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Stock 98 Z28 needs some add-ons!

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    Stock 98 Z28 needs some add-ons!

    Hey all, got a 98 Z28 that is bone stock, i have made the difficult decision to keep the first car I ever bought and NOT BUY the C7 vette. So, I need to know what to do to keep this car exciting. Right now on the list I have RPM 505s, SLP lid and a cat back system in mind. Any other must haves??!! Also what other wheels do people put on Camaros? Want something that looks good and retains a muscle car look. The stock 16s aren't cuttin it. Thanks!!

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    1-Long tube headers for increased power and exhaust flow.
    2-Tune
    3-ZR1-replica wheels, whether same width or staggered. Staggered Torque Thrust wheels are also popular with the F-body crowd as they won't break the bank. If you want to go more expensive, CCW wheels are good. 505A's or Classics are popular, but almost $4k.

    Auto trans or manual?

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    LS6 Intake, Long Tube Headers, and 3500 Converter for the A4 LS1. It puts the muscle in the A4 LS1.


    If your wanting looks over performance.

    ZR1's or CCW's like Cammed mentioned.

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    It's an Auto, kinda wish it was a manual. Is it worth upgrading intake, (lid, MAF, or manifold to ls6)? Just curious, seems like everyone agrees it adds some HP with varying opinions. Just wonder if it's worth the money.

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    Leave the MAF alone, but your other suggestions are solid; LS6 intake, headers, exhaust and lid. A stall is your best bang for your buck on an auto.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Thanks a ton, looking forward to unleashing this beast!

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    Pardon my asking, but if you're foregoing spending $50k to get a C7 because you'd rather fix up your Camaro, why is your list of add-ons so small and inexpensive (in comparison)? If I was making that decision, I'd be damned if a cold air intake, exhaust and wheels were the only changes I had in mind!

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    This point is not overlooked and has not been without great consideration and scrutiny. I just need a place to start, something I can do on my own, to have a project rather than just go buy a new car. I'm no big mechanic, I plan on learning as I go. I ultimately decided on keeping this car because of the sentimental quality it provides. I'll modify as I get money, but not gonna break the bank all at once. This forum was a good place to start.

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    LS6 valley cover as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Leave the MAF alone, but your other suggestions are solid; LS6 intake, headers, exhaust and lid. A stall is your best bang for your buck on an auto.
    Also Autos have gotten to the point that they are hard to beat vs manual at the track when they are set up properly. Manuals still edge out for AutoX.

    Quote Originally Posted by finkle745 View Post
    This point is not overlooked and has not been without great consideration and scrutiny. I just need a place to start, something I can do on my own, to have a project rather than just go buy a new car. I'm no big mechanic, I plan on learning as I go. I ultimately decided on keeping this car because of the sentimental quality it provides. I'll modify as I get money, but not gonna break the bank all at once. This forum was a good place to start.
    It's how I started....

    Take a look at some of our members builds. We have a few going through engine builds. Most of your questions or even some you haven't thought of have been touched on. Here is the link for most of the tech stickies.

    Technical info write-ups and stickies
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    That's awesome, thanks!

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    So, what have you added? I have a 98' Z28 as well and I've done almost every add on to make it perform near an LS7 power wise. A couple suggestions:

    1. Subframe connectors
    2. LS6/Fast Intake when you decide to cam it
    3. ARP rod bolts for sure (I installed my own and YES it is a pain! But worth the labor)
    4. ZR1 chrome wheels (riveted version)
    5. Strano Springs/swaybars
    6. 3500ish stall for the auto
    7. SNS stage 2 cam OR VRX4 cam....Two awesome cams for great mid range and under the curve power...

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