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Old 03-20-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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I just bought a 2010 SES Coupe (5-speed manual) yesterday. I'm curious as to what some good first mods are? I want to eventually put a turbo in it, but I'm broke from buying the car.
Any suggestions?

Also, is there any way to get rid of that stupid "shift up" idiot light beside the tachometer?


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Just shift a little earlier & you'll never see it.

Adapts for acceleration, at full throttle it's near red line. Pretty close to optimum for the current acceleration (mpg wise).
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You could pull the cluster apart and detach the surface mounted led (SMD) if you REALLY wanted to remove it. I don't every pay attention to it.

Good first mods (especially if you've got some miles on it) are to do motor mounts. The rear motor mount you should replace with a poly mount, like one from CFM, Massive, of VF-Engineering. Steeda makes an excellent short throw shifter for our cars, and that really cleans up the gearbox. If you wanna get some great sound out of the tailpipe, cut off (or have a shop do it) the "lunchbox" right before the end of the tailpipe if your car has that. The lunchbox is picture below.



You could also get a CAI or SRI to replace the stock airbox monstrosity. That makes magical sounds too.
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