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      12-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Mod bug bite...bad

Much like so many others on here, I was never intending on making performance upgrades to my car. I was definitely about helping maintain the longevity of the car, so things like an oil catch can seemed smart, but not really a performance upgrade. However, now that my CPO warranty has run out, that last little bit of inhibition has been removed. Once I had the catch can in I knew that it was time for an FMIC, because hey, it just helps the car run better - ETS FMIC ordered. I should help the car breathe better with a better intake - DCI installed. Since I already have a DCI, I might as well continue to help the engine flow better - VRSF downpipes ordered. With the dp's comes the dpfix...or do I just return the dp fix I bought and put it towards a JB4? Terry says he'd be happy to oblige. So, aside from this being another annoying "hey guys what should I do" thread....

Hey guys, what should I do? Buy the JB4 and continue down the rabbit hole, or stick with the dp fix and enjoy the cash I've spent so far? Don't forget, I just put a bunch of money into the car on the exterior mods to get her looking like this:
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      12-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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do the JB4! It will be night and day comparison! car looks great btw!
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      12-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Take the red pill!
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      12-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Take the red pill!
I agree haha...

Ram that red pill down your throat lol....

You'll fall in love with her all over again. Nice stance btw
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      12-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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G5 ISO FTW.
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      12-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Definitely go for the JB4 so you can take full advantage of the FMIC and down pipes.
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      12-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #7
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jb4 will wake that car up! that should be for sure your next mod!
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      12-10-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Do the JB4, you'll love it. I'd say go with the new G5 ISO however if you want to save some cash and stick with the older G4 board i have a 15ohm for sale since I just upgraded to the G5 ISO. Either way definitely do JB4, that makes the biggest difference out of all the mods and you won't regret it.
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Awesome shot!

JB4 and Mooar low...
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      12-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #10
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Wow, 8 responses in 36 minutes! You guys aren't really leaving me much choice.
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If you're set on BMS for the tune, +1 on G5 ISO. You're already FBO minus the tune, it's time to make some power man.
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      12-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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Lol I got jb4 as my first mod. No regrets ever that should def be your next move
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      12-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
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G5 ISO for sure!
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Get the jb4
Gotta have the power to back up that aggressive look!
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Car looks great!! Go JB4 next for sure
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Get the jb4
Gotta have the power to back up that aggressive look!
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But its a slippery slope... Make the car run more aggressive, then you have to make it look more aggressive, then make it run more aggressive.......

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Not that I needed much convincing to continue down the "slippery slope," I really appreciate the full-on shove from everyone to keep me sliding!
I'm in for the JB4
Hopefully there will be a cure for this addiction someday, but for now I'll just keep draining the bank account and enjoying the fun it brings - besides the world is supposed to end in a couple weeks anyway
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hi Metro. I have a space grey e92.
I got m3 bumper and told myself to make it look good and leave the power mods.

I wanted a code reader and they were around $200 with full cable so I went for the JB4 for the extra value. I convinced myself on reliability mods, so I have DCI, ETS FMIC and my friend gave me his DP's. My next reliability mod will be ER competition duel Oil coolers : )

Get the JB4 .. it's a multi-tasking CODE reader : )
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I lasted 2 days (from when I bought mine) before I bought the JB. Never looked back.
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hi Metro. I have a space grey e92.
I got m3 bumper and told myself to make it look good and leave the power mods.

I wanted a code reader and they were around $200 with full cable so I went for the JB4 for the extra value. I convinced myself on reliability mods, so I have DCI, ETS FMIC and my friend gave me his DP's. My next reliability mod will be ER competition duel Oil coolers : )

Get the JB4 .. it's a multi-tasking CODE reader : )
Wow, we're almost twins! I was totally thinking about getting the ER oil coolers down the road - planning on making this a track car once she's paid off.
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Y U show but no go?! Mod now!
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