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This is a discussion on Help Me Select My Mods within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by tatertot91 You're just getting slow Ever get around to that 9" yet? hey but i included a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    You're just getting slow
    Ever get around to that 9" yet?

    hey but i included a link for the free mods, just trying to do it right.
    ready to order it but im still out of the country. As soon as i get back its on!!

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    dont forget to upgrade the 10 bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0202 View Post
    dont forget to upgrade the 10 bolt
    Let me clarify that a little...

    Do NOT upgrade the 10 bolt. That is basically pissing money away.
    Replace the 10 bolt with something worth while. 12 bolt or if M6 with power....9 inch.
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    just gonna throw this out there, and im not sure what anybody else has experienced, but i have a borla/kooks setup on my car and with a good tune increased power and fuel economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Let me clarify that a little...

    Do NOT upgrade the 10 bolt. That is basically pissing money away.
    Replace the 10 bolt with something worth while. 12 bolt or if M6 with power....9 inch.
    Thats what I meant. I was just too lazy to explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    I bought a 98 Z a few weeks ago and have been researching the after market. My power goals are fairly modest: I don't aspire to anything much over 400 hp at the crank, however, I am interested in minimizing drive train losses.

    Also, modifications that can improve horsepower and fuel economy at the same time are of particular interest to me.

    SLP seems to have some pretty straight forward options, however, I hear they're not that great.

    My car will be a daily driver, so it must remain street legal...

    Help much appreciated.

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    Ditch the bilsteins and get a second set of koni's. LS^ intake if it has not been done with a P&P throttle body. Get the on here pretty good priced udes. If you have LCA's get a matching panhard. Definately some long tubed headers and a catted or ory depending on needs and budget. Some strano or BMR springs will give it a nice slightly lowered look. Change the gears especially if you got stuck with a A$ and 2.73's I at least had 3.32 package but went to 3.73. Still get ok mileage. If it's a A$ get a stall suited to your needs and what you wanna build. Could ude anything from a 3000rpm to 3600rpm anything bigger is oiverkill inless you want a rue track car.
    You won'y see mileage drop till you get into cams or head cam packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Ditch the bilsteins and get a second set of koni's. LS^ intake if it has not been done with a P&P throttle body. Get the on here pretty good priced udes. If you have LCA's get a matching panhard. Definately some long tubed headers and a catted or ory depending on needs and budget. Some strano or BMR springs will give it a nice slightly lowered look. Change the gears especially if you got stuck with a A$ and 2.73's I at least had 3.32 package but went to 3.73. Still get ok mileage. If it's a A$ get a stall suited to your needs and what you wanna build. Could ude anything from a 3000rpm to 3600rpm anything bigger is oiverkill inless you want a rue track car.
    You won'y see mileage drop till you get into cams or head cam packages.
    Forgive my newbishness... But I really don't know all the acronyms for some of this stuff...

    I get that P&P is ported and polished. I get A4... but LCAs...? Its a learning experience....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    Forgive my newbishness... But I really don't know all the acronyms for some of this stuff...

    I get that P&P is ported and polished. I get A4... but LCAs...? Its a learning experience....
    LCAs= lower control arms, for the rearend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    LCAs= lower control arms, for the rearend.
    Hey he just doesnt know what you mean, you dont have to call him a rearend!

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    Well... I figure the rear end will either be one of the first mods or it will just get done if the 10 bolt breaks....

    if so, woul the LCAs have to come off wit it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    Hey he just doesnt know what you mean, you dont have to call him a rearend!
    I am not sure how you perceived I was calling him a rearend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I am not sure how you perceived I was calling him a rearend
    Damn it P....your detector must be busted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I am not sure how you perceived I was calling him a rearend
    Think he was just pokin at ya Could be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    Well... I figure the rear end will either be one of the first mods or it will just get done if the 10 bolt breaks....

    if so, woul the LCAs have to come off wit it?
    Not sure if I totally understand you.

    The LCA's dont have to come off when replacing the rear end.

    You don't have to replace the LCA's when changing the rearend, but its highly recommended you get rid of those stamped steel pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Let me clarify that a little...

    Do NOT upgrade the 10 bolt. That is basically pissing money away.
    Replace the 10 bolt with something worth while. 12 bolt or if M6 with power....9 inch.
    Yeah, I've been researching rear-ends... it's kinda a bummer that the 10-bolt has such a poor reputation (I guess it's well deserved, though)... I just wish there was a solution in the sub $1000 range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    Yeah, I've been researching rear-ends... it's kinda a bummer that the 10-bolt has such a poor reputation (I guess it's well deserved, though)... I just wish there was a solution in the sub $1000 range...
    I sold my 12 bolt for 1000 bucks used. Granted, it was disassembled and the carrier needed a cleaning, but the guy got everything. Axles, carrier, housing, all tabs welded on etc. I think I gave him a great deal.

    Find people selling used and you might just get a nice deal

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    yeah, im just playing, the way I read it, sounded like you could be calling him a rearend. I think calling him a tie-rod would be a little nicer. Speaking of which, there IS a town in Minnesota called Nimrod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Welded in convertible (they're different from a T-top or hardtop) sub-frame connectors are a must for your car. I can't stress this enough as the 1st mod. Trust me in this as I've had a vert.
    If I go with weld-in SFCs, will that affect the accessibility of the drive train in the event it needs maintenance/replacement/repair? I imagine with the bolt-in it would come off easily. Does welding it on make it more rigid or more reliable?

    Also, as for a CAI, I'm looking at Volant... any horror stories with this brand? I've heard to stay away from SLP and K&N....
    Last edited by Naaman; 05-22-2010 at 12:18 AM.

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