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    Good idea for performance/daily driver? 02 LS1

    I'm looking to spend around $2000-2500, trying to spend it as wisely as possible...

    This is ROUGHLY what I was considering, numbered by priority:
    1. Punisher Pro-street 3200 stall
    2. SLP 3.73 gears
    3. Comp cam kit (228/232 cam, lifters, pushrods, springs, timing chain, etc.)
    4. Walbro LPH 255 pump
    5. FAST 36lb injectors



    I beleive I should be pretty close to my budget. Is this a good route to go for performance/daily driver? Any vendor recommendations are appreciated as well..

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    What is done to the car? any suspension upgrades?

    Give info about your ride so that people can put an input in to help you!

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    sorry, info is in sig, not sure why it's not showing up...

    Mods: pacesetter headers-bilstein shocks/eibach springs-K&N intake-ram air

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    Quote Originally Posted by arock24 View Post
    sorry, info is in sig, not sure why it's not showing up...

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    Really IMHO your first add-on before the stall would be subframe connectors! these cars flex under stock power and adding a higher stall will cause it to flex even more!

    everyone says build your suspension before you build power(that is recommended)
    but your list is good
    1.SFCs
    2.Stall with trans cooler
    3.Gears(also the 10 bolts in our cars are very weak rebuilding them is a waste of money 12bolt or 9" is highly recommended but will force you out of your budget)
    4.Cam
    ect.....

    others will chime in and be able to give more advice aswell!

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    appreciate the advice. SFCs make sense. Is the 12bolt mod easier than the 9" overhaul?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arock24 View Post
    appreciate the advice. SFCs make sense. Is the 12bolt mod easier than the 9" overhaul?
    its a full rear end pre fabbed to fit directly into your car...
    12 robs less HP from your car...
    9" will rob more HP but is nearly indestructible...

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    Will a 2pt SFC suffice for my application? The 3pt is about double the price. I understand they're more durable, but are 3pt SFCs necessary for a 400-425whp application?

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    3-points are stronger... but you should be fine with 2 points i have 2points on my car right now and they made a world of difference!

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    You can go with two or three point SFC but get the weld in bars not the bold on. I have talked to many racers and everyone feels the welded connectors are the way to go. Bolts tend to loosen up and back out, a weld is good forever.

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