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This is a discussion on 1500$$ within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i just got my new z, its 99 with t-tops. now i have some money saved up and its about ...

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    i just got my new z, its 99 with t-tops. now i have some money saved up and its about 1500 dollars....now i know thats not alot but i want to know what would be the first thing i should put on my car, i bought it with exhaust and slp lid. i want to build some hp before anything else. its comin winter now, time to put her away, but thats when i plan to work on her......what i need to know is what should i be puttin on her next for some hp gains

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    lots of choices...sub frame connectors are very important and only about 250 bucks, some pacesetter cermaics will gain ya 25 rwhp, with a tune of course....how about doing both of those..should run ya a lil under 1500 for both installed with the tune

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    i knew ppl would say headers, but those seem too difficult to instal myself....and as for the sfc, my uncle welds for a living and he might make me them. so still whats next

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    if your looking for horsepower easy headers are your next step..have a reputable shop install them if u dont know how..should be about 200 then 2-300 for a tune.....other than that i would go suspension...id say koni sa's but u only have 1500 so maybe some bilstiens and eibachs...im thinking of goin with bmr springs though..with the konis in the spring

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    my cars enging is completely stock, i have new suspention, its a 2 1/2 drop suspention from goldline, with blistien shocks.........thanks for the advice tho. now, i know the motor is stock, but i have a friend that works at a turbo factory.........cool yea i know. he told me to find my application and he would hook me up for the 1500, but id have to install myself. can i put this on my stock ride?

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    lol wow..good connnection to know.....i dont know much of anything about turbos...post in the forced induction forum.those guys can help u out

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    if your car is gonna be in the garage for the winter, headers won't be hard to do. you'll have plenty of time to work on it. i'd say suck it the fuck up, and do it yourself.. and save the cash for your turbo.

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    I wouldnt push the turbo on a stock motor. But SFC are a must. Dont wanna bend that chasis. I would get headers and suspension. Or cam and heads. then save for the tune.

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    ya headers sound like ur best option here. thats what i would probly do. u got lots of time to do so if u store it durin the hurtin times of winter

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    headers or nitrous

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    get a lid...its 90 bones and of course SFCs..and if its a a4..get a converter and shift kit...and cooler..after all that stuff installed you should have money left over

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    An underdrive pulley is also a good idea along with porting your Tb or you could buy one. But if the car is going to sit you have plenty of time to do it yourself. Definetly go with some subframes and headers, some LCA's would't hurt either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28jerad View Post
    i just got my new z, its 99 with t-tops. now i have some money saved up and its about 1500 dollars....now i know thats not alot but i want to know what would be the first thing i should put on my car, i bought it with exhaust and slp lid. i want to build some hp before anything else. its comin winter now, time to put her away, but thats when i plan to work on her......what i need to know is what should i be puttin on her next for some hp gains
    If its an auto start with a Stall/Torque converter.
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    I would get Headers--you can put them in over the winter-no rush---will gain you 25 hp or so and sounds great..stall converter if auto.
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    Headers and true duals are the way to go......what about gears?

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    Too many mods too list......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    lol wow..good connnection to know.....i dont know much of anything about turbos...post in the forced induction forum.those guys can help u out
    do u kno nething about cams? i gota crane cam w 551 lift, hooker headers,bbk intake manifold, and 4:11 n the rear what other mods for more hp?
    Last edited by kahliee; 02-04-2007 at 07:07 PM.

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    nope other than the bigger they are the higher u rev and more horsepower u make........but its less driveable on the street..makes less tourqe to at some point when u go big......i bought my car as is from an old man that payed for all the work

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    talk about thread resurrection

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    if you do headers, remember to throw in msd wires ($60)and new plugs (ngk tr55s are popular)($16).. plus free mods when your bored.. every little bit helps

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    back to the turbo thoughts...hell no hell NO till u get a 12 bolt or 9 inch under that thing. if u like to launch hard, youll snap that ring gear pretty soon with just the stock motor. (i did it twice before i had enough and upgraded to 12 bolt). besides, that turbo would crave more flow, and for that youre talking heads and / or the long tubes everyone is suggesting. i agree with most of the guys here. for 1500 bucks ide be throwing down on some pace setter long tubes and maybe an underdrive pulley or hot cam.

    pace setters w/ pro install: approx. 800 bucks tops.
    cam: prolly the rest of what u got left

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