EVERYONE has intake mods, myself included.An upgraded intercooler was the best mod I've done so far, after a stage 1 tune. I used to be anti-TIP but did recently install the MST Performance TIP and silicon hose.
There’s one E85 pump within about 100 miles of my house, and it’s 20+ miles in the opposite direction of my work
Admins, please sticky this post.Flow chart for mods:
Do you have a Mk7? Buy an intercooler upgrade.
Oem engine and transmission mounts?
Stock tires? Unless you drive 20-40k per year and will wear those puppies out
GET SOME REAL TIRES!
Do you speed up for corners?
Get a rear sway bar!
Like what the rear swaybar did? Good! Leave the front alone, or you’ll gain your understeer back.
Are accords, minivans, and pickup trucks blowing your doors off? Get a JB4 or a tune! Eventually you’ll need a TCU tune or a clutch (there’s no “best” transmission”)
Want more power & sound? Get a downpipe!
Thinking of going catless? STOP, these are daily driven cars...get a cat. If you can’t afford a Catted downpipe you can’t afford to mod the car anyway.
Want it to sound good? Get a Resonated Midpipe!
Wanted it to sound good and loud? Get a Resonated catback (skip this step if going faster matters more than being louder)
Want it to be faster than your coworkers car? Get a bigger turbo
And so on, and so forth.
I was responding to bobbie hotsauce up there, who bumped up this ancient thread. I was 100% anti-TIP lol, felt there was no proof one did anything. I basically have been slightly bored the past few weeks, so got the MST tip+hose. Mostly based on Jeff's flow tests (and it was on sale). I know it's still something you really don't need. Now I have that, no snow grate, and AFE dry filter on the intake side.EVERYONE has intake mods, myself included.
I don’t believe anyone is “anti-TIP”, you just have to know there’s a dozen better ways to spend your money. I got mine for free, so it was almost worth the 5 minutes it took to install. Zero difference noted at stage 2 power.