Originally Posted by Greywolf
I've been toying with this idea myself. I'll let you know what I've done and what you guy's may recommend.
I've got a 2007 v6 auto. I'm not interested in trying to get 300+hp, I just want to make it a little more enjoyable. So far I've put an aluminum catback exhaust with a magnaflow muffler on it. Then I went and got an Air Raid cold air intake. I got a good deal on a nice set of drilled and slotted rotor's as well . Other than that she's stock. If I invest in a good tune, be it SCT or Diablo, would it really be worth it? I'm not looking for a huge impact, just enough to give her a little more bang for her buck.
WIth automatic cars, even with very few mods, it is always worth it. The change in the shifting characteristics of the tranny give you a nice seat of the pants feel. While it won't change things too much power wise, it will just let the car use the power better and it will feel stronger.
This air raid kit, did it say it required a retune? I know on GT's it is very sensitive to most cold air kits and they require a tune...but I haven't paid much attention to the 05+ cars and the tune requirements so I could be off.
But, to answer your question, yes, it would be worth it for the SOTP feel. They are $399 from vmp with custom tunes and you really wouldn't need a dyno tune with your setup right now since the changes are minimal and pretty standard.
Then, you would have the tuner for later when you start adding more serious parts to get to your 300 hp goal...and you could just go to a shop and they could dyno tune you.