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    what are some good low cost mods i can do to my 02 z28 to make it run even better?
    already got headers and y-pipe, slp lid, k&n filter, free ram air mod, new spark plugs, wires, and a computer tune.
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    i have a flowmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by harri_z28 View Post
    what are some good low cost mods i can do to my 02 z28 to make it run even better?
    already got headers and y-pipe, slp lid, k&n filter, free ram air mod, new spark plugs, wires, and a computer tune.
    Throttle body coolant bypas is about the cheapest and easiest thing.
    2002 Camaro Z28 Bolt ons, Flowmaster catback w/3" QTP electric cutout, Superchips tuned, Granatelli MAF, SLP cold air induction Lid & filter, ZEX powertune plugs, Taylor 10.4mm wires, 160 T-stat w/fan control, Eibach sportlines & BFG-KDW's on 17" SLP SS rims.

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    its an auto. i was thinking underdrive pulley... good diea or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    Throttle body coolant bypas is about the cheapest and easiest thing.
    I agree just make sure you get the bigger side if the hose and get 2ft of it, dont forget the clamps. I believe 3/8ths is the size of tubing you want....maybe 5/8ths?

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    The t.b free mod where can i get all the stuff??? And how can i do the free ram air???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMERO98Z28 View Post
    The t.b free mod where can i get all the stuff??? And how can i do the free ram air???
    http://installuniversity.com/lsx/cam...documents.html

    Do not buy the over priced kit they suggest there for the TB bypass. I went autozone and purchased a metal connection and plugs for the TB for under $8 and re-used the stock clamps. For my car no extra hose is required. The coupler came in a pack of 2 and plugs was a pack of six, split the cost in half by selling the extra parts to a buddy. I've read this mod adds 4-5 HP, so $/HP, this is the best mod you can do.

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    stall would be a great addition to it, but he said " low cost" . guess stall companies have ls1 owners by the balls because they are outrageously priced.

    You got all the cheap stuff covered it seams...maybe some suspension stuff now..???

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    DIY port & polish the throttle body. Delete the Air Injection Reaction (AIR) system.

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    +1 for the stall....will really wake your car up but like stated it's not the cheapest mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circa307 View Post
    stall would be a great addition to it, but he said " low cost" . guess stall companies have ls1 owners by the balls because they are outrageously priced.

    You got all the cheap stuff covered it seams...maybe some suspension stuff now..???
    I guess every person has their definition of "low cost". To me, a modification that makes a night and day difference in performance and street manners for under 1K is low cost in a LS1 vehicle.

    Just about anything you do to add significant power is going to cost you. If you want to play, you have to pay...
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I guess every person has their definition of "low cost". To me, a modification that makes a night and day difference in performance and street manners for under 1K is low cost in a LS1 vehicle.

    Just about anything you do to add significant power is going to cost you. If you want to play, you have to pay...
    like he said its all in your opinion. the stall itself isnt bad imo but you would need another tune right after. along with a tranny cooler(no more than $100). just research your mods first some need more than just the one part, some dont. its best to know if there are supporting mods needed. for example a new cam costs from 400-700, but you still need valve springs. and most do oil pump and timing chain aswell. that turns that $x00 cam to over a grand easy. that is without labor. the stuff that i was looking into originally would have been 1300 to my front door for a whole cam set up. that is just to let it sit in the garage more than likely.

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    +1 on the port and polish and elminating EGR and AIR crap ...very cheap and easy

    btw...everybodies opinion on stalls is right.

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