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What to do next?

I have a 2012 GT, all I have done so far is install LCA's. I wanted to get some opinions on my next mod. I was thinking either a Airaid CAI or HeartThrob cat-back. From reading it looks like both add about the same performance wise. Which ever I don't get now I will eventually get in a few months but I just wanted to get yalls opinions on each or how you like each if you have them. I'm waiting a little while on the tune, it will come just later on down the road.


2012 GT Base: 3.31, 6m, J&M LCA, JHR shifter bracket and clutch line, Hushpower Cat Back, OEM Leather seat covers, JLT CAI, Bama Tune, Barton shifter.
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If you are waiting on a tune then wait to get the CAI at the same time. If absolute performance is not a major goal then upgrade parts that will make an impact on your daily drive. My vote would go with exhaust, lowering springs with KONI STR.t's, and speaker upgrades.

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The fact that the exhaust will make you grin every time you step on the gas makes it a fun mod

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It's not that absolute performance isn't my goal, I just want to get more miles on the car before getting a tune. I know chances are the motor will be fine with one but, just to save a fight with the wife, I'm waiting a while on the tune. So you feel a CAI is best with a tune? Is that because there is little benefit to just the CAI alone?

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The fact that the exhaust will make you grin every time you step on the gas makes it a fun mod
For this, 10 points for the exhaust!

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Exhaust for the sound(or sound and performance if you do full exhaust or cat-back), wider tires for the grip and putting horses to the ground, shifter upgrades since you have an MT. I also waited(until 10K miles) before I did any engine mods, was worried about "ticks" etc. Luckily everything has been great!

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So looks like I'm leaning more toward the HeartThrob catback, This one http://www.americanmuscle.com/heartt...pe-1112gt.html gonna stick with the stock mufflers until I can get the GT500's

2012 GT Base: 3.31, 6m, J&M LCA, JHR shifter bracket and clutch line, Hushpower Cat Back, OEM Leather seat covers, JLT CAI, Bama Tune, Barton shifter.
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