Newbie. - Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum
Saturn Sky Performance Discussion Internal Engine | External Engine | Suspension | Exhaust | Upgrades and Aftermarket

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Newbie.

Hey guys. So i just got my 07 2.4 sky. I just wanted to get peoples opinions on what i should get done to it first. I am a college student to give everyone a heads up, so i don't have tons of money to spend. I probably make around 1000 a month. I was thinking CAI, SOLO exhaust. Just leave a reply.
Sky0419 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Administrator
 
Bogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 5,831
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is the $1000 disposable income? What's left after car payment, insurance, rent, utilities, food, other entertainment, etc.?

Rule of thumb for a five year old car: Budget at least $200 a month just to maintain it.

2008 Redline Auto
Born 7/20/07
Snagged 8/31/07
Released 8/8/15
Bogie is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:39 PM
First 2000 Sr. Member
 
SkyVue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Third Rock
Posts: 1,875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
A backbone brace and aftermarket exhaust OK.

Fuggetabout the air intake mod unless you just want more noise/sound.
SkyVue2 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Does the ECU in the 2.4s negate performance mods like the Redline does?
premlor is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Probably around 500-700 is disposable after everything. The car is already paid for so i don't have to worry about that.
Sky0419 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Browns Mills NJ
Posts: 370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would start with a cold air intake and a cat back exhaust.
warrenhotrod1 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:25 AM
Senior Member
 
27rings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southwest, Florida
Posts: 1,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Garage
FWIW, start with a SOLO exhaust (call them - very good support).

Skip the CAI, at least for now. The money will be better spent on a Backbone and Pro-Beam.

Put a few bucks aside for a good clay bar and wax.

2009 Ruby Red SE
Mods are getting expensive
www.kronus.us
27rings is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Parker Colorado
Posts: 3,553
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bogie View Post
Is the $1000 disposable income? What's left after car payment, insurance, rent, utilities, food, other entertainment, etc.?

Rule of thumb for a five year old car: Budget at least $200 a month just to maintain it.
That is a good rule of thumb for cars that get driven. Many Kappa's are still under 10k miles and parts aging vrs wear is the issue.
Rob the Elder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum > Saturn Sky Discussion > Saturn Sky Performance Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome