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Old 11-27-12, 11:44 AM   #11
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back on topic....

kb lightweight pulley.
it was difficult to install on the 08, with the changes to the belts. ended up going back to stock pulley when i got a chance to get lightweight flywheel.

external oil cooler
i love it functionally on the track. i really do. but i've had to redo the hoses about 3 times now for small leaks, changes in routing w/ new headers, etc., and it's a pain in the ass.
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Old 11-27-12, 11:58 AM   #12
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Magnaflow sport Exhaust.
got it because it was cheaper than the others and I like the mufflers and tips.
Dislike it because of the drone at highway rpms.
So far I have put an 18" resonator in it with no luck.
I am trying a moroso spiral flow muffler this time. If it doesn't eliminate the drone, a new exhaust is in the books.
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Old 11-27-12, 12:18 PM   #13
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Cobb dp, switched it for a cnt catless. No regrets



Oh and also my Mac autosport tune, shoulda went to the boost creep
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Old 11-27-12, 01:01 PM   #14
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Stage 1 cuz it is a gateway drug
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Old 11-27-12, 01:01 PM   #15
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Power Steering fluid cooler.

Installed fine. Filled the reservoir. Started the motor and before I could run around and add more fluid it drained the reservoir. Now I have a whining PS pump every cold start that lasted about 30 seconds. I guess some minor damage was done? I should have pre-filled the cooler and lines..

I also had an AEM Cold Air Intake. drove it for one mile after the install and removed it. The whooshing noise was ridiculous.
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Old 11-27-12, 01:22 PM   #16
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^ I kinda like that noise....

I regret not buying extended exhaust hangers, because when i went catless, my bumper started to burn burn burnnnn!!!!!
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Old 11-27-12, 01:33 PM   #17
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Thankfully none yet, but I am sure I will add to this thread in the spring!

Off topic: The AEM is not as loud as any other SF intake, because the filter is in the fender...but it will still defintely be louder than stock. I've had both and prefer the AEM...though the fender is wide open so neither of them are truely pulling 'cold air'.
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Old 11-30-12, 07:06 PM   #18
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In my 08, the AEM cold air intake. The car always felt jerky, and I could never quite tune it out. Went back to stock and sold it...
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Old 11-30-12, 07:31 PM   #19
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Everything? Money pit.

Alcantara interior, it is a bitch to keep clean. But it is still worth having
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Old 11-30-12, 07:53 PM   #20
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race engines #2 and #3 and a 6k shifter. just a fraction of what i've spent overall on what started its life as a jacked up economy car that's now going on 9 years old. excuse me...

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