Seems like everyone who has an inlet also has an aftercooler, anyone got a dyno, or numbers of a set up similar to:
3" +/- CAI
NO AFTERCOOLER OR METH?
I'm just debating the cost to output of putting a bit more money into the CT-E set up vs just going for a KW kit or TVS1320 or something else. I have really enjoyed having such unobstructed access to my engine bay, and easy to find boost leaks from the CT-E in the last 40k+ miles...
But the performance is definitely something I'm used to at this point... I refuse to consider doing an aftercooler or meth injection anymore because I daily drive the car, and adding extra pumps and hoses ruins the simplicity I've enjoyed so much.
I'm currently making about 310 ewhp with:
-Go power header
-Invidia q300 exhaust
-CT-E stage 2
-AEM cai with K&N xstream filter
-4.389 final drive
-flat expanse of road (same I've used on my 278 and 286 whp edynos)
-Almost empty tank of gas
-50 degree ambient temps
I'm hesitant to abandon the comfort and simplicity it's supplied in favor of more power, but I am looking for a bit more punch. Problem is I don't want to go spending $1500 for 15 horsepower upgrading the m62... I was considering porting the S/C, a JMERC inlet, J35 TB, 3" exhaust, maybe a 3" pulley or bigger cai, and definitely a retune... What does anyone think I could gain? I'm visualizing about 320-330 ewhp given my current numbers?
Ok I just got tuned with meth but I have an edyno that vit did of a conservative tune before the meth was on there. I for the edyno I had JRSC with merc inlet and 3 inch blower pulley, j35 TB, custom 3.5 inch cai with K&N filter with velocity stack, KRRH with test pipe into a GoPower 3 inch exhaust, and FIC 775cc injectors. I think thats all the performance stuff off the top of my head.