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I've just recently sold a VW GTI that I had a lot of money invested in. I sold most of the parts separately. So there's a decent stash of cash sitting in my paypal account and a little more in cash in my room.

I'm looking to get some advice or direction from you guys. I'm a bit stuck on what to do next.

Right now I don't want wheels because there really isn't a suspension I'm willing to get right now to make the wheels look good. Mallet's coilovers are expensive and to do Mallet's oem shock/spring lowering kit of $1150 will run me more like $3,000 because I'm in California.

Performance wise, I already have the Maggie, Bassani exhaust, and if it's in this category, the B&M shifter.

Visually, I think the car doesn't really need anything done to the body. Actually, I take that back. I do want to smoke the tails, front amber driving lights, and the back up lights. I just want a really light tint of some sorts. I don't want them pitch black. Who does this kind of work, bodyshop, tint shop?

Actually, I'll let you guys give me suggestions. ;)
 

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Headers?

Hood? (I need to know someone with a SPECTER hood)

:alchi: :alchi:
I can tolerate the noise level of the bassani exhaust right now. Anything more would be uncomfortable. I think the headers would add too much rumble and resonance. Good suggestion though. ;)

Urbanski, are you serious? Because I actually like it. Do you know if it will fit the V?
 

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Ok, I just ordered some custom V logoed pedals from Ultimate Pedals.

Should I do the Stealth V tune?
 

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Get the SPECTER hood. I'm thinking about getting one myself, but would like another V owner's opinion of it.
 

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cram said:
Get the SPECTER hood. I'm thinking about getting one myself, but would like another V owner's opinion of it.
I heard that it was "flimsey", but then I heard it was "tits".:hmm:

I am still waiting for shots of the doggone thing from SPECTER.:helpless:

If they don't want to sell product, they are doing an outstanding job.:hide:
 

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Should I do the Stealth V tune?
Without a doubt...

The stock tune that comes with the Maggie leaves a lot to be desired (air/fuel ratios can easily be "off the charts"). I will post more on this topic shortly, but you *DEFINITELY* want a StealthV tune. Do that before anything else.

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And I doubt that the addition of headers would add a significant amount of noise. Additionally, there still remains the mystery of why adding headers to a blown CTS-V doesn't result in significant HP gains &, in some cases, even losses of HP. I suppose that still remains an open item...
 

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Sorry guys, the hood is not my thing. I did like the monolite wheels they make though. :D

As for the Stealth V tune, I'm going to do it knowing that it'll cure what I don't like about the stock tune that comes with the maggie.

One, I don't like the small backfire "POP" after I turn off the car sometimes.

Two, at start up, it doesn't crank over as fast as it was stock, without the maggie.

Three, I need to do a dynorun and see what it's gained from stock. That way I can guage what improvement to the wheels the Stealth V tune has done. ;)
 

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As for the Stealth V tune, I'm going to do it knowing that it'll cure what I don't like about the stock tune that comes with the maggie.

One, I don't like the small backfire "POP" after I turn off the car sometimes.

Two, at start up, it doesn't crank over as fast as it was stock, without the maggie.

Three, I need to do a dynorun and see what it's gained from stock. That way I can guage what improvement to the wheels the Stealth V tune has done. ;)

1) Interesting--I never had that pre or post maggie
2) See #1 above
3) I will post this by next Tuesday / Wednesday as it relates to my V. :)

What I can tell you that it might (if not "will") do--it will take some of those miserable "flat" spots out of the torque band.
 

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You have plenty of power..StealthV tune it and you're done. Next, address suspension...Hotchkis sways, coilovers, ect. Just my thoughts...
 
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afr heads,blower cam and spray. get thise then let me know what you think, o yeah a 2.6 pully for the maggie also
 
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