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Okay, so I've got a little cash...well, that's really pretty much all the time...LITTLE cash. Anyway, I've been researching performance mod's on this and other forums and I'm formulating a long range plan for various mods....

  • Cold Air Intake
  • SC Pulley upgrade and tune
  • Crank pulley and related idler/tensioners
  • Isolate/upgrade SC cooler system
  • Drop a biturbo v12 in it ;)
What is the groups consensus on which one to do first? I'd of course like the most bang for the buck. I'm thinking CAI simply because it's fairly cheap, adds a few ponies and makes the engine sound meaner (yeah, I know, sound isn't a performance issue, but sometimes you just gotta sing!)
 

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Krazy (320Dreamer) will be the one to ask as he has done most of them.

I would definitely suggest the NeedsWings Dual CAI as it increase HP by a substantial amount (dyno'd). That's honestly all I have done and I have been happy. If I upgrade anything else, I would get the Supercooler.
 

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cai, pulley (either sc or crank both need the needswings psk), ecu tune are first three!
after that: catch can, separated cooling, new ic pump, ported & coated intake manifolds/y pipe, lsd. Still much more after that too.
only limit is cash :)
 

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Depends what you want???
V.nks as a student(which he still is)won car of the month with fab mods & on a budget. His car is beautiful. So, Horse power or looks? you did say' other Mods'
HP, I cant advise. If its looks, then slk world is am Emporium of information & endless opportunities.
If the Budgets tight, then feel great in the car you drive; rather than be faster in the car your never quite happy with. :tazz:
 

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Pulley + ECU. That is your biggest bang for buck. CAI is minor or nothing according to Renntech. Next would be cams...
I will disagree on CAI being worthless. Rob @ Needswings has dyno AND 1/4 mile slips with just a CAI and it is a remarkable difference. Then again if it is a poor CAI design that would explain Renntech's thoughts...
 
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