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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 03:12 PM
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I don't really want to do anything that isn't reversible to be honest, but yes that would certainly make it louder. I read a few posts about an OVT really bringing the exhaust alive so I'll wait till after that to see how I like it. The knob, bushings and short shifter plate came in today! Will be installing them tomorrow hopefully.
No a tune won't really change the exhaust loudness at all (maybe I didn't notice because I had a full exhaust already?). And a test pipe wouldn't be reversible either. I'd wait for the skyactiv header that's catless. That's reversible and will make your exhaust louder.

BBR GTi. - Performance Car Tuning Specialists - BBR launches 185 bhp two stage tuning package 2.0-litre SkyActiv models


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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cool I'll check that out. Thanks.
I got the CS Short Shifter plate installed along with the JBR Knob and Bushings. Getting that knob to the correct position was a bitch but I finally got it. Car feels really nice now. I really think the OVT is going to make it feel solid.
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Oh I thought you were talking about hardrace suspension bushings


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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I thought you were talking about hardrace suspension bushings
I actually held off on the bushings as I didn't have the extension to my socket wrench. Also the OEM bushings were pretty solid. Might mess with them later though.
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Just ordered the CS Rear Motor Mount. Hopefully it'll improve my zoom zoom experience
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Small update:
Just installed the CS RMM. Noticed some nice improvement but MAN when at idle this thing vibrates! I'll get used to it. Does anyone know how stiff the OEM one was? CS says theirs is "70A durometer"
I should be getting around to the next mod soon.

What would you guys suggest? Rear Sway, Strut or Tints? I kinda wanted to get the RSB and Strut brace then do the tune after.

okay you guys took too long to reply lol so I ordered the strut and sway. Strut was $112 shipped and Sway was $150 shipped!

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Got the strut bar in. Don't notice too much difference unless I'm really going into a turn hard. I ordered the RSB for $150 shipped, going to take 2-3 weeks to get here though, I wasn't too worried about time.
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I haven't updated this build in awhile. Since the last update I have done the following:

Installed 5K DDM Tunning HIDs
Cheapo amazon 3k HIDs in the fog lights
Progress rear sway bar, going to put it on the stiffer setting soon
debadged the back of the car, removed the Mazda 3 and Skyactiv emblems

My buddy just got a 2017 2.5 GT in the same color, hatchback auto. Going to have him join the forum and say hi.

Next mod...........most likely the Tune! Super excited about that!
Also some cosmetics along the way hopefully.
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