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[quote author=jnprn2003 link=topic=66835.msg1147545#msg1147545 date=1168671307]
Hey all,

I am anxiously waiting for some tuning mods for my MS3. The XEDE looks like it works according to some posters on this site. I would hate to take a risk and be sorry later... I have pre-ordered the CPE CAI from StreetUnit and will be installing the HKS BOV as well. Not too sure on the exhaust yet, some say it may not make a big difference. Also considering a larger TMIC or even a FMIC if available.

Basically I am asking for some knowledgeable opinions about the XEDE and Cobb products....Wait or not?

I am in the process of a wheel upgrade O.Z. Ultraleggera 18x8, +48mm offset with 225/40/18 BFG KDW2, seeing I have already scuffed a wheel. Now they will be snows...

I am sooooo freaking impatient...someone give me some advice and hope:)

I am at work on light duty (basically sitting around) surfing the web for parts for my favorite toy...used to be my boat but the MS3 is now the one!

Joe in RI
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The talk is that a CATBACK exhaust is not providing huge gains on a bone stock MS3. IMO, there's not enough distinctions being made between what kinda exhaust parts we're talking about.

Aftermarket downpipes (the exhaust piece bolted to the turbo, which connects to the 2nd cat, and finally to the "catback" exhaust pipe) will DEFINITELY make a huge difference, as that is where the real restriction is. Either TurboXS or AMS proved this.

The Catback exhaust pipe may very well be reasonably sized at stock-to-mildly-increased power levels. It's the downpipe section you want to replace right away if you're looking for significant gains.
 

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[quote author=CosmicBlueMS3 link=topic=66835.msg1147801#msg1147801 date=1168705695]
Im all about waiting myself, but my time is winding down. I need to have my car sorted for my first event in april. hell, I still need to decide what class im running. While trying to figure out who is selling what, i made a small list that doesnt include everything... yet

acording to what companies have said they are developing and what has been developed...

AMS:
-Exhaust system (dp? cat back? tbe? no specifics yet)
-FMIC
-Engine bushings
-chasis Bracing

Turbo XS:
-Intake (SR so far)
-DP
-BOV

Cobb:
-AP
-Catback
-DP
-Intake (cai or sr, not determined yet)
-FMIC

Begi:
-Xede
-Fmic
-CAI
-catback (if proven useful)

CPE:
-Cai
-BOV stuff

Autoexe:
-TMIC
-Catback
-Coilovers
-various chasis bracing

ADDED:
Mazda3Online:
-TMIC (ETS? Can't recall exact producer)
-Rear Motor Mount (AWR)
ADDED:

feel free to add to the list if you know things Ive left off.
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