Helped a friend with his first performance mod
We had decent enough weather this past weekend to work with the garage open so I helped a friend of mine install a CAI.
He and his wife have a Windveil Blue 06 GT 5 speed.
He went with the Steeda CAI /Xcal II combo from Brenspeed and he was pretty stoked.
He was always afraid to tear in to a new car but I told him that this mod, aside from messing with the tuner is pretty simple and non-invasive. I'm not an expert by any means but showed him that with the proper tools and not rushing through the job that it could be a pretty easy venture. The Steeda kit is very nice and installed with no problems whatsoever. The only semi-delay we had was getting the factory clamp off of the vacuum line - those things are pretty crappy. So, to make a long story short we installed the CAI, flashed first with the 87 tune and went for a run. I thought he was going to pass out he was so excited. He has since been inspired to see what other mods he wants to do that won't break the bank.
I still can't afford my CAI yet so I'll have to live vicariously through his but it was just neat to see a "whole new world" opened up to someone concerning performance mods.
Sorry for the length... just wanted to share.