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Old 01-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Epic debate with friends need help

Ok here is the deal.. I just came into a little bit of disposable cash. I have a 1ss M6. Here's the debate. Hurst short throw, ADM CIA, and BMR springs and sways...or with that same cash kooks 1 7/8 headers .......what would you do....
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'd lower that thing and stabilize it more.

Gotta go with springs and sways.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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One would make your car handle better with a little bit of HP increase and the other will make roughly 3X the HP increase without the handling. It's more a question of what YOU want. No one knows the answer but you. Conversely, you could go with a cheaper set of headers and get a combo of both. I'm not saying that's what you should do but it's another option.

Oh, this thread is FAR from epic. It's just another "what should I do" thread with a different title.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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No not so much epic thread just an epic debate between me and my friends as we are sitting here having a few. Keep in mind I just got back from TSP where we picked up my boss's vette that just got a head and cam package and another buddy has a fox body Camaro with cam head and headers.. I want the sound and HP of the headers but I almost feel I get more bang for my buck with the CIA shifter and springs n sways.... I figured I'd get the opinions of my "other" friends and family before I made a decision
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Do the have to be kooks?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:33 AM   #6
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No they don't have to be kooks but if you have an opinion on another set that will give me similar sound and gain I'm open to other options
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Headers and tune hands down
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:44 AM   #8
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No they don't have to be kooks but if you have an opinion on another set that will give me similar sound and gain I'm open to other options
You could do OBX headers and still have enough to do all your others mods.
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Pfadt stage II (springs and sways) and a set of TSP headers will run you right at $1100. Honestly, there's not a HUGE HP difference between any of the LT's. I'm not starting another debate about buying American made or any of the other things brought up when comparing the different headers. Speaking from a HP gain standpoint ONLY, they are all pretty close.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:51 AM   #10
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Also, check out Maryland speeds website, he has good deals on the stainless power headers
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #11
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Pfadt stage II (springs and sways) and a set of TSP headers will run you right at $1100. Honestly, there's not a HUGE HP difference between any of the LT's. I'm not starting another debate about buying American made or any of the other things brought up when comparing the different headers. Speaking from a HP gain standpoint ONLY, they are all pretty close.
If you can pm me where to find that combo for that price its gonna get got... the BMR springs and sways were really just a for now mod till I could afford Pfadt coilovers so ya....
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #12
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do you want cats?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #13
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Nah I'm in Texas and have a state inspection hookup so i don't need cats just yet...they will flow into stock exhaust with a muffler delete
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ok cool, how about k&n instead of adm
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #15
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all from maryland speed.
stainless power headers $600
hurst shifter $284
eibach springs $249 (i don't see bmr springs on their website, but I'm sure he can get them)
bmr sway $359
total $1492

kooks headers with cat less connection pipes $1144

if you ditch the sway for now you'll be at $1133
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #16
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That one I'm stuck on..a good buddy here swears by it and so do a few more.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #17
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ok cool....i think they about $100 more than the k&n, but you get the idea.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:20 AM   #18
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I just installed OBX headers on my car, I'm really happy with them. You can get the cat less ones for about $500 with o2 extensions. Here is a thread i just did on mine.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194114
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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Low cash fun mods....I would do the below, pick your attack:
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texas speed headers and jre tune... faster is better
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Get a set of TSP headers and a good tune. I installed a set on a friends Camaro and I think he told me with the cats it cost $850 shipped to his door. I would also get an ADM Performance CAI. Get the race version with the lower scoop. I'm running the same set up and the fit and finish is outstanding.
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Low cash fun mods....I would do the below, pick your attack:
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Low cash and gears for this car don't go together in the same sentance. Have you priced them yet?
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If you can pm me where to find that combo for that price its gonna get got... the BMR springs and sways were really just a for now mod till I could afford Pfadt coilovers so ya....
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/180

http://www.texas-speed.com/p-2168-te...ro-ss-62l.aspx
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Our stage 2 kit is a pretty smokin deal for it's price point and will make your car MUCH more fun to drive every time you turn the wheel. We are a little biased, but the Stage2 package is great, even if you don't ever do another suspension modification.
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Might have to do that...how much does a JRE tune run? I'm assuming I gotta buy an sct to get the tune

Ya I'm thinking the headers and tune then the stage 2 next payday
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