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New guy, what should i do?

This is a discussion on New guy, what should i do? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Iv always been a chevy guy (usually pre-smog 4x4's) and a diesel guy. Just got my first camaro and LS1. ...

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    New guy, what should i do?

    Iv always been a chevy guy (usually pre-smog 4x4's) and a diesel guy. Just got my first camaro and LS1. So i blew my wad on the car and getting it all in my name. The few mods done to it are in my sig, are there any other cheap good bolt ons to do to it? I am going to change out the springs sometime, but other than that what is there to do?

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    Welcome to the site but i dont see ur signature. The basic bolt ons are SFC's, LTs with a y-pipe, exhaust, CAI or a lid, (volant or SLP are common). Thats a good starting base. After that it all depends on which direction you want to head in. Good luck and post up what you have done, it will be easier to help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
    Iv always been a chevy guy (usually pre-smog 4x4's) and a diesel guy. Just got my first camaro and LS1. So i blew my wad on the car and getting it all in my name. The few mods done to it are in my sig, are there any other cheap good bolt ons to do to it? I am going to change out the springs sometime, but other than that what is there to do?
    Your sig is not showing buddy..........
    2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    Welcome to the site but i dont see ur signature. The basic bolt ons are SFC's, LTs with a y-pipe, exhaust, CAI or a lid, (volant or SLP are common). Thats a good starting base. After that it all depends on which direction you want to head in. Good luck and post up what you have done, it will be easier to help you out.
    I am not sure that long tubes are legal in california......... Also an LS6 intake, P/P throttle body, would be a good seat of the pants mod as well........

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    Here is my sig, sorry, im used to my powerstroke forum where the sig shows up automatically...
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    Subframe connectors are the first suspension mod you should do.

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    are they bolt on or weld in? Just curious i can do either, and about how much do those run?

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    depends. i got the UMI 3 point bolt in's and they were $299 shipped. what kind of MAF do you have?

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    I would recomend the umi I got bolt'ins glad I went this way
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    Im guessing the MAF is SLP (if they make one) since the guy put on SLP short shifter and SLP cool air induction. But i will check it out tomorow. I just got the car and its parked at my friends house as i dont have room for it till i sell one of my vehicles now.

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    I got UMI 2 pt. bolt in's. Unless you plan on running 450+ hp the weld-ons arent needed

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    SFC's (I recomend boxed 3 points), a Ls6 Intake manifold, and some Lower Control Arms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    SFC's (I recomend boxed 3 points), a Ls6 Intake manifold, and some Lower Control Arms...
    whats a good brand for the lower control arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    whats a good brand for the lower control arms?
    UMI's are popular and a good choice, if you dont know how to setup suspension angles, i would just recomend their boxed LCA's vs. tubular or single/double adjustable, the boxed are the sturdiest and simplest by far...

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    I like UMI parts, made well, look good, and there affordable. I got UMI double adjustable LCA's and panhard set and no other suspension mods yet and the car rides a little stiffer in the back and hadles better on sharp turns. I plan on having my Strano spring installed as soon at I get my KYB AGXs in and some sub. conns at the same time.
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    Dont go with the boxed SFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Rich67 View Post
    Dont go with the boxed SFC
    are you going to back your statement?

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