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Is my engine too old to mod???

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    Is my engine too old to mod???

    hi i have a 2000 black z28 with 120000 miles on it and i have always wanted to mod it but haven't had the money yet but i was told it had too high of mileage and it would be bad to do any cam or head work or anything like that and that if i wanted to mod it i would basically have to drop a new engine? please let me know what you guys think.

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    Bullshit. Mod away. I would not turbo/blow/gas the thing due the bottom end. But heads/cam/headers/tune you bet.

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    240,000 here .i say MOD away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackz28x2000 View Post
    hi i have a 2000 black z28 with 120000 miles on it and i have always wanted to mod it but haven't had the money yet but i was told it had too high of mileage and it would be bad to do any cam or head work or anything like that and that if i wanted to mod it i would basically have to drop a new engine? please let me know what you guys think.
    1st things 1st though: Don't daily drive yer racecar and and don't race yer DD.

    You do have another car, yes? Answering this Q will let you know how hard you can push your Z...

    OTOH, 120,xxx miles is as nothing to an LS1 if it's been properly maintained. My 98 is at 182,xxx and it's my DD.

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    thanks everyone looks like i'll be modding this beautiful ride what is the first thing i should do though that doesn't cost too much to add some power? it has flowmasters but im thinking i want something a little bit louder with an aftermarket y or straight pipes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackz28x2000 View Post
    thanks everyone looks like i'll be modding this beautiful ride what is the first thing i should do though that doesn't cost too much to add some power? it has flowmasters but im thinking i want something a little bit louder with an aftermarket y or straight pipes?
    You A4 or M6? Credible answers will depend on this...

    My (at the time) low mileage 02 picked 1/2 second in the quarter with a good tranny rebuild (to withstand the abuse I heap on it) and high stall TC...
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    You'll know what shape your engine is in when you start to tear it down. Agree with others though. 120K isn't that high of mileage at all on these cars.

    What is your budget?

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    i don't know how to tell weather its an a4 or m6.

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    auto or manual?

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    its a manual

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    I'm starting to replace things and I'm at 125XXX miles but my car was definitely cared for early on in its life

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    yea see thats how mine is what kind of parts have you replaced? how was the outcome?

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    I replaced my motor because it died, but i dont believe all camaros have these issues and I am replacing all the other stuff because I'm in school and I dont have to drive the car at all and since it has a new motor in it I want to enjoy it even more. But you can go 200,000 miles with heads and cam's its been done on this board before

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