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quick question/advice!

so i have a 04 mazda 3s with a hps cold air intake and i am installing a borla catback this saturday, after thats done i'm trying to figure out what i should do after that. any suggestions? much appreciated.
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Re: quick question/advice!

throttle body ground, aftermarket motor mounts, sway bars, springs, shocks, wheels, tires. It all depends on what you want to get out of your car.

Id go with a rear sway bar and cheap or freebie mods.

TB ground, VCTS delete, indy fogs, maybe DDM hids, balance shaft delete.


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Re: quick question/advice!

I suggest installing a straight/race pipe/cat-delete. I installed one after I installed my borla and the difference was definitely noticeable. I'd have someone weld in some flanges though so its swappable with your stock cat for inspection purposes. After that I'd say tints, HID's, or springs.
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the borla exhaust is great but it sounds fantastic if you add some vibrant headers. depending on how you are with emissions then a straight pipe is also another great route along with this setup. the freebe mods are nice also do the VTCS removal, throttle body ground, and if you dont get harsh winters do the throttle body bypass with teh coolant.


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Re: quick question/advice!

what does grounding the throttle body do? and i was thinking of getting that hypertech chip kinda of thing were it plugs into the obd 2 port? its a bit expensive for little hp tho..so idk.

Thanks for all the suggestions! keep em cominn
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[quote author=mazda3owner04 link=topic=170825.msg3619249#msg3619249 date=1271383583]
what does grounding the throttle body do? and i was thinking of getting that hypertech chip kinda of thing were it plugs into the obd 2 port? its a bit expensive for little hp tho..so idk.

Thanks for all the suggestions! keep em cominn
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increase response in the pedal. ive heard there are a few hp gained from it. if anything its just nice to have.


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