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about $4500 to spend....

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    what dose anyone els think??

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    I would say what's the point of making all that power if your drivetrain can't handle it. I'd beef up the rear and trans first then worry about heads n cam next. Check out Performabuilt.com for your transmission.

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    i am getting a 9'... the 4500 is just for engine work.

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    Well since you have a 9inch coming i say you get a cam(230 or so with a 580 or 590 lift and 112lsa), skip heads, and get a built tranny. All the stuff you get with a cam should add up to some where around a $1000. Spend somewhere between 2 and 3 thousand on a good built trans. Youll probably have some money left over if you shop around and find some good deals. With a cam like that its possible to get really close to 400hp. Save up for some AFR's later down the road. You'll be plenty entertained with that stall and cam. I guarantee you take the extra money and invest in suspension cus youll put on one hell of a smokeshow without some suspension goodies

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    well i also go the competition eng. drag shocks. and sub. connecter and all that. i also got the mt et already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot SS View Post
    well i also go the competition eng. drag shocks. and sub. connecter and all that. i also got the mt et already.
    ok see i didnt know all this wasnt included in the 4500... i appologize.. i would say built tranny, then suspension... then save up for the cam/heads at once

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    btw i dont know if its too late.. but the 9" in my opinion is overkill.. you would be fine with moser 12 bolt... it robs less power and a auto doesnt give it enough shock to need 9"

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    Silly question, but why not spray it? You'll have enough for an axle and tire upgrade, tuning software, enough for the nitrous kit of your choice loaded up with all the options (heater, fuel pump, window switch, etc) and safety gear... and your trans will thank you for not hitting it with ~450HP every single time you hit the skinny pedal! Keeps your streetable DD very streetable indeed!

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    yah i was thinkin about that also....but how much can i hold befor anything breaks? and were in IL are you? the shop was asking 1K for every thing, thy buy and instal and tune. is taht worth it?

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    $1k for everything isn't bad at all. I'm in the NW suburbs of Chicago... how about you?

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    With the setup as I mentioned above, you can run 150HP no problems. Tune, plugs, fuel pump being on the top of the list in must-have items!

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    im 10 min from gurnee.

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    I'm not sure what mods you have right now.. but if you've already got boltons, stall and you're getting a rear end, then I'd go straight to the head and cam swap. You could get a decent setup for $3K or less and then have money for rebuilt trans or suspension or clutch etc. With H/C I would also recommend the fast 92/92 combo... i hear its great with h/c cars.
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