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Occdoc
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Occdoc Jan 6, 1:59am - #366418 
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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.
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 6, 3:00am - #366419 

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if you have an exhaust without an Intake you're just spinning your wheels. Get and Intake thumbsup
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eclipseturbogsx Jan 6, 3:15am - #366420 

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Sancho Jan 6, 3:20am - #366421 

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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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FloydianSlip6 Jan 6, 3:31am - #366422 

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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.
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Zero Jan 6, 4:00am - #366423 

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^^^or if you want efficient power use and distribution thumbsup

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Sancho Jan 6, 4:24am - #366424 

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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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Lucky_317 Jan 6, 6:33am - #366425 

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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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combatc87 Jan 6, 7:15am - #366426 

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the most bang for your buck power is nitrous oxide.

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QTRMLR_1 Jan 6, 8:22am - #366427 

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yes, if done right, and if not it's just "bang"

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spaztikid Jan 6, 8:41am - #366428 
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coilovers and sways.
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pfcnguyen Jan 6, 11:23am - #366429 

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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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Clos Jan 6, 11:36am - #366430 
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or wait for tpr to come out thumbsup
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celicadragon Jan 6, 2:41pm - #366431 

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Cold Air Intake...from $40(ebay) to $260 (AEM,Injen, iceman)

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drkramm Jan 6, 3:21pm - #366432 
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cost effective and preformance go togeather as well as michael jackson and kids

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Lucky_317 Jan 6, 10:49pm - #366433 

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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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Easy_C Jan 7, 12:11am - #366434 
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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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combatc87 Jan 7, 1:03am - #366435 

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^^200 shipped

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Occdoc Jan 7, 2:09am - #366436 
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
I'll probably look into getting an Intake.
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celicadragon Jan 7, 6:10pm - #366437 

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i live real close to squirrel hill in turtle creek

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