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Old 10-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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so its been some time since i got my kit on and i am very pleased! the car is running amazing and most importantly the power delivery is consistent and aggressive! i wasnt able to get everything at once and i cant decide on whether to upgrade my headers or suspension first. I have a SS race muffler on the car but i am having a hard time picking over the AA, SS stepped, or the fabspeed headers. any input on that would be greatly appreciated! and on the suspension side i am pretty stuck on the KW V2's and maybe a set of front and rear sway bars.

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Old 10-12-2010, 05:57 AM   #2
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well to tell you i have the stage 2 3 level hope im wright about that get confuse with all of the stages... but i have the 450rhp one.... i would say if you like get the aa headers i have them and they work good but they come with no cats.. but i will tell you to get a bbk and i have a coilover set up... nice to have the chance to change my set up that way... i also have the group m tit race muffler .. one thing is it is loud.....if you want your car to handle like it is on rails get the cross brace from acs in the trunk and get the barbarian sway bars.. it will make your ride handle 50 % better trust me on that... i say get the coils and get the sways bars.. they both will change how your car handles the most....good luck with your set up and happy driving....
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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.....if you want your car to handle like it is on rails get the cross brace from acs in the trunk and get the barbarian sway bars..:
I have the ACS front strut brace and the swaybarbarians and I can vouch for what Bob has said above.. it makes a HUGE difference to your driving experience and allows the car to handle the power you are putting down..

BBK is super important... I can recommend Stoptech and I wouldn't bother doing front and back unless you are tracking regularly - just get4 pots up front and up-rate your rear pads and get braided hoses and race spec fluid
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:48 AM   #6
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thank you matt i had that set up before i made my car a showcar

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I have the ACS front strut brace and the swaybarbarians and I can vouch for what Bob has said above.. it makes a HUGE difference to your driving experience and allows the car to handle the power you are putting down..

BBK is super important... I can recommend Stoptech and I wouldn't bother doing front and back unless you are tracking regularly - just get4 pots up front and up-rate your rear pads and get braided hoses and race spec fluid
in new york they have a prof. track name watkins glen and i took a couple of driving schools days their.... i can tell you with new pilot sport tires i hit 150mph on the straight away i was doing 90 mph turn on the bank going into that straight away...... and in the s turns i had my teacher driving my car and he did 125mph in the s turns he just drove in the center of the 2 turns....
but i say the secret of having the sway bars and the 2 cross braces are in the turns the car will stick alot better... and you will carry more speed going
into the straight aways...best handeling mod's for a road course you could do.. besides doing coilovers and getting them balance with you in the car but that alittle over the top if you use your car as a daily driver.....ha does were the days lolllll
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so its been some time since i got my kit on and i am very pleased! the car is running amazing and most importantly the power delivery is consistent and aggressive! i wasnt able to get everything at once and i cant decide on whether to upgrade my headers or suspension first. I have a SS race muffler on the car but i am having a hard time picking over the AA, SS stepped, or the fabspeed headers. any input on that would be greatly appreciated! and on the suspension side i am pretty stuck on the KW V2's and maybe a set of front and rear sway bars.

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Great to hear that your enjoying the extra power!! I will email you with some of the items you requested.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #8
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