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Demonic240 09-30-2012 11:59 AM

First upgrades
 
Hey all,

I read through the basic bolt-ons suggestions at the tops of the forum, but I couldn't find some of the items listed on the websites. I have an '07 ZX4 SES which has only ever had brakes and oil changes. Car's paid off and I'm looking to add some mods to get that extra kick instead of purchasing a new car. First thing I was looking at was replacing the intake with the K&N short ram and then grabbing the FSWERKS racing exhaust. Would these both be worth it as far as performance goes, and if so which order would be best to purchase them?

Drumr90 09-30-2012 12:04 PM

Both are great first bolt ons. I went with steeda intake first and now ill be doin lunch box delete witch look wise is what race is. My opinion get those then pm tom.
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Demonic240 09-30-2012 12:06 PM

Hmm, I could only find the Steeda CAI. Do they still make a short ram intake? I'm also assuming the lunchbox is the exhaust? (sorry, fairly new to mods lingo)

Also, who's tom? :)

Ralliman 09-30-2012 12:22 PM

Tom is the resident tuner guru; he can get you set up with a flasher and a tune, which should increase power as well as gas mileage. It isn't cheap--$500 or so including the flasher--but he gives free updates (unless you go FI), and it's just about the best early mod to get.

Drumr90 09-30-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demonic240 (Post 4380138)
Hmm, I could only find the Steeda CAI. Do they still make a short ram intake? I'm also assuming the lunchbox is the exhaust? (sorry, fairly new to mods lingo)

Also, who's tom? :)


The steeda is a ram air intake but called cold air intake cause it has a heat sheild around it. The lunch box is last peice of exhaust system on factory system.
Sry about lingo ive picked over the past few mounths lol.





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FocusedSlayer 09-30-2012 04:23 PM

I've got the K&N Typhoon intake on my 07 and have never had any issues with it.
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crice8 09-30-2012 07:38 PM

Fswerks cool flo intake is my suggestion! im also here in north/east texas and have no issues with the cool flo. Plus it looks sweeettt: Here is mine(=
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...r/102_0756.jpg
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...r/102_0757.jpg

Drumr90 09-30-2012 08:42 PM

Thats what i was gunna get but i drive some heavy rain at times and didnt want to risk nothin.
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crice8 09-30-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Drumr90 (Post 4380885)
Thats what i was gunna get but i drive some heavy rain at times and didnt want to risk nothin.
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In this downpour we have had the last two days (over 5 inches since friday night)I have drove mine from Tyler to Terrell twice and around both towns and I don't even have the hydro shield on my filter right now. You have nothing to fear. Our gen has a splash guard under the engine connected to the front bumper and the air filter resides against the inside of the bumper. you will notice all of those people who fear or have experienced hydrolock either 1 have an older gen without the splash guard or 2 were in water so deep that the filter completely submerged... Which if your in that situation then you have much more to worry about then hydrolock lol.

EDIT: When I wrote this post I thought the OP had a second gen. Im not sure if you guys with 06-07 have the same protection we have

Drumr90 09-30-2012 09:28 PM

Ye ive got the splash guard. If u get a chance could take a pic of bottom half or intake unless its to much of a hasel for ya.
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