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I just got myself an 2004 3S and am loving it. :D
I would like to add some more HP though.
It looks like this is the forum to get all of the answers.
So...what will be the most effective, cost effecient mod to start off with?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
 

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CAI, hands down
 

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then CAI, headers, and rear sway bar will give you a notable increase in HP as well as in handling
 

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best bang for the buck would be maybe NOS.
bug budget = Turbo.


CAI, exhaust, little timing mods will give you some horsepower...

but spending 700 bucks on CAI and exhaust may give you... like 10-12 horsepower?
I am correct arent I?
 

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i hate questions like this.
 

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Exhaust and CAI.
 

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I'll add my starter list:

CAI - (Choose one)
TB ground- better driveability
Header
Exhaust
BCC
 

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[quote author=superjudge link=topic=72005.msg1267387#msg1267387 date=1173898157]
I'll add my starter list:

CAI - (Choose one)
TB ground- better driveability
Header
Exhaust
BCC

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not to nitpick but the bcc and tb ground are a waste of money.
 

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They are just ideas, and the TB ground is cheap, its really just a thick guage wire with two connectors.
 

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correct but it doesn't make a noticeable change in driveability. the bcc, i dont even want to get into that rip off. the money you spend on that could go towards springs.
 

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Very true, I was thinking for hp because of the question, but for under $400 you can get a rear anti sway and an eibach pro kit.
 

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not adviseable on the stock block and internals unless you have built internals IMO....

Right now, and the way it has been is since there is no real ugradeable ECU, cams, NA parts or software for the car, the tubo is the way to go for big gains.
 

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[quote author=superjudge link=topic=72005.msg1267563#msg1267563 date=1173902450]
not adviseable on the stock block and internals unless you have built internals IMO....

Right now, and the way it has been is since there is no real ugradeable ECU, cams, NA parts or software for the car, the tubo is the way to go for big gains.
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this is so not true...old myths!

a wet 55hp shot wont hurt your engine if you take the right precautions,
I ran a kit for a whole year with no problems but fun!
 

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that is correct. if you can boost 8lbs on the stock bottom end, you can safely run a decent shot of nitrous. my biggest concern however is the plastic intake manifold. a nitrous backfire can blow a hole through it.
 
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