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I am curious to know if there are exhaust systems available as well as downpipes for the 3.0 v6. I have searched and the majority of what i have found dont specify. Also are there any other tuning options for the v6 other than bsr and nordic? Thanks in advance
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I am curious to know if there are exhaust systems available as well as downpipes for the 3.0 v6. I have searched and the majority of what i have found dont specify. Also are there any other tuning options for the v6 other than bsr and nordic? Thanks in advance
There are NO (zero, zip, zilch, nada) downpipes available for the V6. Anything that fits the 4-cyl CAT-BACK will fit the V6. That's it. And yep, just BSR and Nordic. Basically if you want to tune your car, sell the V6 and get a 4-banger.
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There are NO (zero, zip, zilch, nada) downpipes available for the V6. Anything that fits the 4-cyl CAT-BACK will fit the V6. That's it. And yep, just BSR and Nordic. Basically if you want to tune your car, sell the V6 and get a 4-banger.
awesome thanks and also which is more beneficial 2.5" or 3"
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awesome thanks and also which is more beneficial 2.5" or 3"
Since you can't replace the downpipe/cat for higher flow, 3" is an overkill. 2.5" will be sufficient and will give you a little power boost (~5-10hp).

Also, besides Nordic and BSR (pricey), contact JZW. He does custom tunes and will be happy to tune your V6 any way you like. Give him a call, tell him about all upgrades you're planning to do (ie. exhaust, intake, cold air, IC... i guess for V6 the list ends here ) and he'll help you decide on what would be best for your car. I'm sure he can set you up just like Nordic (240hp, 288lbf), although I would maybe ask for a little less torque (remember, the 4speed auto is rated up to 258lbf I think...)
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Since you can't replace the downpipe/cat for higher flow, 3" is an overkill. 2.5" will be sufficient and will give you a little power boost (~5-10hp).

Also, besides Nordic and BSR (pricey), contact JZW. He does custom tunes and will be happy to tune your V6 any way you like. Give him a call, tell him about all upgrades you're planning to do (ie. exhaust, intake, cold air, IC... i guess for V6 the list ends here ) and he'll help you decide on what would be best for your car. I'm sure he can set you up just like Nordic (240hp, 288lbf), although I would maybe ask for a little less torque (remember, the 4speed auto is rated up to 258lbf I think...)

who is jzw? I checked the members list and he is not listed. I would think that the transmission would be capable of the increase, however this is all new to me.
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Google JZW Tuning. He's just a guy that does T5 and T7 tunes for reasonable price. I was planning to get a tune from him for my V6 but the money is short and right now I'm saving for suspension overhaul.

As for transmission - I think that's the limit for 4 speed auto. That's why manual Aero had more torque than auto. The new 5 speed can handle more torque. There is nothing saying you will blow it up with the tune, but you will be exceeding manufacturers specifications.
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Google JZW Tuning. He's just a guy that does T5 and T7 tunes for reasonable price. I was planning to get a tune from him for my V6 but the money is short and right now I'm saving for suspension overhaul.

As for transmission - I think that's the limit for 4 speed auto. That's why manual Aero had more torque than auto. The new 5 speed can handle more torque. There is nothing saying you will blow it up with the tune, but you will be exceeding manufacturers specifications.
Thanks for the useful info. very much appreciated.
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