Welcome. Modifying a car can be very satisfying from a hobbyist standpoint, but do consider that almost nothing is going to be all pros with no cons. Besides the obvious money involved, there is a cost to pretty much everything, and all too often the net effect of a mod can actually detract from the "goodness" of a car, even if it technically has higher outright performance.Hello everyone I am new to the car community and would like to start modding my car. I recently went to a auto shop that does car modifications and they told me that I should add a cold air intake and a competition exhaust system, I’m all for the exhaust system but wasn’t to thrilled when he said these are the things I should get modded on my car first. I went there to get a upgraded turbo but was thrown off when he said this. Basically I was wondering if I could instead get blow off values installed and a new turbo instead. I did a little research but not much tbh. I have a base model stinger that came with turbo any input would greatly be appreciated!
Don't take this wrong, but based on your question, it would probably serve you best to hold off on doing something as major as a turbo swap. All sorts of things can go wrong or get worse doing something like this, and without very thorough knowledge of what you're getting into, disappointment is definitely a risk. There is a lot to learn, and you can save time and money, and avoid headaches by taking it slow. It can be very tempting to jump on an upgrade that you read about, but always keep in mind that you may not hear the negative side.
There is no substitute for personally experiencing what a mod does, as well as honest disclosure of what it is like to live with in the longer term. You don't typically get this from online reviews.
For the least amount of headache, the greatest improvement in performance, and peace of mind, this is probably the best advice:
The benefit here is not just another 100 HP. It's also retaining a very long factory warranty and preserving driving refinement. I agree with what others have said: for an aftermarket turbo solution--with supporting mods and tune--to match factory refinement and real world performance, it would cost far more than the stretch to buying a GT.I'll throw an out of the box opinion. If you're going to really start modding heavily - just sell and get a '21 GT if any are around you still. You'll get top dollar for your Gt-line right now given the used market and there's still a $4k rebate on '21 GTs if you trade.
Just saying, that's another way to gain 100+ HP.