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    Alright guys, I just bought a house and I'm fixin to get the $8,000 tax credit. I have a few other things to do with some of the money, however, I've set aside 3500 for motor performance. I want real power. Already got the exhaust. I'm thinkin h/c or procharger. I know it'll cost a lot more for the procharger, but I may go that route. Would a stock engine with procharger be more or less power than an aggressive heads/cam package?? What's more cost efficient?

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    Good luck with that I hope it will be all the power you can handle

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    It's about the same depending on how aggressive the head/cam package is by itself.

    I've seen some Procharger setups on otherwise bone stock LS1's make anywhere from 400-450 hp at the rear wheels.
    Right about what a decent head/cam package will do.
    Just depends on how you want to approach it and what you can put up with.

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    well with this its about price. going wit FI will cost u a bit more. if i were u id go wit the head/cam setup. then FI down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBracing1222 View Post
    well with this its about price. going wit FI will cost u a bit more. if i were u id go wit the head/cam setup. then FI down the road.
    Keep in mind if you go this route,,,you will have to keep the cam specs in mind with forced induction being added later. Otherwise the 2 won't mix well.

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    heads, cam and n20

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    heads, cam and n20

    i think this is the overall best power to dollar ratio idea

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    with a good h/c you can only get so much out of the stock bottom end. If you go with a procharger you can always improve with a custom grind cam later down the road. I did the h/c thing, stroker motor, and nitrous and got tired of it. Now I'm going 408 with a F1A procharger. Start with the blower, you can ring it out to close to 600 rwhp with a P1 later down the road. Do it now while you have a good chunk of the funds

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    You will not gain nearly as much with just a head and cam swap that you would with a Pro Charger. Just remember, you will also need to an intake swap and LT's to get the head and cam package to reach it best possible numbers. With the Pro Charger, you can just install it and kick some ass! actually, you may need bigger injectors! Just for a reference for ya, I spent $3,100 for heads and cam, 1,100 for intake, TB, and MAF, $1,500 for install, and $700 for a dyno tune. My dad paid $8,000 total for Pro Charger, tune and install! I have the LS1 with 440 RWHP, he has the LS2 with 560 RWHP! Hope that helps ya!
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    Whatever you do with the power plant.....keep "getting it to the ground" i.e. suspension/rear end/rubber modifications near the top of your mod list. I've seen enough guys build power monsters and just go all over the road everytime the punch it rendering their power totally worthless. Keep it in mind.

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    i would say FI. A heads cam car that puts out the same numbers wont drive the same. the FI car would be much more streetable. heads and big cams are a bitch for DD's

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    Streetable would be great. I'm actually favoring the procharger. The sound of the whine almost wins me over alone. Just a pretty big money difference and I wouldn't do the install on the FI. Thanks for all the help and opinions guys. The money is still a couple weeks out, so I'll ponder till then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    go turbo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Whatever you do with the power plant.....keep "getting it to the ground" i.e. suspension/rear end/rubber modifications near the top of your mod list. I've seen enough guys build power monsters and just go all over the road everytime the punch it rendering their power totally worthless. Keep it in mind.
    what ever you do h/c or FI your going to need a 9in in your car and you being a m6 car that could be the next day.... haha


    and dont forget your going to need to upgrade your clutch if your runing the stock one so it can handle that power

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    real power = what gets put to the ground

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