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    Which way should I go?

    Ok, my head is shot with which way I want to go. My car is my DAILY DRIVER. 1999 Trans Am WS6 M6, LS6Heads/Cam/Intake Pacesetter Headers Corsa Exhaust Slp Lid Custom tune.

    I want to keep it my daily driver and I was thinking on gears, just like 3.73s.
    And im not sure if I should eventually go with bigger heads and cam, OR

    Keep the heads and cam set up and slap a Supercharger or STS Turbo.

    So I guess my question is, which would be better to keep my car closest to a daily driver SuperCharge/Turbo or Upgrade Cam/Heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    Ok, my head is shot with which way I want to go. My car is my DAILY DRIVER. 1999 Trans Am WS6 M6, LS6Heads/Cam/Intake Pacesetter Headers Corsa Exhaust Slp Lid Custom tune.

    I want to keep it my daily driver and I was thinking on gears, just like 3.73s.
    And im not sure if I should eventually go with bigger heads and cam, OR

    Keep the heads and cam set up and slap a Supercharger or STS Turbo.

    So I guess my question is, which would be better to keep my car closest to a daily driver SuperCharge/Turbo or Upgrade Cam/Heads
    Im so confused after reading that. Are you saying one of your heads is screwed up?

    What is your question? Heads cam vs SC or turbo? That is two today different roads. Only you can decided which one you wanna go down. But usally when someone who even half ass thinks about going FI, they are dead set on it. To me, sounds like you should just keep NA. Get rid of that LS6 cam. If your auto you can do 3.73 if M6, get 4.10 at least. With a different cam.

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    sorry I meant MY head is shot hah sorry for the confusion. Yeah i figured I wuld rather stay NA. Im M6, wouldn't 4.10's be a little much for a daily driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    sorry I meant MY head is shot hah sorry for the confusion. Yeah i figured I wuld rather stay NA. Im M6, wouldn't 4.10's be a little much for a daily driver?
    I have 4.11s in mine right now. No problem at all for daily driving. I just skip shift some and use higher gears in the city. On the highway I still only turn about 2100 RPM when going 75 MPH.

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    Here is what I did left stock bottom end and cam went twins stock rear end ,turbos add lots of power drivablity is great ,gas milage imporves with the turbos well when your not standing on it,plus you can drive it anyplace and why spend money on gears when the added power needs less gear.ps look up my setup,pm me with any questions
    im the one on the right,the guy im running has the fastest NA GTO in OHIO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    sorry I meant MY head is shot hah sorry for the confusion. Yeah i figured I wuld rather stay NA. Im M6, wouldn't 4.10's be a little much for a daily driver?
    no, 4.10 will be fine.

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    If you got the money I would use a super or turbo charger. I loved my Turbo 4cyl Eagle talon. My 5.0 Gt was another story I had GT 40 heads and intake, Powerdyne supercharger and a cam(not sure on the specs anymore).
    Before the head,cam, and intake with just the charger it was pretty fast and had good street manners.After it was faster and alot more fun but the cam thumped so bad it stalled at red lights occasionally. I ran it NA after I sold the charger and the car was fast but rode much better when it was just the charger.
    I'm going with a cam and some Nitrous. Cam for some extra NA power and Nitrous for any trips to the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    Here is what I did left stock bottom end and cam went twins stock rear end ,turbos add lots of power drivablity is great ,gas milage imporves with the turbos well when your not standing on it,plus you can drive it anyplace and why spend money on gears when the added power needs less gear.ps look up my setup,pm me with any questions
    im the one on the right,the guy im running has the fastest NA GTO in OHIO.Click for full size
    Way to jump the start! Nice car though! That shit was fast.
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    4:10s for an M6. Daily driver is fine. STS Turbo kit is junk fyi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    4:10s for an M6. Daily driver is fine. STS Turbo kit is junk fyi.
    why do you say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    why do you say that?
    It is. Do a lil research . Ohh and yes I know a guy who had the system, ended up scrapping the whole thing and starting over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    It is. Do a lil research . Ohh and yes I know a guy who had the system, ended up scrapping the whole thing and starting over.
    now are you saying the whole rear mount idea is bad or just the STS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    now are you saying the whole rear mount idea is bad or just the STS.
    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    yes
    so you do realize the fastest lsx turbo'd vehicle was a rearmount vette right? so whats that to your statement?

    rearmounts work but just arent for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    so you do realize the fastest lsx turbo'd vehicle was a rearmount vette right? so whats that to your statement?

    rearmounts work but just arent for everyone.
    Was the a stock STS kit? Lol! I don't need you to answer that. It's junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Was the a stock STS kit? Lol! I don't need you to answer that. It's junk.
    i asked rear mount, you said yes. i stated rear mount, you came back with a typical irrogant response. so if you think its junk then so be it but that is your opinion and isnt the truth.

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    Its no secret the rear mounts havnt performed well on fbody setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Its no secret the rear mounts havnt performed well on fbody setups.
    whats not well in your eyes? low 10s in street form? stock suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    whats not well in your eyes? low 10s in street form? stock suspension?
    One guy in my club had one. He did manage a 10 second run but the car was far from stock and the system quickly went to shit. Most of the ones I see at the track run high 12s or worse. 10s are definaetly not the norm. Do a search here. Philly LS1 had one and can tell you his laundry list of problems with it. Get one if you want, see you in my rear view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    One guy in my club had one. He did manage a 10 second run but the car was far from stock and the system quickly went to shit. Most of the ones I see at the track run high 12s or worse. 10s are definaetly not the norm. Do a search here. Philly LS1 had one and can tell you his laundry list of problems with it. Get one if you want, see you in my rear view.
    cocky,how about you just run my little 4.8 now?

    rearmounts work but they arent for everyone, the design isnt somethign new. yes the first few kits STS made had issues with oiling. stock ls1s run high 12s son. a turbo no matter where its placed is going to help you out. i can tell your young and very in experienced in these things. So untill you have first hand experience it would be best to not speak your opinion. The net would be a better place with ppl with facts and not their ignorant thoughts


    you speak of club? what is this FNF days?

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