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Old 26 Apr 2006, 06:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
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im planning on getting a Scion tC within a year or so (im gonna be 16 in the summer) and i was wondering what mods and parts should i get. i got my eyes on a intake (not sure if i should get short ram or cold air), a strut bar, and a intake supercharger as the first few mods.

what parts are cheap but can give a good boost in performance (acceleration, suspension, dyno-wise, etc) without spending that much money? are the parts i listed worth $250 - $300 for roughly 30HP and aroudn 40LB or torque?

keep in mind im only going to be 16. and i dont even know if i am going to get the car. just planning for the future. and i dont even have a job. :banghead:

if i do get the tC, im eventually going to add rims w/ tires, new springs and struts, or maybe even coilovers. im going to add a sound system no doubt and eventually a body kit. but while the car is stock, i want it to be a sleeper. :thumb:

thanks for any advice/opinions.
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:02 pm   #2 (permalink)
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and a intake supercharger
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:03 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Please tell me you meant to say a REAL supercharger. If that's the case go with the one you get from the factory. It allows you to keep the warranty and still get a good boost in power.
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:34 pm   #4 (permalink)
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well first get a job cuz your $300 bucks can afford no more than stickers and a wing :loser1:
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:35 pm   #5 (permalink)
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40 hp for 400 bucks, what are you gettin, i want dat shit for my Jeep
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:53 pm   #6 (permalink)
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yeah i know its stupid but it gives a 10HP boost by forcing air..

and plus, its not like i got $3K for a real supercharger....later in life if i got the cash imma add some turbo.
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 07:57 pm   #7 (permalink)
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40 hp for 400 bucks, what are you gettin, i want dat shit for my Jeep
Cold air intake = 8-12HP
Intake supercharger = 10-20HP
and a intake vortex generator = 5-15HP


look at all that stuff on ebay...
cold air is around $80
intake supercharger is around $120
vortex generator is $20...

a DC strut bar is $80

thats already $300
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 08:05 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Cold Air Intake
Air Intake Vortex Generator
Intake Supercharger
^^^there was a seller yesterday that was selling one for $120
DC Strut Bar
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Cold Air Intake
Air Intake Vortex Generator
Intake Supercharger
^^^there was a seller yesterday that was selling one for $120
DC Strut Bar
:banghead: :banghead: Don't do any of these :thumb: . OK, maybe do the intake but the other two don't waste your money. The intake supercharger says its $350 not $120. There are much better things you could spend the money on.
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 08:27 pm   #10 (permalink)
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yeah i know its $350


other sellers are selling similar items for $120...
of course before i buy it imma search the internet for reviews and what not...
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 08:33 pm   #11 (permalink)
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them spiral intake thingys and intake supercharges are junk, they do absolutly nothin
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as an owner of a tC i adives you not to get it. horrible understeer. the worst i've ever driven. it's better to spend your money on suspension and full strut bars. super street has a good running series on tC and i would do it but i'm getting rid of it. if you want a FF get a civic hatch or a new Si. or you can go with a good old fahioned FR. Rx-7 here i come. :thumpup:
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ive riddin in a TC once, and all i can say is it has the shittist ride of any vehicle ive ever been in, now i drive a lifted Jeep so im not to picky on how vechicles ride but the scion was just unaceptable
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Old 27 Apr 2006, 02:08 pm   #14 (permalink)
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wow....


i guess ill have to ride and drive one myself...
and the thing about civics is that around here....there's TOO MANY of them...the new ones and the older ones, SIs and regular...way too many, im sick of them...and plus, around here are all nasty...its like they did it themselves...all they got on it is a OVERSIZED WING, half a body kit, half the car is painted and what not because they crash thinking they can race, and a exhaust MUFFLER, not even the whole piping.

asian, mexican, black, and even a few white guys try to tune it...its horrible..
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wow....


i guess ill have to ride and drive one myself...
and the thing about civics is that around here....there's TOO MANY of them...the new ones and the older ones, SIs and regular...way too many, im sick of them...and plus, around here are all nasty...its like they did it themselves...all they got on it is a OVERSIZED WING, half a body kit, half the car is painted and what not because they crash thinking they can race, and a exhaust MUFFLER, not even the whole piping.

asian, mexican, black, and even a few white guys try to tune it...its horrible..


So what you're trying to say here is, you need a V8.
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