I have an '04 Titan, completely stock, that I've been intending on modding for some time now (she's been my baby for a little more than a year now). Anyway, like I said, I'm just starting out and I'd love some of your opinions on this stuff.
I've already decided on a JBA Evol Exhaust system thanks to toomnymods and others, but that'll come a bit later. First, I'm planning on putting in a CAI, but I'm unsure of which would be better. Right now, I'm considering either an AEM Brute Force or an Ingen Powerflow. From a post below, I've gathered these stats:
AEM Brute Force Intake System
HP: 17.9 hp @ 3750 RPM
TQ: 25.0 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
50 State Legal : Pending
Street Price: $260
HP: 28 hp
TQ: 43 lb-ft
50 State Legal: Unknown
Street Price: $370.
On its face, it appears the Ingen puts up much more impressive numbers, but I've lived long enough to know that stats may not necessarily be the whole story. I'd love to hear from y'all on your opinions regarding these based on performance, quality, best bang for the buck (although if the Ingen really does put out numbers like it appears to vs the AEM, I wouldn't mind spending a little extra).
On another note, I'm also considering headers. I'm considering the JBA headers versus the Stillen headers. How do they compare performance-wise? I noticed that the Stillens are a bit more expensive than the JBAs (less so as you upgrade the finishes) and they also appear to be a bit illegal for street-use. If you have the Stillens, what do you do when inspection time comes around? Just take them off? If so, how much of a pita is it taking them out and then back in?
I know this post was a bit long, but then again, I am just starting out and may not be as mechanically gifted as some of you due to a childhood spent on other things, so I really appreciate any help you all can give me.