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Old 11-25-2018, 11:25 AM
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So, after sitting in my garage attic for a year, I finally installed the headers last night while care was in my garage on jack stands. I'm probably going to do the tune through Diablow Lew but assuming will have to wait until spring when I can actually drive the car and log the info.

I'm looking for other ideas for anything that I can/should do this winter before a tune that may help. Any ideas for upgrades that are worth the money vs. gain?

Not looking to spend thousands..... but maybe I'm already about as far as i can go for now .

current mods:
OBX/Maximizer long tube headers w/ catted x-pipe
Airaid CAI
Corsa sport axel back
Diablo sport trinity tuner

I will more than likely be initiating a tune via Diablo Lew this spring to bring it all together.

anyone have a similar set up that can give me an idea on HP gained from stock?

what would next step(s) be?
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:22 PM
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a ported Fast 102 would be a good next step.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:34 PM
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I've been looking at those actually
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I would deff not go to a larger T Body We were trained at EFILIVE to only use a larger T Body IF
1 you increase your cubc inches from stock
2 Major mods --Huge cam better flowing heads\\
3 You typically run your car above 5500 RPM's ALL the time
It's like putting too big a carb on an old sch engine--You will lose bottom end HP/TQ as well as mid range but add only minimal HP at WOT
I'm not sure you can properly tune LT headers with the Diablo tuner
THE best mod peeiod you can make on any automatic car is to add a stall converter
This wakes up even the laziest of cars I would recc a 3000 Stall for your car
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Haven't even thought about a stall converter yet..... may look into that .

I saw throughout the forum that using the trinity tuner I could send logs and have it custom tuned by Diablew ? that isn't very good?
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:11 AM
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Haven't even thought about a stall converter yet..... may look into that .

I saw throughout the forum that using the trinity tuner I could send logs and have it custom tuned by Diablew ? that isn't very good?
Yes it is good as a lat resort---However you will end up doing many emails back and forth and trying to explain whats going on in your car----Best is to have a local tuner work on your tune and they will actually DRIVE your car and realize all it's tuning deficienies----Much easy to tune an engine when you can drive it-----A mail order tune is just "their best guess:"of what needs to be changed--
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If car is an LS2, I would venture to say that a ported Fast102 is the best bang for the buck improvement, pre tune. If not wanting to spend quite that much, get your LS2 stock intake manifold radically ported.
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Yes it is good as a lat resort---However you will end up doing many emails back and forth and trying to explain whats going on in your car----Best is to have a local tuner work on your tune and they will actually DRIVE your car and realize all it's tuning deficienies----Much easy to tune an engine when you can drive it-----A mail order tune is just "their best guess:"of what needs to be changed--
I'll have to look around. Not sure there is a reputable tuner in my area. I know of a couple that do motorcycles, but not sure about cars.
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If car is an LS2, I would venture to say that a ported Fast102 is the best bang for the buck improvement, pre tune. If not wanting to spend quite that much, get your LS2 stock intake manifold radically ported.
Yes, it's an LS2. I've been looking at the fast 102, but still debating. it's starting to seem like one mod leads to another essential mod. hahahaha
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As already said, A fast intake and ported TB will be a great addition for HP and throttle response. Then your looking at installing a cam next if you wanted to stay NA and go farther than bolt ons.
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MSD plug wires might give you a bump. Also a lot of people talk about e85 conversion. Just thoughts
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