Because exhaust is an important part of your cars performance, repairs to an exhaust system can be very expensive, costing hundreds or even thousands to replace. This cost is largely made up of parts and labor changes from your garage. The good news is, with a little safety, know-how and some tools, you can purchase the parts yourself and save hundreds over the price of a costly in-shop repair.
It depends on the condition and wear on the stock clutch. If it is in good condition, yes, it will hold the power, pretty well in fact, although you may experience clutch slip while at full boost in high gears such as 5th and 6th. If you drive vigorously, meaning you run at high boost frequently, then the life of the stocker will be GREATLY shortened. Be surprised if you see an extra 10,000 miles after BPU(TM).
Another advantage involves depreciation. Cars lose a large majority of their value during their first four years. If you buy a new model, you’ll pay a premium for value that will deteriorate quickly. By contrast, your current vehicle has already been partially depreciated.
There are some people, which believe that you should find salvage cars for sale, and after purchasing them, go straight to the scrap yard, or catalytic converter recyclers center. I disagree! If you want to learn how to buy and sell junk cars for profit, you had better not believe that either.
Yes, the stock fuel system is very safe and reliable to 450RWHP, although I would recommend a fuel pulsation damper bypass. Anything over that, and I would highly recommend having the car dyno’d, and using a wide-band O2 sensor (not a cheap A/F gauge connected to the stock O2) to check the fuel ratio at your high boost setting. 11.5:1 would be a safe fuel ratio.
One way to get cash for junk cars is to do most of the work yourself and then take the car to your local junk yard and sell it to them. If you are familiar with the inner workings of automobiles, this may be the way to go. The main things you need to do is to drain all gas, oil, coolant, and other fluids from the car. Junk yards only take cars with four tires, so make sure you have removed the spare tire. Make sure that if the car is under 10 years old you have the title available to give to the junk yard. Arrange for transport to the junk yard and that is it.
I hope none of my readers experience this. If do, shop around before running to the auto dealer or the first repair shop. I would also weigh my options before filing an insurance claim. Shop around. Thanks for reading.