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      03-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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how long before my first engine mod

really itchin for exhaust and a tune. how many should I put on my car before I do this? Can the dealer know I tuned the car? pros and cons of tuning?
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I'd say wait until at least 1200 miles until you do any performance mods.

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      03-21-2010, 12:48 AM   #3

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I'd say wait until at least 1200 miles until you do any performance mods.
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Yep, wait 'till after the break-in period.

Take your time on the research, and don't rush your decision. I say that because I see many, many individuals who change their mods afterwards.

When you're ready, start off with a rear exhaust.
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      03-21-2010, 01:37 AM   #5
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      03-21-2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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Wait until after the 1200mi mark.

Macht Schnell filter and spacers are good first mods, tune will gain some extra ponies as well.
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      03-21-2010, 01:48 AM   #7

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As others have said, choose your tuning carefully and be absolutely sure that your car works as designed before you start tuning.

This said, I don't expect problems with the S65. My car has 10k km on it and throws a DCT code. It is still untuned. I can start tuning once everything is sorted out and works flawless stock.
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      03-21-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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i mod mine at around 4000KM, and now the car is 13k, perfectly fine!!!

but i will wait for the break in, at least, and you can enjoy it as well,
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I'd say get to know your car well then do engine mods.
Exhaust, filter, RPi scoops, then the tune.

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