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Old 12-21-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Legacy LGT 2006---Best Modification

Basically im curious as to which mod some of you feel is the besst mod/one that your most happy with. My LGT is new to me, and honestly money wont be flowing in for a bit, but im tempted to save for a full exhaust or coilovers and tune....etc. i felt this is too general to take up space in a specific forum technical section.

Thanks in advance to all who can lend some insight.

Brands of parts would be great to know as well for what your most happy with.

i have yet to do a full search on here, legacygt .org / .com
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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I haven't really started putting too much into mine either (only had the car for about 3 months). But, I'll be starting with a magnaflow cat-back exhaust ($500 shipped), then a couple of little things like Hawk HPS brake pads, and a few exterior mods. But, I'm hoping to get a Cobb AP soon. From what I understand, most people think that it is the best bang for your buck when it comes to mods. Then, I plan on saving up for a light turbo upgrade.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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For an 06 LGT - get an up/down pipe + exhaust and a tune - at least an ECUTek. It'll even out your throttle response, reduce turbo lag, improve MPG and really liven the car up.

Then get some tires and suspension. Cos you'll need to hang onto the road with a much quicker car.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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For an 06 LGT - get an up/down pipe + exhaust and a tune - at least an ECUTek. It'll even out your throttle response, reduce turbo lag, improve MPG and really liven the car up.

Then get some tires and suspension. Cos you'll need to hang onto the road with a much quicker car.
while im there a header worthwhile too? and bare minimum and ECUtek? or is COBB AP v2 better? might as well add in a CAI w/ MAF tube, a turbo inlet pipe, and larger TMIC w/BOV.

at what point in modifications do these vf40 turbos show that theyve been maxed out on airflow, and anymore power is gonna require turbo modification or swap?
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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The Cobb AP allows programming remotely. The ECUTek is essentially a retune of the stock factory ECU map (unless they've changed). So you can consider that the Cobb allows you to retune as you add mods, and the ECUtek is a "one shot" deal.

If you're doing all those mods, unless you want to mess with doing tuning every time you install, I would just stockpile all the parts, install, and get one tune.

No idea on what the max flow of the VF40 turbo is - but anytime you want more power you have only a few options, and matching a turbo to your engine/intake is part of the equation.

Do you have a specific goal in mind? Because now your thread isn't about the "best" modification but more about "how much power"?
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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lol. no power goal yet. street/dail power. so maybe no more than say a VF52 or just ported VF40 turbo (direct swap turbo) with all the typical bolt ons, unless i go with a FMIC which will necissitate (spelling??) something not exactly a direct bolt on like a wrx/sti turbo or JDM wrx turbo.

thanks for all the insight. +1/Kudos for the help.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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The mods I am most happy with are (in order)
-Stopping-More aggressive brake pads (ebc reds), Stainless Steel lines, and ATE superblue fuid.
-Handling-Cobb Sways, Upgraded Rear Sway Mount, Kartboy Endlinks, Swift Sport Springs, and 18's with some 40 series summer rubber.

I've also got catless DP, custom CBE, Cobb AP, K&N filter, Hidden sub enclosure, ipod kit, etc...

But I feel my best purchases were spent on handling.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:41 AM   #8
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thanks johnnyGT'08 and huffer. the detail to your post is apprectiated.

anyone else ??
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:24 PM   #9
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I bet if LSi+TSX sees this thread he'll have a BUNCH to say... he has an 05 LGT that I helped install a downpipe on, way back in 06.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #10
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if anything. at least upgrade the rear sway bar and upgrade those rear stout mounts. or you'll be sorry like a local person here.do the rear endlinks while your at the rear sway bar.


a lot of people are happy with a stage 2 setup for power.
in your case, it would be up pipe, and turboback exhaust
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #11
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Hey dose any one have any tips on how the tune the cob access pro? I just downloaded the software but don't know what to tune?!
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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uppipe downpipe and tune. uppipe is almost a must because 06's have a catted uppipe which is no bueno
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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Skip the cat back unless you want more noise. The stock cbe is enough unless you decide to go much bigger on the turbo. Same with intake, skip it. Get a cobb AP first you want to get off the OEM map asap, it just isn't that reliable (ask around on lgt.com). Biggest bang for your buck is the stage 1 tune. Up pipe and down pipe to get rid of at least 2 cats, 3 if you really want to and tune however you can afford an etune for the access port is cheapest and feels better than the ots Cobb map. Stage 2 isn't quite as noticeable of a difference from stock to stage 1 but its a good amount of power and it feels much smoother down low and you hit boost sooner.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #14
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Some prefer to do suspension and brakes before going stage 2 but its really your preference. I don't regret not upgrading suspension yet but I am looking for coilovers now.
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