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    What would you do to your car with $4500?

    I have $4500 to spend on some upgrades. I have a 2002 ws6 with a lid, eibach springs, bilstien hd shocks, adj pan hard, line lock, and loudmouth exhaust. It is a 6-speed. I know i want to do QTP headers and borla catback. Thinking about a cam. Don't know which one to do. Would like a mild cam. Right now it is my daily driver. My goals for the car is to get it to the low 12's in the future. Will appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

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    I'd save another $1500 and buy the ATI Procharger setup = low 12's

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    $4500? Heads & cam package, headers, rear end. 11's

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    Hes right man dont go with forced induction unless you already have heads and cam or unless you enough money for low compression and forged internals otherwise you cant even run a good amount of boost IMO. I would get heads 4.10 gears and a streetable cam like a 224/224 .585/.585 with 112 or 114 sep. You would have a mid 11 second car that still runs nicely.

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    nitrous. think about it. The power is there when ever you want, but not when you're just daily driving. You can buy a great remote opening system and all the doodads for a 100hp shot and put you into those lower numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albosky View Post
    I'd save another $1500 and buy the ATI Procharger setup = low 12's
    my same exact thoughts.
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    Cam (without install prices) will run about $1200. A little more if you upgrade oil pump and timing chain.
    Magnaflow catback instead of the SLP.
    That makes $1600.

    Heads. Patriot stage II's would be great over a 228/228 cam. $1100.
    Up to $2700.

    Subframe connectors would be a must. $140 plus having them welded in.
    $2840.

    LCA's and relocation brackets. $200 plus welding install.
    $3040.

    Sticky tires. MT's for the track on some used 16" wheels. $450-500.
    $3500.

    And since you wanted QTP headers....
    $4500 (give or take)

    Enjoy the 11's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnac0 View Post
    I have $4500 to spend on some upgrades. I have a 2002 ws6 with a lid, eibach springs, bilstien hd shocks, adj pan hard, line lock, and loudmouth exhaust. It is a 6-speed. I know i want to do QTP headers and borla catback. Thinking about a cam. Don't know which one to do. Would like a mild cam. Right now it is my daily driver. My goals for the car is to get it to the low 12's in the future. Will appreciate your thoughts and ideas.
    I would build a stout short block that way if you want more later it will be ready I have a broke stock piston and a block that needs a new sleeve sitting in the garage good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post

    Enjoy the 11's.

    Til the rear breaks

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    Didn't think of that.

    Is the car a manual or automatic??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albosky View Post
    I'd save another $1500 and buy the ATI Procharger setup = low 12's
    This has my vote as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Didn't think of that.

    Is the car a manual or automatic??
    It's an M6

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    ANd a 9 inch after like 3 launches... Manual w/ Slicks + 7.5" rear = Pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    ANd a 9 inch after like 3 launches... Manual w/ Slicks + 7.5" rear = Pop!
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    Add $10k to it & install a LS7

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    They want way too much for an ls7 considering it wont even be forged internals,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Cam (without install prices) will run about $1200. A little more if you upgrade oil pump and timing chain.
    Magnaflow catback instead of the SLP.
    That makes $1600.

    Heads. Patriot stage II's would be great over a 228/228 cam. $1100.
    Up to $2700.

    Subframe connectors would be a must. $140 plus having them welded in.
    $2840.

    LCA's and relocation brackets. $200 plus welding install.
    $3040.

    Sticky tires. MT's for the track on some used 16" wheels. $450-500.
    $3500.

    And since you wanted QTP headers....
    $4500 (give or take)

    Enjoy the 11's.
    You forgot the moser 12 bolt.

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    Heads and Cam, $1895: http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...e1fcba5ab49a41

    plus the things Mr. Luos said. And might want to start thinking about that rearend, and definately a clutch. On the $1000 saved with the H/C package, that should net you a clutch.

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