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This is a discussion on Upgrade Question within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Hi, I have an 02 Camaro SS SLP AUTO, and i have about 1 grand to put into this car. ...

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    Hi,
    I have an 02 Camaro SS SLP AUTO, and i have about 1 grand to put into this car. It only has 39500 miles, and has the 345 hp slp exaust, and k&n air filter on, with an cold air intake. I use Ryual Purpul snythedic oil ''spelled wrong'' its 11:30 havin brain farts. Anyways, i want to know what the best mod i can do to my car for the money, Yes it is a powerful car, but i want more, and i have some money to put into it, so any help would be nice. For exp: sway bars, computer chip, or something. Thanks

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    You should get some longtube headers and offroad y-pipe...some other possibilities would be a stall, an underdrive pulley, subframe connectors....

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    hmm, any brand names or model numbers u know of?

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    Well, depends....which of those are you thinking about? You could go different ways with this...you could spend all the money on an extremly nice set of stainless steel LTs, or you could go with a ceramic coated set that would be about $300-$400 and still have money to add more things from that list...

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    pacesetter headers are pretty damn good for the money. definately get subframe connectors i have bmr and they are hella good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    pacesetter headers are pretty damn good for the money. definately get subframe connectors i have bmr and they are hella good.
    Yep, when I was talking about him still being able to get pretty good headers for the price, and still have money left to do other mods, I was thinking pacesetters....

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    my are ssautochrome... the cheapo stainless steal ones off ebay. i got em for $350 shipped and love them to death. look good too

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    What i guess i could do is get the cheaper ones and get other things too, Note: I will be having someone put bolt ons etc on. bc i dont want to F it up. So many things, so little cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    my are ssautochrome... the cheapo stainless steal ones off ebay. i got em for $350 shipped and love them to death. look good too
    I've actually heard really good things about those longtubes! How long have you had them on now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    What i guess i could do is get the cheaper ones and get other things too, Note: I will be having someone put bolt ons etc on. bc i dont want to F it up. So many things, so little cash.
    Even if you don't have a lot of technical know-how, I'm sure you could still do most of the bolt-ons by yourself; you'd be surprised how much of this stuff can be done if you just read up on the install procedures people have posted....now, when you say you're going to have someone install this stuff for you, are you talking about taking it to a shop? Or are you talking about a buddy that'll help with the install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    Hi,
    I have an 02 Camaro SS SLP AUTO, and i have about 1 grand to put into this car. It only has 39500 miles, and has the 345 hp slp exaust, and k&n air filter on, with an cold air intake. I use Ryual Purpul snythedic oil ''spelled wrong'' its 11:30 havin brain farts. Anyways, i want to know what the best mod i can do to my car for the money, Yes it is a powerful car, but i want more, and i have some money to put into it, so any help would be nice. For exp: sway bars, computer chip, or something. Thanks

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    Save up & get a 3600 stall, best in your pants feel for an upgrade on a a4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    Save up & get a 3600 stall, best in your pants feel for an upgrade on a a4.
    I mentioned that as one of the options he should consider...a stall will definitely make the car feel dramatically different, taking out those dead spots in the A4 However, if he gets a stall, he should definitely get a tranny cooler...which will just cost that much more $$$$....and he's on a 1k budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujofields View Post
    I mentioned that as one of the options he should consider...a stall will definitely make the car feel dramatically different, taking out those dead spots in the A4 However, if he gets a stall, he should definitely get a tranny cooler...which will just cost that much more $$$$....and he's on a 1k budget...
    Thats why i said save up and add a shift kit to that also,..
    It would be well worth it..

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    i would take it to a shop, and also i still have the gm warrenty, so i dont want to void that, and if i wait, i can get about 500 bucks more bye June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    i would take it to a shop, and also i still have the gm warrenty, so i dont want to void that, and if i wait, i can get about 500 bucks more bye June.
    I don't see how you have a warranty on a 6 yr old car..
    Stall is pretty expensive, get some Dynatech headers w/ Y-pipe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    Thats why i said save up and add a shift kit to that also,..
    It would be well worth it..
    No, I got it when you said for him to save up lol...but it sounded like he was wanting to go ahead with mods now; not wanting to wait for awhile to save up....

    But like I was saying, I definitely agree with getting a stall, whether it's now or at some point in the future....it is quite worth it!!

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    i had the thing that expried at 43000 miles, and i just renewed it. u can always renew.

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    u have any suggustions on a stall? i dont know what to look for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    i would take it to a shop, and also i still have the gm warrenty, so i dont want to void that, and if i wait, i can get about 500 bucks more bye June.
    If you have any friends that know some about cars, you should have them help you install the bolt-ons....depending on the mod, it may take some time, but it'll be worth it knowing you did it yourself and you'll learn a lot in the process...plus, bolt-ons really aren't that complicated....not to mention that, by not taking it to a shop, you're going to have that much more $$$ for other mods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    u have any suggustions on a stall? i dont know what to look for.
    Do the headers, doing the stall, cooler & shift kit will run you 3-4k installed.
    3600 stall is over all good place to start.

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