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This is a discussion on 3k to spend on t/a within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok guy's first of all excuse my spelling lol but enough of that. I got 3k to safely spend on ...

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    3k to spend on t/a

    Ok guy's first of all excuse my spelling lol but enough of that. I got 3k to safely spend on my 01 T/A A-4 this year, the purpose of this car is just to be a fast street car with little track time because the closes track is like 2 hours away in Dallas. Maybe once every summer ill tack it down there with some buddy's. The car is a 01 t/a A-4 with a lid, bellows, hooker shorty's, slp loud mouth II, msd with ngk, corvette z06 17 front 18 back Founder tower brace That about it

    for performance- I was thinking about BBK long tube's with ORY into my loud mouth II, 80mm throttle body, Frost tune,

    suspension- Founder's rear control arms, adjustable Panhanbard, sub-frame connectors, motor mounts, trany mounts, cross/drill rotors, ceramic pads, strano lowering springs, bilstein shocks,

    trany/axle- t/a girdle for the 10 bolt, trany cooler, b&M deep trany pan, b&m shift kit

    look's- Trufiber ws6 hood, 17x9, 17x10.5 gunmetal torque thrust with 315 nitto tires out back

    Now is this a good list. Fell free to add stuff or take away. Also is it hard to do do a trany cooler and shift kit? is there a sticky on either? all labor will be done my me,uncle, and friends.

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    Forget anything with the 10 bolt, total waste of money!!!


    Seriously - 12 bolt with 4.10 gears or a 9" with 4.11 gears. It will take up all of the 3k but it's one of the most expensive improvements that is needed. It will give you a very strong foundation that everything else will build on.


    Otherwise -

    1st SFC's, Full Length TA with relocate kit (UMI), Adjustable LCA's & PHB. That will be about $1400
    2nd Stall Convert
    3rd Hood and paint

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    - save for more mods later on

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    Agree with Scott. I always recommend replacing the rear diff. before adding more power. If you choose not to, I'd also add a tune to what Scott recommended. Frost offers a very reasonably priced mail order tune, and you won't be disappointed with it.

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    on the 10 bolt i dont really beat on it, will not see allot of track time, but i may leave the ta girlle out- to much money just for a cover, latter on wen i cam it i will get a 12 bolt rite now is just bolt ons

    also im going with Founder's Performance for my suspension there pretty good and pretty cheep price. For my rear control arms, PHB, and sub-frame connectors it will be around 300

    im getting a frost tune with my headers and ORY. Also i wanted to do motor mounts, how hard is it and do i have to jack up the engine some how?


    oh and next year it will be cam, heads, intake, stall, 12bolt, and dyno tune wen is not my DD any more, rite now i just want the basic
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    the rear end can go under stock power. You may be lucky because you have an A4 nd they seem to go easier on the rear's then the M6's. Doing the suspension is a must if you want power to pavement. Otherwise all that power means spit unless it can get planted to the wheels.

    Count me also on Frost tunes = very satisfied...

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    Tranny cooler,stall,long tubes,tune,sub frame connectors,struts and brakes. Stall will make it seem like a different animal. And long tubes will give you some extra ponies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    for performance- I was thinking about Pacesetter long tube's with ORY into my loud mouth II, P&P throttle body, Frost tune, N20 kit

    suspension- Founder's adj rear control arms, adjustable Panhanbard, sub-frame connectors, cross/drill rotors, ceramic pads, strano lowering springs, bilstein shocks,

    trany/axle- , tranny cooler, b&M deep trany pan, b&m shift kit, 3600 stall

    look's- VFN ws6 hood, 17x9, 17x10.5 gunmetal torque thrust with 315 nitto tires out back

    Now is this a good list. Fell free to add stuff or take away. Also is it hard to do do a trany cooler and shift kit(No)? is there a sticky on either? all labor will be done my me,uncle, and friends.
    Added things in the bold I would change. I would also buy suspension from someone else (not cause they dont put out a good product, just prefer different thats all), but if you prefer them that is 100% ok.. They make good stuff and all my GTO buddies LOVE them.

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    how hard is it to do a trany cooler and motor mounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    how hard is it to do a trany cooler and motor mounts?
    Tranny cooler, is you mount cooler on your ac condensor or your rad if you deleted ac, Run the lines through to your tranny and hook them up. And motor mounts, I havent done with the motor still in the car, so cant help you on that.

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    I had somebody install my motor mounts. He said it was a pain in the ass and he would never do them again if anybody asked. I take that as a "pretty hard" statement lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    how hard is it to do a trany cooler and motor mounts?
    Tranny cooler is no problem but the motor mounts are tricky. If you have a lift and a pole jack and air tools they you can do the job in about three hours.

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    dam! sounds pretty hard if a dam mechanic said it was hard lol

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    Hard enough that I'll wait till I do a K-member upgrade

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    He told me it wasnt too much of a problem taking them out but putting the new poly ones in was a pain because they didnt fit right or something like that...

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    lol well then that's probably out two ok i think i got it to were i can stay in budget

    trufiber ws6 hood with paint - 700

    torq thrust - 679

    Nitto 315 tires and some 275 front tires - 642

    BBK headers & ORY - 370

    Frost Tune - 150

    Founder's - tubular sub-frame connectors, PHB, rear control arms- 300

    then if i can sell my 17x8.5 and 18x9.5 corvette zo6 rims with tires for 700 there will be more goodies

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    I mean if you can find a mechanic that knows what hes doing for a good price to do the mounts then id do it for sure. Just dont change the tranny mount without replacing the motor mounts at the same time.

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    yeah i try finding shop's but they charge me a to much, but ill keep looking. Thanks for the advice

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