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What else should I get before getting a tune? (Wayne's tune)

Right now I only have an AEM CAI but I have a RT High-flow Cat and a C-F-M 65 mm TB on the way. Are there any other power adders I should get that would make a significant difference (5+HP) before getting the tune? No exhaust! I want to keep a pretty much stock look, hehe.[}:)]

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you really should get an exhaust, otherwise more mods really won't matter. you could get the focussport stealth exhaust which i understand sounds pretty close to stock, but i'm not sure about the look of it. i imagine the tip would have to be at least as big as the rest of the system.

other than that, you should get cams w/ the tune. a good set of stage 1's or 2's would be good since this is prolly your daily driver and you prolly want some more low-end torque
 

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Sorry should have mentioned no internals. I don't have the means to do that yet. (i.e. time , money)

From what I've understood with the exhaust is that it is free flowing enough that it doesn't need upgrading all that much. That's why the aftermarket exhausts yield such small gains. If alot of people disagre with me though I may go with it before the tune.
 

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Shadowrunner;
^^^Good advise, but MVent has an SVT...

I think you're about as good as you're going to get MVent. [;)]
If you haven't installed a poly rear engine mount, or STS, now would be a good time.
No power added, but it will make everything else that much more fun to drive. [thumb]
 

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Yep got the mount already. I'm debating on the STS though.

What about the FRPP UDP?
 

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There's not much else to really do...unless you get an UDP....but other than that i'd say you're set...cat back on our cars doesn't really help with anything unless you're going f/i...otherwise its basically a noise maker.
 

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MVent said:
I have a RT High-flow Cat and a C-F-M 65 mm TB on the way.
Scratch that, RT cat just got delivered via UPS. Goin on tommorrow.[:D]
 

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The STS is well worth it MVent. I held off getting it for awhile too because I liked the height of my stock one, but man did I get sick of missing third. The STS is SO much smoother, and hardly short enough in height to notice the difference. But the throws are WAAAAAY better. Wish I wouldn't have waited so long.
 

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oh i didn't see his "what i drive" thing... duh, this is in SVT Performance Chat! but yeah, an STS or vf mounts would be good, really tightens up the feel of the car. i still say cams, cuz you'll have to get those tuned anyways, or at least you should. if they're anywhere on your list, i'd get both done at the same time. if not, then a tune will still do you good
 

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Shadowrunner said:
oh i didn't see his "what i drive" thing... duh, this is in SVT Performance Chat! but yeah, an STS or vf mounts would be good, really tightens up the feel of the car. i still say cams, cuz you'll have to get those tuned anyways, or at least you should. if they're anywhere on your list, i'd get both done at the same time. if not, then a tune will still do you good
There's only one set of cams out there for the SVT but they haven't been proven worthy yet that I know of?
 

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There's only one set of cams out there for the SVT but they haven't been proven worthy yet that I know of?
Yeah that's another reason why I'm holding out on them. I haven't seen any N/A dyno numbers on them yet.
 

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Yeah that's another reason why I'm holding out on them. I haven't seen any N/A dyno numbers on them yet.

I've been waiting on some dynos. I feel bad for the guy too because he said he has a bunch in stock and no one wants to buy them because they don't know what gains they will have...
 

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Back on topic - the question was, "is there anything else I should get before a tune?"

No - get it now - Tom is selling his and the Predator for $350 and he'll update any tune you need updated for free as long as you're the original owner of the Predator.

There is really no reason to wait to get a tune - all of the tuners will redo your tune for free or really cheap if you do more mods that require a tune change.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. A tune is definitely the next thing to be put on my car!
 
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