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    So it begins...

    Here's my plan for my M6 T/A as far as mods over the next month or two :

    UMI SFC's (Just ordered)
    R/A Hood from Glasstek
    MTI lid with FTRA set up
    QTP LT's with 2.5" dual X and magnaflow mufflers

    Then after that, I need to fix the wheelhop I am getting right now because I can only imagine it will get worse with more power.. so maybe..

    Koni SA front shocks?
    Bilstien HD rear shocks?
    Moser 9"?

    Any other supporting mods I should look into before adding more power? By supporting I mean suspension, drivetrain, and chassis upgrades. The car is my daily driver so I need it to be reliable, and it might see some strip time but not a lot.

    What do you guys think?? Obviously there's a lot more to do but I'm just trying to make a good starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    Here's my plan for my M6 T/A as far as mods over the next month or two :

    UMI SFC's (Just ordered)
    R/A Hood from Glasstek
    MTI lid with FTRA set up
    QTP LT's with 2.5" dual X and magnaflow mufflers

    Then after that, I need to fix the wheelhop I am getting right now because I can only imagine it will get worse with more power.. so maybe..

    Koni SA front shocks?
    Bilstien HD rear shocks?
    Moser 9"?

    Any other supporting mods I should look into before adding more power? By supporting I mean suspension, drivetrain, and chassis upgrades. The car is my daily driver so I need it to be reliable, and it might see some strip time but not a lot.

    What do you guys think?? Obviously there's a lot more to do but I'm just trying to make a good starting point.

    PM me some details about the glasstek hood. I'm pickin mine up in the early spring.

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    ok yeah i'll let you know how i like it, gonna order it next week from thunderracing.com

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    Your gonna love those QTP headers. I have them on mine they are nice

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    yeah i can't wait to change out the exhaust system.. gona be awesome

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    sounds like a good plan man . . . keep us updated. I'm planning on the same mods within the next few months too . . . maybe not the same brands . . but the basic setup.

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    yeah i'll definetly keep you guys updated... the SFC's should be here any day now.. and it's only gonna cost me $80 to get them welded in.. so i'll get em and put them in the same day hopefully.. i can't wait

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    Very nice list!!

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    thanks i think it will be a good start

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    So it begins...
    And it will never end.
    Enjoy, modding these cars is so much fun.

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    lol i can believe it! how does my list look for a starting point? anything i'm forgetting that should be done right away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    lol i can believe it! how does my list look for a starting point? anything i'm forgetting that should be done right away?
    Got short throw shifter??

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    nope, what's the diff between stock and the one you're talking about?

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    when you do the rear I would do a torque arm, LCA's, and relocation brackets at the same time. That's all stuff that will be out of there anyhow, might as well change it. I also pulled my tank and did a racetronix kit at the same time. Just trying to minimize work.

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    hmm.. yeah i think my fuel pump will be going out soon also.. good idea.

    about the torque arm.. adjustable better?

    i was looking at the UMI adjustable torque arm, only around like $250 i think

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    that's the same one I have. Pretty nice piece.

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    cool, lol kinda dumb question but what exactly does it do?

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    an adjustable T/A lets you set your pinion angle. Mines currently at -1 but I'm gonna move it to -2 before next spring. Just helps with traction.

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    pinion angle? does it set it on it's own or is it something you have to do? i've heard of it just never knew what it was.. sorry for all the questions

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    you use an angle finder and the torque arm has an adjuster on the bottom of it. You measure the angle of the driveshaft versus the angle of the differential. I just did a quick search to see if I could find a better explanation. I saw a nice graphical explanation that has it make way more sense but this one isn't to bad.
    pinion angle

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