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Hey guys the current mods I have.

1) Borla S-Type cat back exhaust including X pipe.
2) Steeda cold Air intake
3) SCT tuner

Mods thinking about getting soon.

1) BBK OR Borla long tube headers ( Not sure which ones, if anyone has a recommendation I would appreciate it.)

2) Short through Shifter ( I was looking at the Barton Industries Short Shifter with the extra mount. Let me know what you guys recommend.)

3) Any other mods you guys could recommend and opinions would be much appreciated thanks...



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Shifter good:
Long tubes: Will they pass emissions?
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Don't have any knowledge about headers or shifters but u could work on other components like lowering the car, lighter wheels, better tires.

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Long tubes: Will they pass emissions?
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Yep you might have an issue with Longtubes out there in CA. I know here in Phoenix they dont like them and you all have stricter emissions than we do.

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Headers: American Racing
Shifter: Im holding out for the release of MGW's 2011 short throw
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OK, you've got the power mods, now do suspension!

This car can do more than fast in a straight line...add LCA's, adj. panhard, springs, struts, etc.

Like mentioned above, ditch the heavy stock wheels too and add 275 rubber all around.
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Hey guys the current mods I have.

1) Borla S-Type cat back exhaust including X pipe.
2) Steeda cold Air intake
3) SCT tuner

Mods thinking about getting soon.

1) BBK OR Borla long tube headers ( Not sure which ones, if anyone has a recommendation I would appreciate it.)

2) Short through Shifter ( I was looking at the Barton Industries Short Shifter with the extra mount. Let me know what you guys recommend.)

3) Any other mods you guys could recommend and opinions would be much appreciated thanks...

Also consider suspension/traction mods.

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I'm also thinking about borla LT. One knock on the Borla LT is the merge collector comes in at 2.75 and most the others have a 3" setup. May not be a big diff but bigger is better to me anyways. I really like the MBRP LT, they only use the h-midpipe, theres a YouTube video out and sound badass but they won't be available until Dec. American Racing seems like the most expensive set. Stainless Works is also great and cheaper than AR. I don't know too much about BBK or bassani or kooks but they may be okay. JBA and dynatech just came out with new LT as well as Borla but so far no videos or info is out yet, those are still up in the air, but I'm not sure I want to be the guinea pig test dumby so I may end up with stainless works. I will be making my decision next week and plan on making the purchase.

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I forgot to mention:

1) I purchased the Brembo Brake package that came with different rims and Pirelli's 255 tires when i purchased my 5.0

2) Also I already have the Steeda Sport springs I put on aftermarket.

3) The long Tube Headers get rid of the cats so I'm kinda rethinking purchasing them. Not sure if my car would pass smog in California with LT.

4) What are some suspension mods I can do. I do not take my car to the drag strip or track...
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I forgot to mention:

1) I purchased the Brembo Brake package that came with different rims and Pirelli's 255 tires when i purchased my 5.0

2) Also I already have the Steeda Sport springs I put on aftermarket.

3) The long Tube Headers get rid of the cats so I'm kinda rethinking purchasing them. Not sure if my car would pass smog in California with LT.

4) What are some suspension mods I can do. I do not take my car to the drag strip or track...
3) You will NOT pass smog in Cali with LT's (unless you know someone who knows someone with a shady smog shop).

4) See Sharad's comments or call Joe Strano...Tokicos or Koni's, panhard or Watts Link, LCA's, LCA Relocation brackets, UCA's, and don't forget to adjust the pinion angle after all that.

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3) You will NOT pass smog in Cali with LT's (unless you know someone who knows someone with a shady smog shop).

4) See Sharad's comments or call Joe Strano...Tokicos or Koni's, panhard or Watts Link, LCA's, LCA Relocation brackets, UCA's, and don't forget to adjust the pinion angle after all that.

If you want go fast stuff...SUPERCHARGER!

I was thinking about going with this setup I already have the Steeda lowering springs.

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I just installed the Barton shifter and bracket. IMHO, the bracket is a bit overly engineered. If I were to do it again, I would probably go with the Steeda bracket. The combo ads a noticeable amount of noise (drive line whirl and shifter clunk). It's not necessarily a bad thing though. The shifter throw reduction is insane and maybe a bit over the top for some people. The feel is very positive, you wont mistake being in gear, but the gate closes up a bit so that it takes a little getting used to. The whole thing has a very "anchored" feel. BTW, the shifter dust boot is also a PITA during install.

If you only want a modest reduction in throw and a much smoother feel than stock, you might want to wait for the MGW. The Barton, while very precise, does little to smooth things out.

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Aluminum Driveshaft is a nice upgrade you'll shave weight off rotating mass pick up power it's a very nice noticeable upgrade and an easy install. I'm going with the Steeda shifter with the base and there knob in white since my car is white.

Driveshaft though highly recommend it.

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3) You will NOT pass smog in Cali with LT's (unless you know someone who knows someone with a shady smog shop).

4) See Sharad's comments or call Joe Strano...Tokicos or Koni's, panhard or Watts Link, LCA's, LCA Relocation brackets, UCA's, and don't forget to adjust the pinion angle after all that.

If you want go fast stuff...SUPERCHARGER!
Yup. What he said!

Fwiw, the suspension is not difficult to install. It helps to have a torque wrench because the torque on the LCAs and the UCA mount is up there pretty high. Other than that though, it doesn't really take super specialized tools or a lift to install your suspension. It's pretty simple stuff, but it makes a big improvement in traction!



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