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Re: GSM Midpipe - Anyone get this installed yet?
i'm no automotive engineer, but here's my opinion on the matter
taking this mod from a HP per dollar standpoint, maybe a high flow midpipe will only net you 5-10hp on an NA car, which IMO would not make sense to goto all this trouble. HOWEVER, once you start running out of airflow mods to do, the midpipe might be a good move.
airflow mods tend to be hindered by the weakest link (the worst flowing component in the chain). for somebody that has intake, head work, headers, and catback exhaust, this might be the last piece of the puzzle to maximize their intake/exhaust flow. followed up by a good tune from a tuner module like you mentioned (damn i wish it were that easy on Japanese cars) should give really nice gains i would think.
i certainly don't expect everyone to agree with me, and i will admit that 90% of my experience in these matters is related to late model Nissan/Infiniti products (where squeezing every little bit of whp out of a high compression naturally aspirated V6 was a challenge... but i know what it's like to be hindered by a mettlesome computer)
Last edited by SI_G35Coupe; 11-01-2006 at 10:09 AM.