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Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
You mentioned $2.6K out the door...is that just the Intercooler and turbo upgrade? Becasue a fairly critical part of releasing existing horses is in the muffler and exhaust system. I went the cheapie route and spent almost two years buying up parts one at a time, then went to RarlyL8 and had him put it together for me. I'm not sure I'd go that route again, because when all was said and done, I spent probably as much and wasted almost 2 years I could have been driving it for enjoyment rather than looking for super "deals". You need to get with whoever you've decided on and give him your objectives...i.e. I want to add another 100 horsepower, lower the threshold of when boost kicks in, and do some bolt ons that will maximize my performance without going into the internals (cams etc). Once you identify your objectives, then you can get a checklist of what you need to do in order of priority....sometimes it doesn't pay to do one thing without doing something else first ....in other words, you need a roadmap of where you want to go...then set about getting there as finances permit. Beware of claims of BIG horsepower gains from some of the folks who sell the doo-dads. Go with the guys who have established reputations, and don't be afraid to PM some of the experts you see on this and other forums and ask them the hard questions....or even ask them what questions you need to ask the tuners in order to get straight answers without any "mechanical mystique".

Guys like Kevin, Tony, Statsman, Steve, Mike, Brian, Ben, Bryan, and others have good reps and tell it like it is. You dont' need to speend a ton of money if you're just looking for a bit more zip and some reliability. Now if you want to try to be the biggest dog on the block, divorce your wife, sell the house, liquidate your tangible assets, then go for the build.
Best advice a man can get on these cars...true to the last letter. As for the second paragraph - also true.
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