Originally Posted by bradyb
The above are normal results that come from a good tune. Getting your computer reflashed by a good tuner is by far the best money you can spend.
Spending $1,000 on a cat back and intake for 10 horsepower is pretty lame when you can spend $450 for a totally different driving car.
Better yet save your $1,450 and spend another $3,500 on a redline for a whopping 50% power increase! If you're a performance guy you might as well buy a redline when you can sell your used Sky at full retail.
actually, with the catback/intake/ecm mods the sol guys are seeing 205-207 BHP (25-30hp gain). 1500 bucks for 25-30 bhp isnt to bad. The ECM flash also makes the car drive like it should and the exhaust mods make it sound like it should.. you can get all three for a right around 1500.00.
I know where you coming from about if your truly performance, get an RL.. but in my case... and probably others... thats more than I wanted to spend on a car at this time. At least with the bolt-ons you don't have to do it all at once. You can spend a few bucks now on the cai, then maybe a few months down the line get the headers..... etc. Final result with ECM, headers, catback, and CAI (apprx - 2000.00) I'll have a car right around 205-210 BHP.
I think that will be enough for now, and plenty more fun to drive than a stock sky. If the pennies fall right, then I will either be getting the RL in a few years or putting a Hahn on my base sky but thats if the pennies fall right and a more attractive car doesn't come out between now and then.
my 2 cents
Aren't your a member of the SOL forum?? your name sounds familiar