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What would you do with 5,000?

This is a discussion on What would you do with 5,000? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So i have found myself in a very unique position... i have my 2002 TA Ws6 LT headers, SLP straights, ...

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    What would you do with 5,000?

    So i have found myself in a very unique position... i have my 2002 TA Ws6 LT headers, SLP straights, 4L85E trans, and upgraded brakes, maybe some other things not too sure as i just bought it, and also a 2011 Jeep wrangler unlimited (stock)

    And its coming down to either putting 5G into the jeep which would give me

    4 Inch suspension lift
    35" tires
    new wheels
    Smitty built rear bumper with tire gate
    ORD front stinger bumper
    and some exhaust work

    or i could put it into my new car and get..... well see thats the problem. idk what i would want so id figure that id open it up for a discussion and let you guys tell me what you would do..

    (keep in mind my last Ws6 had twin turbos and all the supporting mods.. just not looking to drop 25G into this car incase i lose it like the last one, id like to do an all motor car i think)
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    The Trans Am would be getting either a 12 bolt or 9 inch with 3.73's, subframe connectors, and a heads/cam package. There goes the $5k...
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    5k....hmmm....at this point in my build I would get a Procharger system since I've already touched everything else. But in your case I'd have to think about it.
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    heads/cam no doubt...lots of suspension components lol

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    I have double that in parts alone with my Procharger setup. FI is definitely not cheap! You could probably piece a system together for much cheaper though. A lot of my added cost came from the FMIC, Alky kit, washier fluid tank conversion, Aster tensioner and gauges I chose. All those things aren't included in the base kit prices you see which run around 5-6K in themselves.

    I'd do exactly what I already did. Build the car to handle power first, then add power. Suspension and drive train upgrades can swallow up 5K quickly. A rear end alone is $2500. Shocks are $500-$1000, depending on which brand. Subframe connectors, LCAs, PHB, sway bars, drive shaft, safety loop for drive shaft, and tires to hook. There goes your 5K and still stock power lol. Don't forget about a stall and exhaust/headers too
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    I would grab some 243 heads and a intake manifold and retune.
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    well i lost the debate with the misses. looks like we are lifting the jeep!!! couldnt really argue when she threw the " i bought the car for you" lol
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    boom debate back up for discussion,,, the wife put the foot down and so we are lifting the jeep.... well i decided to sell my truck and now my budget isnt 5k its more like 3500-4000..

    head and cam package has my eye....

    but unfortunately i have no clue as to which ones to get..

    i want it to be be choppy and loud but still pass emissions

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