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Old 03-19-2012, 01:25 AM   #1
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Looking to do my first mod I plan on getting all 3 but about a month spread out. So which mod would I enjoy most as the first one??? all suggestions and advice welcome thanks in advance!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Most people enjoy the tuner the most. (huge performance gains)
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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CAI/tuner combo with Custom tunes from a reputable company such as AM/Bama Tunes or Brenspeed. Very noticeable difference and makes the drive a lot more fun!!!
Exhaust does not add much performance gain. it is mainly for better sound and look.
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I would get the tuner first. It opens the door for future mods. If you're not going to do gears or headers though, you may just want the CAI first. For the v6, the CAI and tune are about even in HP improvement. They complement one another very nicely though.

Exhaust is more for sound.
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The custom tune will get you most performance gain. The CAI will only net you another (4-6) HP. If money is a factor, I would recommend getting the custom tune first.
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The CAI/Tune will give you more fun faster. You add the exhaust it will only make things more fun.

Steeda is a very reputable company with some of the best techs that write the tunes.

You will see upwards of 20HP/30ft lbs or torque with our CAI/Tune. You add the Steeda exhaust and you can see even more. PM for pricing including the Steeda forum discount.

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Tuner and CAI definetly, hands down....exhaust can wait
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thanks! AM has the tuner cai combo on sale this month so I'm gonna be buying it any day hopefully i can get the forum discount
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looking at Airaid myself to go with Bama tuner

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Looking to do my first mod I plan on getting all 3 but about a month spread out. So which mod would I enjoy most as the first one??? all suggestions and advice welcome thanks in advance!
Tuner, then CAI, then exhaust.

I would also looking into some suspension mods, they can drastically change the way the car performs.

Shoot me a PM, I'd be glad to help recommend some parts for your purposes.
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