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This is a discussion on I need some stock boosting advice please within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Doc Dub E Maybe I need to do a search on how to do better searches Meh...I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Dub E
    Maybe I need to do a search on how to do better searches
    Meh...I have a few years head start, and can shift through all the pointless/crap threads pretty much with ease on this forum. I do get tired of searching and times and will start a new thread/PM someone even through I know the answer is here somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Dub E
    I've only made a dozen or so posts on these forums but I've received this answer more often than not. I spend more time on these forums than any other website, I try to do as much research as I can. Believe me, I know the rules of etiquette...
    It's not as much etiquette, since this is quite an open forum; it's that there's much more info out there than I or anyone else could consolidate.

    I understand that air is a tricky variable and that the MAF and MAP sensors can be screwed up with a CAI or ram air or whatever, but what I can't understand is why there wouldn't be gains with a specific setup or calibration.
    Most makers now admit (to themselves if not their clients) that cars burn mostly air, not gasoline. Many cars now have intakes that are quite adequate, and if you consider that they use a proper air filter (I'm really hung up on this -- IMO gaining a few HP while letting garbage into the intake isn't worth it!) it's very pleasing to see good designs out of the box. Ours is quite nice. Very low particle numbers so the filtration is great, and swapping it out yields little gain, especially in an otherwise stock car.

    I have read enough to know what order and priorities I should follow when going through a modification path; I will be installing a TBE this week. I'm just a technical type of guy and want to know all the hows and whys even if I don't plan on doing any of this myself
    I can certainly understand that, I like to tinker as well. Just to play devil's advocate (and, I admit, also a little bit for the shock value!...) I recommend not touching the motor or exhaust at all. No kidding! The car has more than enough power and torque, at least for me -- consider how often you lift off and brake hard before a bend. Until I figure out how to take most bends I come across flat in top gear, I'll recommend modding the car from the ground up - start with the round stuff at the bottom edges and work inwards. Rubber, rims, brakes, suspension, chassis, in that order IMO.

    But I digress...
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    This is the most perfectly answered BOV/CAI thread and should be stickied!!! Nice job guys!
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