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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Looking into getting a GXP

Iíve been looking into getting a gxp for some time now. But havenít really found any I really liked because of either how many miles were on them or how much they wanted for them. But I think Iíve found the one I want. Hopefully I will be the owner of a white hot a6 gxp with 12,400 miles on it within the next week. (Waiting for my grand prix gxp to be sold). But anyways I plan on going full bore into modding the crap out of it.

I already know I want to go with kooks 1 7/8 long tube headers, rotofab carbon fiber cai, full pedders suspension kit (either street II or street xa) whichever one allows for better adjustability of ride height, and 20in vossen black machined vvs cv3 wheels.

Iím not quite sure what I want to go with for a supercharger though. Iíve seen alot of members here with magnachargers and a few with prochargers but I havenít really seen anyone state the pros and cons of both. Any suggestions here?

Also Iím not sure what exhaust or tune to go with?

Iím open to all suggestions so feel free to give your opinion on what I should do.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 06:16 PM
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kooks 1 7/8 long tube headers + high flow cats + kooks midpipe + GXP mufflers sounds pretty good and low drone

procharger vs magnacharger will be a topic that you'll have to spend a bunch of time researching. Both are great options and you can't go wrong with either.
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Just a question but if you plan on going mod crazy, why spend the extra on an auto gxp? I can understand if you wanted to do only bolt ons or get into a manual. Save that extra 5-10k you will spend on a gxp and get a blower cam and Gen 2 ctsv brakes. Then do your mods. Once you swap wheels and suspension you really aren't gaining much by paying the premium for a gxp. Just my 2 cents
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because i want to have a "collectable" not a car that has 25 thousand others just like it. and thanks for the suggestions.
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I understand that but once you change everything its no longer collectable. and unless you put less than a thousand miles a year no one cares.
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its not really about what other people care about. and im gonna make it a garage queen and only taken out on the days that are worthy of it being out.
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just a question but if you plan on going mod crazy, why spend the extra on an auto gxp?
ls3 > l76

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ls3 > l76
And after internals swap? Pretty equal.

You might get a few extra HP with equals parts but really worth that premium for it? Once you change everything unique the only thing left is the vin.
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Yea. I know. But its what i want. So its what im going to get.
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Not trying to dissuade you. Just making sure you understand the minute differences once major mods are done.
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Yea i understand. Im mostly asking for opinions on mods. Like exhaust, fi or na, and what suspension to go with
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L32 > LS4, lol. j/k


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Start with Kooks long tubes, catback, cai and dyno tune. The difference is amazing.

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Yea. I definitely want kooks long tubes. But Idk what catback to get.. either borla or kooks. Idk
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