New owner of an '06 auto soft top, Grand Touring if relevant.
Is it necessary to have a "tune" done if I replace the exhaust? Or if the exhaust and the cold air intake? Or can I run just fine without the tune, I know on my bikes if I change both I need a new jet set or in the case of my fuel injected a "remap". I am hoping to avoid he ~$419 for a retune if not needed initially unless it will run like cr@p.
And second question around coil overs (or shocks and springs)... I won't track the car just DD and mountains twisties on he weekends. I am SO confused about quality of ride with shorter springs and Koni's or other, I think I want 2" or 2.25" lowered, remove the gap maybe stuff it a little
but definately NOT slammed, WA state some funky roads. I want to install 17x9 RPF's and 235 or 245, mild fender roll doesn't worry me. I am adding your recommended sways as well.
I want a nice comfy ride (i assume that's possible) I was looking at the coilovers on the site, assuming that was the most comfy solution and would allow me to perfect the height. The bilsteins jumped out at me as they had the statement "you don't need to remove suspension to adjust height". Is the norm suspension removal for height adjust? Ohlin's require removal, KW's or Teins... ? If there's a comfortable spring and shock combo that will drop me a couple inches and fit the 9's with 234/245's maybe that's the way to go, rather overwhelmed at the moment.
I will get the height right and install And alignment and leave it, it may take me a bit for softness and the no tools clicks sound appealing.
I would like an economical solution but I don't want to save a few bucks for a huge drop in quality. However I am in no stretch of the imagination "made of money". I just need a good setup up for a street car.
All of this stuff is in my cart and ready to pull the trigger once I am adequately educated.
Thank you for the education...it's keeping me up at nights!
-Matt (sleepless in Seattle).