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    Question Which would you do first?

    Hey guys, I am about to do some more modifcations to my ws6. I wanted to get some input on what you would do 1st. I'm leaning towards doing my suspension upgrades before purchasing the long tube headers. I'm thinking bmr springs/adj. panhard rod/LCA's and SFC's. Would this be better to do first rather than the headers? Also has anyone heard anything about MAC SFC's? (93-02 MAC Subframe Connectors (Black Powder Coated) ) They were on the ws6store.com. Or should I go with some other brand of SFC's?

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    id do and did headers first. a good set of drag tires is all i did for suspension work
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    do a tube type k-member first it will make the headers alot easier to install

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    I'm not really wanting a all out drag car... i want a car that can hang/beat most things on the road.. i will possibly do some runs at the drag strip, but overall i want a quick car with an aggressive stance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123456speed View Post
    I'm not really wanting a all out drag car... i want a car that can hang/beat most things on the road.. i will possibly do some runs at the drag strip, but overall i want a quick car with an aggressive stance..
    Taking your goals into consideriation, I would say do the exhaust first then. Both are going to be something you probably want to upgrade, but exhaust will bump your HP and make the car sound more aggressive. Either way you choose though, you will be doing quality mods to your car

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    i have half the exhaust work done already.. i have true duals with no cats or mufflers... makes the car sound mean... i have the whisper lid for the intake setup... now i was looking to either add more horses or improve the stance and handling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123456speed View Post
    i have half the exhaust work done already.. i have true duals with no cats or mufflers... makes the car sound mean... i have the whisper lid for the intake setup... now i was looking to either add more horses or improve the stance and handling..
    Well...............with long tube headers you will definitely need mufflers. Get some SFC first, check that they will clear your custom exhaust. Check the suspension forum for advice on those and other mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123456speed View Post
    i have half the exhaust work done already.. i have true duals with no cats or mufflers... makes the car sound mean... i have the whisper lid for the intake setup... now i was looking to either add more horses or improve the stance and handling..

    SLP headers made a huge dif in my car they say they add 40 hp but its the nascar sound that I like when you put it to the floor my trans am sounds better than all the ones that go to our track....holt emerald coast dragway...

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    Pacesetter headers have excellent fitment as opposed to SLP. I personally did headers first. but like said before it depends, I would say do headers and SFC considering you dont necessarily want an all out drag car so wheel hop may not be such a big deal to you.

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    If you're looking to get subframe connectors we have a hell of a deal going on for a GP. $100+shipping for powdercoated weld-ons. http://69.42.146.24/forums/showthread.php?p=588742

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMS Fleet View Post
    If you're looking to get subframe connectors we have a hell of a deal going on for a GP. $100+shipping for powdercoated weld-ons. http://69.42.146.24/forums/showthread.php?p=588742
    Thats a GREAT deal on subframe connectors

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    I wish I could do headers, but I live in California so I can't. I think I can do shorty headers, but I don't feel like going through the trouble or money. I hear the stock manifolds actually flow pretty good tho? I installed some bolt-on powdercoated SLP SFC's a month ago, and I like them pretty well. my car doesn't creek nearly as much going up driveways.

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    yeah for sure i am going to do the SFC's my car.. its a rattle box for sure... headers... pacesetters are considerably cheaper... is the quality still there? i've had other cars and bought cheap headers and they were poor quality.. the resonance was terrible..

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    Headers was the only modification that I actually felt a tremendous SOTP difference.

    Plus, this was the first time I got Long tube headers and compared to passed cars, this again was the best time I felt a difference in power when compared to other headers Ive gotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123456speed View Post
    yeah for sure i am going to do the SFC's my car.. its a rattle box for sure... headers... pacesetters are considerably cheaper... is the quality still there? i've had other cars and bought cheap headers and they were poor quality.. the resonance was terrible..
    Dude, read up on the slp headers and compare with the pasesetters i dont know much about the pacesetters but when I was looking around slp will tell you that the longtube will give you 40 hp compare with all others and then the sound compared to shortys its a joke!! slp headers sound really awwwsome compared to other trans ams that I race My trans am is running 7.2 in the 1/8 mile and I still have so much to add still its a kick in the a##$$#@ fixin to change the rear gears to 410 cant wait

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    SLP claims 40 hp but I assume that is at the flywheel, I dont know of any header alone that would give that much hp at the rear wheels with a tune. I chose Pacesetter due to fitment, (SLP hang to low for me) and for price. Like said above do a comparison, Both are good headers but pacesetter's are cheaper as in price (not quality, ask around on here, pacesetter has been tried and proven) and fitment. Like I said, I have seen alot of horror stories of the SLP hanging to low and scraping. I went with the Ceramic coated LT's (pacesetter). Look into a good cat-back or TD's and along with a tune you would see 25-35hp gain at the rear wheels not the flywheel.
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