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This is a discussion on Gaining HP within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So before you say it, yes I am new to this so give me a break lol. I have a ...

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    Question Gaining HP

    So before you say it, yes I am new to this so give me a break lol. I have a 2002 Trans Am ws6 all stock nothing changed except magnaflow exhaust. it is an automatic transmission. I want to know the easiest but cheap way to gain HP it doesnt need to gan like a couple hundred but just the cheapest way to gain like 50-100 or so whatever works best ha. sorry for me not knowing im just trying to figure it out. thanks!

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    the short answer.....spray. Remember this saying. Fast-cheap-reliable......pick 2. Being an auto a stall should be in your future. No matter which way you go there's really not going to be a cheap route to go fast. If you do cheap out you'll pay one way or the other down the road. I would say start with headers, stall, and a tune. Then go from there.
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    Spray is the way to make alot (50-100hp) of power fast and fairly cheap. BUT, you gotta change a few things like timing and spark plugs at least. The stall convertor will not give you any more horsepower, but will give you about a 1/2 second faster times at the track. A 1/2 second may not sound like a huge gain, but when it comes to 1/4 mile times, that is VERY significant.

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    What is "cheap" to you? Give us a price range and we can guide you further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the short answer.....spray. Remember this saying. Fast-cheap-reliable......pick 2. Being an auto a stall should be in your future. No matter which way you go there's really not going to be a cheap route to go fast. If you do cheap out you'll pay one way or the other down the road. I would say start with headers, stall, and a tune. Then go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the short answer.....spray. Remember this saying. Fast-cheap-reliable......pick 2. Being an auto a stall should be in your future. No matter which way you go there's really not going to be a cheap route to go fast. If you do cheap out you'll pay one way or the other down the road. I would say start with headers, stall, and a tune. Then go from there.

    Okay, so if I start with headers what should I get and does anything else needs to be upgraded and cheap but reliable would be nice ( a shop will be doing all the work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinK View Post
    Okay, so if I start with headers what should I get and does anything else needs to be upgraded and cheap but reliable would be nice ( a shop will be doing all the work)
    While you're doing the headers I would do the plugs and wires. Are you going to delete the cats?
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    yeah my engine light came on and i checked and it said they werent working properly anyways so they're getting taken out so is there any way i can keep headers under $1000-$1500?

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    Yes. Pacesetters with ORY around 450/500. Plugs and wires another 100. Plus whatever your shop charges to install them.

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