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SVTxSmeggers 09-24-2013 03:23 PM

Need help picking performance direction
 
So I'm looking for performance mods that will boost my hp and torque, I've thought about the obvious (turbo/supercharger) but I think I've gone off that for another year. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?


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swansong 09-24-2013 04:00 PM

Depends on your performance goals, budget, timeline, etc. The only way to make any real power is to go FI. Turbo is a better bang for your buck, but is overall more costly and more difficult to install. Supercharger isn't quite bolt-on, but close to it.

Bolt-ons do surprisingly little for the SVT since it is essentially maxed out from the factory. Tune, intake, exhaust, and ORP/HFC will certainly help, especially in driveability, but not a whole lot of HP/TQ to gain there. If you do end up going FI, you may have to replace some of these parts anyway depending on which direction you go.

I would say that if you are set on going FI, but need to save up for it first, then spend your money on suspension and drivetrain upgrades. Tires, spring/coils and dampers, sway bars, short throw shifter, motor mounts, etc.

SVTxSmeggers 09-24-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by swansong (Post 4884378)
Depends on your performance goals, budget, timeline, etc. The only way to make any real power is to go FI. Turbo is a better bang for your buck, but is overall more costly and more difficult to install. Supercharger isn't quite bolt-on, but close to it.

Bolt-ons do surprisingly little for the SVT since it is essentially maxed out from the factory. Tune, intake, exhaust, and ORP/HFC will certainly help, especially in driveability, but not a whole lot of HP/TQ to gain there. If you do end up going FI, you may have to replace some of these parts anyway depending on which direction you go.

I would say that if you are set on going FI, but need to save up for it first, then spend your money on suspension and drivetrain upgrades. Tires, spring/coils and dampers, sway bars, short throw shifter, motor mounts, etc.

FI?


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swansong 09-24-2013 04:03 PM

Forced Induction, whether by turbocharging or supercharging (or both!)

You'll also see NA thrown around, meaning Natural Aspiration/Naturally Aspirated.

SVTxSmeggers 09-24-2013 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by swansong (Post 4884383)
Forced Induction, whether by turbocharging or supercharging (or both!)

You'll also see NA thrown around, meaning Natural Aspiration/Naturally Aspirated.

Yea I knew NA and have seen FI but never knew what it meant. Thanks for the clear up and if there's not much NA stuff to do besides intake, exhaust, and tune then next year I'll be going turbod


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SlowestSVT 10-03-2013 06:53 AM

If your doing the intake just get a drop in K&N with your stock airbox, if you search around you will find its just as effective as any of the other intakes available.
If you want to do exhaust get an ORP or High flow cat, id suggest orp if your going FI.
The stock exhaust flows well and a cat-back is a very minimal gain (if any) for the price.
A 67mm Throttle Body and Tune (I recommend Tom's Tune) would be the most useful if you plan on going FI in the future you can still use them.


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