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Biggest bang for the buck? A custom tune. Number one everyone should do, I gotta agree with ddfred, it's the FMIC.
 

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Well, since my number one pick has been mentioned already. I'd have to go with jacking Rails of some type. I have steeda. Use em every single time the car gets jacked up
 

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Besides the IC, RMM has been the biggest improvement for me. I was not expecting the amount of difference it made.
 

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Since the obvious answer is going to be intercooler I'll throw in my top three four 1. Intercooler 2. jacking rails 3. RMM 4.Cobb AP/Tune. All of them provide obvious benefits no matter what stage of mods you're at. Also, comfy pillows, fear and surprise!
Thanks @ryno9100 Forgot about RMMs. And you are completely correct.
 

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I would like you to share with us what you believe has been the number one mod/upgrade you have made to your vehicle that everyone should do?
Ok this will sound like an odd one, especially among this group but...
Kind of like the IT guy who has been at it so long that few gadget things even bother to impress him anymore, that's kind of how I am with cars these days. So performance modifications are more of a thing of my past outside of bolt-on and truly functional parts.
That being said, about 15 years ago, I had a Honda Civic, just your basic commuter junker with a manual gearbox. It was like driving a road noise amplifier with wheels on it, and it drove me nuts. My commute was 70 minutes one way to work.
After a month, I was planning out my audio system and what pieces to buy, etc, and one thing had become crucial: reducing the road noise. So phase one of my audio project was to Dynamat and HD foam the entire car.
This took me a full week to do, the car interior was completely gutted and by the time I was finished, my arms were near purple from all the bruising, reaching around inside of door cavities, etc. The job was one I hoped I'd never have to repeat. But then...
On my first drive to work in the car the following week, I quite literally couldn't believe the result. You could even talk on the cell using the speakerphone and whisper if you wanted to. It was almost like driving a Lincoln, road silence.
So yea, that was the most un-thrilling story I could possibly tell, but the most astounding difference or improvement from any modification I've ever made.

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Ethanol tuning.

What an awesome fuel for power. Great for turbos, great for N/A.

Currently chugging straight E85 in my Bullitt, making over 500 whp N/A. Which is just crazy.
 

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Ok this will sound like an odd one, especially among this group but...
Kind of like the IT guy who has been at it so long that few gadget things even bother to impress him anymore, that's kind of how I am with cars these days. So performance modifications are more of a thing of my past outside of bolt-on and truly functional parts.
That being said, about 15 years ago, I had a Honda Civic, just your basic commuter junker with a manual gearbox. It was like driving a road noise amplifier with wheels on it, and it drove me nuts. My commute was 70 minutes one way to work.
After a month, I was planning out my audio system and what pieces to buy, etc, and one thing had become crucial: reducing the road noise. So phase one of my audio project was to Dynamat and HD foam the entire car.
This took me a full week to do, the car interior was completely gutted and by the time I was finished, my arms were near purple from all the bruising, reaching around inside of door cavities, etc. The job was one I hoped I'd never have to repeat. But then...
On my first drive to work in the car the following week, I quite literally couldn't believe the result. You could even talk on the cell using the speakerphone and whisper if you wanted to. It was almost like driving a Lincoln, road silence.
So yea, that was the most un-thrilling story I could possibly tell, but the most astounding difference or improvement from any modification I've ever made.
I did something similar sometime ago to my '99 GT.....I had flowmasters, an x pipe and 4.10 gears....30 min commute was soo painful.
Instead of dynamat I used a very similar material and much cheaper I found at home depot called peel 'n seal or something along those lines.
 

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One of the 1st modifications I did on my ST and I think should be a must, it's installing the Ford Performance exhaust. I think its perfect, loud when you need it but tamed at idle.
 

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I would say Catch Cans.
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I did something similar sometime ago to my '99 GT.....I had flowmasters, an x pipe and 4.10 gears....30 min commute was soo painful.
Instead of dynamat I used a very similar material and much cheaper I found at home depot called peel 'n seal or something along those lines.
I can hear that car right now. 3000rpm of ear-bleeding tin-can flowmaster drone at 70mph.
 

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Driver education. Period.
 

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All I have done on my car so far is the TB performance traction bar, so that is my favorite so far. It made a much bigger difference than I thought. The steering just feels more precise and the car turns in better. Should be installing the CPE stage 2 RMM tomorrow.. can’t wait to experience the difference.
 
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