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Old 21 Feb 2005, 11:25 pm
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While I know each of one of these things will effect the car a little differently, I would like some opinions on what would bring me the most fun for my $
1. Eibach front and rear sway bars
2. Larger downpipe and free flow cat
3. The VAK system made by our fellow member

Anyone who has done any or all of these mods let me know which one you were happiest with. Thanks
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Old 21 Feb 2005, 11:48 pm
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quote:Originally posted by Gunner

While I know each of one of these things will effect the car a little differently, I would like some opinions on what would bring me the most fun for my $
1. Eibach front and rear sway bars
2. Larger downpipe and free flow cat
3. The VAK system made by our fellow member

Anyone who has done any or all of these mods let me know which one you were happiest with. Thanks
[8D] You forgot # 4. All of above. Your Welcome
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 03:41 am
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Larger Downpipe and Free flow cat, then VAK system, then the eibach sway bars [8)]
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 04:21 am
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Do you have more fun going fast in a straight line or on curves? If fast corners are your thing, go with 1. If straight line acceleration is your joy either 2 or 3 would be better choice. If you do a search you will find those that swear by all three. You might also want to add 4) Stage 1.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 04:54 am
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Larger downpipe and hi flow cat aren't worth it unless you are going over 300 hp and if you do plan on upgrading the half shafts and tranny. If you do a VAK ucp I recommend getting stage 1 to go with it. You can do the VAK ucp without stage 1 but factory boost is lower and you won't notice as much difference. If you do sways then performance shocks go hand in hand.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 11:30 am
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Now I am a little confuse. My understanding was Stage 1 required:
1) 2.5 cat back exhaust
2) high flow air intake
3) BOV valve
then add Stage 1

to reach Stage 2 levels
4) WGA
5) Boost controller

someone want to help us out?[:I]
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 04:00 pm
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quote:Originally posted by njsteve

Now I am a little confuse. My understanding was Stage 1 required:
1) 2.5 cat back exhaust
2) high flow air intake
3) BOV valve
then add Stage 1

to reach Stage 2 levels
4) WGA
5) Boost controller

someone want to help us out?[:I]
No Stage 1 does not require the first list. Stage 1 is Stage 1. Those mods just work better with Stage 1. The WGA and boost controller will only work with Stage 1 without throwing codes, and yes they can get you to Stage 2 levels and more.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 05:31 pm
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Thanks, I got it. I am still waiting for Stage 1 for 2005, so when it's available I'm good to go with the mods I have already install.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 11:54 pm
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Well, I guess I should have put what I have done so far. 2003 GT with Stage I, Magnecor plug wires, Eibach lowering springs, Tokico shocks, Borla cat back exhaust and an Airaid intake. Let me know if this changes anyone's order. All I have is enough money for one upgrade right now. Hopefully by summer I can afford another one!!!![8)]
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 12:05 pm
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Of what I have read the Eibach Anti-sway bar kit should be next. I have a set sitting in the garage waiting for the rear hardware kit to be availible. hopefully next week. I was going to put the Eibach springs / struts on with the stray bars but found out that the springs for the convertible are still not ready. So i'll put the bars on first.
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