Ok. You've heard me praise the merits of the base, short-stroke, small-bore 2.7, and I still dig it, but last night on a local high climb with a Gen-1 Spyder I did pine for a BIT MORE HP. The Spyder just kept pulling, every so slowly mind you, away. I feel like Oliver Twist with his bowl in hand "More please sir..." but with one foot on a slippery slope.
And I understand that these engines are basically big air pumps and if we increase the flow going in and decrease the resistance going out I'll have some increase in HP and torque.
So what are the BIGGEST bangs for my bucks. Here's my short list but I ask those of you that have done such changes - is it worth it? Should I simply bite the bullet and upgrade to a GTS (for an extra $40K!)?
1. Fabspeed Sport Headers
2. Fabspeed Maxflow Muffler
3. IPD Competition PLenum
4. GT3 Throttle Body
5. COBB tune
When it's all said and done, if I go full retail, we're looking at $12K + installation. So maybe $15K total. And... what product do I get in the end?
Thoughts anyone? John Gaydos - want to chime in buddy? You've done such things but to your 987.2 R, which is a different beast than my base Cayman.
Or should I just suck it up and find friends with lesser power cars?