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Old 02-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Question Got $800 burning a hole in my pocket...what to buy

I've already straight piped it and based on the price per hp I've decided against an intake system. I'm dropping a k&n in and calling it good until I can spend some real money and do a cam and headers.

Having said all that, where do I spend 800 that won't mess with warranty. I'm kinda thinking about 3M wrapping the roof to match the hood.

What else??

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Old 02-07-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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Just take the system off, stock plugs etc...before your dealership bound.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:59 PM   #3
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Also, noticeable difference with a rotofab CAI....
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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You could do LT headers now or brake upgrade, like the CTs-V brakes. If you are doing a cam you will need a cai so you could do that now. You could do cosmetic mod like ZL1 sideskirts too.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #5
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I've already straight piped it and based on the price per hp I've decided against an intake system. I'm dropping a k&n in and calling it good until I can spend some real money and do a cam and headers.

Having said all that, where do I spend 800 that won't mess with warranty.
What else??

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suspension! rear trailing arms and tie rod ends, suframe bushings, a LINEAR rate lowering spring.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:58 AM   #6
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Bank it. Put it towards the best headers (American Racing Headers), so when your cam install arrises you can take full advantage.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:38 AM   #7
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Four track days. That mod will pay off for the rest of your life.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #8
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is your car paid off? if not then double up on payments
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:15 AM   #9
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Go out and have fun burning up the tires...then you can put that $800 towards a new set of tires!!

Otherwise I would put it in the bank towards a future more expensive mod like LT Headers that will really wake the car up!! I wouldn't spend $800 just to spend $800. Make sure you are getting something you really want.

As others have said too. Put it towards a few track days. You will enjoy the car like you never have before and really start to appreciate your car and then you'll really figure out where you want to spend money on mods for the car.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #10
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All good ideas. As far as paying off though, I haven't kept a car longer than 2 years in my life so paying it off really doesn't benefit me. I think I may just "bank it" and save for the cam install and tune. It's just hard to keep it stock lol. I hate having a car that isn't unique but seeing as how I sell them frequently, I have to be careful to tastefully mod it so that it's desirable when I do sell it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #11
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...... I hate having a car that isn't unique but seeing as how I sell them frequently, I have to be careful to tastefully mod it so that it's desirable when I do sell it.
You just answered your own question right there. Go the "bolt on" route, it's the logical choice, as you will be able to take them off right away when the time comes.

A cam might be undesirable (to some) when it comes to re-sell time.

$800 will buy you a nice set of Stainless Power headers with cats, if you choose the right vendor on here that is. If you want spare change left in your pocket out of a headers purchase, then TSP headers with cats it is. If you want to spend over $1000 for headers and cats, just for the "name" and warm fuzzy feeling it gives to some, then you will have to save up a bit longer then.

No cats with the headers, and off road pipes, you just about might be able to squeeze in a CAI purchase , again if you shop around carefully and negotiate a "package deal".

Competition is fierce, the economy is tightening up, shop around.
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You just answered your own question right there. Go the "bolt on" route, it's the logical choice, as you will be able to take them off right away when the time comes.

A cam might be undesirable (to some) when it comes to re-sell time.

$800 will buy you a nice set of Stainless Power headers with cats, if you choose the right vendor on here that is. If you want spare change left in your pocket out of a headers purchase, then TSP headers with cats it is. If you want to spend over $1000 for headers and cats, just for the "name" and warm fuzzy feeling it gives to some, then you will have to save up a bit longer then.

No cats with the headers, and off road pipes, you just about might be able to squeeze in a CAI purchase , again if you shop around carefully and negotiate a "package deal".

Competition is fierce, the economy is tightening up, shop around.
Who has the SP headers with cats for 800 smooth? I saw 899 when I looked. If they are 800 I'll order tomorrow......
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Who has the SP headers with cats for 800 smooth? I saw 899 when I looked. If they are 800 I'll order tomorrow......
I think that you will be ordering tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:55 AM   #14
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I don't think i'll sleep tonight haha. I'm stoked
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I've already straight piped it and based on the price per hp I've decided against an intake system. I'm dropping a k&n in and calling it good until I can spend some real money and do a cam and headers.

Having said all that, where do I spend 800 that won't mess with warranty. I'm kinda thinking about 3M wrapping the roof to match the hood.

What else??

Thanks all
We see 12-14 RWHP with intake systems and another 5-6 RWHP with the VMAX Throttle Bodies; those are great bang for your $$ mods. I prefer the Roto-Fab intake personally and that is what I run on my Camaro.

So far as mods that won't affect your warranty the above mods would be great along with suspension. You should swing by and I'd be happy to go over a few options and help you get it dialed in.

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Who has the SP headers with cats for 800 smooth? I saw 899 when I looked. If they are 800 I'll order tomorrow......
We can beat that without a problem.

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suspension! rear trailing arms and tie rod ends, suframe bushings, a LINEAR rate lowering spring.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #17
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So my $800 turned into $2,000 after meeting with Jordan at JDP Motorsports. I'll pick my car up tomorrow with a Roto-fab intake, VMAX throttle body, SP LT'S with high flow cats, Elite catch can and to top it off a Dyno/Street tune by Jordan. I'm stoked!!

JDP has been very very good to work with on this. Jordan, Tyler and Amy were all super professional and helpful. Even when I felt like I asked too many questions, I was never treated as such. Every contact I had with them was pleasant. I truly was impressed with them. Anyone looking for parts and first class service should give JDP a call.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #18
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They are good, I bought my oracle mirrors and side markers from them, very good service, honesty and communication.

Glad to hear they beat the headers price!!

I might give them a buzz on the headers as well then!
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