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Old 01-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Grendelsbane View Post
I have heard that the cold air intakes don't do much for our cars. If you search around some folks have had problems with the K&N. Though it does appear to change the note of the car's roar.

I know the desire to mod ones car...but ultimately what is your end goal? For example, one day I plan to put a turbo on my car. With that said, its kind of pointless to buy headers or a CAI because those would all have to go. I don't want to buy things twice or buy something and then a year later sell it because it won't be needed on the "end" product.

Since you are also a SMG owner, I would say go get the CSL SMG tune. Much smoother IMO.
The intake would be pointless but not the headers neccessarily. If you turbocharge it then yes the turbo manifold replaces it. But if you go with AA or ess and have a procharged setup then the headers are still usefull since they dont run from exhaust but pulleys.

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