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Old 09-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Rafe Rafe is offline
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Hmm, rant, could be but that is just me. People pick up my meaning very easily and understand what I am saying. Well for wheeling I would focus on Better plugs, a low temp thermo, Much better wires, and a good open catback would help and give you that grunt you are probably looking for and the weight savings is the best thing for you. If you add a good short CAI, it'll also help the exhaust note. You may want to look at some project ideas to get cold air to the intake like maybe a custom filter box (you design and build). The cooler the air, the better the burn/power. After you have done these things you'll be getting close to the chipping area and then of course headers. . . . .
My preffered rule of Upgrading
1. Air
2. Ign.
3. Fuel
4. Exhaust
5. Tune
6. Externals, pulleys, mounts, dampners, etc.

But this is do to the fact that I have the money to do what I need to when I do a build. Piece by piece I go the route I am recommending to you.

Just caught your edit, they would be good headers. I would say do some research on headers and see what you are looking for, learn what the pro/con to coated headers are and what the diff typr of headers are and why.
I already have the K&N Intake. The 57 series to keep the air cooler. I also already have a true Cat-back exhaust via JBA. 2.5in with a 3in tip. LOVE IT. This is why I was asking about the headers. I have the E3 Diamond Fire plugs and waiting to get JBA wires. (I just love JBA's products.) So I already have or plan to get soon the upgrades you have recommended.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:20 PM
02'4.04x4 02'4.04x4 is offline
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I already have the K&N Intake. The 57 series to keep the air cooler. I also already have a true Cat-back exhaust via JBA. 2.5in with a 3in tip. LOVE IT. This is why I was asking about the headers. I have the E3 Diamond Fire plugs and waiting to get JBA wires. (I just love JBA's products.) So I already have or plan to get soon the upgrades you have recommended.
Also I forgot to mention I have an Accel Super Coil, picked it up when I got the cat back and the wires. That sounds good for performance, I picked up the JBA wires to see how they are and since they were on the same Summit search page as other things I was looking at. Right now I couldnt tell you how they are, only that they work. When I get time later I will test them and see how the add up. Hmm, if you have an K&N and a Cat back and you do not have enough rumble I would have to say that your cat back is too tame. That's why there is such a big ta doo in the muffler realm as everyone want the best sounding exhaust. Headers will help minorly, but the Muff controls the loudness. The header will just allow a little more air flow and it'll be a little more choppy, this is in part why alot of people think they are getting more performance with headers it allows the rpms to climb quicker to a point. That point being it takes longer to get to the quicker RPM's because you lost some back pressure, i.e. TQ.
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