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Old 04-26-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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building a sleeper...

so my '12 is technically my company car. (family business). So I can't drop it or put an exhaust on it and make it obvious i'm playing with it (not that anyone would notice).

I ordered slotted/drilled 1 click powerstop brake kit. the windows are tinted. that's all I've done to this point.



i'd just like a little overall better performance out of it. I was contemplating a rear sway bar or sway bar set. and maybe at some point swapping out the struts for a set of adjustables (if they are available).

when the factory tires are a little more thin i'm going to replace them with a W rated high performance all season or summer tread (I have 4 snow tires for winter).

just looking on any input for good upgrades that don't change the look of the car too much..


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Old 04-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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You should give me your wheels and replace them with steelies. Sleeper look level - complete.
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I endorse the above message. No one will ever know.

This brake kit sounds intriguing. Details.

You trina mak it awesum. Cule.
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You should give me your wheels and replace them with steelies. Sleeper look level - complete.

Why does everyone always want my wheels? Lol

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I endorse the above message. No one will ever know.

This brake kit sounds intriguing. Details.

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I posted about the brake kit yesterday. It's powerstop drilles/slotted rotors and powerstop ceramic pads. The thread was moved but you can still see the link further down on this page.


Just want to get a little extra out of it. I can't leave anything well enough alone. I can't lower it because I do drive to some pretty rough areas in wv. When I know it's going to be a rough road to a well site I take my truck. But more than once I've had to go in the car.
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Why does everyone always want my wheels? Lol



I posted about the brake kit yesterday. It's powerstop drilles/slotted rotors and powerstop ceramic pads. The thread was moved but you can still see the link further down on this page.


Just want to get a little extra out of it. I can't leave anything well enough alone. I can't lower it because I do drive to some pretty rough areas in wv. When I know it's going to be a rough road to a well site I take my truck. But more than once I've had to go in the car.
I just really like the design of the 17" Ti wheels. They just compliment the body so well. I proposition everyone that has them

Do a drop-in aftermarket filter with snorkel delete and run 93 octane. that is just north of 10hp/10lb ft. You can always build a custom exhaust to increase flow, but you'll have to muffle it well if you want minimal sound increase. Custom allows a non-enhanced finish, if that's the route you want to go.

Once tuning is available (soon?) you can add that as well to get the most of your mods. Depending on exhaust and tune, you'll pretty easily be in the 170-180 hp range. Doing it discreetly will be the challenge, as opening any of the intake or exhaust creates quite a noticeable audible change.

Get ST struts and Ti Handling Package shocks and springs. Any form of lowering springs is quite noticeable, even if you only go with a .7" drop. RSB, no FSB.
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I just really like the design of the 17" Ti wheels. They just compliment the body so well. I proposition everyone that has them

Do a drop-in aftermarket filter with snorkel delete and run 93 octane. that is just north of 10hp/10lb ft. You can always build a custom exhaust to increase flow, but you'll have to muffle it well if you want minimal sound increase. Custom allows a non-enhanced finish, if that's the route you want to go.

Once tuning is available (soon?) you can add that as well to get the most of your mods. Depending on exhaust and tune, you'll pretty easily be in the 170-180 hp range. Doing it discreetly will be the challenge, as opening any of the intake or exhaust creates quite a noticeable audible change.

Get ST struts and Ti Handling Package shocks and springs. Any form of lowering springs is quite noticeable, even if you only go with a .7" drop. RSB, no FSB.
is there a writeup on the snorkel? or is it just a piece that's attached to the airbox (leaving the airbox open)?

I ordered a K&N since i'm sure it needs changed anyway. I looked at the green one but couldn't justify the extra 30 bucks.

and do I need a special tool to open the airbox?
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I know the guy that did the snorkel write up-Super Nice Guys Snorkel Delete Link

Note in there that the rubber flap doesn't absolutely have to be cut or removed but doesn't hurt.

Special tools required to open the air box consist of an 8mm socket and driver
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I know the guy that did the snorkel write up-Super Nice Guys Snorkel Delete Link

Note in there that the rubber flap doesn't absolutely have to be cut or removed but doesn't hurt.

Special tools required to open the air box consist of an 8mm socket and driver
fantastic. Thanks! I had read somewhere that there was a tool required for the airbox. I didn't know if it was some BS safety torx or something.

Thanks again.
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You should give me your wheels and replace them with steelies. Sleeper look level - complete.
I was going to post this exact thing! Lol I'll most likely wear out my stock tires on the "16's. hopefully by that point these rims will flood the market so I can pick up a used set on here or from a junkyard for $500 w/used tires. Lets just keep it a secret that they're the best looking rims for our cars
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I would go with slotted only since cross drilled will eventually develop cracks. My guess when you say sleeper it still must remain fairly stock looking so don't lose the wheels since going with steelies isnt like your masking any obvious peformance (the performance isn't dramatically different from the S to the Ti) like somebody buying and ST and removing any traces of it being an ST,that's what I consider sleeper mods.
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