I am Conflicted on What to do Next

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Performance Upgrades' started by BayAreaSHO, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. BayAreaSHO

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    Hello All:
    It's been a while since I posted, I have just been creeping the forum in silence..... lol
    As of now the mods I have done to my 2011 SHO are:
    K&N intake
    Stainless Works Catted Downpipes
    Muffler Delete
    91 Pump Gas tune by AJP Turbo

    I want to start making a lot bigger gains. Just took my SHO to the track the other day, was consistently running low 13.2s, (my reaction time could use some work lol). I am conflicted whether or not I want to go with a HPFP to run E85, meth injection or upgraded turbos. Any help or recommendations on smaller mods i could do would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you all for the help in advance!
     
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    E30 tune, MSD coils, intercooler
     
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    MSD coils are trash.
     
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    E30 Tune and Intercooler. There has not been a single person to run E85 without problems on our platform yet.

    My SHO E30 tune only (3 bar, K&N drop in, and sp542 plugs) went 12.56 at 108. That was with a stock IC and stock DP's. I made 391 hp and 470 tq to the tire with Brad's E30 tune.
     
  5. BayAreaSHO

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    Sounds like intercooler is the way to go.... any recommendations?
     
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    I think you should get the launch control down first - torque mounts, H&Rs/coilovers, tires/tire pressure, etc. Make sure you can put the power usefully to the ground. Then go E if available. E30 is a good usable everyday level.
     
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    E30 made a huge difference. I use GearHead tune and it's amazing all around for drivability, what feels likr 100k sportscar shifting and strong mid to top end power.
    The GearHead intercooler is better the hotter your area and eliminates one of the major problems with this platform

    MSD coils smoothed the idle, added what feels like more responsive revs, feels like slightly better top end and non side effects at almost 11k smiles on them.
    If you want to add a negative review, let's hear your experience.
     
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    Defiantly should work on those reaction times, easily a half second gain there. o_O

    But in all seriousness, get an E30 tune. 12.5 can be had with a "tune*" only.

    *3 bar map and plugs required
     
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    is the three bar map really needed?
     
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    Unless you want to run less boost than the car is capable of, yes.
     
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    Just a note: reaction time only matters in head to head race. You can sleep at the tree and still run quick. It's the 60' where you see the gains in lowering the ET's.
    Lower the 60' time the quicker the run.
     
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    SSM mounts, intercooler, better intake like the EPP
     
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    E30 and a 3 bar map.
     
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    3bar map isn't needed, we can tune the 2.5 bar for a fraction of the price ($59 versus $130) and achieve the exact same results.

    Definitely go with the Gearhead intercooler for $799 and then a hotter tune and you'll be golden!
     
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    I only have positive things to say for the msd coils as well. Smoother and more responsive than stock coils. Plugs were already sp542's with 3k before changin to msd coils. I'm also on a GH tune. GH meth tune. Love it love it love it. Once the computer senses the meth spray, Power comes on super aggressive as timing advances, progressively pulling harder and harder all the way to redline. It's extremely addictive.

    Planing to add HPFP and e85 next year.



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    meth is definitely addictive. how much boost/timing are you seeing?
     
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    Talked to my tuner Brad at AJP. Hes going to give me an E30 tune, and add some pops and bangs! Might just have to do a resonator and centeral cat delete to make those louder! LOL

    Will let all know how it goes. Probably going to go with a HPFP to run full E85 next
     
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    Unless someone figures out E85 for our platform you are in for a world of disappointment.
     
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    As I said in my other post I am currently running E60 (what our pump E85 is here) and it's working well so far. Not ready to start consumer tuning yet but it's looking hopeful.
     
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    LMS said that years ago. They still haven't figured it out on our platform and as much as I hate to admit they probably have more time and money invested into it then everyone that has tried. I can pop a XDI on my car right now and run e60 as well.
     

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