Just got my grey 15' ecoboost 6spd manual with 22k miles the other day. It's a nice car and all, but the powerband leaves a bit to be desired. My goal would be lower 13's in the 1/4. For reference past cars I've had(07 Z06-503whp modded---07 z06 stock, 01 z06 modded, 89 GT vortech S trim, TW heads, etc....., multiple F bodies all modded.). I don't want to get into the black hole of continuous mods lol. I'm 45 now and just want something reliable and fun to drive. I dont' need 500whp anymore
From my peanut brain limited knowledge I'm torn between that FRPP combo with the tune and airpack or a cob tuner and maybe upgrading the intercooler to something that will fit in the stock spot and not require any fab work. I can do the bolt on stuff myself so that's not a biggie. I have NO aptitude for tuning however as my LS1/6 days taught me to hire someone proper lol. I think the cobb would have much more potential, but the low cost of the Ford setup and a decent bump in power for the ease of the install has it's advantages too. Could maybe retain the warranty with the Ford too if I see an ASE tech for the certification/install etc....???
Also, I'm a bit dumb on what I would need to buy in order to do that intercooler upgrade. I don't know which one's are good or to strongly consider buying. Advice is welcome as well and the pluses and minuses of certain choices if you wouldn't mind giving advice.
I guess in the end, I need some advice on say, well with the Ford you'll get XYZ gains and it will cost $$$, or with the Cobb/intercooler you'll get these gains XYZ and cost $$$$. Or maybye my Cobb plan is dumb and I'd need other parts to make it work well????
Otherwise, aside from being the "stripper model" man this thing seems loaded lol. Backup camera, base stereo seems to rock enough for this 45 yr old dude. Seats are decent and are better than my 70k Z06's lol. Seems like a fun car to drive, but after 5k the power is choppy ?? Could use something for sure IMO.