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Well guys I finally did it. Finalized a deal today on a 95 se-r after looking for over a month. I think I got a pretty good deal. I've been lurking on here for a little bit, but now you will probably hear more from me since I have one to play with in person :). Gotta love it. So what to do next?.....haha!
 

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Screw all the bolt ons and get a turbo!!!! Or get the new cams from JWT and get a turbo!!!!

Mike G. Want's a turbo!!!
 
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Wow, I should jump right into the big leagues huh? We'll see. If I can only remember where I put all of the extra money for mods........
 

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seriously, bang for the buck is the header, and then the intake (sound and power) and then the exhaust, and then after that, I would consider a computer upgrade, and then the bigger stuff (cams, NOS, turbo, ect) you can probably get intake, exhaust, and header for well under 1k.
 

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EVERYTHING I've heard says an exhaust is not really worth it on our cars unless you are running NOS or turbo since the stock exhaust flows really well. For us NA guys it would be just a looks/sound thing which is still ok.
 
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Yeah I will probably do intake < muffler < chip < suspension and see how that does. I do like it out of the box though. It doesnt touch my merkur for speed(turbo :)), but I think it can eventually. I just handles much better and is much more refined. So, anyone in the Ohio area?? Just curious.
 
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dope, forgot headers, they will be worked in there too :)
 
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Boilermaker? Ahh, I got friends up there, may be coming up in the coming month, maybe I will see you around :)
 

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Give the car a good tune-up first. Bump the timing to 18 second. Run 92 Octane third. Get a CAI fifth. Get a HotShot Header sixth. get a 2 UR pulley set. Work on the suspension next. do not lower it too much. Our cars do not like that. AGXs/Pro-kits recommeded. Get an ECU from JWT and then get the JWT cams.

That will give you a car that will kick the ass of every GSR and SI in your hood. Visit my site to find more.
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98 SE-R: PR CAI, HS G3 Header, JWT S3 Cams, Timing @ 18, PS Short Shifter,
Fr/Rr STBs, Pro-Kits/KYB-AGXs/ST Bars, AD22VF/Axxis Pads/SS Lines,
UR 4-Pulleys, Volk TE-37/Potenza RE-71 205/50ZR15.
 

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Naji is the mod man!

I run 17 degrees (well, what's the different between 17 and 18 anyways?) and run 97 octane without a problem. If I ran 92 I'd probably run 19-20 degrees.

Also I wanted to do my suspension first. I'm doing all the mods that I will notice day to day more often. I wouldn't really notice the power adders like headers and CAIs unless I'm at WOT about 3-4k RPM which doesn't happen that often. (wish it could be more!) So did the short shifter, the audio (well, still working on that...) and I think that's it so far.

Oh yea, and the springs/struts I'm getting! :) :)
 
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Wow, 97 octane :)....must be flowin like water up in Indiana:).....Anyhoo, I was going to order and install an intake this week, but all this talk about CAI's makes me think I should get one of those. Of course hydrolock scares me, but it doesnt seem common at all. Should I just splurge for the CAI? Is it worth the extra dough? Thanks for the suggestions....
 

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no crap, 97 octane, it must be nice, its called 100 shot :) anyways, a cai will not hurt anything, unless you cut a hole in your wheel well to try to get colder air. me and a buddy of mine made a cai for his 2.5 rs impreza and it rained really hard about a month back and he hydrolocked his engine, OUCH but while it was out, we port and polished the head, manifold, ect, runs really good now.
 
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So what would my best bet be if I didn't really feel like cutting up my wheel well? Weren't certain CAI's designed with the intention that the wheel well should be modified? That was the impression I had, but I am still learning :)
 

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If you want to know all you need about the CAI, then visit my site. I have the *complete* write up on the CAI. It will help you a lot.
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98 SE-R: PR CAI, HS G3 Header, JWT S3 Cams, Timing @ 18, PS Short Shifter,
Fr/Rr STBs, Pro-Kits/KYB-AGXs/ST Bars, AD22VF/Axxis Pads/SS Lines,
UR 4-Pulleys, Volk TE-37/Potenza RE-71 205/50ZR15.
 

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ya, pretty much, that was just about the only decent availible cai on the market until about a year ago or so, there are a few other options, but why not go with something proven? :)
 
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