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Old 09-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #29
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It is never enough. Better to have it and not need it...

I added 300 RWHP for less than 9K, just makes sense.
I would love a price point of $9000 a lot more than 12,000 for sure. The ls3 conversion is kicking it up a bit I think.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #30
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No need for ls3 conversion to make 700rwhp.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #31
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My car makes 651 rwhp now I drive it everyday hot cold rain or shine. I put at least 100 miles on it daily and get 26 mpg. Looking to add another 150 hp in a few more months. I should I have a very heavy foot to especially when a mustang is around.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #32
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No need for ls3 conversion to make 700rwhp.
What's going to give the best power across the board though
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #33
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I know will get many different answers, but looking for those guys 550+ to chime in....In all honesty as a daily driver where does the 550+ really come into play?

Currently looking hard at doing a Supercharger along with LS3 conversion. This will be my first 600+ car which never plan on tracking. Its not a Daily Driver, but mainly driven on weekends and attend shows.

In reality is 600+ just not necessary if never tracking?? Is having 600+ with above usage just for bragging rights?? My wife continues to ask, "do you really need 600+" My answer is always YES, but when thinking continue to wonder if doing just for bragging rights and showing off SC under the hood? Lots of dough to shell out.

So curious why do many of you have 600+ cars if you never plan to track. Do you find 600+ in reality is too much on streets and hard on the engine??
At first i was ok with 550+
But now i am pushing to go past the 600+ and its also my daily driver. Funny thing of what your wife said because my wife said the same exact thing lol! Go past 600+ trust me there will always be a need. I sure enjoy my daily drives
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #34
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By the end of this winter both of my cars will be over 850 wheel, my truck right at, and the Camaro well over. DD duties require 800 if you ask me
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #35
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I would love a price point of $9000 a lot more than 12,000 for sure. The ls3 conversion is kicking it up a bit I think.
Something L99 guys should consider. 650whp is a really good place to be on those cars and can be done stock motor, stock trans. They will last a long time there without LS3 conversion, if done right with a nice, safe tune. We have done this on multiple L99 cars now with no problems for tens of thousands of miles. Here is the very simple, cost effective formula. Base AGP turbo kit with integrated meth kit upgrade for safety. And you need the A/T cooler lines from us too. Run about 10psi, done 650whp on stock L99. That's really it.
Car will perform much better with a good AGP spec'd triple disc stall and an aftermarket cat back. But you don't really have to.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:09 AM   #36
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My only holding point is thinking $12,000 to go from 380 hp to little over 600 hp. Arrrr decisions decisions...I get right there ready to pull the trigger, but then think I could out in new double din radio, carbon fiber some stuff and go that route.

What worries me if waiting on Super charging is putting more miles on the vehicle. I will never sell it but have been told not good to add on with higher mileage. What does higher mileage mean?? Is 18,000 to much or 30,000 to much to start thinking about conversion and SC

Is that true?
I wouldn't believe that. It took me almost 35,000 miles to save up enough to purchase a SuperCharger. I've only been able to put a few thousand mile on it because of military life, but have no issues. I make just over 650rwhp, which is a ton of fun. I will say it does take a lot of effort on the street to learn how to use that power off the line. I drive it often and love it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #37
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I put my cam in at 45000 and blower on at 58000 miles and am at 78000 miles now and drives just as good as the day I bought it with 26000 miles.

Proper maintenance, supporting mods, and care of your vehicle will make the world of difference in longevity. And don't skimp out on the tune or fuel system. These are more important then the supercharger itself.

I'm around 630rwhp and its plenty for me.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #38
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WOW just pulled the trigger on SC!!!!!! Figuerd might as well go for it!! Thanks to you guys might be celibate for awhile : >)
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #39
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I don't wanna steal away this thread but wanna ask is it worth dropping all this cash on your car if it's not paid for yet? Do I spend 2-3k on mods I want or put it towards car payment?
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #40
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I don't wanna steal away this thread but wanna ask is it worth dropping all this cash on your car if it's not paid for yet? Do I spend 2-3k on mods I want or put it towards car payment?
This was a hard decision for me as well. I dont plan on ever selling my car so finally decided just going to jump in. I have already put LOTS of money into cosmetic mods and tooo specialized to get money back out of. My friends joke about it being 150,000 camaro. LOL. Not nearly that much LOL but you can sink a lot into them.

I would say if dont plan on keeping for any length of time not worth dropping the cash.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #41
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This was a hard decision for me as well. I dont plan on ever selling my car so finally decided just going to jump in. I have already put LOTS of money into cosmetic mods and tooo specialized to get money back out of. My friends joke about it being 150,000 camaro. LOL. Not nearly that much LOL but you can sink a lot into them.

I would say if dont plan on keeping for any length of time not worth dropping the cash.
Good point, I also don't plan to sell my car, has a sentimental value to me, but at the same time this payments are getting annoying lol but I guess ill have to make up my mind and decide what I want. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #42
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What I did was take my tax return, paid off the remaining balance on the car loan (saving a little interest), paid for the supercharger kit and necessary installation and tuning with a credit card, transfer the balance to another card with 18 months/0 interest, and pay it down with what was my monthly car loan payment amount. 'Should be paid off (again) before next tax season. ... Then I can turn around and buy a new clutch (assuming mine lasts until then )
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