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Old 07-25-2001, 05:53 PM   #1
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Whats the mod will give me the most bang for my buck when it comes to engine performance on a 00 rs?
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Old 07-25-2001, 06:11 PM   #2
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probably ganzflow intake.
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Old 07-25-2001, 06:41 PM   #3
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Yep.. Cool air intake. I think you will see the most improvement from this one mod.
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Old 07-25-2001, 08:39 PM   #4
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Can't beat stickers! They're cheap and must add about 20 hp to any car.

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Old 07-25-2001, 08:46 PM   #5
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does the cobb intake offer a better power gain than the ganz?
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:19 PM   #6
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yes, the cobb is better, but it also costs more. it's tough to beat the "bang for the buck" factor of the ganzflow.
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Old 07-25-2001, 11:06 PM   #7
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Do the Ganz Flow and what $$ you save you can upgrade the plugs and wires. The Ganz Flow is more versitile in that it retaines the stock air box which gives you the coices of using a paper, K&N or Amsoil filter. Or if your really creative you can try and fit a cone filter in the wheel well and eliminate the air box filter. The other thing that is nice about it is that its much simpler to change over to the stock air intake for those times when waranty work needs to be done.
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Old 07-25-2001, 11:53 PM   #8
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You will not see any benifit from plugs and wires until you have 20-30K on the clock. Better replacement wires only really work when the old ones are worn out or the stock ignition is very marginal. The Stock ignition system on the EJ motors is no where near marginal at stock HP.
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Old 07-26-2001, 01:09 AM   #9
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I say fix the nut behind the wheel first before you start modding the rest of the vehicle.

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Old 07-26-2001, 01:25 AM   #10
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500 bucks worth of rubber is the best place to start
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Old 07-26-2001, 04:06 AM   #11
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he even happened to say larrys intake slogan best bang for the buck eh
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Old 07-26-2001, 12:31 PM   #12
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I'm gonna go with everyone else and say Ganzflow http://www.imprezaRS.com
For the performance gains it's better then just getting a K&N panel filter.
Your next best bet would be a cat-back exhaust, I did a custom Arospeed stainless / aluminized set-up for $201.16
Pulleys always get mixed reviews, the undersized ones don't seem to work as well and stock sized lightweight pulleys seem to also have flaws.
They're expensive, but a new ECU or a chip gives you potential to do alot more with your car and brings out more HP from your stock engine.
Or just go crazy and do a ZEX nitrous kit and shoot off a 40 or 50 shot.
Who knows, it all depends on how much your "buck" is.
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:11 PM   #13
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Hey XT6Wagon:

I dissagree with your assesment of waiting until 20K-30K for replacing the plugs. Yea the stock wires are pretty good, however the champion plugs do NOT do the EJ25 any justice. I replaced mine after 7K and what a huge difference in performance it made. Now I'm not saying that the engine is producing any extra hoarspower, however with out a doubt it is running much smoother and pull much better with no hesitation. A set of new plugs was my first mod (cheapest Mod) and gave me better MPG.


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