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Old 08-16-2011, 09:10 AM   #11
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I think you should start with a tune and not just because I sell them but because

Better shifting and shift points if your an ATX ,

If you start modding the 08 and up you need a tune to keep everything where it should be with the fueling and the timing

A tune will give you better over all driveability why adding some performance and with FREE NA tune updates you get to enjoy the mods to there potential every time you add one vs waiting to get all your mods then getting a tune months later

For what you asked for in your first post a tune will be the biggest thing to fill the request of "What are some things I can purchase/get installed to make the car run/perform better." Tune would be #1 for that

1)Tune
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #12
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I think you should start with a tune and not just because I sell them but because

Better shifting and shift points if your an ATX ,

If you start modding the 08 and up you need a tune to keep everything where it should be with the fueling and the timing

A tune will give you better over all driveability why adding some performance and with FREE NA tune updates you get to enjoy the mods to there potential every time you add one vs waiting to get all your mods then getting a tune months later

For what you asked for in your first post a tune will be the biggest thing to fill the request of "What are some things I can purchase/get installed to make the car run/perform better." Tune would be #1 for that

1)Tune
2) intake
3) header and Exh

Tom
This. And, a tune from Tom includes free updates, you won't find that from other remote tuners. I was shocked at how much better my car ran after getting my tune.

Look into the how to section to get a better understanding of where everything goes. I always like knowing just how I'm going to install something before I order it. I was a complete car noob just a few months ago. I still consider myself one, but you'd be surprised at just how quickly you pick things up. I started off by doing my own oil changes, putting in a new air filter, and most recently, installing a cat back exhaust. You'll learn quickly.
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Never seen that Hydro Shield but if it keeps the water out the price seems OK.
/\ Have you found water getting into the filter to be a problem?

Turbo thanks for the info - I haven't taken much time to read about or consider getting a tune, I'm going to start educating myself on it, since I haven't got a clue about it haha

Mac, thanks for the encouragement, it seems like an uphill battle when you're starting out but like you're saying with each new product your learn more and more. I appreciate your input!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:48 PM   #14
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Not in my case but I don't have a CAI-the intake to the supercharger is up on top!!!
Perhaps others running this intake can chime in.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #15
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I live in Oklahoma where we get some serious rain and have never had a prob. Just don't go driving through deep water.
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Good to know thanks purcell

Do these CAIs sit low in the engine (near the ground) or are they more near the hood?
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Mine sits just above the bottom lip of the bumper. I made a splash shield for mine to keep it from getting water splashed on it from the tire. I ran it for over a year before I installed the splash shield though with no probs. It did have a little mud on it though. Very little. I do work in construction though so I see alot more mud than most people. Pic of shield made from aluminum.
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/\ Nice work that's a good idea
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