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This is a discussion on where to start? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; okay so ive had my trans am about 3 weeks now, and apparently i've been hit with the 'mod bug.' ...

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    where to start?

    okay so ive had my trans am about 3 weeks now, and apparently i've been hit with the 'mod bug.' but i dont know where to start!

    i know i wanna get some kind of exhaust (but dont know what i need.. i love the deep smooth sound of the stock engine, and i want something that will project it rather than make it sound totally different) and i cant really afford headers any time soon.. so that wont really be a problem for future mods that will change the sound or anything
    and i know i want to upgrade to a cool air intake
    and add either strut/sway bars or the (cant think of the name)..underbody connectors?
    and i wanna get nicer speakers... but skip the subs/amps. i was thinking kenwood?

    any advice will be greatly appreciated!!
    thanks!

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    i would get like SLP LM then ram air first

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    would you reccoment LM I or II ? i dont really know much of a difference, but according to most peoples' posts, LM II is better for headers and what not? but is there any other real difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    i would get like SLP LM then ram air first
    Cancel the Loudmouth.
    Avoid SLP like the plague.

    The Loudmouth is a great catback. As long as that is your ONLY mod.
    If you plan on doing other mods (like headers) you won't want to have spent the $400 or whatever it is for the Loudmouth.
    It sounds great with the stock manifolds, but raspy and crappy with headers.

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    yeah ive heard that alot throughout the site, but everything that ive seen for headers, they've been about $900. which would be nice to have, but probably isnt a huge priority for the next few years.. im 10k in debt.. i have like 1.2k now and i dont want to 'spend it all in one place' lol

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    for your first mod you should get a lid. Its $90 and a proven 8-10rwhp. Nothing can touch the hp to dloar value of a lid.

    Then for nice cheap quality exhaust i would look at magnaflow or hooker. I have borla - which is great. But magnoflow or hooker are nice and are significantly cheaper.

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    And both sound very nice and flow as well as the SLP.

    You have been pricing out SLP headers it sounds like. $900???
    Jet-Hots or Pacesetters are much cheaper.

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    SFC, lid, and loudmouth.

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    SLP all the way =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    SLP all the way =D
    maybe for your airlid, but thats about it. Thats about their only worthwhile product. Other stuff is outdated and overpriced. And their customer service sucks.

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    SLP has its limits with sound quality, Im saving my money and either getting borla or magnaflow.

    www.ls1sounds.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    SLP all the way =D








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    i listened to them all at ls1sounds... and personally i did like the loudmouth better than either the magnaflow or hooker.. it sounds alot smoother, whats its performance compared to others? how much hp does it usually add?

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    They are all roughly the same.

    Want to hear mine with headers and the LM?? God it was horrible.
    I ended up cutting off the LM. I loved it until I put headers on.
    Just a heads up if you ever plan on doing so.

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    so a friend requested borla, and i went to their site to check it out and hear the clips, and that made up my mind. im going for borla, i found a site offering it for about 775, and on their site it was listed at more than 900..

    does anybody know of anywhere that sells borlas any cheaper?

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    For that price you might as well go with GMMG's Chambered Exhaust

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    For a little more than the price of the Borla...you could have enough to get Pacesetters and a Magnaflow.

    [media]http://www.ls1sounds.com/magnaflow/magnaflow_QTP-LT-ORY_WOT30-80flyby.MPG[/media]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    For a little more than the price of the Borla...you could have enough to get Pacesetters and a Magnaflow.

    [media]http://www.ls1sounds.com/magnaflow/magnaflow_QTP-LT-ORY_WOT30-80flyby.MPG[/media]
    HOLY!



    man that sounded sweeeeeeeeeeet.

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    you can get some coated pace setters pretty cheap on ebay

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    www.texas-speed.com I got ceramic coated long tubes and TSP true dual exhaust. both were around $400 each.

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