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This is a discussion on Xmas Cabbage within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Alright, so i've got about 800 bones in Xmas/Bday money and i'm tryin to decide on what to mod next. ...

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    Alright, so i've got about 800 bones in Xmas/Bday money and i'm tryin to decide on what to mod next. My T/A is DD'd, only mods are LT's, ORY, Magnaflow CB, CAI, and rims. I'm leaning towards welded 3 point SFC's, and if I have enough Strano sway bars. I would buy Koni's, but if I did i'd need APHB and i'd wanna do springs at the same time. Any thoughts? Something else I should look into instead of SFC's?

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    I would suggest the suspension, but like you pointed out, once you start on the suspension, you need to do the rest of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I would suggest the suspension, but like you pointed out, once you start on the suspension, you need to do the rest of it.
    Yeah. I was thinking for the time being do SFC's and SB's, and then save for shocks/springs and everything needed and do that all at once. Think that's good?

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    Aren't koni's $800? seems you would have enough for the shocks w/o messing up the center of the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Aren't koni's $800? seems you would have enough for the shocks w/o messing up the center of the rear.
    I've thought about it, but if I were to do it i'd wanna do springs and the APHB at the same time

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    ws6store.com has a Bilstein/Eibach combo which is still very good shocks/springs for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Not Konis, but there is a Bilstein/Eibach combo which is still very good shocks/springs for the money.
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    Your def making me think about it. I think I have decided SFC's for the time being, and I think i'm gonna save the rest for the time being, maybe mod some more things later down the line

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    Saving the money sounds like a good idea. Maybe buy a beater??

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Saving the money sounds like a good idea. Maybe buy a beater??
    This is the best MOD anyone can do for their car.





    Otherwise, I'd go with the SFC, maybe a ported TB, LCA's, panhard, or torque arm. Alot of suspension work to be done besides shocks and springs.

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    UMI has a nice adj LCA/PHB set that made the car launch and handle a bit better and you could het that and the SFC's and still have cash left over.
    If you do shocks/struts it's best to get new strut mounts and do the springs at the same time so you don't have to take it apart twice.
    I started with the adj. UMI LCA/PHB set 1st. Then I did the shocks/struts, spings and sway bars in the next round of suspension mods. Doings the SFC's next. I have some just gotta get around to installing them.
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    Thanks for the opinions guys. I think for now, i'm gonna do welded SFC's, save the rest of the money, and figure out what I want next. Part of me was thinking a dyno tune from Frost, but we'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdCountry02 View Post
    Thanks for the opinions guys. I think for now, i'm gonna do welded SFC's, save the rest of the money, and figure out what I want next. Part of me was thinking a dyno tune from Frost, but we'll see


    Did you get a tune after installing the mods that you have? If not, you should at least get a mail order from Frost. My guess is that the combination of the CAI and exhaust has altered your engines volumetric efficiency -- this means that your fueling is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Did you get a tune after installing the mods that you have? If not, you should at least get a mail order from Frost. My guess is that the combination of the CAI and exhaust has altered your engines volumetric efficiency -- this means that your fueling is off.
    No, I didn't. I kept putting it off cause I kept adding bolt ons and i've basically finished em, and I haven't had money to do it. But now that I do thats moved up on my list so i'll be getting one before summer starts for sure

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