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    I'd go with a Intake manifold, bigger TB, Better heads. Vortech.
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    Thanks for the input, anyone else have any ideas?

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    You can buy a good set of heads, a better cam (any specs on your cam??), cutout, weight reduction, fast intake and throttle body, 90mm, 92mm, or 100mm, your choice. I think they make all those sizes now. What tires you using?

    With suspension work, cam only cars with bolt-ons can make it in the 11s easy.

    Then there is always the posibility of nitrous, s/c, or turbo.

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    Usually people wait to add an aftermarket "FAST" intake until they do heads. You will still see gains, typically like 15-25rwhp with the setup you have. The gains are much higher after you get a good set of heads or are using forced induction like a supercharger or a turbo.

    A tire I use is a Nitto 555 R, they are great for a bolt-on car or cam only car. I use a 315mm wide Nitto 555 R. They do great on the street, last longer than most drag radials and are some what driveable in the rain.

    There are a lot of popular tires out there to use, and you can find traction with these, but obviously a slick or M/T drag radial might be better, they are a bit better traction wise but don't last very long. The BFG drag radial is about the same way, but they last like 3-5k miles if you are lucky.

    You have to let us know what you intend to use the car for. Daily driver, street warrior, weekend warrior, or all drag strip?

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    Oh, i hope your tranny, clutch, and rear end can handle more power and stickier tires. If not, save up extra money for when they break...mod away man!

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    There are plenty of choices for heads out there and i don't know much about heads, but they can add quite a bit of hp if matched correctly with your cam. Add that "FAST" intake/tb combo and you can touch upper 400rwhp.

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