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This is a discussion on Cam? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; im proud to say i'm a new owner of the z28 family. That being said, i'm already thinking bout what ...

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    Cam?

    im proud to say i'm a new owner of the z28 family. That being said, i'm already thinking bout what i can do. Its got the slp loudmouth, and im puttin a k&n cool air in the spring, but i've been told that the best real bang for your buck is investing in a new cam.
    Any input form others that have?

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    M6 or A4? If A4 the a torque converter is the best bang for the buck.

    On a related topic: Do sub-frame connectors 1st. You want to be able to close the doors in a few years, yes?
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    I agree with 67 - SFCs FIRST! Then a stall converter. Tires are optional, but hows the 10 bolt? Any unusual noise whatsoever? If so, may want to look at holding off on tires, and coining up $3k for a new rear... DEPENDING on HOW serious you are!

    Most guys do the intake and exhaust first, that's always a given. You're almost there...

    While this is debatable, most would agree, SFCs should not be far off from the first mod, at all. Suspension is key. This factors in...

    Torque Converter/Torque Arm is something to think about as well, after you get the car stiffened up. If you're wanting to upgrade the cam, you'll need a stall. Depends on how big the cam is, and how good the tuner is, to decide how much of a stall you want/need.

    Then there's always the juice! But you need to think about plugs (which is only a few coins), fuel pressure, and ignition. I say ignition, but I've never heard of many people upgrading their wires. Probably something not worth mentioning for the most part, I guess.

    And that's my worthless input

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    and they are both right you need to look into supporting mods first. There are steps you should take if you want it done right. Then you can always go with spray like mastercraft said that is by far the biggest bang for your buck 100+ hp instantly!

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    its a 6. and thanks i think i'm going to start saving up for the connectors, and probably wont be a while until the cam… starting to realize my clutch will most likely go within the next year?? knock on wood. and a cam would probably not help that lil issue out. On that note… bolt on vs weld pros vs cons? I want to do it myself so i was assuming bolt would be easier.. and clutch advice? obviously i want to buy with keeping in mind a higher hp i'm hoping near 450+ after a cam in a year ?

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    I'm an A4 guy so I can't help you too much but say check here http://www.ls1.com/forums/f65/
    As far as sub-frame connectors go since you will be doing it yourself you can do bolt ons then just have them welded up for cheap at a later date. Since you will be waiting a while for a cam you choice will probably change a few times if not more before you get ready to get it. However a 228 would be great for a DD.

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