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Old 11-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Cheap Upgrades

I just got a 2003 zx3, it is completely stock except for the sound system. Im in high school so I dont have a lot of money to spend. What are some cheap upgrades that you guys would recommend?


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Old 11-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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That all depends on your definition of cheap. And what are you looking to upgrade?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Maybe hp upgrade. Iv seen people on here talk about getting a svt air box and snorkel. Or should I go with a new exhaust and a cold air intake?
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SVT snorkle, airbox with a drop in K&N filter.

Save some money up during the winter then,

Throttle body, Header, 2.5" flexpipe and a 2.5" exhaust, tune.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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This^^^ will benefit you greatly. A good easy 20hp from it
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catback $200, tune $380, cheapy free flowing air filter $30

other than my lentec thats all i have right now. boost is pending
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SVT snorkle, airbox with a drop in K&N filter.

Save some money up during the winter then,

Throttle body, Header, 2.5" flexpipe and a 2.5" exhaust, tune.
How much would all this run me?
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How much would all this run me?
the svt box and filter $50 to $100 at the most. Might be able to find it cheaper tho.

throttle body $200-$250 new $100-$150 used

Header anywhere from $100 to $350 ish depending on what kind and new vs used. The SVT header setup is pretty much the only way to go with these cars. you can read more HERE

Flex pipe $150ish new

Catback $100-$600 again depending on new or used and type. (I LOVE my MBRP btw)

and a tune runs $400 plus shipping from Tom 1tubrofocus on here, which includes lifetime free updates as you add NA mods

so as you can see cost will vary quite a bit depending on how you do it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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the svt box and filter $50 to $100 at the most. Might be able to find it cheaper tho.

throttle body $200-$250 new $100-$150 used

Header anywhere from $100 to $350 ish depending on what kind and new vs used. The SVT header setup is pretty much the only way to go with these cars. you can read more HERE

Flex pipe $150ish new

Catback $100-$600 again depending on new or used and type. (I LOVE my MBRP btw)

and a tune runs $400 plus shipping from Tom 1tubrofocus on here, which includes lifetime free updates as you add NA mods

so as you can see cost will vary quite a bit depending on how you do it.

Okay, Thanks for the information. I think im going to start with the air box and snorkel, and probably a new exhaust and see where that takes me.
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The good thing about doing a cat-back first is, it lets you know if you like the sound of it and, if you could deal with more from doing the header swap. Some people don't like it.
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