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    Whats the best 'first mod' ?

    i was thinking about intake mods first, but there isnt too much gain. what would be the best thing to do to a stock motor to get the most hp out??

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    If you are talking about generic go-fast mods then I have 1 question - A4 or M6? Either way tires with grip...i.e. drag radial.
    A4 - torque converter = big gains
    M6 - gears

    For pure horsepower do all the free mods first and maybe a new air lid.

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    i'd say a new lid or subframe connectors

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    full exhaust... good power... and u get the sound of a car that isnt fucking stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewhenderson13 View Post
    full exhaust... good power... and u get the sound of a car that isnt fucking stock
    I'm suprised you or anyone else hasn't said nitrous

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    intake first, its the "gateway" mod...

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    If its gains you want then def. nitrous. But If it were me i would do a Intake lid then a catback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scientist View Post
    I'm suprised you or anyone else hasn't said nitrous
    no... nitrous comes just a little later

    i go exhaust, suspension, intake, nitrous... etc

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    Lid, cutout, drag radials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Lid, cutout, drag radials.
    not a bad approach

    It would depend mostly on budget. I tend to lean towards air in and out first. Lid, headers, catback, and a tune would be a decent start. If it's an a4 then forget everything I just said and get a stall first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    If it's an a4 then forget everything I just said and get a stall first.
    Thats what I said. I like the cutout idea too. Forgot about that one. I gained 18 rwhp over a flowmaster catback with it uncapped. No that a big gain!!!

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    im thinking of borla catback with electric cut out, and intake i guess... whats better that k & N cold air short ram intake or the slp whisper lid?? i just got the cam done and that increased alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroBlood View Post
    im thinking of borla catback with electric cut out, and intake i guess... whats better that k & N cold air short ram intake or the slp whisper lid?? i just got the cam done and that increased alot.
    Wait...What??? You just asked two days ago what the best first mod is and in between then and now you did a cam install???

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    Probably a mild sleeper cam if it is running with the stock motor.

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    Yes good sir i did along with the titanuim retainers, , it doesnt take more than a day to get the work done. especially when you have a full garage to your desposal. the specs on the cam are .575/.563, i still need to tune it and run on the dyno to see what gains i have. ill keep you updated.
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    I got to say if your stock get a set of Nittos or another decent brand of HP tires. They don't have to be the drag radials if your not planning on dragracing your ride. When I bought my 98 used it had a set of goodyear eagles on it and anytime you got on it or hit second gear the ass end of the car would try to pass you. I put a set of Nittos on it and then it was like driveing a completely different car. You could hookup and get gone instead of worring which side of the ditchbank I was going to hit next. If your only interested in performance/sound get you a DMH Electric Cutout and mount it in that sweet spot under the passengers seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroBlood View Post
    Yes good sir i did, it doesnt take more than a day to get the work done. especially when you have a full garage to your desposal. the specs on the cam are .575/.563, i still need to tune it and run on the dyno to see what gains i have. ill keep you updated
    decent lift.....what is the duration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler99WS6 View Post
    decent lift.....what is the duration?
    230/224 @0.050

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    that's the tr230 cam. Pretty decent cam that makes good power. Post up your dyno results. Are you still running stock manifolds and you never said if you were an a4 or m6. I'm hoping m6 with that cam.

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