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This is a discussion on Most bang for tha Buck within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 2001 Ws6 conv. with borla exhaust.. and ive saved up about $500 to do some mods .. ...

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    I have a 2001 Ws6 conv. with borla exhaust.. and ive saved up about $500 to do some mods .. I have two choices... 1. full intake system.. lid.. belows.. new MAF.. ported +polished tb and kn filter... or option number two 2. keep my stock intake system and spend all the money on a cam and wait until i save up enough money to get it installed??? what sounds best? any thoughts or opinions? these are the only things i want to do at the moment but im open to suggestions on how to spend the money..lol

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    Neither of those choices, buy long tube headers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Neither of those choices, buy long tube headers.

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    I agree with the headers, but you could also do just the lid and some weld-in sub-frame connectors - your vert will thank you

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    u will need to dump at least 2 grand into ur car before u even consider a cam

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    lt headers and ORY for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Neither of those choices, buy long tube headers.
    +1 on the headers, and get a tune after that if you have enough money left

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    Lts and Y pipe are a must, you need to get more air flowing before you even consider a cam. If you dont have 2k or to spend on a cam then dont do it plus you need all of the supporting mods for that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Neither of those choices, buy long tube headers.
    yeah i would have to agree wit this

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    thanks for all tha info fellas.. ill look into finding me some decent headers..lol

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    sorry to sound like the negative person in the group but last fall I actually did Pacesetter LT,ORY and Corsa Cat-back... went for a tune and found out the hard way that my car wasn't getting close to enough air to make any power gains off the exhaust... now my car is parked for winter and waiting for intake... I had full intention on doing the exhaust after the intake but I got a good deal and didn't want to pass it up... but had I the choice I would of done intake first... and you should be able to get your intake done for cheaper then 500$ ... keep saving and get LT's half way through the summer and you'll be happy

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    oh and SFC were my first mod on my car and I would recommend it to any vert owner!

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    are you an auto or manual car? If auto do a stall.

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    get a lid and don't wast your money on the bellows! Then either LT's or LS6 intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapter34 View Post
    get a lid and don't wast your money on the bellows! Then either LT's or LS6 intake.
    he already has an ls6 intake, his car is an 01

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    he doesn't necessarily have an LS6 intake just because his car is an 01... only some of them came with it in 2001...
    I agree, if you're A4 then I would personally be getting a stall right after intake just my .02$ enjoy modding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvs View Post
    he doesn't necessarily have an LS6 intake just because his car is an 01... only some of them came with it in 2001...
    I agree, if you're A4 then I would personally be getting a stall right after intake just my .02$ enjoy modding
    All 2001 and 2002 fbodies came with the LS6 intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    All 2001 and 2002 fbodies came with the LS6 intake.
    Yeah...DUMBASS!!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvs View Post
    sorry to sound like the negative person in the group but last fall I actually did Pacesetter LT,ORY and Corsa Cat-back... went for a tune and found out the hard way that my car wasn't getting close to enough air to make any power gains off the exhaust... now my car is parked for winter and waiting for intake... I had full intention on doing the exhaust after the intake but I got a good deal and didn't want to pass it up... but had I the choice I would of done intake first... and you should be able to get your intake done for cheaper then 500$ ... keep saving and get LT's half way through the summer and you'll be happy
    with the stock ls1 intake and a volant, i gained 30 rwhp with a tune.


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