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This is a discussion on 1k to spend within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Graduation just rolled around and thanks to many of my generous relatives i raked in about a grand , what ...

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    1k to spend

    Graduation just rolled around and thanks to many of my generous relatives i raked in about a grand , what mods do y'all think is a good idea for my bone stock bird?

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    i just got a ported throttle body they say its a really good mod for the price.

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    i would also get some long tubes they are also a great upgrade from bone stock.

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    Unless you're going larger than the stock TB, just port it yourself. Save the money. For first mods, I'd recommend exhaust and tune. just my opinion.

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    Yeah i though it would be a good idea to get kooks or pacesetter LT's , im also pretty tempted to get a hooker catback. How much do the LT's usually go for anyways?

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    the pacesetters are 300 to 400ish. the kooks are going to run you quite a bit more.

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    pacesetter headers are cheap, but they wont last you forever. Kooks would be an excellent stainless steal header but it wont be cheap. There about a grand and then you have to pay for installation which is pricey. If i accumulated a $1,000 dollars from grad, i would get a borla/corsa catback

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    you can find used borla on tech from around 300 i just picked up a corsa for 400 shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Same ol Situation View Post
    pacesetter headers are cheap, but they wont last you forever. Kooks would be an excellent stainless steal header but it wont be cheap. There about a grand and then you have to pay for installation which is pricey. If i accumulated a $1,000 dollars from grad, i would get a borla/corsa catback
    you don't HAVE to pay someone for installation. its not as hard to do header installs as ppl seem to think. Most of the ppl on this forum have done there own.

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    either full exhaust or stall and gears if auto

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    id say exhaust bro. and maybe a pro tune.

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    For a grand I would go with lid, ported throttle body/ls6 manifold(depending on yr of ur car), a cut out and underdrive pulleys. All of these from tech/sponsor sales would be right around a grand. You can install most your self.

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    It is true the kooks headers are not cheap, I paid around $1400 for mine with the Y pipe with conveters
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    I would save the money but if you are dead set on modding, exhaust would be the route to go. Headers, y-pipe and catback would wipe out that grand quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Jason View Post
    you don't HAVE to pay someone for installation. its not as hard to do header installs as ppl seem to think. Most of the ppl on this forum have done there own.



    True, but you need to have the right equipment and tools

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    and a lift helps tremendously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Same ol Situation View Post
    True, but you need to have the right equipment and tools
    4 jackstands
    1 socket set (though you only need 4-5 sockets actually)
    1 floor jack
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    Even if you have NONE of the above, you can buy it all for less than half of what your going to pay to have someone install it for you. And, you'll have them for the next project you do. Just my .02 .

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    Ill probably go w/the catback exhaust (dunno which one yet) but it is a 2002 so i dont need to worry about the ls6 manifold.O btw its not a ws6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Jason View Post
    4 jackstands
    1 socket set (though you only need 4-5 sockets actually)
    1 floor jack
    1 case of cold beer

    Even if you have NONE of the above, you can buy it all for less than half of what your going to pay to have someone install it for you. And, you'll have them for the next project you do. Just my .02 .


    haha case of beer is key when undertaking a long project



    is this car an a4 or m6?

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    yes a case of beer is necessary at all times of the day in my experiences.

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