G35 Sedan V35 2003-06 Discussion about the 1st Generation V35 G35 Sedan

OFFICIAL "What Mods Should I Buy?" Sedan Thread

  #181  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:19 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (33)
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: OC - So Cal
Posts: 17,181
Received 147 Likes on 105 Posts
Originally Posted by MarkhamX View Post
There are instances where they are combined, but from what I understand the MREV should be used 'without' a spacer on the non-rev up as it may cause the engine to run lean.
if you run lean it's doing it's job... any mod that makes you run lean is typically going to result in gains once you adjust a/f...

Most engine mods worth having are going to require tune - if you run lean from a breather mod, that's a good thing (once the a/f is adjusted of course).
 
  #182  
Old 01-23-2010, 10:39 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cambridge On Canada
Posts: 1,354
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
I thought I would find it on here but no luck so I'll ask now. I have an 04 Sedan 6spd, mods so far AEM CAI, 5/16 Plenum spacer, coupe Mid, Y-pipe, headers, Res. Test pipes. I have a chance to buy a UR Crank pulley ($60.) for those that have this is it a gain in HP or a worthless mod? If someone could give me their input ASAP I'm supposed to pick it up tomorrow.


Thanks
 
  #183  
Old 01-23-2010, 12:21 PM
MarkhamX's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 57
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by OCG35 View Post
if you run lean it's doing it's job... any mod that makes you run lean is typically going to result in gains once you adjust a/f...

Most engine mods worth having are going to require tune - if you run lean from a breather mod, that's a good thing (once the a/f is adjusted of course).
Agreed. "once you adjust a/f". My suggestion was with the original poster in mind, who I presume just wants a quick hp gain that doesn't require tuning. Most new owners just want a bolt on mod they can 'set and forget' without having to get in to tuning.
 
  #184  
Old 01-23-2010, 12:33 PM
MarkhamX's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 57
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by G-MAN (CANADA) View Post
I thought I would find it on here but no luck so I'll ask now. I have an 04 Sedan 6spd, mods so far AEM CAI, 5/16 Plenum spacer, coupe Mid, Y-pipe, headers, Res. Test pipes. I have a chance to buy a UR Crank pulley ($60.) for those that have this is it a gain in HP or a worthless mod? If someone could give me their input ASAP I'm supposed to pick it up tomorrow.


Thanks
I think there's one camp that will swear by lightened flywheels and pulleys, and one that doesn't. I have both, and although I still haven't dynoed since installing them, my butt dyno swears I lost HP. Without a before and after I can't back that up though. Is there a thread on here that has before/after with these mods?
 
  #185  
Old 01-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (33)
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: OC - So Cal
Posts: 17,181
Received 147 Likes on 105 Posts
Originally Posted by G-MAN (CANADA) View Post
I thought I would find it on here but no luck so I'll ask now. I have an 04 Sedan 6spd, mods so far AEM CAI, 5/16 Plenum spacer, coupe Mid, Y-pipe, headers, Res. Test pipes. I have a chance to buy a UR Crank pulley ($60.) for those that have this is it a gain in HP or a worthless mod? If someone could give me their input ASAP I'm supposed to pick it up tomorrow.


Thanks
it has been the most debated mod on this car ever... if you search pulley in the engine/drivetrain section you will find boatloads of info... it's a 50/50 split as to who thinks its a good idea.

I don't use one (for whatever that's worth to you).
 
  #186  
Old 01-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cambridge On Canada
Posts: 1,354
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
Thanks guys, ya I think I'll save my cash for something else.
 
