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    Question what should i do??

    hi, i am a newbie, and i am not sure what to do. i have an 04 gto, as of this moment, i have a k&n cai, and predator tune. i just got a little bonus from work, and the tax check is in the mail. all in all i have about $3000 to spend including instalation. i just don't know where to start. what would you do? this will be the first round of many mods the future holds. also, can anyone recomend a performance shop to do the work in indianapolis or nearby. thanks,

    shaun

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    Long tube headers, and a tune. Don't know if you are an m6 or A4. Ported throttle body good for a few more. Cat-back to make it sound good. Might be able to get a cam install with the headers, that will wake it up the most.

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    Yup...Cam/headers/tune=beast

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    i forgot to mention A4, i was thinking long tubes and cat back for sure, any particular brand better than the other. this is my daily driver, and i don't want it to be too loud, but i want the power. there seem to be so many cams available, i don't want to go to high lift, due to the cold here in the midwest. any recomendations on a particular cam? what about nitrous? thanks, for the help!!

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    if u dont want it really loud u can go with high flow cats, or a quieter catback system, ie, not the loudmouth... do all teh good bolt ons, ported t/b, L/T headers, i think you have an x pipe?? , u already gotta ls6 intake, you could also get a underdrive pulley and descreen the maf (or get maf ends). You could also change ur gears if u dont mind a loss in MPG. as for long tube headers, i know for the ls1 fbodys QTP and KooKs are the best, ceramic coated Pacesetter's are the best *cheap* header, but basically what u'll want is a stainless steel header

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    Quote Originally Posted by faceteddiamond
    i forgot to mention A4, i was thinking long tubes and cat back for sure, any particular brand better than the other. this is my daily driver, and i don't want it to be too loud, but i want the power. there seem to be so many cams available, i don't want to go to high lift, due to the cold here in the midwest. any recomendations on a particular cam? what about nitrous? thanks, for the help!!
    An A4....then I change my recommendation...
    3200 Stall/Headers/Tune

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    can i add the headers with oem catback, and what do you think of the stainless works off road L/T? do i really need the cats (no emissions in indiana)? do you think it needs to be dyno tuned, or can i just get a custom tune from runnin with the devil for my predator? have you seen the nx nitrous maf kit? is the maf too far away from the throttle body for a wet kit in that location. i am just worried about a backfire filling the intake tube with fuel???? should i even be worried about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faceteddiamond
    can i add the headers with oem catback, and what do you think of the stainless works off road L/T? do i really need the cats (no emissions in indiana)? do you think it needs to be dyno tuned, or can i just get a custom tune from runnin with the devil for my predator? have you seen the nx nitrous maf kit? is the maf too far away from the throttle body for a wet kit in that location. i am just worried about a backfire filling the intake tube with fuel???? should i even be worried about it?
    I wouldn't bother with a cat-back yet. they are overpriced for the GTO's and make them pretty damn loud with headers. They also seem to have drobe with an auto. A good cam with get you about 30, headers another 15, and another 15 from a tune. Not bad for the money.

    And yes, headers and cats will bolt right to the OEM cat-back. Taking off the cats does make a big difference with these cars. I would get a full blown tune, not from a handheld.

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    "Stainless Works" long tube headers & exhaust for the 04 GTO

    "Stainless Works" offers quite a few different exhaust kits for the 2004 GTO. All of the systems are 3.000" 304-stainless steel and include an X-pipe and polished tips along with all the necessary clamps & hangers to complete the installation. The systems bolt up to the factory flanges for ease of installation. Retail pricing for the “cat-back” exhaust systems range from $733.95 to $838.95. The "Stainless Works" 1.750” headers are available with either off-road lead pipes (no cats) or with high-flow "Random Tech" cats. Retail cost for the headers is $943.95 & $1363.95 respectively. Drop us an e-mail at info@stainlessworks.net or call us at 1-800-878-3635 for further information.

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    Last edited by StainlessScott; 02-03-2006 at 01:20 PM.

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    What ever mods you do I would get a professional Dyno tune if you really want to get the most RWHP out of your mods. Don't use the Handheld.

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    If you are worry about noise skip the catback, I had an 04 with cam (918 springs), Dynatech LT and Corsa Catback with stock airbox and filter made 379hp and 350tq. I eventually went back to stock catback because the car was setting off alarms going doen the block. The cam was 225/225 .589/.589 on 114 lsa.

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    LT cost around 1100, cam, spring and pushrod like 750. Installed and tuned would be around 3000 total

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