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Old 07-12-2009, 10:09 PM   #1  
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Hey I recently bought an 05 v6. It currently has a true dual maganflow catback exhaust. the previous owner went through the trouble t have a true dual put in on the v6, so there is no y pipe for the dual. i am lookig for suggestions on what could be done next to give me a little more power. I have been think a K&N CAI and possibly some headers. just some ideas of mine. trying to keep in under $600-700/mod or so. just lookin for some thoughts or ideas. thanks

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id say go w/ a c&l cai tune combo from bama chips, best bango for the buck and best perf mod besides going fi
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definitely CAI + Tune.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #4  
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as far as CAI's would it be better to go with K&N BBK or Steeda or is there something else that might suit me better. and how much HP am i relistically going to get out of a CAI with or without a retune...?
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Without a tune (my current set-up): 5-7 hp. With a (reputable) tune: up to 20
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as far as CAI's would it be better to go with K&N BBK or Steeda or is there something else that might suit me better. and how much HP am i relistically going to get out of a CAI with or without a retune...?
C&L and Tunable Inductions are the best imo. The others will work but those two give the best gains. Don't buy an intake unless it requires a tune though. You might save some money by picking up a used intake as well.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #7  
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The CAI tune combo will give you the best bang for your buck within your price range. sites such as bamachips and brenspeed are good places to get those combos. A local shop that can get you on a dyno and give you a tune will give you more gains. This is more expensive however. For the money you are looking to spend you can throw a little more towards the cause and get an 8.8 rear end with 3.73 gears and t-lok. This mod is usually second to a CAI tune combo though.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:25 PM   #8  
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also, if i am retuning do i need a new chip or is the current one just fine. some have told me i would need to get a new chip because i cannot retune the current one and others have told me that there is no reason to get a new chip until the mods get really serious. any thoughts..?
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no you will never ever need a chip for your car, the tuner flashes the computer, no need for a chip
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