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Old 04-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #11
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For the record, I'm running a 3.1" pulley and look at what my engine has. And Rad didn't even mention tuning software. Not to mention tires. You'll go threw them like crazy. I currently have 3 different sets of tires and I'm about to get my 4th set for the track.
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For the smallest pulley to be run, you need to get a whole lot of stuff. Stage 3/4 heads, larger valves, about 130# springs, a cam, rockers if they will fit, a double roller timing chain, an intercooler, the LIM opened up to fit the intercooler, a ported supercharger, a bigger throttle body, larger fuel injectors, a more powerful fuel pump, headers, a high flow cat, 3" exhaust tapering down to no smaller than 2.5" or staying at 3", and you can retain your stock muffler if you'd like.

That takes care of the basics. You will find that if you go this route, there are many little things to buy, like different fuel rails and some fuel lines to go over/around the supercharger once the intercooler is put on, and then there'* that whole thing about the transmission being eaten in the first few weeks of you running with such a setup.
WOW thats alot of stuff i only make $200 a week. So about how much do you think this will all cost. And how much of my engine will i need to take apart to do this, Like how long will it take.
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just take baby steps he just jumped to about as modded as you can get start with making some decisions. decision 1 do you want to get headers or upgrade the stock manifolds price for upgrade of stock is about 250 for a plog and downpipe more if you have to have a cat converter. for headers anywhere between 300-600 or more. save up for that as your next thing. then do a lower intake port then rockers then you have a good bit of room to play with i think at that point a scangage would be the next step then the pullys or valve train. and obvious is tuning equipment. so like i said one step at a time save for a few months do a part and repeat. dont cut corners youll regreat it as soon as you do and it will cost you more in the end. oh and watch the used parts threads you can pick up some stuff cheap sometimes. goodluck!
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If you go slow and watch you can find deals. These prices are about average.

headers $450 used, $750 new for a good set.
Plogs $100 or so
Rockers, $200 or so
Springs, $100
MPS pulley $100, need a puller
PCM tune $100

That covers the easy bolt on MODS

Tuner software, $500 to $650
Cam $500
Heads, $1000 or so depending on what you get, less if you do your own.
Transmission $1500 or so.
Intercooler $600+
Porting everything, do your own work and save a bunch.

As stated, take small steps here. A little at a time. None of us did this over night.
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A transmission from Triple Edge Performance will cost you $2204.90 for what you want to do, I think. That number comes from a quote I got.
-4T65E High Performance Street/Strip rebuild $1449.95
-Upgraded input shaft $460
-7/8" single chain conversion (2.93, 3.29, 3.69 ratio) $294.95
There'* also a $300 core charge for your old transmission, and that would make your transmission $2500 until you handle the core charge business.

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Well in a few weeks maybe next weeks. im going to do the magna flow Cat converter. And then the magna flow muffaler.that will cost about $200 and inprove my House power be at least 30.
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Well in a few weeks maybe next weeks. im going to do the magna flow Cat converter. And then the magna flow muffaler.that will cost about $200 and inprove my House power be at least 30.
You may want to look at the Goerlich cat. It'* a bit cheaper and some of the 99'* and on up throw codes off the MagnaFlows. I'm running a Goerlich and have not had any problems and I am very satisfied with the performance.
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I have no idea about how that could possibly work. I mean no offense in saying this: You can't get 30 hp out of a cat and a muffler. Actually, mufflers don't increase your horsepower. They make your car louder, but that'* about the extent of their purpose. You can gain 1 or 2 hp out of a cat upgrade, but it won't be through the whole power band, and it'* only something that lets you get more out of more mods. It'* like a gateway mod, in terms of anti-drug advertising.
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Well i beleave it add housr power by haveing a smoth or"open" flow so the exhaust gets out better and faster. There for cooling the engine down from the exhaust.
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sorry bud have to disagree with ya here rad is on the right track here if you dont change the down pipe you may get 1-3 ok long shot even 5 hp but def not 10+. it will however be louder and sound much deeper/better.
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