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:godance:hello all!! I bought my ww x gsr bnew 3 yrs ago! only performance mod I added was K&N drop in and HKS Hi Power catback. Now, mod bugs hitting me again and "might" pull the trigger soon. My evo is my daily, and just wanted to enjoy my daily drive more(street car build). I'm planning on getting all my parts from maperformance. Then, have them installed from any performance shops around bay area. Tune? not sure where to go... bains tuning or fftec? wanted dual map pump/e85. e85 is just 12 minutes away from home.

my questions are:
1) does my cart looks right? any input? any cheaper but quality parts out there?
2) how long does it usually take if I order from map?
3) test pipe too risky around bay area?
4) test pipe o2 bung or add o2 bung to my stock down pipe?
5) how much do you guys think installation and tuning will cost me?
6) which tuner? why?
7) WHP outcome after these mods? mustang dyno?

thank you in advance!!
 

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Looks solid, but I hear you cali peeps can land in a world of shit if found with a test pipe. I would just stick to a hfc. The power gains from a hfc to a test pipe aren't significant.
 

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Looks solid, but I hear you cali peeps can land in a world of shit if found with a test pipe. I would just stick to a hfc. The power gains from a hfc to a test pipe aren't significant.
thanks bro! but, based on forums, if its not stock cat, its illegal? is there a difference when caught with straight pipe from hfc? or just less obvious due to smell? thanks again!!!
 

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thanks bro! but, based on forums, if its not stock cat, its illegal? is there a difference when caught with straight pipe from hfc? or just less obvious due to smell? thanks again!!!
I'm a Pennsylvania native so I can't speak to the repercussions for tampering with emissions equipment in Cali, but yes, smell will be quite noticable without a cat.
 

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Hey, just FYI in case you don't know - that RexSpeed dual pod isn't a replacement for your A-Pillar, it goes OVER it. And people have complained of fitment issues, and that it has a different finish from OEM. If you want a real A-pillar replacement you'll need to find Ortiz pods, or track down anybody else still making them. DSG doesn't seem to anymore. Also I've read lots of bad things about FIC injectors; ID seems to be the preferred brand around these parts, but I have no experience with either.
 

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:godance:hello all!! I bought my ww x gsr bnew 3 yrs ago! only performance mod I added was K&N drop in and HKS Hi Power catback. Now, mod bugs hitting me again and "might" pull the trigger soon. My evo is my daily, and just wanted to enjoy my daily drive more(street car build). I'm planning on getting all my parts from maperformance. Then, have them installed from any performance shops around bay area. Tune? not sure where to go... bains tuning or fftec? wanted dual map pump/e85. e85 is just 12 minutes away from home.

my questions are:
1) does my cart looks right? any input? any cheaper but quality parts out there?
2) how long does it usually take if I order from map?
3) test pipe too risky around bay area?
4) test pipe o2 bung or add o2 bung to my stock down pipe?
5) how much do you guys think installation and tuning will cost me?
6) which tuner? why?
7) WHP outcome after these mods? mustang dyno?

thank you in advance!!
If you can afford it, get the flex fuel kit. I never see my ethanol content more than 80%, usually it's just around 75%-78%. I have my HFC for nearly 2 years, no problem at all in bay area. I prefer Bains Tuning. I heard FFTEC not working on evo anymore.
 

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I think in your area, a slight sacrifice would be smart. Go with the HFC! It wont be worth it getting busted for having a test pipe, or dealing with emissions inspections annually.

I PMed you BTW!
 

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Hey, just FYI in case you don't know - that RexSpeed dual pod isn't a replacement for your A-Pillar, it goes OVER it. And people have complained of fitment issues, and that it has a different finish from OEM. If you want a real A-pillar replacement you'll need to find Ortiz pods, or track down anybody else still making them. DSG doesn't seem to anymore. Also I've read lots of bad things about FIC injectors; ID seems to be the preferred brand around these parts, but I have no experience with either.
Wow thanks! I thought that its a direct replacement. I'll look for some other options. and also do more research about which injector to get. appreciate it!
 

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If you can afford it, get the flex fuel kit. I never see my ethanol content more than 80%, usually it's just around 75%-78%. I have my HFC for nearly 2 years, no problem at all in bay area. I prefer Bains Tuning. I heard FFTEC not working on evo anymore.
I really wanted to get a flex fuel kit, but can't seem to find a good review or source of where to get one, or how to do it. Is there a difference getting caught using a test pipe and an HFC? thanks!
 

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I think in your area, a slight sacrifice would be smart. Go with the HFC! It wont be worth it getting busted for having a test pipe, or dealing with emissions inspections annually.

I PMed you BTW!
thanks! but I really want to know if there is a difference getting caught with a test pipe and getting caught using HFC?
 

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They are both illegal mods in your state, but the test pipe will be much more obvious to L.E. It's up to you to decide what level of risk you are willing to assume. I just put a test pipe on my car, but in my state it's barely a slap on the wrist if caught.
 

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I wouldn't go with that gauge pod either. There's many reviews that say the fitment is terrible. I went with JCSPods, and I love it. It replaces the OEM pillar and fits perfectly. Also, a bung on your test pipe would be way easier than removing your downpipe to weld in an o2 bung on it.
 

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Depending how tall you are the CPE dash pod should be an option and I personally think it looks the best and the most practical location. Looks pretty close to stock too. Definitely go with flex fuel kit! Good luck and keep us posted
 

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Depending how tall you are the CPE dash pod should be an option and I personally think it looks the best and the most practical location. Looks pretty close to stock too. Definitely go with flex fuel kit! Good luck and keep us posted
that pod actually looks nice! I'm 5'10". I really want to go Flex fuel. still doing my research on which brand to go with and also which pump and injectors to use. thanks!
 

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Thanks for all input!

update: instead of buying online, decided to go to local shop and ordered parts through them. here are the parts. all installed and tuned. very happy with the result! No need to switch between maps. Can use any mixture of 91 and e85! :godance:


AMS UICP
MXP TP
GS 3 PORT SOLENOID
FLEX CONVERTER KIT W/ BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY (ANDROID)
WALBRO 255LPH
FIC 1100 INJECTORS
BLAQ OPS FUEL PUMP KIT
INJECTOR PLUG ADAPTORS
NGK IRIDIUM SPARK PLUGS
T U N E :)

next target are gauges and gauge pods. then, more power upgrades, then visual/suspension upgrades.
 
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