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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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what to mod next!:)

I have 5gs from a long work month at the oil rigs and i decided to give myself a little Christmas present but just dont know what to get its not enough for a s/c which was my first on the list and a cam seemed like the next big thing but honesrly i dont know what to do nwxt!! And advice or tips!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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well if you want a supercharger, then just keep saving.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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I made a priority list and price, then went down the list. All depends what you want to tackle first, performance or cosmetic? It's a disease so don't expect to stop anytime soon!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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I have 5gs from a long work month at the oil rigs and i decided to give myself a little Christmas present but just dont know what to get its not enough for a s/c which was my first on the list and a cam seemed like the next big thing but honesrly i dont know what to do nwxt!! And advice or tips!

You can finance a sc...do a 5 grand down payment...then monthly payments on the next 2 grand
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Definitely performance and i know ever since my k&n and axle back and firt time to the tracks its like give me some more!!!! Lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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Who does financing? For the s/c
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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Ahhh I forget who it was lol :/...you can always got get a loan for the extra $$$ you need. Or just be patient lol.

Shoot some messages to some sc shops...I'm sure a lot of them finance.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Ahhh I forget who it was lol :/...you can always got get a loan for the extra $$$ you need. Or just be patient lol.

Shoot some messages to some sc shops...I'm sure a lot of them finance.
Yea ima try that or else im just going to have to be patient till February or so lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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If you are wanting to do forced induction at some point you should knock out your supporting mods first. Long tube headers and some suspension upgrades would be a very good idea. Is your car a manual or auto?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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An auto and i hear you last night I ordered some arh 2" with cats and pushrods with valvesprings and a trunion upgrade and idk if to go with eibach multi pro r2 coil overs or pfadt 2.5" adjustment coilovers
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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It would help to know what your current mods are. If you just purchased headers then that will be a great start.....headers and a tune. Best bang for the buck performance wise.

For an L99 I would then tell you to look at a transmission converter and trans cooler.

You also need to address your suspension if you want to put that power to the ground. Craddle bushings (or inserts), Trailing Arms (and bushings), Toe Rods, and a good Street Aggressive alignment (use the specs from Pedders or Pfadt). That should all come first before coilovers. However, coilovers are definately nice and you should put them on your "To Do" list. I've beaten a good handfull of Camaros with way more power at the track because they couldn't hook and I could (for the most part....still need some drag radials).

Gears are great as well. A real kick in the butt dyno. Makes stop light to stop light driving a hell of a lot of fun.

Don't forget to get an oil catch can if you plan to keep the car for a long time. Ported TB makes for good throttle response.

Not sure what valvesprings and a trunion upgrade are going to do for you unless you're about to drop in a cam. Personally I wouldn't change those out until you do add a cam. No need to go inside the more if it's stock.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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It would help to know what your current mods are. If you just purchased headers then that will be a great start.....headers and a tune. Best bang for the buck performance wise.

For an L99 I would then tell you to look at a transmission converter and trans cooler.

You also need to address your suspension if you want to put that power to the ground. Craddle bushings (or inserts), Trailing Arms (and bushings), Toe Rods, and a good Street Aggressive alignment (use the specs from Pedders or Pfadt). That should all come first before coilovers. However, coilovers are definately nice and you should put them on your "To Do" list. I've beaten a good handfull of Camaros with way more power at the track because they couldn't hook and I could (for the most part....still need some drag radials).

Gears are great as well. A real kick in the butt dyno. Makes stop light to stop light driving a hell of a lot of fun.

Don't forget to get an oil catch can if you plan to keep the car for a long time. Ported TB makes for good throttle response.

Not sure what valvesprings and a trunion upgrade are going to do for you unless you're about to drop in a cam. Personally I wouldn't change those out until you do add a cam. No need to go inside the more if it's stock.
Thanks for the advice i only have a k&n cai and axle back right now i ordered the lt headers so should be receiving those after xmas and i think im really going to invest the rest in suspension work even without the tune and cai its still tricky to hook up at the tracks
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So many things to look at if you've got a good handful of cash to spend. Wheels/suspension is usually what I look to if you're just starting to modify!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #14
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If you are wanting to do forced induction at some point you should knock out your supporting mods first. Long tube headers and some suspension upgrades would be a very good idea. Is your car a manual or auto?
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It would help to know what your current mods are. If you just purchased headers then that will be a great start.....headers and a tune. Best bang for the buck performance wise.

For an L99 I would then tell you to look at a transmission converter and trans cooler.

You also need to address your suspension if you want to put that power to the ground. Craddle bushings (or inserts), Trailing Arms (and bushings), Toe Rods, and a good Street Aggressive alignment (use the specs from Pedders or Pfadt). That should all come first before coilovers. However, coilovers are definately nice and you should put them on your "To Do" list. I've beaten a good handfull of Camaros with way more power at the track because they couldn't hook and I could (for the most part....still need some drag radials).

Gears are great as well. A real kick in the butt dyno. Makes stop light to stop light driving a hell of a lot of fun.

Don't forget to get an oil catch can if you plan to keep the car for a long time. Ported TB makes for good throttle response.

Not sure what valvesprings and a trunion upgrade are going to do for you unless you're about to drop in a cam. Personally I wouldn't change those out until you do add a cam. No need to go inside the more if it's stock.

What these 2 said is very sound advice..


All the power in the world doesn't mean shit if you can't use or put it to the ground. Really pay attention the the bolded area of caverman's post
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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U can get a used sc for 5k
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #16
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Ahhh I forget who it was lol :/...you can always got get a loan for the extra $$$ you need. Or just be patient lol.

Shoot some messages to some sc shops...I'm sure a lot of them finance.
Dude sorry but I just have to say that's horrible advice...

Never take out a loan for a personal gift to yourself you don't need..
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #17
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Oh no i wasn't im going to invest the rest of the cash i have left in suspension work some sway bars and full bushing kit and see where that leaves me at financially thank you for all the advice its well appreciated!!
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