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Old 07-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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FS WERKS header, stealth exhaust, intake, aluminum flywheel, short throw shifter.

No suspension work yet. Good, bad, or different. Opinions? Good gains for a 2012 hatchback?


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Old 07-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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Flywheel through another company.
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That's what I'm asking. Where?
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That's what I'm asking. Where?
Oh. I can't access it through my phone. It's on the FSWERKS manufacturers page. I don't remember the company.
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Don't see a flywheel specific for the 2012 on fswerks, though there is one for the mtx75. Not sure if it will match the GDI, though.

Personally, I go brakes > tires/suspension > drivetrain, just so I have the tools to fully exploit any power gains (and I prefer handling to speed). But with whats out now for the 2012, the power increase isn't going to overpower the current chassis setup. That being said, if you cruise through the dyno thread, you should get a good idea what kind of gains to expect with that setup, which will be noticable.
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Don't see a flywheel specific for the 2012 on fswerks, though there is one for the mtx75. Not sure if it will match the GDI, though.

Personally, I go brakes > tires/suspension > drivetrain, just so I have the tools to fully exploit any power gains (and I prefer handling to speed). But with whats out now for the 2012, the power increase isn't going to overpower the current chassis setup. That being said, if you cruise through the dyno thread, you should get a good idea what kind of gains to expect with that setup, which will be noticable.
I promised my girl I wouldn't alter the suspension because of the canyon runs here in Southern California. So instead, I'll alter the car mildly by doing the usual intake, exhaust, header, tune (when available).

I noticed a good chunk of horsepower gained with the setup. I want the torque mainly. Granted, this isn't a V8 however I still prefer it. Any specific header to go with this? Long or short?
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because of the canyon runs here in Southern California.
Curse you (jealous)!

I don't know much about headers, I've only been waiting patiently for bilsteins or koni adjustables at this point. Or the rumored FRPP handling kit that is supposed to drop this summer. I *think* only the shortys fit w/o modification. Search around, there have been a few threads on the subject.
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Curse you (jealous)!

I don't know much about headers, I've only been waiting patiently for bilsteins or koni adjustables at this point. Or the rumored FRPP handling kit that is supposed to drop this summer. I *think* only the shortys fit w/o modification. Search around, there have been a few threads on the subject.
I've been searching around. FSWERKS' header gives an amazing gain compared the F2 and Obx respectively. I think my car may be an exclusive FSWERKS product. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Should I get it all now or wait for a tune to be released?
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I've been searching around. FSWERKS' header gives an amazing gain compared the F2 and Obx respectively. I think my car may be an exclusive FSWERKS product. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Should I get it all now or wait for a tune to be released?
People have seen good gains now, but there does seem to be an issue with the engines running to lean that can't be fixed until tuning becomes available
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