Originally Posted by dustball
Definitely do not want to sound like a ricer. am a older guy, do like the deep throaty american V8's of my era. have since read threads of LC headers & Magna flow exhaust and other owners say its louder but not ricey?
Are cold air intakes worth adding?
How about removing the belt driven fan and replacing with electric fans? do not know if stock alternator can spare additional amp load for fans though?
An exhaust and header combo will probably give you 7-10 hp peak and that is the mods that will give you the most. Unfortunately since it is peak you might lose low end. The sound isn't too ricey since the 2TR has kind of a boxer engine sound to it.
A full intake won't do much more than replacing the stock filter with an AFE or K&N drop in replacement and a secondary filter delete.
An electric fan takes the load off of the water pump pulley and adds it to the alternator. No gain there unless you are looking for low speed engine cooling and low speed A/C performance.