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This is a discussion on modifying question within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; k, i am sure similar questions have been asked before...sorry for that. but between me saving and christmas i will ...

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    modifying question

    k, i am sure similar questions have been asked before...sorry for that. but between me saving and christmas i will have some money to work with, near 600 to 700 dollars. i have a bone stock 2000 ws6 with the T56 tranny. i was thinking gears possibly. i didnt know if i should go with 3.73 or 4.10s tho...what are your thoughts as far as performance and how my gas mileage will be affected if i go with gears. also i guess i have the 3.42s since i have the 6 speed trans, will 3.73s make that much of a difference? Or should i possibly lean towards the exhaust mods instead? or any other mods you guys think will get me down the quarter mile faster. i'll read all your guys' opinions and take them all into consideration, thanks!
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    3.73s would be a waste of money on 6 speed IMO.

    Personally, I would start with the exhaust and a lid. Buy a cat-back of your choice and a lid of your choice then start saving some money to buy some long tube headers and a y-pipe.

    Or...you can always go a different route and start with the suspension/chassis. Maybe some springs/shocks, or subframe connectors, lower control arms, a nice torque arm, etc.

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    ram air cars have 2.75 inch exhausts. no need to get a aftermarket catback because its only a 1/4 inch bigger. just swap out mufflers for a magnaflow or hooker muffler.
    get a lid and some nitto 555r tires for the rear so you can hook.
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    you have $700 bucks right? Try this:

    LID= $100
    Catback= $300-400
    UMI performance package( Lower control arms, Panhard rod) = $170

    That should help you out enough to notice a difference.

    No sense in getting all power mods, cause they are useless unless you can get that power to the pavement. Do some suspension mixed w/ some power for the most noticable gains.

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    yea start out small and work your way up, you can never go wrong with suspension mods. get a lid for sure and do the "free mods" www.installuniversity.com

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    if you're looking for an instant "wow factor," i suggest the adjustable borla muffler kit.

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    thanks everyone! so a lid seems like a must for a beginning mod. does anyone have a link to one that they would reccomend for me to get?

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    whisper or whatever you like

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    A lid is a lid. Just about every performance company that involves f-bods sell them.

    Before you start to go mod happy...Make a plan of what you want the car to be! this will prevent you from buying stuff that you'll eventually replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01mmmz28
    you have $700 bucks right? Try this:

    LID= $100
    Catback= $300-400
    UMI performance package( Lower control arms, Panhard rod) = $170

    That should help you out enough to notice a difference.

    No sense in getting all power mods, cause they are useless unless you can get that power to the pavement. Do some suspension mixed w/ some power for the most noticable gains.
    i somewhat disagree.
    all i have is sfc and the rest is a stock suspension. thats why you use sticky tires. they are effective in getting traction.

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    ^not everyone wants to roll around on sticky tires, much less change them out back and forth, plus he is on a budget !!!!!!! What I told him is correct for a little more power and some STARTING traction mods, what you got stiffens up the frame and does not do a whole lot for traction, that is where your sticky tires come into play, why dont you get some LCA's, TQ arm, panhard bar, and I bet you will notice alot more even w/ your sticky tires.

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    well, it turns out i think i am spending the big bucks and getting some pacesetter LT headers that run into an x-pipe then into mufflers followed by turndowns. I assume just getting the headers and the ory pipe is cheaper. but i wont be getting all the sound and performance as the x pipe set up would I?

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    If you're dumping the exhaust at the axle TDs will be cheaper. Figure $400 for the duals and figure anywhere from 150-300 for a y-pipe and another $300 for a cat-back. Of course I'm being on the generous side as well. And like you mentioned, TDs will have better gains throughout the rpm range and better sound.

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    Id do a lid, exhaust and some subframes.

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