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Old 02-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #11
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Actually the rear lunch box is not a restriction to engine power in any way on these cars, so its all for making the car louder and depending on your tolerance making it much more annoying.
this. same with snorkel delete.
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IMO...Suspension, suspension, suspension.

After modifying roughly 4 cars now, I have gotten the most satisfying results out of improving the springs, sway bars, end links, etc.

Personally adding a I/H/E on a low power making car may seem fun, but you are not netting that much power...maybe 30ish.

Again thats just my opinion...
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:17 AM   #13
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IMO...Suspension, suspension, suspension.

After modifying roughly 4 cars now, I have gotten the most satisfying results out of improving the springs, sway bars, end links, etc.

Personally adding a I/H/E on a low power making car may seem fun, but you are not netting that much power...maybe 30ish.

Again thats just my opinion...
I agree, nice spring/strut combo, light wheels, and sticky tires. But alas, OP wanted power mods.
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Trying to find the balance between power, suspension, and looks is how I look at it. Do some engine work, then make it able to take a turn easier with suspension, after that do some more engine work, then and only then can you work on the exterior.
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Coilover suspension and lightweight wheels. This will make the car fun to drive and turn more heads. If you are worried about the financial side of modding then leave the car alone. When moding a car you are never done. For the sake of sounding like a jerk, if you do not know about cars please take it to a shop that does. This will end up costing you less in the long run. I see people all to often at my shop that have no business working on their cars and only costing themselves more $$$. However, if you want to do the work yourself, this site is one of the best to help. Everyone on here has been great to me.
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Make it turn and stop, then make it go.
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Coilover suspension and lightweight wheels. This will make the car fun to drive and turn more heads. If you are worried about the financial side of modding then leave the car alone. When moding a car you are never done. For the sake of sounding like a jerk, if you do not know about cars please take it to a shop that does. This will end up costing you less in the long run. I see people all to often at my shop that have no business working on their cars and only costing themselves more $$$. However, if you want to do the work yourself, this site is one of the best to help. Everyone on here has been great to me.
I do want to learn how to do it on my own and the guys here at FF seem like they would gladly help me with info. That being said it looks like an intake may be the way to go as it sounds like the easiest to start off with. Plus it could improvement my MPG.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:29 AM   #18
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Improved MPG wont happen initially.. your foot magically becomes heavier after you hear the difference.
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De-Badge, Tint, Lowering kit Eibach or H&R, Exhaust>Intake (Intake decreases mileage of stop and go traffic.)
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for a relatively cheap product to make your vehicle look a little different than the rest, you could look at slapping on an "ez-lip" or "quick aero lip" or a similar product.

maybe mudflaps to keep your body a little cleaner from splash as well?

in terms of performance, it really depends on what you want with your car. If you want to keep it inexpensive, then a snorkel-delete would be your best bet, since it's free.
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