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    Cheap/free performance mods?

    I been reading around this forum for a bit. I see people talking about free/cheap LS1 mods. Can anyone confirm? Sorry I'm new to domestics.

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    lol I guess I need a real mechanic for all of that. I didnt understand a damn thing.

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    Coolant Bypass, air lid, magnaflow catback, plug wires, and of course all the free mods linked above. Those are some cheaper mods which won't cost you an arm and a leg. Goodluck and have fun!

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    coolant bypass? plug wires?

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    hey man those mods on there are easy as hell cost 5 bucks for some heater hose and clamps enlarge the pics and follow steps takes 15 mins. to do it all easier than it looks i promise

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    Anything else cheap/free?

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    aftermarket air filter lid, adds a couple of (real) hp, makes the motor breathe easier.
    http://www.lmperformance.com/742/1.html or sometimes cheaper on ebay or in the classifieds section here.

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    Just buy a magnaflow and have a local muffler shop put it on for you. Thats a cheap and fairly easy install, and it will gain you some hp's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojt View Post
    Just buy a magnaflow and have a local muffler shop put it on for you. Thats a cheap and fairly easy install, and it will gain you some hp's.
    +2, lid and catback are the best first mods for these cars.

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    What kind of numbers would I be seeing from each?

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    what is the coolant bypass mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    What kind of numbers would I be seeing from each?
    five to fifteen each, numbers vary per car and bragging tendencies of the owner...

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    http://www.slponline.com/view_product.asp?P=21046

    300 bucks for that? Is that what you guys are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    what is the coolant bypass mod?
    From the factory, Coolant runs through your throttle body for cold starts, etc. Once the car warms up, you have 180 degree antifreeze running into your throttle body. This basically heats your air up going into the motor. Cooler air is better for performance, so you just run a new hose and bypass the throttle body. You can also buy a kit on ebay and they are real cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    http://www.slponline.com/view_product.asp?P=21046

    300 bucks for that? Is that what you guys are talking about?
    no, it's an airlid like the one from lmperformance.com seven posts up! (??) 300 bucks wouldn't really fall in the cheap category, right? the other one is a cold air intake.

    btw, it doesn't sound like much horsepower, but the car really wakes up with these small mods.

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    i did the mods on my car and noticed a bit of difference.just by the slp air lid its about 90 bucks or so.do the ram air mod and it does the same thing as the flo pac kit....if you have a 2000-2002 it has the ls6 intake on it so you dont need to worry bout the egr mod if im not mistaken.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by myzisbetter View Post
    i did the mods on my car and noticed a bit of difference.just by the slp air lid its about 90 bucks or so.do the ram air mod and it does the same thing as the flo pac kit....if you have a 2000-2002 it has the ls6 intake on it so you dont need to worry bout the egr mod if im not mistaken.....
    only the 01 and 02 had the ls6 intake manifold

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    IMO I think the free mods are not worth the time spent and some could harm your engine

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    the only thing your risking is takeing the sreen out of maf unless you port the trottlbody on your own then yeah that could mess it up but other then that no harm

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