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Needing some input

This is a discussion on Needing some input within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok, I'm taking this out of the AAG thread and making a poll to help make up my mind. Want ...

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    Needing some input

    Ok, I'm taking this out of the AAG thread and making a poll to help make up my mind. Want to do this in the next day or so, deffintly order by this weekend before the wife knows I got this $$ and she changes my mind.

    I'm currently using and looking for UMI products only

    Option # 1
    Sway Bars 35mm Front & 22mm Rear Combo
    Pan Hard Bar with Poly Bushing and Roto Joint Adjustment
    Lower Control Arms Double Adjustable

    Option # 2
    Tunnel Mounted Torque Arm with Driver's Safety Loop for Pacesetter LT Headers
    Pan Hard Bar with Poly Bushing and Roto Joint Adjustment
    Lower Control Arms Double Adjustable

    Option # 3
    Line Lock
    QTO E-Cut Out Single
    Pan Hard Bar with Poly Bushing and Roto Joint Adjustment
    Lower Control Arms Double Adjustable

    Option # 4
    Used 243 Cylinder Heads

    Option # 5
    VFN WSQ Hood


    Option 1 & 2 are very close in dollar amount, Option 3 & 4 are slightly less, Option 5 is the most expensive.


    And to be upfront & honest I have a huge hard on for the hood, the heads will sit for a while till I get the other goodies needed to go along with a H/C swap. The other options are more practical and are much needed.

    Current mods in signature.
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    6.0L Block - Forged 403 built, breaking it in , Polluter Stg3 Cam, FAST 102mm Intake, NW102 TB, MSD wires, NGK TR6 plugs, Truck Coil Packs, LS3 Fuel Injectors, CC Pacesetter LT Headers, TS&P ORY, QTP e-Cutout, Magnaflow Muffler, 104mm Air Lid & Line Lock, Catch Can, Stage 2 T56 w/Viper shaft, PRO 5.0 Shifter, Tick MC, Monster Stg 4 Clutch, QT SFI BH, MWC DSL, UMI: SFC, PHB, LCA's, LCA Relocation Brackets & TA, Hotchkis Springs (1" Drop), YR1 Snowflake Wheels wrapped in NT555 tires & Custom Fab Ford 8.8 rear w/4.10 Yukon Gears, WSQ Hood, 3"CM Strange Eng Drive Shaft.

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    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
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    UPDATE:

    Option # 4 no longer an option. Seller has sold them. Well now it makes this a little easier....

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    I voted option 1 as it will make your car more fun to drive everyday.

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    My order: 3 and 2 are close for me with 3 taking it (has some good functionality and some fun you'll really notice, meaning the cut out). 1 is in the distance, just b/c, IMO the sway's aren't as beneficial as the tunnel, but that can be dependent on your goals.

    Didn't list 5 b/c it's so much more cosmetic than functional.
    < functional person, sorry, lol.

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    Option 1 first, stiffen up the under carrage (add sub frame connectors and U brace to your list), and manage the power you have already to the rear wheels. Your Option 1 plus what I added will eliminate the body flex, and put more of the horsepower to the rear wheels.

    All the horsepower in the world is not worth anything if you are sitting there spinning the tires and wheel hopping.

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    But that hood would sure look good...Which options would still be available around tax season, which would be a one time deal? Timing and availability led me to get my hood, then upgrade my suspension.

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    I chose option 2, with the drop the torque arm seems the most beneficial

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    There's that old saying "clothes make the man." most wars were not won by power, but by intimidation, deception. Even stock, your ride will eat a new stock SS for desert. How odten do you actually race someone with the balls to get beside you? Will fancy parts underneath win you money or props? Will stiffer bushings agree with your daily route? Mine didn't, but that hood showed an extra 15 on the dyno, turns heads, and makes the enemy second-guesse themselves.

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    Steve, SFC's were the first Item I ever put on the car. Even prior to headers & lid.

