Originally Posted by Mike1995
Welcome to the forum Sean! Once that mod bug hits, its gonna be tough to stop. LOL.
lol, thanks for the welcome and the help in my other thread.
I'm not planning anything crazy as far as mods. My stock exhaust is going, so rather than replace with OEM, I'm going to upgrade to a 3" downpipe, PLOG, probably 3" catback, with 40 series flowmasters. Since I will be upgrading the exhaust, I'm going to upgrade the intake as well to match the exhaust, with either a K&N or Thrasher CAI. Although, while at Autozone today, I was looking at their Spectre "DIY" CAI kits. This would me much cheaper than either the K&N or the Thrasher, but I'd have to fabricate a heat shield/airbox out of something. The father-in-law (to be) does have a sheet metal brake, so this may be easier than I'm thinking.
Aside from that, a 180 degree Tstat to help it run cooler, and a PCM tune to take advantage of the TSTAT and to tune out the rear O2 since I live in an emissions inspection state.
I know all of that sets me up for a smaller SC pulley, but I really don't think I'll go that route at this point. It'* my daily driver, and I need it to be more reliable than powerful.