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    Time for shopping, need some input

    Ok guys, need some input.

    Mommy has approved $1200.00 for me to be able to spend on my T/A when out return comes in.


    My signature has what I have done to my car so far. Future goals are a solid street car with some track. For now I want a solid street car.


    So far I plan on these items:

    LS7 Clutch Kit (Need)
    Tune by Frost (Need)
    O2 sensors (Need, still on the ones that came from factory)
    SLP Airlid
    Sub Frame connectors - currently looking @ UMI weld in
    Strut tower Brace - again UMI

    And if I still have any left over - Hurst Shifter.

    I'm not totally sold on UMI, willing to listen to others opinion.

    The clutch and tune are a must!
    In regards to the Clutch, I replaced last summer the Master & Slave cylinders (Didn't have $$ to replace clutch at the time) and I have 2 questions about this?

    1) Will I have to drain the slave and refill the fluid?

    2) What else do I need to replace in regards the clutch kit? My understanding it comes with the Pressure Plate, Disc, Flywheel and bolts.
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    Time for some shopping, need some input

    I started this in a wrong section so I am moving it here.


    Ok guys, need some input.

    Mommy has approved $1200.00 for me to be able to spend on my T/A when out return comes in.


    My signature has what I have done to my car so far. Future goals are a solid street car with some track. For now I want a solid street car.


    So far I plan on these items:

    LS7 Clutch Kit (Need)
    Tune by Frost (Need)
    O2 sensors (Need, still on the ones that came from factory)
    SLP Airlid
    Sub Frame connectors - currently looking @ UMI weld in
    Strut tower Brace - again UMI

    And if I still have any left over - Hurst Shifter.

    I'm not totally sold on UMI, willing to listen to others opinion.

    The clutch and tune are a must!
    In regards to the Clutch, I replaced last summer the Master & Slave cylinders (Didn't have $$ to replace clutch at the time) and I have 2 questions about this?

    1) Will I have to drain the slave and refill the fluid?

    2) What else do I need to replace in regards the clutch kit? My understanding it comes with the Pressure Plate, Disc, Flywheel and bolts.

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    I would skip the strut tower brace. Spend the money on the shifter or control arms. Possibly some koni shocks for the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    1) Will I have to drain the slave and refill the fluid?
    You don't have to "drain" it but you will most likely have to bleed the system after the clutch is replaced.

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    I went with UMI everything on our car - bolt in SFC's, LCA's, panhard and tunnel mount torque arm. The fit and quality of their pieces is very good imo. No hesitation in recommending their products.

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    2nd that. I put bolt-in SFCs from UMI on my car late summer. After dribing it since new it made a tremendous difference in the feel of the car. The quality of the parts is very good.

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    THX for the input,

    Now I have to wait on the

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    what about cam kit ?$ 590 at TSP,cam ,springs,push rods.

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    The UMI parts are top notch also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garygnu65 View Post
    what about cam kit ?$ 590 at TSP,cam ,springs,push rods.
    I want to get the body solid first. Next project new hood and paint body, then either a H/C/I, Stroker, or just go all out and get a LS6. But that is in the future, I need to pace my wallet and not give household 6 a stroke by getting everything at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I want to get the body solid first. Next project new hood and paint body, then either a H/C/I, Stroker, or just go all out and get a LS6. But that is in the future, I need to pace my wallet and not give household 6 a stroke by getting everything at once.

    Mr Luos vids are my inspiration
    good call man.

    your list looks good. i would however ditch the bar..dont need it. look into LCAs..with the relocation brackets..and as always..i suggest weld in.

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    Bolt ins vs weld in - can't you weld the bolt in later?

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    yes you can weld them in at a later date.

    The weld ins are cheaper though

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