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I installed the K & N typhoon intake, which sounds pretty awesome, but I wasn’t seeing the gains I thought I would with it. It doesn’t really cool it enough. It is safer, living in Chicago, from the water – but who wants to be safe?
I want more power and more MPG’s! Here is the mod, although looking back at it, I may go with a true CAI, as this seems to be mostly a sound improvement. MPG barely changed, and the little it did go up was likely me learning the gearbox more efficiently.
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Next thing I ordered was the Forge Blow off valve – not a biggie, but sounds pretty cool!
I haven’t done much work under the hood before this car, so this was a step up for me. Super easy!
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My next purchase was a very simple install – The Madness Go Pedal:
After using it for several weeks – it is quite the improvement, and if you want to remind yourself, turn it off for a while! Now I get it, it’s not improving HP, and it’s not a tune, but it does make it fun to drive. I will be getting the tune eventually, so this may stay or go. But for now, it is quite the improvement in fuel economy, too. I started out with the economy mode, and it sure make millions of starts and stops in tight Chicago traffic easier. It is a slower, smoother start in first gear and promotes more eco-type driving.
With the middle mode selected, I surprisingly got better MPG than the stock as well. I had it on for a few commutes into the city, and it was 5 mpg higher than the trips without it. I’m sure it influences my driving, so It’s not a “magic pedal” – but it did what I wanted it to do! All of my non-cosmetic mods are hopefully going to contribute to better mileage. The red (Sport) mode is best for chasing neighborhood animals and scaring small children! Seriously though, whoa – it for sure kills the MPG – so I don’t use it often, but it is fun to be able to kick it on when I want to impress my wife.
Actually, that is a complete lie. She could care less. Lol.
*edit – this was later removed