Originally Posted by bullitt310
I'll likely get the MM lowers (and CC plates) now that I'm saving on the uppers. I'll do the panhard/TA setup and toss the uppers once I get more money.
I'll check out tire rack, but someone was saying the 35 is the wrong size for the 17x10.5? I thought with the stocks being 45 (245 x 0.45=110.25) and the new tires (275 x 0.40=110 and 315 x 0.35=110.25) meant they were the right fit. No?
I'd love to get a mid pipe, but I'm in California
. As far as I know, I'm stuck with factory. Damn Prius-driving bureaucrats
I know the Tokicos are a better buy, but they're a bit more than the Eibachs. About $130 more on eBay. I have a guitar I've been meaning to sell...
I have a Steeda CAI, but I had to take it off for smog. It's an easy install so maybe I'll just put it back on and take it off for future smogs. Did I mention the Prius-driving bureaucrats? For the plenum and TB, I'll have to see what I save on tires...
The MPT tune is a little pricey, but I have two old iPhones I need to sell. I'm gonna try and make this all happen.
Everyone, thanks again!
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I'll try to answer these 1 at a time...
-Tires, whoever said that a 35 sidewall will look funny, nope. Not to mention that not all 35 sidewalls are the same size. 35 is a percentage of the tread width. So you can have a 35 sidewall that is fatter than a 40 if you are like a 295/35/18 vs a 255/40/17. You go by overall diameter and stock size on your car is 25.7" but you will have no issues running a little taller. My 98 ran a 18x8 up front on a 235/45/18 (26.3") and 18x10 on a 275/40/18 out back (26.6") and was lowered and no issues at all. To answer your question, a 315/35/17 is stock diameter and fits great on a 17x10.5 wheel.
-Mid pipe. Do what everyone else does, keep your stock midpipe and swap it out for emissions days, even if its once every year thats not much work at all. Run an aftermarket catted pipe if you are worried about a spot check or even an OR pipe with dummy cats or just a regular OR if the cops around you won't look under the car.
-Eibachs I have no experience with but they are probably ok. I just know the Tokicos I had were GREAT compared to some of the cheaper aftermarket ones (KYB cough cough cough) I've experienced.
-Leave the stock airbox alone, you gain nothing with an aftermarket CAI until you do the plenum/TB and tune it and even then its not a super lot. Regardless you will want one that puts the filter in the fenderwell. The SR and BBK ones do this but they will corrode real fast if you drive in any sort of weather, the best one is the JLT but you pay for it.
-The MPT tune is about the going rate for any mail order tune, and yes you do have to pay for retunes after the 3rd one. You get what you pay for though. Like I said, they actually take a look at your datalogs and burn you a CUSTOM tune for YOUR SPECIFIC vehicle. Bama/Steeda look at the logs and pick whichever pre-burnt tune is closest to your requirements. With bolt on cars, they often will have one that is pretty much exact but not always and if for some reason you do have a legit issue, they won't be able to help like a real tuner will.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask. My realm is 94-04 vehicles although I'd like to get into something newer at some point...