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    Top 10 mods

    What would ya'll think the top 10 bolt-on performance mods would be for an ls1?

    I'd have to say (and I'm no expert):
    1)Exhaust (get your shit sounding cool) $varies a lot
    2)Intake/Filter (now free the other end) $250
    3)SFC's $200
    4)Headers $500
    5)pulley
    6)Tune (should be in conjunction w/ #4) $varies
    7)Tires $1000-1500
    8)Gears $300+
    9)Wheels $varies, and isnt mandatory
    10)Clutch (if it has lasted that long) $varies

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    top 10 bolts ones? how many more can you list?

    easily narrow it down....

    sfcs
    TIRES
    lid
    full exhaust
    cam+tune

    but what else is there?

    sfcs to stop flexing is a must

    tires can do wonders in acceleration and handling

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    This is how i would put it, not by what type of bolt on but catagory

    Induction(Intake,Exhaust,Headers,Y-pipe)

    Suspension(Sub Frame Connectors,Strut Tower Brace,LCA's(Lower Control Arms,PHR's(Pan Hard Rod)

    Tuning(Chips(LS1 Edit or PCM 4 Less),Fan Control Switch,Air Temp,Thermostat,

    As well as the minor things like rims and tires, as well as a ram air hood will help it breath easier.

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    stall converter
    lid
    catback
    headers
    tires
    intake manifold for pre 01 cars
    ftra
    sfc
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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    Lid, Lid does absolutly nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueEyedDevil141
    Lid, Lid does absolutly nothing.
    Hey you better know who this is talkin to you, and yes the lid does do something!

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    I'd say the best bang/buck mod I've done so far was definitely a "Lou's short stick."

    Like $50, and it made the car way more fun to drive. I can't say that for any other mod I've done.

    Heads/cam and SFC are in the mail though......

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    If you're going to list the top 10, there's so many different combo's especially when you look at bolt on's. If you're going to list overall for overall performance, then you can easily subsidize a list. A good place to start would be to make your car breathe.
    !) Lid
    2) if you don't have an 02, LS6 manifold
    3) ported stock throttle body
    4) LT headers and a Y pipe
    5) Cat Back

    Next you have to get some traction, tires are an obvious thing so it's not in the list really

    6) SFC's
    7) LCA's
    8) Panhard Rod

    The next best mod which is a must before a power build up

    9) 12 bolt Rearend

    Then last

    10) Clutch or a stall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998
    2) if you don't have an 02, LS6 manifold
    I think you mean 01-02.

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    whoops, hehe, forgot about 01

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    I always vote for headers first of all, because they win in every regard. That make more power, they make more torque, they produce beter fuel economy, and they sound better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino21149
    I always vote for headers first of all, because they win in every regard. That make more power, they make more torque, they produce beter fuel economy, and they sound better.
    I got worse fuel economy after headers. And it's not from putting my foot into it. No change in economy after tuning after headers.

    I got about 20 less miles per tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998
    Next you have to get some traction, tires are an obvious thing so it's not in the list really

    6) SFC's
    7) LCA's
    8) Panhard Rod

    How does a panhard rod help you get better traction? I've heard this before, but still want to hear the theory behind it. I though panhard rods are more for handling.

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    Index your sparkplugs....Water Bypass mod on your TB....
    Free simple and you get a few RWHP...all th above are also correct...breath in breath out is good for our motors....

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    top ten mods that should be installed in this order.

    Subframe connectors
    lower control arms
    Rotors and pads
    wider Tires and wheels
    lid
    flow through muffler and tips
    headers and y-pipe
    torque converter or short throw shifter.
    heads
    cam w/dyno tune.

    and along the way do the freebie mods.

    The reason for this order is you always build up from the ground first!! High HP is pointless if you cant grip or stop. I cant emphasis this enough, so many people build up an engine and bitch that they cant grip or handle, and that there drivetrain is breaking.

    Just because suspension components dont effect your HP, doesnt mean they wont speed up your 1/4 mile times, because they will.

    SFC really tighten up the car and give excellent lift/jacking support as opposed to using the frame.

    Also its pointless to do a cam right away without a good intake and exhaust, you will more then likely choke out the stock heads. You will also choke out aftermarket heads with factory headers.

    I would have included plugs and wires but then can be considered maintence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueEyedDevil141
    Lid, Lid does absolutly nothing.
    LIDs are good for about 10rwhp +or- a couple hp. GMHTPM proved it when they tested multiple lids at the track and on the dyno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stope21
    7)Tires $1000-1500
    sounds alittle pricey, I can run Nitto street drags in the back and BFs in the gronts anbe under $700.00

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