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    whats the best mods to start with?

    well this is for my friend who knows nothing about cars and wanting me to ask what should he do. he has like a 1000 to spend maybe more if he has to please help him

    thanks, new to goats

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    well this is for my friend who knows nothing about cars and wanting me to ask what should he do. he has like a 1000 to spend maybe more if he has to please help him

    thanks, new to goats
    i say nitrous that was my first mod

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    K&N drop in for an intake,headers (any brand) exhaust and tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by speeddemon100 View Post
    K&N drop in for an intake,headers (any brand) exhaust and tune
    I agree

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    soo the k and n is the best for goats, whats a good exhaust sytems for these

    thanks alot

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    he'd better up that price, cai mid 2 to mid 300, tune another 2 to 5 depending on who does it, or 6 to 7 for the software, headers alone is a thou, most cat backs another 6 to 7, suggestion what is his goal d/d , street fighter ? than go from there

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    HE CAN GET A K&N DROP IN-$50, TB BYPASS-$5, CAT/RESONATOR DELETE $100.00-$150.00 OR DO PACESETTER LTs & EXTENSIONS $410.00(EBAY), PREDATOR TUNER $250.00-$300.00(EBAY & FORUMS) $369.99-$399.99 NEW, TB $199.99-329.00, UNDERDRIVE PULLEY $229.99, NOS KITS FROM $450.00+, etc. YOU CAN DO SO MUCH ITS JUST WHAT YOU WANT OT DO. HOPE THIS HELPS.
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    exhasut is where i would start that and a cai, that really opens up the car

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    woow thanks alot everyone

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    sorry
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    for 1,000 Headers... then later on Rip shifter, and then look for a gently used intake .. you guys say CAI first, the stock intake breathes pretty well why not get something more noticable.

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    thanks, and how hard are the install on the headers casue i know he wiill be hitting me up to do that for him. from the look of the bay it looks pretty yight but you guys know better....

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    Well it isn't all too hard as long as you have a lift. I know for mine I had to drop the rack and pinion and jack up the engine to get my drivers side header in. Other than that it was a piece of cake. Although I went with kooks I think it depends on which company and sometime varies between the header but that is just what I would look forward too. Also you'll probably need to jack up the gto before the lift-lifters can clear the side skirts. Hope this helped.

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    yea i had that problem on my Z all the time. have to drive on wood blocks then put would blocks under the lifters of the lift just for contact. thanks again

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    looks like ill be a lil busy for a while.

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    the stock intake is a ls6 and it flows real well i would get a cai before i got a intake, about the only better intake than the ls6 is the fast

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    GTO First Mods........
    1. Dyno Tune with a reputable LSX tuner.
    2. Anything to increase air in or out.
    3. Suspension/Traction mods like drag bags/poly bushings/koni adjustables/Sticky Tires etc.
    4. Learn to launch and drive your car. Practice!
    5. Power adders...Nitrous/Turbo/Blower/Heads/Cam/Forged bottom end.
    6. Trannie/DriveLine build out. ( Stall for A4's)Beef up your trannie and drive line. Trannie cooler for A4's..Performance clutch for M6's.
    7. Guages to keep an eye on Air Fuel Ratio/Oil Pressure/Fuel Pressure/Oil Temps etc.
    8. Learn to drive and launch. Practce!

    I know I said learn to drive it twice I have seen guys in 700HP GTO's that cannot drive them for shit....makes me crazy!
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    sarge at it again, thanks alot, and its a a4 for my friend. but im almost posistve he doesnt want to go there for a lil bit. even thoe thats one of the best mods to do for a auto

    thanks again everyone

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    Friends a bit more familiar w/these types of cars have told me (as I indicated in the other thread) that two good (cheap) 'bolt-on mods' for these are a Borla (or Corsa) cat-back exhaust, along with a Volant (sp.? Volante?) Cold Air Induction system. I was personally just wondering whether there'd be any remote chance that those two mods would in any way 'confuse' the vehicle's computer system and cause any 'lights' or anything to come on. Because a fellow at the dealership where I purchased this GTO said, in regards to mods, something to the effect of, Well there are a lot of mods out there, but these cars are tuned from the factory just-so, to run exactly as we have it here (which was, or is I should say, 'bone-stock' in my case) so....... not entirely sure whether I'd do this or not. One thing I'd never do would be screw with the computer by 'flashing' it or, re-tuning it or whatever. Reason: why risk voiding the warr'y on the car's whole computer system, its 'main brain', when the car only has like 10K miles on it (in the case of my GTO) ??? At least wait until the 36K , or 3yrs , is up, to do something along those lines. IMO at least.
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