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    I need help with deciding next mod

    All my mods are in my signature except for the 3.42's I recently swapped in and I just ordered hptuners today. I don't know whether to get a torque coverter or a cam or upgrade my suspension. I don't know how hard it is to install a tq so thats a factor. For a cam I want to go with the LS6 cam but I don't know what other stuff is required to change out when doing a cam, and I don't think I would attemp doing the cam swap myself. Which would benefit me the most? This is a daily driver thats why I don't want a big cam but was wondering if stock heads would be ok for that cam? So any help would be appreciated.
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    You might want to post your signature

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    converter first.
    youll also need a shift kit and tranny oil cooler.
    a converter is the best upgrade for performance for an A4 car.
    i suggest that you go bigger than a ls6 cam because youll be pissed with yourself for not going bigger.
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    i agree, ls6 cam is a very small jump from what you now have. I recommend atleast a 224 114 lsa cam. i would suggest the 224 112 lsa cam. the tuning is whats going to make it the most driveable. depending on how good the tuner is you can make a 230/232 112 lsa streetable.

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    the 224 cam is the benchmark of cams. its totally streetable and put out good power.

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    Is a shift kit required when doing a converter and which converter do you all recommend?

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    Shift kit is not reqired but you may need to adjust your shift points and delete Torque management, which you will be able to do with HPTuners.
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    Oh and be sure to get the tranny cooler with the TC. A temp guage for the tranny wouldnt hurt either

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    grrrrrr... why no suspension mods? What good is puting more power down going to do you if you spin thru 1st gear.

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    I already spin through first gear and can only manage a best of 13.8 up here(4500ft). Thats why I asked which of the three would be the best thing to do cam, torque converter, or suspension. If I go with a cam will I need to get my heads port and polished also?

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    okay... then as I said.. Suspension Mods!!! Get some Lower Control Arms, Spohn Race Rear Sway Bar, Relocation brackets, Adjustable Torque Arm, Hal 8 way shocks and springs, some Drag Radials.. Thats all probably gana run you near $3k.

    You dont necissarily need to port the heads but its a good idea or you are not going to get the maximum ammount of power from your cam. You may also want to upgrade the rockers, lifters and valvesprings.

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    first off what kind of tires do you have? you should be running a lot better than that with those mods. You dont want the LS6 cam unless you have the LS6 heads to go with it. A torque converter and some drag radials would help a lot. Get a Vig Stall, something like 3800 or so

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    I have Yokohama ES100's but I don't run on those at the track. I use my old street tires because I don't get any traction through first so I don't want to burn up my good tires. My 2nd to third shift sometimes my feels like its going to fishtail. I think 3800 is too high a stall because I drive on the street everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom
    first off what kind of tires do you have? you should be running a lot better than that with those mods. You dont want the LS6 cam unless you have the LS6 heads to go with it. A torque converter and some drag radials would help a lot. Get a Vig Stall, something like 3800 or so
    Not true, you can have your stock heads worked and alot cheaper too.

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    I Dont Think The Stock Ls1 Heads Can Be Improved All That Much For What You Are Paying.

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    If you are already changing Your tires at the track then that most likely should be Your nxt step, slicks.... Also for 4500ft thats a pretty good 1/4 time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baseballss
    I Dont Think The Stock Ls1 Heads Can Be Improved All That Much For What You Are Paying.

    Are you retarded? What do you think stage 1.5-2-3 TEA heads are. They are worked over stock heads with different valves and springs on them.

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    sorry man, i said " i dont think" they can be improved that much. i was just gointg by what someone told me before, just offereng some input . i said i thought, not thats the way it is. wow, no reason to say im retarded.

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    Then don't post if your not sure.

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