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First mod's #43591 Sep 9, 8:14am Sep 9, 8:14am
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First mod's
I'm mod'in my '01 GT for the first time and am going at it hard. This is what I plan to do now: Weapon Dragon-R CAI (w/ ram air kit), TSRM, Hotshot header. Don't laugh at this part, but I have an auto. The spectra blue i wanted could only find w/ auto in Dallas area so I went for it but REALLY wanted stick. Wish I would have waited now.

Do these mods make sense w/ an auto? I'm planning on ordering all this stuff this week.

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43592 Sep 9, 8:16am Sep 9, 8:16am
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Mods are fine. But you will have to do something about your launch/low end. I recommend pullies or torque convertor...or even both.

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43593 Sep 9, 8:29am Sep 9, 8:29am
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Yeah, if you don't want to loose all your low end...what little you have to start with. then definetly get at least an AEM pulley and you said hard then also get a torque converter, I have seen some good ones for almost a grand. Oh, and that low end thing was just a joke. Or you could hook up nitrous so it comes on for the first 3 grand, that would help. I have a 5sp gt and even I noticed loss of low end when I got my header, although high end improved dramatically.

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43594 Sep 9, 8:31am Sep 9, 8:31am
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I would reconsider the weapon-R Intake, Injen and AEM have gotten better reviews IMO

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43595 Sep 9, 8:33am Sep 9, 8:33am
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I forgot which Intake is better for low end gains between Injen and AEM. Someone help!!

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43596 Sep 9, 8:39am Sep 9, 8:39am
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AEM is. But honestly, I don't think the differece will matter.

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43597 Sep 9, 8:39am Sep 9, 8:39am
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Intakes do wonders on stock cars

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43598 Sep 9, 8:49am Sep 9, 8:49am
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If I had your car I would definetly get, AEM Intake, TRD exhaust, AEM Pulley, High performance torque converter, b&m short throw...wait a minute, never mind on that one. ha ha!! Your lookin to spend about 1600.00 bucks on that stuff. Or you could go the extra mile and get the DD turbo for 3500.00. The choice is yours.

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43599 Sep 9, 9:11am Sep 9, 9:11am
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Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43600 Sep 9, 9:24am Sep 9, 9:24am
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! A grand to improve the low end???? How long will it take for aftermarkets to mfg torque converters for 7 gen celi's? If I do all the other stuff will it be worth waiting to put it in later when cheaper? Or should I wait and do it ALL later?

Re: First mod's [Re: kewlrule] #43601 Sep 9, 9:27am Sep 9, 9:27am
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Oops...sorry. Thanks for the link. At least it's an option, right?

Re: First mod's [Re: Barrett] #43602 Sep 9, 11:58am Sep 9, 11:58am
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Originally Posted by Barrett
I would reconsider the weapon-R intake, Injen and AEM have gotten better reviews IMO


agreed,weapon r is like apc,reactive and that stuff

if what your lookin for is power get:
Price
AEM Intake 135-250
AEM pulley 77-100
hotshot header 325
TRD or tsrm exhaust 500-600


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