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Old 03-11-2018, 02:31 PM
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Marty's tune, check. 4:10's, check. What next??

Got the 4:10's done today and she feels a somewhat quicker. Was maybe expecting a little more. Some tire spin but I just bought new tires. Going to take it to the track soon.

What's next?? Headers and exhaust? Whats the best bang for buck??
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:00 PM
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Boost.
Preferably supercharger, but I guess turbos are cool too.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:25 PM
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:28 PM
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A different car is the best bang for your buck lol, boost is better but these cars are bricks man. Bricks that look sexy as hell.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:55 AM
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3500 stall converter would be my vote.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:17 AM
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What’s your budget?

Budget? Hah! What's that?


I normally pick an upgrade then try and save the money slowly so the Old Lady don't notice. lol.


Maybe headers and exhaust. That can't be too much, right?


Do I need a tune modification with new exhaust?
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:29 AM
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Budget? Hah! What's that?


I normally pick an upgrade then try and save the money slowly so the Old Lady don't notice. lol.
Same. I've been doing this for 2 years on this car.
Gotta keep that balance.
When I was just getting on this journey, I started with 410s and a tune. I've done all the mods from that to forced induction. While it's no drag car, it is what I was originally wanting without having a direct goal in the first place . If the gears and tune didn't impress you, then start saving now for a blower. Not very many single mods will give you that "this is enough" feeling like boost. 1200 dollar headers and x pipe seemed like a waste of money until the blower. Then all those supporting mods made sense. A few horsepower here and there until the boost, then they all become worth the investment.
And Marty has been there every step of the way. This Frankenstein wouldn't be a thing without a great tuner. So many times I've had little issues here and there and his patients as solid as his skills.

Now from my point of view I was looking for a fast 4 door family rig. I didn't start with a goal or budget in mind. Just a loose idea. Going back to the beginning I would have started the supercharger route earlier. Then if it was almost enough, added headers and the other mods to squeeze out what I could.
Good luck on your journey
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Best bang for the buck? Maybe so....
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Best bang for the buck? Maybe so....
Until it goes "BANG!"
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Budget? Hah! What's that?


I normally pick an upgrade then try and save the money slowly so the Old Lady don't notice. lol.


Maybe headers and exhaust. That can't be too much, right?


Do I need a tune modification with new exhaust?
Headers and exhaust installed...$2,000.
I'd get it retuned on a Dyno after the exhaust install.
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If you really want to do the exhaust I’d say do the SW Longtubes and leave the cat back factory. That will cost you around $1400 for the catted LTs and provide some solid gains and more sound. Bang for the buck? Probably not.
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Got the 4:10's done today and she feels a somewhat quicker. Was maybe expecting a little more. Some tire spin but I just bought new tires. Going to take it to the track soon.

What's next?? Headers and exhaust? Whats the best bang for buck??
Maybe a
JLT Cold Air Intake / PHP Intake Spacer /Stewart EMP Water Pump / Steeda Under Drive Pulleys could help free up some HP & SW or KOOKS headers systems too.
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metco control arms and watts, of sparta performance same items. addco sway bars if you don't mind waiting to get them
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
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metco control arms and watts, of sparta performance same items. addco sway bars if you don't mind waiting to get them
Guess I need to figure out how to list my mods at the bottom of my posts.

Previous owner added the metco control arms and also have a k&n cold air intake.

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