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Straight up... cheap easy way to gain decent horsepower

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tac1uscg, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. tac1uscg

    tac1uscg [OP] Member

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    CAI...Exhaust...headers.... what is the best way?
     
  2. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

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    Horsepower isn't ever really cheap. Real gains- Super charger and a good tune...

    Decent gains- Remove excess weight, better air filter, higher flow muffler....All the basics...
     
  3. whippersnapper02

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    Horsepower is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go?
     
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    $$$=horsepower! effin sucks!
     
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    hey, just curious not relating to the post but tac1... coast guard right? where you stationed?
     
  8. Lurkin

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    Like someone above said, "wud ya wanna spend"?

    I've summarized the performance upgrades that I am aware of as follows:

    Notes:
    o I have not pulled the trigger on any of these as yet, playing with an air intake mod, swapped in an electric fan, but that's it
    o data is from research I've done, and what I've seen others have done, summary is my own, opinions and order is my own
    o some combinations of mods make sense, others don't, I'm not even going to attempt that list
    o multiple mods are rarely totally cummulative, i.e., CAI+CB+MAF does not equal +15hp ***

    Group 1 ($250-400 each):
    o Aftermarket CAI - 3-5 hp at top end, gain/loss is intake "growl/noise" depending on your stand
    o Cat-back exhaust - 3-5 hp at top end, gain/loss is exhaust note, hard to gauge what sounds good to you personally, may be too loud/droney, or too quiet
    o URD MAF Calibrator - 5 hp +/- - I'm least up on the gains for this one, you'll need to do more research

    Group 2 ($500 +/- each)
    o Headers - 15-20 hp - LT or shorties, decision depends on where you want the power (high-rpm or low rpm) and how much to spend, LTs require O2 sims, shorties require the cats to be welded on
    o Y-pipe - 10 hp ?? - I'm least up-to-speed on the true gains here, need to watch out for an annoying rasp if using the Y-pipe and LTs

    Group 3 ($1300, not supported on 09+ yet)
    o APR X-1 - 20-25hp - complete control over ECU maps, includes exhaust cam gear upgrade, should equate to more power across the rpm band due to tunability

    Group 4 ($3500-5000 depending on who installs)
    o TRD/URD supercharger - 50-60 hp or so - it's an SC, power should come on from off-idle to redline

    Group 0.5 (forgot it earlier... $50-100 each)
    o drop-in air filter (i.e., AFE Pro-Dry) - ?? hp, probably somewhere between 0-1 :)
    o cut in a muffler - 2-3 hp (or -hp depending on muffler), get the CB sound at significantly less cost

    Personally, if I were to pull the trigger right now I would do some combination of Group 2 and 3 depending on funding levels. I don't see the benefit of Group 1, and don't particularly want to invest to the Group 4 level.
     
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