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Got 100 Gift Card What to do with it?

I was going to save it for when I buy my new hood but is there anything else that I could get that is a good performace type upgrade for my car it's 100 dollars to americanmuscle.com from my GF..... What I already have is BBK CAI(will upgrade to tuner/CAI combo later), I have springs, push start, exhaust, antenna... uh?? I think that's it lol. I was maybe thinking BBK headers but is that worth it??


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Get some "GT" emblems... It will look like it has additional 100 horses!

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I bought Pypes shorty headers, kind of mid-range in price. I can feel a difference (small but mentionable) in acceleration. They gave my exhaust (Flowmaster) more of a louder yet lower toned rumble. Only thing is I found them cheaper at Summit. I strongly recommend either Pypes or JBA over BBK, but that's just me

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Get some "GT" emblems... It will look like it has additional 100 horses!
......really dude?........ I hope you were playing around.

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Get some "GT" emblems... It will look like it has additional 100 horses!
Thats just not right, it's funny, but SO wrong.


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I was going to save it for when I buy my new hood but is there anything else that I could get that is a good performace type upgrade for my car it's 100 dollars to americanmuscle.com from my GF..... What I already have is BBK CAI(will upgrade to tuner/CAI combo later), I have springs, push start, exhaust, antenna... uh?? I think that's it lol. I was maybe thinking BBK headers but is that worth it??
If I were you, I would save it until I had enough to buy a tuner. That's going to give you the most performance gain for your $$. Also, you'd need one anyhow to optimize the header install.

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I bought Pypes shorty headers, kind of mid-range in price. I can feel a difference (small but mentionable) in acceleration. They gave my exhaust (Flowmaster) more of a louder yet lower toned rumble. Only thing is I found them cheaper at Summit. I strongly recommend either Pypes or JBA over BBK, but that's just me
thanks for the info so you think I should get that? or is there something better that is like 300 or less I don't want to spend too much right now i'm trying to save for big mods or GT but I still am gonna mod this one because I am going to keep it

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so tuner/cai.... I guess it is a good idea since it will help all mods I get but I thought I should do that after I get my mods and have it tuned when they all get installed because if I don't wont I have to keep paying for new tunes from a company as I add mods to the car I wanted to just do all that at once you know what I mean or am I not thinking right about how the tuners actually work I have never had one so im unsure

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so tuner/cai.... I guess it is a good idea since it will help all mods I get but I thought I should do that after I get my mods and have it tuned when they all get installed because if I don't wont I have to keep paying for new tunes from a company as I add mods to the car I wanted to just do all that at once you know what I mean or am I not thinking right about how the tuners actually work I have never had one so im unsure
If you buy the tuner from Brenspeed, you will get lifetime updates for those tunes PROVIDED you purchase the other upgrades from them as well.

For instance, you buy a CAI & Tuner from Brenspeed. In 6 months you've saved enough to buy short headers. If you buy the headers from them, they will email you an updated tune with parameters to include the headers. It's a sales tactic and a good one. You become a repeat customer and you don't have to keep paying $50-100 per tune everytime you buy new bolt-ons. It also helps Brenspeed, because they get more business.

I did not buy my stuff from Brenspeed, but a lot of other guys have. Had I known that BEFORE I bought my various bolt-ons for my current and previous cars, I would have just gone to them and be done with it.

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If you buy the tuner from Brenspeed, you will get lifetime updates for those tunes PROVIDED you purchase the other upgrades from them as well.

For instance, you buy a CAI & Tuner from Brenspeed. In 6 months you've saved enough to buy short headers. If you buy the headers from them, they will email you an updated tune with parameters to include the headers. It's a sales tactic and a good one. You become a repeat customer and you don't have to keep paying $50-100 per tune everytime you buy new bolt-ons. It also helps Brenspeed, because they get more business.

I did not buy my stuff from Brenspeed, but a lot of other guys have. Had I known that BEFORE I bought my various bolt-ons for my current and previous cars, I would have just gone to them and be done with it.
that does help with those questions thanks

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I was being serious. 100 bucks really isn't all that much sorry. Performance is generally pricey. I would suggest appearance type items or save up until you can do something major. Save up for gears, that will be the best way to enhance your acceleration.
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I was being serious. 100 bucks really isn't all that much sorry. Performance is generally pricey. I would suggest appearance type items or save up until you can do something major. Save up for gears, that will be the best way to enhance your acceleration.
Well I'm not only going to spend the 100 dollar gift card you can't get anything apearance/performance with that really I want to spend around 300 after the 100 dollar gift card

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Well I'm not only going to spend the 100 dollar gift card you can't get anything apearance/performance with that really I want to spend around 300 after the 100 dollar gift card

Well lets see:

Headers
Dual Exhaust
Tuner
Gears
Hood scoop, side scoops, louvers, spoiler, etc.
Coil/wires
and so on...

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