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View Poll Results: Which package is worth doing first?
Suspension 6 24.00%
Appearance 5 20.00%
Brakes 2 8.00%
Performance 9 36.00%
Drivetrain 3 12.00%
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post #1 of 14 Old 08-27-2010, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Next round of mods.....imput welcome.

ok. so fall is coming and the car will be in storage probably end of october. im already planning for the next round of mods for the car. it basically brakes down into packages: suspension, appearance,braking, drivetrain, and performance.

Package 1: Pedders front radius rod bushings
Pedders rear upper control arm bushings
COST: around $600 + install

Package 2: Fessler built series 1 side rockers
COST: $725 + shipping,paint,install

Package 3: CTS-V (Z28)front brake upgrade (6 piston calipers,2 piece rotors)
COST: $1,400

Package 4: FAST 102mm intake manifold
" 102mm throttle body
COST: $1,200 + tune

Package 5: ACPT carbon fiber drive shaft
Richmond Gears 4.10 gears
COST: $1,400 + install

The Pedders bushings will finish off all of my suspension
The fessler rockers will finish off the look from the ACS front splitter
The brakes will either be before or after the "Z28" comes out. if its after, ill buy the Z28 brakes
The FAST products will get me closer to 500 RWHP N/A
The driveshaft will lighten up the moving mass a bit and give quicker acceleration with the gearing.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-27-2010, 10:12 AM
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1, 5, 3, 4 & 2. Makes sense, don't get in front of yourself if you are going to do all of them regardless.

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Since Pkg 3-4-5 are $1200 to $1400 each, I would do Pkg 1 & 2 for $1325 combined and get the suspension finished and the looks finished all at once. Then I would probably do the intake manifold (Pkg 4) next.

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honestly, you can save have the money on that intake and TB, for a ported one from Fasterproms!

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im trying to figure out where you are going with your car meaning what direction.

Right now I have to say Brakes.
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-27-2010, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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the direction im taking my car........hmm. well these all are goals for the car eventually. i want better than stock in all of the catagories. and right now, i have better than stock in all these catagories. these are the things to finish off the parts ive started. but as far as my end goal with this car, im not sure. i dont drag race the car at all. not really into it. shows? ocassionally. not alot though. every day driver? not even that. i am taking it to a open track day at mid ohio and that is what i would build this car for, if there were 1 specific thing to use it for. but not strictly a race car. just a dailey driver with race car capabilities.

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1, 5, 3, 4 & 2. Makes sense, don't get in front of yourself if you are going to do all of them regardless.
if i had to pick an order of how i would do this, i think your spot on. the suspension is 90% complete and these 2 parts will pretty much finish it off. the carbon fiber driveshaft and gearing have been in my mind since i got the car but no one made a driveshaft when i was interested in it last year. now they do. and the brakes for sure are on the top of the list as a must have, but if and when we see the z28 brakes, i may just make that last on the list to get.so i have to wait for a z28 to be for sale. reason being, they would be "chevrolet" brakes instead of "CTS-v" brakes. so basically it would be for cosmetic appearance since they are rumored to be the same.

i just want to make sure i build this car right and dont get ahead of myself. after a few years or so, i will be adding a vortech or pro charger to the car. so all the other areas of the car, in my mind, need to be up to par with the power. all these areas need addressed before i take the car to its maximum performance.

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if i had to pick an order of how i would do this, i think your spot on.... i just want to make sure i build this car right and dont get ahead of myself...
I am in no way even a novice in car mods, although I have worked on many vehicals over time and even sand rails, there are much more adept people here on this site to give thier opinions, PF, 54, Selena & Lorcin, they all have pretty substantial mod threads just to name a few people. But like I said and you re-itterated, just don't get ahead of yourself, there is no sense putting a part on your car that will tear up another part.

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Yeah I like package 4 too. Where did you find the 102mm throttle body at? I can only find the 102mm Intake Manifold.

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