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Old 03-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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what is the best thing to add first as far as performance goes?

i have had the car stock awhile and just got a new head unit and i want to start adding performance adds ons, well or replacements rather.

what is best to start with? tune, air kit, exhaust?

ill definately be doing things one at a time


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Id say start with a intake price wise, but If that's not a problem go with an exhaust.
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im not sure about the svtf's but i would start with intake then work to the exhaust then maybe the throttle body do not and i mean do not replace the header, that is the best header out there for the focus's
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by head unit i meant stereo if thats what you are referring to.

yeah i have heard intake is good, but i feel like a lot of people say starting with a tune is best.

which is better cold air and short ram?
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Tune, intake will do nothing for an SVT, its in the search. There are literally TONS of threads on this subject, use the search
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i sue a dual head unit for my ipod with rca jacks coming out into my ipod nano. it sunds 10 times better than cd's
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yea the svt has the snorkel i forgot bout that, so yea it would just be for looks if anything, and then just go fo rlike the throttle body or exhaust. 2.5 borla cat back definately! with that header good god that would sound amazing
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tune and a high flow cat..
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then go with a procharger or jrsc at 8 to 11 psi
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K&N panel filter
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read the stickies
Intake and Exhaust don't add any power
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