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    I Have A Stock 1999 Z-28 And I Have Been Doing Research On Stuff That I Would Like To Do But Different People Tell Me To Go Different Routes. Do I Want To Go Suspension Or Power First

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    I'll tell ya what anybody will tell ya.

    Do what you like to do. Is this the fastest car you've owned so far? If it is, then I would suggest doing a little bit of suspension work before throwing more power at it.

    But hey, if you get more of a kick outta just droppin the hammer, then go for the bolt-ons.

    Just use the force, it guide you well will. /yodaspeak

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    subframes are a must

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    I Just Didnt Want To Go To Powerful And Break Anything

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    try this first http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...modifications/

    then i would say added some power first like lid, filter, cat back first after the free mods above, then maybe some suspn modds, but talking about power, how much are you looking for and most of all what is your budget and future goals of your car?? need more detrails

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    I did a mixture, started with a lid strut brace and cut out on the car when I bought it. From there I went with a cat-back and y-pipe. Then did spring/shocks/panhard rod, then underdrive pulley and ported my tb. Then came lcas and relocation brackets, headers and a tune then finally a torque arm. In the middle somewhere I added wheels with some bigger meats.
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    Sold 01 z28

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    Im Looking To Get About 450 To 550 By The Time Im Done. I Was Looking At Lid Cat Back And Eventually A Turbo And Maybe Spray. I Havent Got All The Details On Turboing It Yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96z28 View Post
    subframes are a must
    +2 and the first mods should include lid, panhard, LCA's, strut brace, torque arm, if its auto get a transgo shift kit, and free mods.
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    dont know much on turbos and not sure if spraying a turbo works well, but if you want 2 power adders a supercharger works the great with spray..

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    I Just Read That You Can Take The Screen Off The Stock Maf And Get Extra Horse Or Should U Just Get Aftermarket

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETZ View Post
    I Just Read That You Can Take The Screen Off The Stock Maf And Get Extra Horse Or Should U Just Get Aftermarket
    leave the maf the way it is, dont waste money on a new maf right now its better to do the other mods first

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    As far as mods, you have to look at your budget, and your ultimate goal and start modding towards that goal. For ex if your gonna go turbo then dont buy lt's.
    The posts above have good sugestions.
    Dont forget about the suspension, ie sub frame connectors.
    Intake and exhaust are good starters.
    Also like said above dont waste your time or money on a new maf.
    Chances are you will throw codes due to the "newly found" incoming air and the computer gets confused and the stock maf can hold upwards of 550 hp.
    You can de-screen the maf but you wont see or feel any gains out of it.
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    Get the lastest issue of GMHTP magazine and you can read up on suspention mods. I just got mine in the mail yesterday. They are doing a MadMan setup for the drag racers and a lower cost BMR setup for the street crowd. First thing you have to do is descide what you want to do with your car.

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    well put it this way. if you get the susp. mods first, your car is ready to handle the future HP if you get the power first car will be faster,but wont handle the best , but hey its a sports car soo

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    also to add forgot who said this on this site. but someone with a turbo 600HP w/o susp mods was still slower then a car with 400 hp with full suspension mods.

    goes to show you how much they can help

    not sure if the HP # are exact but i know there was a big diff

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