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Old 11-28-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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cheap mods, but good performance

okay so i'm looking to mod my stock 2000 zts. but as i'm only 17, i don't have that much money, nor do i have great mechanical skills. i can probably do a lot of easy stuff with the help of my dad. so i'm only looking to spend about 500 dollars. but i would like to get nice mods for a cheap price, but i also don't want it to look like crap, or have it look funky to only have minor mods and have it look terrible. but at the same time i'd like to get good performance out of it. thanks.


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exhaust, k&n filter, and an underdrive pulley. all of these you can do yourself, and will total up to about 500 bucks. :)
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What he said. Except you could maybe get a mac intake as well.
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what brands would be good for me too get for the exhaust and underdrive pulley? also how many pieces of exhaust do i want to get?
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exhaust wont give u any power. id skip that.

500 id get a mac ram intake, fc 65mm tb, and afx udp. that will def give your car the best performance gains for 500 bucks. all easy to install also.
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euro.... exhaust will give you more power than a ram intake, that's for damn sure.

go with what i said, fezz. seriously the best with 500 bucks. get a focussport catback exhaust (299?), k&n drop in panel filter (50 bucks, tops), and an underdrive pulley (focussport, 100 bucks). that'll do you good. check www.newedgeperformance.com for all these parts.
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www.trubendz.com for exhaust parts.
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Scrion, are you talkin about a whole exhaust (header, flex, high-flow cat and cat-back) or just the cat-back itself?
Go with what Euro says. The 65mm T/B is definitly worth your money.
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you can get magnaflow for about $260 shipped off of ebay.
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