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Old 05-11-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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If you guys and gals were me, what would be the next performance item you would buy? I am not talking about ram air, but more along the lines of rockers, computers, stuff like that.. I want to stay in that price range to. This is all I got now on the car

Rice Pipe Intake with removed maf screen
Flowmaster exhaust with hi flow cat

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180* T-Stat
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Looking to get the most bang out of the buck of course. Only thing is I want to stay NA, so no Nos or other forced methods.
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performer rockers baby
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Rockers or cam would be your best bang for the buck at this point. Maybe headers or ported manifolds too
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Ported Manifolds are a huge improvement for these cars. Port & polish them, get some rockers, and you'll be very different.
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Should the manifolds both be ported, lower and top? I was checking out rockers at Intense...are they a good deal or should I go somewhere else? And one more, do I need to port the manifolds if I get rockers?
I thought about headers before but decided I wanted something internal.
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You can get to the exhaust manifold later and do the rockers now.
The intake manifold wont need work for a while, better to wait untill you step up to a cam
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id say rockers, then manifold or d-pipe. I think that JET makes a computer add-on for our cars.
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Cool. From what everyone has told me, rockers would definately give me some good juice. After my sunroof next month I will look into getting some.
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I agree that rockers would be a good start. I'm not sure what the JET chip will do for you if its even available but i would look at that next. Headers or ported manis after that. Going deeper you can look at porting the heads, getting a cam, turbo or csc.
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he said he wants to stay NA, so turbo and csc are nonos.
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