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Old 05-02-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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what should my next mod be.

So I have a k&n panel a 67mm throttle body just wondering what my next mod should b I don't wanna spend more then 500 on it. Let me know what u all think. I was thinking an ORP with lunch box delete. But would a tune b more beneficial its my daily but eventually will b my toy car.


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Hook up w/Tom for a Tune.
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A tune you will find to be your best mod and not just because I sell them

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If I had that much to spend on mods I'd probably be picking up a new rear sway bar and some new struts, shocks, and springs. I'm a bit biased to suspension though since I do autocross.
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ORP will have the best power gains for a bolt on, just depends on if you have to deal with smog. You can just swap it out for your cat when you have to smog it. A tune will drastically improve your day to day drivability and is nice to have. You could do a CAI and under drive pulleys to improve your throttle response but you already have a K&N drop in... A free but time consuming mod you could do is port match your intake manifold to your 67mm TB, there is controversy to if it really helps but hey, if you have the time and energy/skill, why not right?
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If you can swing it, do a tune and a ORP, that will give it more pep for sure. If you can't then I'd get the tune first since that's the more expensive of the two but will be more rewarding when daily driving around.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:23 AM   #7
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Tom I wouldn't get a tune from anyone but you. I like how you do the data logging. If the software to tune the car myself wasn't so dang expensive I would do it. I got an uncle that's is excellent with tuning cars but he doesntnhave the ford software sence he builds high horsepower Hondas. And carbureted v8s
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So I came to my conclusion I will b getting a tune from tom first then an ORP down the road.
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So I came to my conclusion I will b getting a tune from tom first then an ORP down the road.
Smart choice... The ORP is a nice boost in power/torque. I just got one and boy what a difference it makes! Its loud too! Sounds great paired with my full magnaflow 2.5" exhaust.
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