Well, I am definitely set on buying my 3L, but to be honest I am still on the fence if I should do the Turbo. I read a whole bunch of stuff, and it just seems the sensible thing to do is go for the Turbo. I mean, when you're spending that much money, may as well go all the way.
Right now the way I look at it, a good 3L will cost between 500-700 bucks. Tack on an additional 300 for the headers, and another 300 for the Y pipe. Plus there is the tune, and if you have to regasket the whole thing there is more. Plus the labor. And the hp is around 220.... I drove a few 3Ls, and they are definitely awesome compared to my stock 2.5 SVT, with an open exhaust and intake. But compared to the 3L/T cars, it's night and day.... I just don't think it's worth messing with the engine unless you can bump it up to around 300hp. And the only way to get there appears to be the Turbo route.
Either way, by the end of next month, I will buy a 3L. Then we'll get to work on it.
Thanks for the input guys.
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