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Old 07-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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First mod?

So I'm thinking of ordering the Pypes off road h pipe from AM, Should this be my first mod or should I wait until next week to order mufflers? I cant wait anymore tired of being stock and I got my car in April
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Sct tuner if you don't awready have it


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Old 07-03-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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You'll need a tune to run the off road H-Pipe.
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It depends what your goals are with the car, figure that out before you throw parts at it. Most people start with intake, axleback, suspension, gears. And a tune is also a great mod but a lot of guys hold off as they don't want to possible screw up their warranty.


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How about budget? You can have plans but if you only have $2-3000 to spend then its different from someone who can plop down $10-20,000.

My general philosophy is to always be able to handle and make 100% use of your car without fear of breaking it or running it off the track. Therefore as a general rule my route goes as follows:

1.) Exhaust - I prefer catback cuz I think it sounds fuller and deeper especially with an H pipe. Off road piping optional.

The power added by this is nominal so a stock suspension should still be able to handle these upgrades

2.) Suspension (ie springs, LCA, UCA (adjustable if u intend on getting a one piece drive shaft), LCA bracket, UCA bracket, shocks/struts, sway bars, adjustable Panhard bar or the watts link. This also includes better wheels and tires.

Better suspension does not require more power but more power may require better suspension.

3.) Build your block internals. Plus better cooling for the motor plus brake lines at least if not rotors and better pads as well. This is more for safety of yourself and your car from blowing up.

4.) Major power adders like NOS or FI. Won't be good to have 7-800hp if you can't put it to pavement or your pistons rings or bearings or rods go bye bye. Or you tailspin off the next corner you take straight into a ditch.

To answer your question... you're gonna have to hold off on the offroad mid pipe until you get a tuner and some tunes.
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Awesome, another exhaust thread in disguise. You so sneaky!

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It's not your thread bro


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Awesome, another exhaust thread in disguise. You so sneaky!
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:01 PM   #9
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Yeah, and it's not your thread to come in and sign off as some disgusting Pedi...."Big Jon.....to punish and enslave..."

It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again...

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We needs more exhaust threads!!! Doh!
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Yeah, and it's not your thread to come in and sign off as some disgusting Pedi...."Big Jon.....to punish and enslave..."

It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again...

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Can we just call you Seabass?


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My first mod was the Borla atak and I don't regret it now I have cai throttle body and tuner great mods love them all
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I'm telling you bro ... if I could do it all over again I would knock the SCT TUNER off of my build list first ... Then UCA's & LCA's then TIRES then Gears...


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Wow, someone referred Nitrous to NOS.

For suspension, sway bars would be the last thing to upgrade... if you plan on doing that. If you're going to lower your suspension, get an adjustable UCA and mount. Relieves the added stress on the diff due to the angle of the DS being off. I've seen plenty of Diff's go out, whether seals or not.... just added insurance.

Brakes, do not waste your money on aftermarket rotors. 2 piece rotors are great and lighter but if you're not competing nor are you running for longer than 15 minutes on a track than the 1 piece will work just fine.... and are much cheaper to replace. Biggest thing for brakes are fluid, pads, lines and cooling. Cooling alone will greatly improve brake fade.
Also, keep in mind that getting an off road mid pipe requires a tune... to at least turn off your rear O2 sensors.

I haven't been on this forum in a while, lots of bad information being given. Someone mentioned gears before tuning.... wrong answer. You need a tuner to adjust for the gears... just an fyi.

Tires are important, if not, the most important..... just remember that.

Tuning your car is important, if not, the second most important factor. If a company has a lot of bad reviews I would stay away from said tuning company. Don't go with the least expensive either.

Just some words of wisdom.

Grabber Blue.... why you letting such bad info be disseminated??? lol
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Grabber Blue.... why you letting such bad info be disseminated??? lol
I'm tired of arguing with people who haven't done the testing but think they're an expert because they read it somewhere. Heck you've got clowns in V6 cars that think they know everything.

It's just not worth it anymore Jay.
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