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Dilemma: Stay NA or go FI?

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    Dilemma: Stay NA or go FI?

    So, I've got the redheaded stepchild handling like I want it to (thanks Pedders). Now comes the call for more power...

    First issue: Lack of a LS1 tuner nearby (Mobile, Alabama). Only option is to flatbed it somewhere after mods are done for tuning.

    Second issue (dilemma): Keep it NA or go FI? If I keep it NA, I'll likely go with a stroker set up, but to get good power out of it, I'll need a more agressive cam than what I have now, which is something I really don't want. Going with a stroker set up would be (I think) far and away cheaper than going forced induction.

    Third issue: If I decide to go FI'd, the decision then comes down to a centrifugal or screw type. I've heard LS1's are nightmares with tuning for the FI. True?

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    Just do the right choice and put a nice wet system plate set-up on it. You'll have way more power than you would with a blower and less wear on the motor. It will only be on for seconds versus all the time.

    A nice kit,pair of Mickey drag radials,and even a hand held tune you'll have a 11 second car.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    nitrous is by far the easiest way yo go and the cheepiest.turbos are he best way to go,car has best of it all that way.do yourself a favor take a ride in a turbo car,blower and a nitrous car first,then decide.

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    I've never been a fan of the NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS. I like having the power available anytime, without worrying about refilling a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade M View Post
    I've never been a fan of the NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS. I like having the power available anytime, without worrying about refilling a bottle.
    Yeah I'm not a fan of "NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS" either that's import slang shit!!

    Well have you ever even had a car with a kit on it? Or is this all from here say and others that speak on "NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS" with NO knowledge.

    Also there is many option's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    I never once lost a race or ran out of bottle pressure in my Goat due to empty bottles and I was blowing way more than you probably ever would.

    Sorry but I can't see ANY point in spending $5000-7000 to gain a measly 100-150 hp when I can spend a $1000 and get twice the power.

    Bottles are a dime a dozen now. It's not like you are changing bottles out daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yeah I'm not a fan of "NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS" either that's import slang shit!!

    Well have you ever even had a car with a kit on it? Or is this all from here say and others that speak on "NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS" with NO knowledge.

    Also there is many option's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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    I never once lost a race or ran out of bottle pressure in my Goat due to empty bottles and I was blowing way more than you probably ever would.

    Sorry but I can't see ANY point in spending $5000-7000 to gain a measly 100-150 hp when I can spend a $1000 and get twice the power.

    Bottles are a dime a dozen now. It's not like you are changing bottles out daily.
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    All motor Iron Block 408 Stroker here. 10's all day long and the only thing I refill is my gas tank

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    I have done both. For the money you cannot beat Naws!

    But I prefer FI. Power on demand.

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    NASA reports today Ed's parts will be re-entering earths atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at approximately 11:02 pm tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    NASA reports today Ed's parts will be re-entering earths atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at approximately 11:02 pm tonight.
    damn and i thought that was a shooting star i made a wish upon..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Sorry but I can't see ANY point in spending $5000-7000 to gain a measly 100-150 hp when I can spend a $1000 and get twice the power.
    +1....Im gettin on the bottle as soon as cash permits, which is a hell of a lot sooner than turbo's or a supercharger would allow. But, it's your ride, so its your decision.

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    Ordered the Vortech this morning, actually. And a set of SLP long tube headers to go with it.

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