yeah our Ohio turn pike is probably just as bad with Salting and I believe they Brine as well, even worse. Which is why i try to take it to the wash often. But it has surprised me on how well it has held up.@Cntrollerfanboy ,
Thanks for the response. I don't feel that I have much lag, and was not looking for the Spectrum Tune to correct that, but was (per their graphs) questioning if the Spectrum Tune lost HP and torque over stock in the low RPM range which could impact being quicker from a dead stop (and yes I understand we are not talking about a sleeper street rod here). It would be one thing see little gains for $500 (which someone said in another thread people would have laid down an extra $500 to the dealership if there was a option that added 10 BHP with another 8 pounds of torque). I guess I was just wishing that someone would give me the magical answer I want in order to make a definitive decision one way or another.
Concerning exhaust, I always loved the sound of the Summit/Hearthrob, but do not trust that it is only mild steel. I like in Massachusetts and they salt the hell out of the roads in the winter. One of the reasons I got the flaps for my car. My car is also an "outside" car as my garage is occupied by the kid's "stuff" (okay, and mine) and will not fit a vehicle. Just don't trust it is going to hold up. Have had too many other vehicles need pipes replaced due to this. I believe I will go the MPx Header & Dual Exit Exhaust System route. It looks like this will give some much better gains and hope;fully couple better with my CAI and OB Throttle Body. Just saving up a bit more coin for this as I will probably have a "professional" do the install for me.
On the non-performance side, I really want to get the MPx GTS Fiberglass Tribute hood and have painted Pitch Black to match the rest of the vehicle. The hood itself is only $300, but then add tax, shipping and cost to paint and you are no pushing a grand (unfortunately). Short term (meaning I was looking this up just before typing this message), I want to finally do the crosshair delete. Just need to find some place that sells the mesh that matches the OEM mesh exactly. However, I won't hijack this thread with questions and research an older one.
Once again, thank you for the response and enjoy talking about this.
I wouldn't consider it a dethread. You were wondering if the Tuner was the best bang for your buck. Since we are talking about it, we are just considering other things that might be a better bang for your buck.