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budget minded performance mods

This is a discussion on budget minded performance mods within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hello all im pretty new to the site,as you can tell by my posts. built a few street rods and ...

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    budget minded performance mods

    hello all im pretty new to the site,as you can tell by my posts. built a few street rods and a 74 blazer with a stroker and some sqeeze, for the sand dunes and mud bogs. my question is being new to the computer controlled world of performance, what are some inexpensive easy mods i can do for my z/28 that i purchased about a month ago? already have magnaflow catback ,k&n filter,and hypertech programer,car was bone stock when i bought it. any tips would be appreciated, thanks.

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    nothing is really cheap for ls1 cars.
    if you can install the items yourself youll save alot of money.
    air lid is about $100 and about a 10h.p bump
    nitto555r tires are about 300 for a set and really make a difference off the line.
    pacesetter headers are about 500 for the coated ones and off road y pipe.
    a tci stall converter is 500-600 and you get great gains
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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    a new or descreened MAF should also help this should give you some Ideas
    http://chevyhiperformance.com/techar...148_0207_tech/ it gives some chaper ideas as does some of the other tech articles here

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    stay away from a new MAF, the stocker are good for up to 500hp, and most people have had a bad experience with aftermarket once. Me I got lucky no problems with my slp.

    also check into the freebie mods that you can do your self.
    Also build from the ground up, meaning suspenion and braking before power, if your lookin to build into big hp later on.

    subframe connectors are a must for a first mod,
    lid
    underdrive pulley
    CAI

    are a good bolt on start!! for under $300.00

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    There a couple free mods listed in here also some good guides for some common mods done to F-bodies.

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...sity/index.htm
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    SLP Lid & K&N, AHR Headers + 3" catted Y and Mangaflow, !EGR, !AIR, BMR CM STB, ST Front 35mm and Hellwig Adj. Rear 22mm Swaybar, Adj. Rod/Rod PHB, Koni SA's, Ground Control Springs & Adj. Ride height, and HPTuners.

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    I forgot go to the "Tech Articles" section.

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    sfc's, lid, tb, tb bypass, pulley and belts, phb, lca's ......about 100-150 a piece except for the pulley and tb bypass...plugs, wires, so many little things.

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    are these good for an lt1 also or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwk94Z28
    are these good for an lt1 also or no?
    Yep but the parts won't be exactly the same.

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    I posted this over in the GTO section...but it is LS1/2 specific...
    may help you with your decision....
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966

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    Cut the bottom of the airbox out, buy a lid, and do an exhaust cutout. These things should easily knock of more than 3 tenths. If you take it to the track go on a 1/4 tank of gas, take out the spare and jack and any other loose things you have in the car, and drop the rear tires to 22 psi at the track and inflate to 40 psi in the front(make sure to set the tires back to normal pressure before you leave the track). All of
    these things should get you down to a 13.0 13.1 in good weather in a 2000 model.

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