Is there an optimal route?
Is there a specific order in which you bought?
I decided to get my tune from a guy who charges $500 up front for lifetime tunes, first tune free, and $50 per hour labor after that for each visit.
So with that in mind, yes I know buying everything all at once would be the most optimal, but I am on a budget.
Not too strict, but I'd like to buy a major component one at time.
Depending on who you ask, I've heard the intake is safe without a tune but isn't going to make gains obv, so I figured this was probably the first engine mod I'd do with the free tune.
Then, there's the AP, Boost controller, and DP. That right there shipped is like $1500 but I feel like without all of them at once it's a waste of money for tunes.
What do you guys recommend if at all...
Also, anyone running at least stage 1 with factory catback? Safe? Restricted flow?
PS: without doing much research, why would my tuner advise me to purchase a boost controller in addition to the AP? Doesn't the AP cover that? Noob here.