|12-31-2012 04:04 PM|
|12-31-2012 11:14 AM|
This time around, it was easier to let the professionals do it.
Most modifications like CAI's and exhaust usually do produce minimal HP gains. Your are not going to get 20 HP fom a CAI or exhaust. Where mods like these help is with the car being tuned on a dyno. When I was on TCCOA, a site dedciated to the MN-12 Tbirds and Cougars, stock cars could pick up 10-15 HP with a tune alone. On a 170 HP 4.6 V-8, an almost 10% increase in HP was noticeable. Without dyno sheets before and after, I can't tell you what the HP gain is. Obviously, the modifications to the suspension do nothing for horsepower. I would say the handling is equivilent to the Infiniti G35 Sport I used to have.
The car is a lot more fun to drive and looks better. To me that is what counts.
|12-31-2012 10:26 AM|
So the gains would be nil essentially.
$2,500 for lowering springs, a new air filter, and shiny chrome exhaust.
Intake = $280
Exhaust = $650
Springs = $270
RSB = $130
Also, age is just a number. My dad's 50 and helped me out tons when I put my Steeda Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Steeda engine mount, and ST coilovers on my Fusion. No $1,000 install fees. I feel like you got took.
|12-31-2012 08:49 AM|
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|12-31-2012 08:16 AM|
|Cam2012SE||Well the investment was well less than $30K. The car was only $20K. Needed the tires anyway so that I consider maintenance(28K on the stock rubber and one of the tires was going bad). All told about $2-3K for everything. I plan to sell the old rims to help offset some of the cost. The car handles like it is on rails. The ride isn't punishing at all. Stiffer, absolutely. As far as the exhaust, I'll have to take a video. You only have a little rumble at idle. Most noticeable when you get on the gas. Otherwise, when at highways speeds, it is not really any louder than the stock and no drone. I'm too old for that. It is a night and day difference after the upgrades over stock.|
|12-30-2012 11:18 PM|
|lyonsroar||What are the gains with this kit?|
|12-30-2012 09:57 PM|
Car looks great!
Glad to see you very pleased with the end results.
Let us know if there is anything further we can do for you?
|12-30-2012 02:21 PM|
|RonMaiden||How much was the Spa treatment?|
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