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    Jr. Mechanic drwdominance's Avatar
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    Default Advice Required - Intake/Exhaust Upgrade Options

    So I came in to some money. Should I get:

    A. Intake, cat back exhaust

    B. Intake, muffler only, programmer

    Both options are approximately the same price in Canada. What would you do?
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    I would bet option B. Get a good intake, a tuner to adjust your fuel/air ratio, rev limit, shift points, etc., and cut your cats off and also install a flowmaster or magnaflow muffler. This will give you the best bang for the buck.
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    I would do B also but replace cats if over 70k miles & have exhaust exit before tire to reduce bends.
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    I'd go to walmart and spend it all on mudflaps, trick shift knobs, license plate covers, seat covers, and other tricked out acc. def option B man

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    None of the above. Custom tune from Black Bear, Wheatly, Nelson, etc.
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    Can you afford option C: Intake, cat-back exhaust and programmer?
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    intake, true dual flowmasters and a programmer
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    I think you'll get the most bang for your buck with option B.

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    I think the best option is to send to it me so that you know you get the best bang for the buck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1morepart View Post
    intake, true dual flowmasters and a programmer
    I think this will come soon just not yet. The intake and programmer are fine but I'll definitely need to save a little more for true dual exhaust. I figured since a muffler was cheap I would go for just a little more sound right now.

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