  #187  
Old 01-24-2010, 01:35 PM
GAU-8's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,018
Received 17 Likes on 13 Posts
My turn. Introducing myself. New to this forum. New to the car since September '09. Got an '06 5AT non sport in Obsidian. Came with most every option that I can tell. Option group C, Nav, bluetooth, Aero package (I think), full power and black leather. No big mods yet. Upgraded to Hawk HPS pads since my stockers kept screaming at me, even though they were still fresh pads when I removed them. Also put on a 10-wire grounding kit to smooth out the shifts and the light bit of stereo noise I had. Both ills cured. Also did a K&N drop in filter. I'm too old to have loud exhaust, so no exhaust mods planned for my future. I do like the thought of the MD 5/16" spacer. I live in Vegas, so I doubt I need any "cold weather" parts for that kit. Also want to firm up the handling, not the ride. Car feels slow to respond in corners but feels perfect over the bumps. So I'm thinking GTSpec strut brace. Not sure what you call the brace underneath for the front or where to find them. Not sure what to do to the rear either. I'm interested in Z suspension conversion (springs/shocks) for the stance. I also want to go staggered on 19's or 20's (no bigger. I'm not a baller). Not sure what staggered fitment will work. I don't want to roll fenders or go "hellaflush". Just trying to make this car look clean. I'll link to pictures eventually, but for now just close your eyes and imagine a 4 door black G on stocker 17"s 7 spoke painted wheels and a spoiler and you have seen what I ride in. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
 
  #188  
Old 01-25-2010, 10:59 AM
ckkone's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 200
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Does anyone make a bolt in roll cage for sedan? Similar to Autopower, Cusco, etc... I'm looking for something that meets SCCA & NASA regulations, that wouldn't be a major PITA for semi-daily driving...
 
  #189  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:16 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 50
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Quick question: Should I get a coupe mid/HR Y pipe or a spacer first? Or something else?
 
  #190  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 1,407
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
I got mine at the same time... But I would probably do the exhaust work first. HKS sport muffler FTW!
 
  #191  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:25 PM
Jeff92se's Avatar
Red Card Crew
iTrader: (24)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ɐʍ 'ǝlʇʇɐǝs
Posts: 36,524
Received 541 Likes on 456 Posts
Originally Posted by nate911 View Post
Quick question: Should I get a coupe mid/HR Y pipe or a spacer first? Or something else?
A 5/16" or 1/2" spacer would make a bigger hp diff if that's makes any diff.

If it were me, I'd would just have a list of mods I want and buy them as they become available on the used market. Way bigger bang for the buck value and any HR Y is going to be used anyway.
 
  #192  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Jeff92se's Avatar
Red Card Crew
iTrader: (24)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ɐʍ 'ǝlʇʇɐǝs
Posts: 36,524
Received 541 Likes on 456 Posts
I reconize that black maxima on those Z wheels.
 
  #193  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:28 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 50
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jeff92se View Post
A 5/16" or 1/2" spacer would make a bigger hp diff if that's makes any diff.

If it were me, I'd would just have a list of mods I want and buy them as they become available on the used market. Way bigger bang for the buck value and any HR Y is going to be used anyway.
Yeah, I think I can get the HR Y pipe/mid for around $165 shipped.

IDK about buying the spacer used...because of all the bolts and such that could with it. Speaking of spacers...do you think I should get the copper or the basic? I don't want to have to deal with the CCV and was wondering if it's worth the extra time to install the TB Heater/isothermal gasket.

Would I actually notice the HP difference in regular driving? And I understand the spacer gives it a slightly more aggressive sound?
 
  #194  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:39 PM
Jeff92se's Avatar
Red Card Crew
iTrader: (24)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ɐʍ 'ǝlʇʇɐǝs
Posts: 36,524
Received 541 Likes on 456 Posts
I noticed a dif when I put my crawford V5 plenum on. It dyno'd near where the 5/16 - 1/2 spacers did. IMHO, even the 3/8" spacer that's only $160 would do well (considering it's only 1/16" thicker than the 5/16'.
 
  #195  
Old 02-12-2010, 06:01 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 50
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jeff92se View Post
I noticed a dif when I put my crawford V5 plenum on. It dyno'd near where the 5/16 - 1/2 spacers did. IMHO, even the 3/8" spacer that's only $160 would do well (considering it's only 1/16" thicker than the 5/16'.
I'll look out for either 5/16 or 3/8 then. Haven't seen a 3/8 MD spacer though..

Should I get a coupe mid/HR Y pipe or a spacer first? Or something else?
Anybody else?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 5 votes, 5.00 average.

Quick Reply: OFFICIAL "What Mods Should I Buy?" Sedan Thread


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: