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This is a discussion on $2200 to spend within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ive got $2200 dollars to spend on mods, what should I get? Keep in mind that Ive already got LT's, ...

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    $2200 to spend

    Ive got $2200 dollars to spend on mods, what should I get?
    Keep in mind that Ive already got LT's, catback, a cam, sfc's, and a lid.

    What should be next? Also I will take out of the $2200 for the install.

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    Thanks, keep the suggestions comin, I need plenty of options.

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    What about gears? I have the 3.42

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    4.10's or 3.90's

    i should be getting my 3.90's in a few weeks

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    do you have a tune?

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    not yet Im waiting to get all the mods done that I want to do beforehand.

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    since youve got the cam, i would look into heads or a new rear

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    Factoring in the install costs that almost rules the rear out unless you find a cheap used one. I would do what I could to find a rear for that though because that would be a good next mod for you. Heads are always a good choice but if you blow the rear out you'll have the fastest set of jackstands in town.
    You could always go a little different route though and do a fast 90/90 and a set of drag radials. Not sure if that's the best way to go but your cam would probably like the extra air from the 90/90 and you'll pick up et's with the tires. The problem there is once you're hooking your rear is on borrowed time.

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    Thanks for the input guys, but keep them coming. I need many different options
    SLP LT's, SLP High Flow Cats, 3" Flowmaster CB, Comp Cam, SLP Lid, LS6 Intake, BBK 80mm TB, SFC, Ram Air HO Hood, Lowered, Torq Thrust II's

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    At this point I think the rear is the only option. Throw a good rear end with 4.10's and go from there.

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    +1 on the rearend.

    With the mods you currently list I'd think the rear is on borrowed time already.

    At $2200, you're not far from a delivered rear, with your choice of gears, that is a complete bolt-on.

    IMO, make sure it will still go before going faster

    Good Luck!

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    rearend, stiff up the frame

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    Rear end as well especially since you are a M6. I'd keep saving as you are almost there like another has said. Plus with a rear end you'll be killing two birds and lots of Mustangs and Ricers with one stone. You'll be beefing up one of our cars weak spots and adding gears. I honestly think this is where your money will be best spent.

    I just got my car and I'm doing full suspension and rear end before I get heavy into mods. As others have said if you don't do this you'll be the fastest jackstand garage queen. I'm more about piece of mind than anything.

    I mean how fun will it be to have all that power and not be able to use it's full potential because you're scared of breaking the rear end?

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    If you don't want to do the rear end I would atleast look at other suspension parts such as LCAs, Panhard, Strut Tower Brace, Spring, Shocks if you haven't done that already.

    In the end it really comes down to what you want and I think we will be able to help you better if you let us know what your goals are and the intentions of the car are. That way we don't tell you to mod it one way and you are looking to take your car the other direction. Good luck and post pics and keep us updated with whatever route you go!

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    What do you do with your car is it a street monster or a track car or both??? that would help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose_von View Post
    Ive got $2200 dollars to spend on mods, what should I get?
    Keep in mind that Ive already got LT's, catback, a cam, sfc's, and a lid.

    What should be next? Also I will take out of the $2200 for the install.
    did you get heads with that cam? get a good set of head...

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