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Join Date: Jan 2004
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No disrespect, but I would reccomend a different path.
1st. Basic Bolt-ons. This would be things like CAI, Chip, SSK, Clutchstop ect. But not Exhaust.
4th. Tranny upgrades based on what you are going to do for Engine upgrades
5th. Engine Performance- this would be a good time to do exhaust ect. based upon the needs of your engine upgrades.
6th. Exterior Mods- now get your wheels, tires, exhaust (if not need for engine upgrades), lips, spoliers, headlights, tail lights, smoked corners ect.
This plan is what I have always followed, but never usually made it much past step 2. It prepares the car for what you are going to do next. You can ofcourse skip step 1 depending upon what you are going to do for engine and tranny upgrades. It might not be feasible if you are doing a engine swap to do the bolt-ons involving the engine, but you could still do SSK, Clutch stop. I am also very much a "go before show" kind of person. Show is not important to me at all. I'd drive the ugliest car on the face of the planet if it was the best handling (I am also biased to handling more so than power). Yes you need brakes before engine mods, but you never really need to make use of more than the OEM brake power while driving on the street. I don't care how hard you drive on the street (I've most likely driven harder on at least on occasion) and I've never really needed more than OEM, with the exception of 11-20 mile runs in hilly terrian (in that case it was brake fade that got to me). Just my 2 cents. Not trying to argue any point.