good sleeper mods
This is a discussion on good sleeper mods within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; oh and i've heard of people havin problems with maf sensors... is that true?...
09-11-2007, 09:28 AM #21
oh and i've heard of people havin problems with maf sensors... is that true?
09-11-2007, 09:58 AM #22
you may as well not mod. it all voids the warranty. literally.
09-11-2007, 10:09 AM #23
09-11-2007, 10:44 AM #24
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I read a series of articles in High Performance Pontiac, they tested the SLP performance packs, and came within 3hp of the SLP claims.
When asked, SLP said the claims were for LS6 intake-equiped '01-'02 cars. When HPP added a LS6 manifold to the '00 T/A they were testing, they actually exceeded all of SLP's numbers. IIRC they got 17rwhp just from the intake.
I thought SLP was always at the forefront of modding our cars, why is everyone so down on them? Besides thier pricing, that is. You'd think those headers were made out of gold for what they charge for them!
09-11-2007, 11:56 AM #25
its not a question of if their products work, because obviously they do. but time and time again less expensive products made with the same materials have produced the same, if not more power and are usually cheaper.
slp is the forefront because they pay big money to be this way. its all in the advertising. one must simply glance at their long tube header design and the price of them to see why they are so ovverated.
why is it that their cold air intake is so much more expensive than other offerings, yet probably produces the least amount of gains in comparison to say...volant or fast toys? because ill informed people read that they were the best.
im not knocking you, but take a look at what youre reading. gmhtp and hpp are paid by these companies to advertise and use their products.
09-11-2007, 12:02 PM #26
Most complain of ground clearance on SLP headers too,,,but most also have there cars lowered to within an inch of there life too,,,so the complaint is moot in my opinion.
I believe the SLP headers are one of the few if not the only headers on the market that are "tuned" length" so that is some of the price you are paying for and probably the reason they are tough to fit and are closer to the ground,,,pretty self explainatory if you ask me. Most of the other manufactures only sell what I call "standard" headers with unequal length tubes, they can package them much tighter this way and makes for a better fit. Doesn't mean SLP headers are junk or terrible,,,it's the equal verses unequal length tubes that makes a difference in design.
Most are quick to harp on SLP and I agree that some of there stuff is pricey too,,,,but none of us should forget that if it wasn't for SLP we wouldn't have some of these cool cars like the SS camaro and many other neat cars they have come out with since the 80's. Most of these cars are low production and many of them are fetching pretty hefty prices now.
SLP is the modern version of the very famous places like Baldwin Motion, Yenko, Nickey, (to name a few) of years before,,,,and we all know what kind of prices these cars are grabbing.
I view SLP as being very much like this in a modern sort of way while complying to the dreadfull EPA,,,,,which is what put alot of the others I mentioned out of business. We should be happy SLP is still here. Hopefully they will come out with some more cool cars if GM ever gets off their ass and makes something worthy. Larry.
09-11-2007, 12:07 PM #27
09-11-2007, 12:22 PM #28
09-11-2007, 12:50 PM #29
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Sorry, rant mode off...
09-11-2007, 07:04 PM #30
3500 tc,gears, intake,p&p intake..the rest is on you
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