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    whats up guys i have a 01 z28 basically stock (free mods, K&N fipk, loudmouth) car is a manual 115k daily driver im leaving for basic training and will get a nice chunk of cash when i get back wanting 500+ hp and perhaps some boost or juice wanting to know the best way to achieve this since i would rather not find out my self just wanting to know the best bang for my buck thanks in advance willing to spend 10k max more details the better exact heads and cam package how big of shot of juice etc??
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    Best bang for buck and easiest way to 500hp is a stout Head and Cam package with some N2O. Don't even consider going boosted if your relying on your Basic training cash. It will cost plenty more than that. Go with a nicely priced wet kit. Just add the fuel pump and injectors and some other small upgrades along with it. Don't forget some Long Tube headers too.

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    hope you did good on the asvab and got a nice signing bonus then you got options post how much your able/willing to spend that would help alot in determining the possibilities

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    I always wonder why a HP number like 500 is selected. How many people really drive 500 hp street cars? Take the build in steps. For every mod you make there is a trade off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullenh View Post
    I always wonder why a HP number like 500 is selected. How many people really drive 500 hp street cars? Take the build in steps. For every mod you make there is a trade off.
    I do, it's a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrsteve View Post
    whats up guys i have a 01 z28 basically stock (free mods, K&N fipk, loudmouth) car is a manual 115k daily driver im leaving for basic training and will get a nice chunk of cash when i get back wanting 500+ hp and perhaps some boost or juice wanting to know the best way to achieve this since i would rather not find out my self just wanting to know the best bang for my buck thanks in advance willing to spend 10k max more details the better exact heads and cam package how big of shot of juice etc??

    i got a measly $5000 bonus......but im pretty sure my job will pay good

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    A lot of people drive 500 hp street cars. Ask a M5 driver.

    I'de say heads and cam w a good wet plate kit. Definitely bigger injectors if you plan to go to 500 hp.

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    Why not start with Procharger and some ARP head bolts? Then build up and strengthen in steps.
    They are paying 40K for new enlistees in critical skills. More than I got in my entire career. Build a great motor with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanWS6 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf37 View Post
    Why not start with Procharger and some ARP head bolts? Then build up and strengthen in steps.
    They are paying 40K for new enlistees in critical skills. More than I got in my entire career. Build a great motor with that.
    Yes. But you don't get the money till you get through upgrade training.

    With 115k on it and a 500RWHP goal. I would start with a rebuild right now. Or else you will be rebuilding it soon when the bottom end comes apart.

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    Thinking about it, you might want to start with a whole new crate engine. In the long run that might be cheaper. Forget what I said previously, Procharging an older engine with an unknown history could turn out badly.
    Browsing on EBay, I saw a rebuilt LS1 that claims makes to 425 hp. You might want to look. It is out of a 2000 Camaro.
    Current bid is $980 with one day to go.
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