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    what mods now?

    I have a 2000 TA with LTs, SLP exhaust, and a lid. What other bolt ons can i do? Or is it time for some heads and a cam? Should i invest in some subframe connectors?

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    subframe connectors are a must once you start adding more power. I would build your drivetrain first (New torque arm, Rear lower control arms w/relocation brackets, Panhard bar, New rearend (9" ford with at least 3.73's for an auto or 4.10 gears for a 6speed), and a torque convertor for an auto) Once you do get the added power, You need to plant it to the pavement.

    If you are wanting something right now, An Underdrive pulley is a great mod. Adds up to 12 HP and gets you into your powerband a whole lot quicker. Its a great mod for $200. I would suggest a Powerbond Pulley (They make SLP's pulley But without SLP's price)

    Then you'll be ready for a H&C package and at least a LS6 intake.

    Too many guys build their motor first and don't have the drivetrain to support any of it. More power = more stuff breaking on you.
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    i would invest in some suspension to plant the power. Torque arm, relocation brackets, lower control arms, subframes, and some drag radials.

    then id get a good rearend

    then get your h/c

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    what kind of shop can put on all of this stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70hemicuda View Post
    what kind of shop can put on all of this stuff?
    u mean suspension?

    most shops can, make sure they have a drive on lift though so the car stays evenly flat and the suspension stays "loaded". most of the suspension parts you can install urself without much difficulty, such as the torque arm, lower control arm, brackets. subframes i would recommend getting welded in.

    rearend you want to go to a good drivetrain shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70hemicuda View Post
    I have a 2000 TA with LTs, SLP exhaust, and a lid. What other bolt ons can i do? Or is it time for some heads and a cam? Should i invest in some subframe connectors?
    Subframe connecters should be a first step. Even more important if you have t-tops. You do want to keep you body lines where they are, don't you?

    If you are going to be looking for better times at the drag strip, rear suspension would be the best place to start. When you lower the 60' times the overall et will come down. I wouldn't waste money on lower controll arms unless you need to bring the rear end foward for tire clearance.

    If you have an auto, a stall convertor will give you a huge bang for the buck. Talk to a qualified tech to get the right one. They can take .5 sec off the 1/4 mile.

    I hope this info helps. Good luck with you build.
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