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    option 2 with the following changes.
    Option # 2
    Tunnel Mounted Torque Arm with Driver's Safety Loop for Pacesetter LT Headers
    Pan Hard Bar with Poly Bushing and Roto Joint Adjustment ( Not really needed right now. So this would be one of the last things I did)
    Lower Control Arms Double Adjustable

    Add + Your relocation brackets for LCAS. ( bolt in $90.00) (weld on $60.00)
    Add + 1 Pair of Competion Engineering Adjustable rear drag Shocks. About $42.99 each. 3-Way Adjustable and well worth it.
    TSP 347 SB, TSP Stage 2.5 PRC LS6, TSP MS4, Performabuilt Stage 2 4L60E, Yank PT4000, 4.11s, Fast 90/90, FTRA Cold air intake+all the free mods, Dynatech Supermaxx Exaust System, DMH Cutouts, Hooker Catback/FTRA Tips. Tuned by RPM/Garner NC. 11.28@119

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    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM View Post
    option 2 with the following changes.
    Option # 2
    Tunnel Mounted Torque Arm with Driver's Safety Loop for Pacesetter LT Headers
    Pan Hard Bar with Poly Bushing and Roto Joint Adjustment ( Not really needed right now. So this would be one of the last things I did)
    Lower Control Arms Double Adjustable

    Add + Your relocation brackets for LCAS. ( bolt in $90.00) (weld on $60.00)
    Add + 1 Pair of Competion Engineering Adjustable rear drag Shocks. About $42.99 each. 3-Way Adjustable and well worth it.

    could you pm me the link to those shocks. I ran out of $$ at the time I swapped my springs and had to go with OTC Store shocks and I'm beginning to hate them every time I drive.

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    UPDATE 2


    Thx for all input. After talking with UMI (Jerry) this is what I decided to get based on my setup, future plans and unexpected clearance problems that my ORY is/has caused *.

    Full Length TA Adjustable Part # 2207
    TA Relocation Bracket Part # 2205
    LCA On Car Adjustable w/Roto Joint Part # 2039
    PHB On Car Adjustable w/Roto joint Part # 2037
    TA Hardware Kit
    Spanner Wrench

    * - My damn ORY sits way too low for it to clear the tunnel mount brace with DSL setup. I would have to either replace with a custom ORY or deal with road scraping every trip. The relocation kit does what I want and takes it off the tranny cone. Funny thing is that I've tweak and formed and welded to get the clearance I got.




    Now the hard part........I just have to be patient and wait for the It's going to be a long damn weekend.


    I'll try to take as many picks as I can and submit for a sticky.

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    Sounds like a good plan, ill be waiting on pics

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    I've decided that when Income tax refund comes I might be able to talk the wife into letting me get the hood then.


    I know next order will be sway bars and I should be just right with the rear suspension.

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    OK, you're starting to scare me....

    your name, taste in car, year, color and mods is outstanding

    I vote #2 also, but personally if I did it again I'd go with the full length TA and TA relocation bracket, My POS ORY hits the side of the DSL on my tunnel mount and even if I have it reworked I still lost 1.5-2" with my notched tunnel mount brace, I'm not lowered and I regret it going over speed bumps.
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    '98 NBM T/A: TSP Headers, ORY, Flowmaster Exhaust, Freemods, Drilled/Slotted rotors, Poly mounts and Bushings, Swaybars, Upgraded T56, B&M Shifter, LED DRL/Turnsignals, MTI Lid, EGR Delete, MAF De-Screened, Polished TB, LS6 Intake, PCV Mod W/ catch can, UMI Torque Arm & 3-Point SFC.

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    .....where in central FL?


    You have some things* I want too, just haven't gotten to them yet




    * Everytime I look at my build sheet it seems to get longer not shorter , hopefully this knocks off a huge chunk.




    They should be dropped in the mail today. I hope I get them by Friday. Weekend project

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    Do you have money set aside for a stronger rear? I didn't see an upgraded rear in your sig.

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    not yet, that's going to be next

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    .....where in central FL?
    Eustis, FL (about 45min NW of Orlando)
    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    :You have some things* I want too, just haven't gotten to them yet
    ya, it's been an upgrade whatever breaks/ wears out next system
    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    :* Everytime I look at my build sheet it seems to get longer not shorter , hopefully this knocks off a huge chunk.
    yes, I feel the same way sometimes, it's the rearend upgrade that scares me $3-4k is a hard pill to swallow for a 13 year old car with 130k on it, I love the car, but I've been considering a C6 corvette upgrade but that's an entirely different upgrade, lol
    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    :They should be dropped in the mail today. I hope I get them by Friday. Weekend project
    yup, I was the same way, One suggestion on the TA (if the mount at the rearend is the same as mine, and I assume it is) you will either want to trim the top front of the mount or have to clearance the tunnel over the rearend (BFH), mine and a few others would hit the tunnel before the bump stops going over bumps and drove me crazy for a little bit trying to figure out where the noise was coming from. Good luck, hope you enjoy the results.

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    I'm looking at getting a 9" rear from midwest chassis

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