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    Thread: Best 12v Vr6 performance route?

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      03-05-2008 11:06 PM #1
      Hey Vortex'rs I'm sure this is posted somewhere (link if so), but i've searched and cant find the best bang for the buck when upgrading the 12v vr6. Let me know some results and cost in upgrading.
      So far ive only purchased a cat-back,CAI, and 13lb flywheel. Looking for a chip next (GIAC) . Thanks in advance

      (forced induction has to wait another year )

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      03-05-2008 11:07 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 »
      (forced induction has to wait another year )
      Looks like you're waiting for a year then.
      U mirin?

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      03-05-2008 11:08 PM #3
      if your going FI next year i would wait till then, spend money on suspension [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-05-2008 11:10 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by GLSForTheWin »
      if your going FI next year i would wait till then, spend money on suspension [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      X2

    5. 03-05-2008 11:10 PM #5
      Turbo or supercharger if you can swing the dough.

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      03-05-2008 11:13 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by PIKE VRT »
      Turbo or supercharger if you can swing the dough.

      Trying to convince the bank i need 3k for daily driving repairs
      They haven't went for it yet

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      03-05-2008 11:17 PM #7
      Pulley kit?
      GIAC chip?

    8. 03-05-2008 11:23 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 »
      (forced induction has to wait another year )

      I knew I wanted to go turbo with mine so I resisted the normal bolt-ons (CAI, exhaust, chip, etc.) for more than 2 years! I finally got the cash (about $7000 when all said and done) and mine went from bone stock to force fed. It was like losing my virginity all over again

    9. 03-05-2008 11:26 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 »
      Trying to convince the bank i need 3k for daily driving repairs
      They haven't went for it yet

      Just for reference, taking out a loan, to mod your car, is pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do. Might as well go get yourself a nice case of HIV...

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      03-05-2008 11:30 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by ClubDownforce »
      Just for reference, taking out a loan, to mod your car, is pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do. Might as well go get yourself a nice case of HIV...


      Not really that bad when you dont owe that much.. especially if you arent wanting to sell it anytime soon.

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      03-05-2008 11:33 PM #11
      Just t-charge that SOB and call it a day. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    12. 03-05-2008 11:33 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 »

      Not really that bad when you dont owe that much.. especially if you arent wanting to sell it anytime soon.

      Right.

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      03-05-2008 11:35 PM #13
      Come on guys cant go forced induction yet.. Any testimonies on a chip for the Vr? best bang for the buck. (minus boost)

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      03-05-2008 11:36 PM #14
      Yeah dude take it from me...don't put any mods on a credit card. Worst mistake of my LIFE!

    15. 03-05-2008 11:38 PM #15
      Just save your dough and wait. The ECU will need to be re-flashed/programmed when you go forced induction anyway.

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      03-05-2008 11:39 PM #16
      Look into the Unitronic software. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      And yes I have been through Ubsolute and GIAC

      I have a CAI, full custom exhaust, and Unitronic software.
      Hopefully very soon to be boosting 10psi to 15psi on a turbo setup


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    17. 03-05-2008 11:42 PM #17
      i have unitronic chip, intake exhaust, lightweight flywheel, cams coming soon.
      That is pretty much it without f-ing up reliability, pullies blow

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      03-05-2008 11:45 PM #18
      What kind of differences did you notice with the chip? anything very noticeable?

    19. 03-06-2008 12:11 AM #19
      GIAC chip here, dont even notice the difference anymore.... Saving for VF supercharger...

    20. 03-06-2008 09:03 AM #20
      the chip difference you notice is in smoothness, the powerband is alot less rocky, but because i don't have cams the powerband sort of dies around 4500 rpm. I've driven a car with autotech 262 cams and it makes a world of difference. Hope this helps

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      03-06-2008 09:18 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by housmaar &raquo;
      the chip difference you notice is in smoothness, the powerband is alot less rocky, but because i don't have cams the powerband sort of dies around 4500 rpm. I've driven a car with autotech 262 cams and it makes a world of difference. Hope this helps

      Good response.. I've also been looking into a cam. The price of a cam installed is almost a third of the VF i've been dying to purchase

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      03-06-2008 09:20 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 &raquo;
      Come on guys cant go forced induction yet.. Any testimonies on a chip for the Vr? best bang for the buck. (minus boost)

      all the chips are pretty much the same (~10-12whp), the greatest part of buying a chip, is that all the chip makers program OUT the throttle lag inherent in the BOSCH programming. This alone makes getting a chip worth the cost.
      but, if you are planning on going FI, you should probably save the $$ and wait.

    23. 03-06-2008 09:20 AM #23
      if you do it when you put in a clutch or chains, it isn't much more expensive, its maybe an extra hour of labor. Just find a good shop to do everything and you should be fine.

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      03-06-2008 09:22 AM #24
      also noted your wanting to install cams....be careful, as most FI programing does NOT work well with cams, due to additional overlap. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-06-2008 09:25 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by brandonb85 &raquo;
      Hey Vortex'rs I'm sure this is posted somewhere (link if so), but i've searched and cant find the best bang for the buck when upgrading the 12v vr6.

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