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    I just purchased Hooker LTs, A GMMG cat-back for my 02 WS6 I already have an SLP Lid and I was looking for some advice on what else I should do as far as bolt on's. I have about $1000 left to spend so what would be the best power for my Buck?

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    Suspensions always nice. Do you have an auto or 6 speed, because a stall is a great place to start if youre auto. With that much money you could definitely afford a cam. Maybe get a better intake manifold... use the search tool, you'll find a lot of stuff to help you.
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    Thanks, I forgot to mension that I also bought SFCs, and STB. I do have the 6 speed and i saw on here that all 02's have the LS6 intake, do you know if that is true? I also looked into cams but I could use some suggestions on a good one and how much install usually runs.

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    All 02's come with the ls6 manifold. I would go ahead and get your stock TB ported and polished, Get some bfg drag radials and go get it dyno tuned. There goes about 800.

    Another way to spend a grand would be Nitrous. You can look around on here or
    ls1tech and find a complete used kit for about 400-500 bucks. then get it dyno tuned. 400-600 bucks depending on were you get it done.

    A good cam package (cam, springs,pushrods.timing belt,oil pump) and to get it installed and tune is going to run you about 1500. And if you get a cam u gotta get all the other things.

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    Ok well thanks, It seems that a cam is gonna be the way to go. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good one with the specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunguyWS6 View Post
    Ok well thanks, It seems that a cam is gonna be the way to go. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good one with the specs?
    first off, save up another 600 bucks so you can get a whole cam kit, instal and tuning.
    a great cam for daily driving and weekend strip duty is a 228/228 cam.
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    Thanks man for the advice. I can probably pull another 600 so I might go ahead and do that. Is there any other brands you would recomend other than COMP?

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    Texas speed has great cams. try the tsp228r i'd get the 112 lsa.

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    hey thanks Im looking at them right now. Do you know what the stock rocker arms are? are they 1.7 or 1.8?

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    they are 1.7
    keep the stock rockers arms, save your money.
    also anything bigger and youll have to flycut the pistons.

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    thanks agin, I looked at the TSP and I was woundering is the Thunder Racing 224/224 pretty close or is it worth spending the extra money for the TSP? and what size push rods is a good length?

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    its worth spending the extra money. the tsp 228/228 is a great cam.
    i dont remember the push rod size off hand

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    thanks i guess I will go ahead and buy that one then

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunguyWS6 View Post
    I just purchased Hooker LTs, A GMMG cat-back for my 02 WS6 I already have an SLP Lid and I was looking for some advice on what else I should do as far as bolt on's. I have about $1000 left to spend so what would be the best power for my Buck?
    Little off topic but I just noticed you can buy a GMMG catback through paypal now! http://gmmginc.net/Exhaust/orderpage.php They used to only take a check or money order...now you can use a credit card

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    thats right, Im currently in Afghanistan and that is how I paid for mine. Lets get the word out cus they have great customer service. They let me know right away that they didn't have any instock and were also able to let me know if the system would mount up to the hooker lt and ory that I bought. And just for everyones information GMMG us dynatec's with all of their systems.

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