Everyone with a TC should highly consider the mods that I have, for yourself. I spent maybe about $100 for these 2 mods, and increased HP by about 30. I have to say, I was reading something on this forum, from a guys post that said something about, "questions answered" and I have to disagree with him on several aspects. He says exhaust and intake don't do much for your car. B.S. More air flow = more power. With my Injen CAI and MagnaFlow Cat back, I not only felt an increase in HP, but my times at the track proved it. I have an 06 5 speed that ran a 15.32 and I am no professional driver. HERE are the MODS that ALL TC owners HAVE to do:
High performance breathers and 2 Vortex induction circulators. (or as some of you may know them as, Tornado, Turbonator, etc.) DON'T. I repeat, DON'T let ANYBODY tell you they don't improve HP! THEY DO! What you do, is you put 1 Vortex inside the intake right past the filter. I have mine about 1 foot back, because I wanted mine behind the sensor. (which I recommend) Then, put a 2nd one by the manifold. You will have a BIG increase of air flow, and you will notice the difference. MY FAVORITE. Go to auto zone, and ask for high performance breathers. There are hoses going from the intake manifold, to the engine. The air that passes through the intake, is going through the manifold through these hoses to the engine. You want to disconnect them the proper way, and hook up 1 high performance breather to either side. So basically, you will be sucking in EVEN more air straight to the engine and manifold, instead of sharing the same air. Also, when it shares the air, it takes the air longer to travel through all of the hoses, and the air slows down, and heats up. Tell me what you think after you install these mods. You will be thanking me. After the breathers, your car sounds like a turbo when reved at higher RPMS. It is insane. Plus, I probably added about 25-30 HP between the Vortex, and the breathers. My car is now pushing 210 HP which is more than the TRD supercharged TC. I have basically manipulated the same idea as the supercharger/turbo by forcing in more air. My car runs smoother now, and faster. It is soo smooth on the highway. It also increased my top end by alot. When I hit the gas going 70 in 4th gear, it picks up ridiculously quicker. Same with 5th gear. 2nd and 3rd are definately the best though! My track time went from a 15.32 to a 14.88 after these mods. I actually just pulled on a newer GT mustand tonight, and actually had him from 60 - 90 starting in 3rd gear. It was awesome. Try these mods! You will be soo glad you did! I am working on a double intake now. I will let you know what happens.