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More Power or More Traction?

This is a discussion on More Power or More Traction? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; My SFC's are only 2 point so maybe I'm still flexing more than I should be. I wonder if I ...

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    My SFC's are only 2 point so maybe I'm still flexing more than I should be. I wonder if I can weld some angle iron to the middle section of the SFC's and the floor pan without messing anything up for some more strength.

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    probably more power...You can control the traction and then hammer it at the end...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAT454 View Post
    probably more power...You can control the traction and then hammer it at the end...
    That's the problem with the LS1 & 245's. You can't hammer it down low you'll just smoke em up and on the top end where the LS1 shines they let loose again. Atleast in a M6 that's how it goes.

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    Well if you had any bigger tires at all I'd say power, but it'll be a pain in the ass to launch that car with 245s on it.

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    I went with power first and now i am finally getting to traction/suspension. i did all the common adders such as lt's, cam, exhaust, maf, intake, etc. I have 275's w/ drag radials and can smoke them at will. I figured since it is a garage queen and I rip my car w/ a conscience (if that is possible - no drop clutches and few hard starts from the line...mostly from a rolling start) I figured I would have more fun w/ the power than the traction to start, escpecially since I have been building it up for some time.

    9 years old w/ 19k miles and I am finally getting to the suspension part w/ no regrets about adding power first

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    Get the cam in there and buy some drag radials for your existing rims (used if you have to). Just be careful with a sticky tire and an M6....and know that a cam is more than a cam - it's springs, retainers, pushrods, gaskets, a tune and a few trips to the local auto parts store for fluids, pen magnets, etc. Oh, and you'll need a clutch soon there after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99blueZ View Post
    thanks for the replies guys! I think i'm going with the rims/tires. I still have a lot of time to plan out which ones i want.
    Good choice. I have 285/40/17 Eagle F1's out back, and they hook pretty well

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