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Old 06-07-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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Heres all the stuff i'm gonna do this summer,
let me know whatcha think.
ceramic coated TOGs (600)
probably a 3" magnaflow cat (60)
manual exhaust cut out (30)
Stage 2 ZZP or Milzy Motorsports heads (1100/1000+200core+100shipping both ways)
All top end gaskets and bolts (130)
Oil & filter (30)
7.00" pushrods for milled heads (95.8
low mile L32 lifters (55)
Welding and other misc. stuff ($??)
I would do a converter and gears but all my other money i'm makin this summer is goin to paint maybe springs and insurance.
I'm hoping for lo0ow 14'*
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Sounds like a plan

You going for that super charger from zzp eventually?

All Im doing for the summer is ported manifolds,PCM and a Dyna Batt
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You going for that super charger from zzp eventually?
Na, i MIGHT go turbo in the distant future but i'm trying to go as far as I can n/a first.
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With what you have now that looks like a pretty good list.
The cut out is your call but I would leave it out. Use the $30 for down pipe and cat welds?
Your going to need to baby the tranny to avoid a loss with those engine mods
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with a 3" pipe the cutout probably wont do that much, especially since you are NA. What about raising the compression with those heads?

Better save some money for a new tranny after all of this is done.
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With what you have now that looks like a pretty good list.
The cut out is your call but I would leave it out. Use the $30 for down pipe and cat welds?
Your going to need to baby the tranny to avoid a loss with those engine mods
Yeah, i wouldn't have gotten a cutout if my stock pipes were 2.5 instead of 2.25". I think is bottlenecking the exhaust. The TOGs are comming with a 3" DP so i was either run a 3" cat to 3" cutout to reducer back to 2.25" ro 3" DP to reducer to 2.5" cat/cutout then reducer to 2.25". Which way do you think would be better?

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with a 3" pipe the cutout probably wont do that much, especially since you are NA. What about raising the compression with those heads?

Better save some money for a new tranny after all of this is done.
I'm having the heads milled 30 over and my block was machined .010 when I had a rebuild so that'll raise the compression closer to 10:1

The tranny is absolutely the next thing on my list and hope to do it next summer. I should be alright since it only has 40k on it and it'* a rebuilt stealership unit. But i'll try and be nice to it.

Thanks for the input.
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what about a 2.5 or 3" catback? Then you would see the gain all the time rather than just when you were at the track and had the cutout on.
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what about a 2.5 or 3" catback? Then you would see the gain all the time rather than just when you were at the track and had the cutout on.
I'd like to do a 2.5" but thats big bucks for stainless mandrel bends and such. I might try and get one from a u-pull-it off a bonnie that originally came with it but i dunno.
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Stainless is forever, use steel exhaust pipe. If it burns up in 5 years replace it with another $30 worth of pipe.
Run 3" into a high flow cat and 2.5" straight back to the y, you'll be ok with 2.25" into the mufflers.
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Stainless is forever, use steel exhaust pipe. If it burns up in 5 years replace it with another $30 worth of pipe.
Run 3" into a high flow cat and 2.5" straight back to the y, you'll be ok with 2.25" into the mufflers.
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But your right aluminized won't rot out too fast.
I don't have a Y though, my exhaust looks like:
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