Hey everyone, I'm relatively new to this site but I consider myself familiar with most of the terminology. But I have a question or two. Currently I'm driving a sonic yellow bugeye with black scoop and spoiler, It's pretty much bone stock except the previous owner removed the air box silencer and I currently have (not installed because I had to get it smogged) an hks high power exhaust system. First off, I'd like to begin some light modifications, anything from interior to engine (any suggestions?). I've looked into fuel pump and injectors and decided that the sti pinks (550ish cc) were right for my modification goals. I've heard that intakes (cold air) shouldn't be installed until after exhaust , injectors/pump, and engine management have been taken care of. I'm looking forward to modifying it but the engine management seems to be very expensive and debated over. I'd like to turn up boost but what should I use? I've heard electronic boost controllers are unnecessary and pricey over a manual controller. Is there a simple way to raise boost levels and other computer things like fuel air ratio (I'm a noob I know)to the proper levels for overall power gain? could i take it to a tuner and have them do it?
Here's my list of anticipated mods I'd like to install, any help/constructive criticism would be appreciated. ENGINE- install hks high power exhaust system (to remove cats and prep for increased boost), fuel pump (walbro 255), sti pink injectors, Injun cold air intake (with hydro lock), turn up boost? INTERIOR - kartboy shifter and new bushings (is the shifter worth it? is stock better?), my shift knob is razo and silver but scratched alot so new one of those, gauges (boost, a/f ratio, exhaust temp), change all backlights to red, and get a boot for my e brake. Possible sway bars not sure what to get though. HELP ME MAKE MY STOCK AT LEAST LEVEL 1 BADASS aha. ps: I don't like aftermarket blow off valves