Originally Posted by 1994se
I personally feel a 3.5 is seriously pushing your luck on a stock setup with just an intake. You're better off paying 350 for an aeroforce gauge now than all the frustration and expense of popping a piston.
Kyle- didn't you see a significant amount of KR with your 3.5?
I'm with 1994SE on this one.Your best bet on a tight budget is get a used cookie-cutter tune, a better flowing DP with a Ubend delete, drop in a set of 104'* and a drilled 180, then
toss on a pulley. Even after all the preliminary mods, you still need to scan. If you've got someone local with a tuner, you can save even more by letting them tune the car to the mods you purchased, then you KNOW it'* safe, and unleashing all you've got, too. Cookie-cutter tunes leave a bit of performance left on the table to be on the safe side.
$100 for a cookie cutter PCM < $20 in beer for a buddy and a few hours of his time on his tuner.