Yup... all depends on what you want to do and what works for you.Looks great and good idea. These cars perform so well for the average person, that there's no real need to get crazy engine mods. I'll only get a CAI and Exhaust, when it's time to replace the exhaust system. I'm I'm a higher elevation so I think more air in and out is a good thing lol
I'm still surprised more people don't replace those rear speakers. It makes the stock radio sound so much better. I get it though, some people like to "hear their car" instead of music... their car is music.
After playing around with my exhaust with the limited mods, I see that things can change quickly. I like the way the car drives now.... When I took the mufflers off, it changed how the car drove down low (it was slower 0-60 but you could "feel" it was more open at the higher end. Like on the hwy, which I don't need).
Think if I had to to do all over, I'd keep the stock exhaust... like I mentioned before. The 4cyl swoosh is a cool sound for a turbo.
For me this is a learning experience more than anything else. After speaking to the Ford mechanic in my building, I don't want to do too many mods... he even asked if I kept the "resonator" when I told him I upgraded my mufflers.
I don't even know which dealership he works for though... see him in the hall every now and again and ask quick questions... he answers but definitely not wanting to talk too long about cars since he is off work.
It is interesting that Ford is bringing people like me into the fold... I've been Honda/Toyota/Nissan since 1990. I'm definitely not what you would call a hard core car guy. Fun hanging out at the car meets... some people are very passionate about their cars. :-)