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Old 03-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Where to start?

I've got, at this point, a stock 01 v6. What should I do first to start improving performance?
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Cold Air Intake. Cheap, easy, affective.
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How affective?
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How affective?
I heard 5-15 horsepower
Maybe 10-20lbs of torque.
Just find one you want and watch the video on it. American Muscle has one for about $80 shipped. (The one I bought) They have a video of running tests on the DynoJet to see the gains. Gives a nice growl too.
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3.73 or 4.10 gears.
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I heard 5-15 horsepower
Maybe 10-20lbs of torque.
Just find one you want and watch the video on it. American Muscle has one for about $80 shipped. (The one I bought) They have a video of running tests on the DynoJet to see the gains. Gives a nice growl too.
Yeah I just watched the video. Seems way worth the 80 bucks. I'll probably order it this week. Thanks for the advice.
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Yeah I just watched the video. Seems way worth the 80 bucks. I'll probably order it this week. Thanks for the advice.
I would expect 2-6 hp especially because it becomes heat soaked from the engine bay. It's a good first mod tho and a good thing to do and get to know your car it was my first mod. I would say tuner next. It will get more power out of your CAI and it will give 11-15 horses itself. Those combined are a nice start then maybe gears, tlock, coil pack.
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I would expect 2-6 hp especially because it becomes heat soaked from the engine bay. It's a good first mod tho and a good thing to do and get to know your car it was my first mod. I would say tuner next. It will get more power out of your CAI and it will give 11-15 horses itself. Those combined are a nice start then maybe gears, tlock, coil pack.
What exactly does a tuner do? All I know about them is they're butt expensive!
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it helps you a bit and depending on your setup, if automatic it helps you whit your shifts and also your rev limiters since the stock revs sometimes on a v6 are around 5000 and whit tuner you can extend your redline a little to gain a bit more power at higher rpm, also to turn off speed limiter so if your tires can handle it and are high speedrated you can handle thouse 120+ ,then you got your idle as well if you are tired of that annoying idle you can raise your idle at neutral to have a nice and study idle, there's more to benefit of a tuner so I do recommend it,
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What exactly does a tuner do? All I know about them is they're butt expensive!
It tunes your air/fuel ratio and things like that. It helps autos more than standards because it shifts better and stronger. Also say you have a CAI, you can program it into the tune so the computer knows you are getting cooler, better flowing air so it responds better to it then without a tune.
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