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Old 02-20-2021, 11:14 PM   #43
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I agree with the others saying to wait on FI. I went with catback exhaust, headers, and a tune. Those seem to be the most effective power mods without getting into the weeds in terms of needing further refinement.

My Tomei UEL headers, Corsa catback black tips, and the ecutek compete kit (includes license and tune) all cost about $3k on 86 Speed. Just save the other $2k for a rainy day.

It all makes sense until you spent the $5k and something comes up and you’re broke as chit...speaking as a former college kid not long ago
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:28 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by x808drifter View Post
This is the order I'd follow.
Most important to least.

1. If you have E85 around get a flexfuel kit and a tune from Delicious.
If you don't, I would still recommended a tune, but you would not need the flexfulel kit.
Replace the stock air filter with something better. (Do not replace the intake, JUST the filter.)

2. RCE Yellows and B6's for suspension.
Remember to get a proper alignment done.

3. New tires.

4. New wheels if you want to look different than stock.
Go no larger than 17x8.

5. Exhaust - Headers if you want a little more power than just a tune, but if so this should be done at the same time as the tune.
Catback is 99% noise. If you want more noise save money and get an axleback.

6. Ignore the brakes unless they need to be replaced or upgraded for track use.
If so, new rotors and pads. (If the stocks are worn out this is #1)

7. Cosmetic mods.
Before you even ask or think about it. Do not widebody.

If I was going to spend all the money I'd do 1-4. If E85 wasn't available I'd add 5 to that also.

IMHO Save/invest the money.
+1 on all that. Take some HPDE courses. Improved handling and track time will give you better understanding and improved driving ability. More power is a crutch and will hinder your learning. If you power away from someone on the straight but he gets behind you in the corners, he's a better driver and your instructor should have you wave him by. You won't see him again, but with seat time you can learn to be just as good or

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How is this thread still going? Power means nothing if you can't handle it.
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