 6:41am
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Cold Air Intake...from $40(ebay) to $260 (AEM,Injen, iceman)


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: celicadragon] #366432 Jan 6, 7:21am Jan 6, 7:21am
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cost effective and preformance go togeather as well as michael jackson and kids


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: drkramm] #366433 Jan 6, 2:49pm Jan 6, 2:49pm
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Originally Posted by drkramm
cost effective and preformance go togeather as well as michael jackson and kids


rofl


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Lucky_317] #366434 Jan 6, 4:11pm Jan 6, 4:11pm
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TPR = 200$


TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Easy_C] #366435 Jan 6, 5:03pm Jan 6, 5:03pm
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^^200 shipped


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Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: combatc87] #366436 Jan 6, 6:09pm Jan 6, 6:09pm
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
I'll probably look into getting an Intake.

Re: cost-effective performance mod [Re: Occdoc] #366437 Jan 7, 10:10am Jan 7, 10:10am
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