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Im just looking for some opinions on my next step, currently 09 G8 GT with DOD deleted, 231/242 111+3 cam and tune from Pat G, yank 3600 stall, ported heads, kooks LT, no cat, 3.45 gears and an old vararam intake. I made 434/406. What would y'all suggest as my next step trying to avoid spending FI money ?



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What kind of times did y o u get out of you car with that set up?

I haven't made it to a track, just a street driver but it's not a DD for me so I wanted a beast, recommend any data loggers?


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Suspension and brakes.

The dampers (struts and shocks) for sure. The car will feel so much more tied down to the road. Budget: PPVs ($250).

Brakes: Minimum for DD/street - high quality pads to get better initial bite and modulation (stock pads don't cut it). Posts on the boards convince me to go with Carbotechs 1521s, pricy ($350) but will be my only brake upgrade, so worth it.
 

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Suspension and brakes.



The dampers (struts and shocks) for sure. The car will feel so much more tied down to the road. Budget: PPVs ($250).



Brakes: Minimum for DD/street - high quality pads to get better initial bite and modulation (stock pads don't cut it). Posts on the boards convince me to go with Carbotechs 1521s, pricy ($350) but will be my only brake upgrade, so worth it.


Thanks for the input, Ive been eyeballing the Zl1 brembos and eibach lowering springs, just have to pull the trigger, seems like I really have to get on the brake now at red lights, she wants to roll, hopefully bigger brake calipers can settle her down


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Im just looking for some opinions on my next step, currently 09 G8 GT with DOD deleted, 231/242 111+3 cam and tune from Pat G, yank 3600 stall, ported heads, kooks LT, no cat, 3.45 gears and an old vararam intake. I made 434/406. What would y'all suggest as my next step trying to avoid spending FI money ?
Drive it and enjoy it?

It just depends on what your goals are for the car.
 

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Drive it and enjoy it?



It just depends on what your goals are for the car.


I do that every few days, I just like to have my next step in mind, it helps me save money, I def am gonna do some suspension and brakes soon, I'm just wondering what others have done to get that little extra power


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Porting heads and throttle body,

1-Piece driveshaft

Koni shocks and struts

Brembro brake upgrade


Nowww that's what I'm looking for, I ported heads and didn't notice much gains, porting tb worth it?


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Nowww that's what I'm looking for, I ported heads and didn't notice much gains, porting tb worth it?


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Sorry, meant to say porting INTAKE and TB. I think it's worth it. Every little bit helps.

Also, simple and effect to change out to braided stainless steel brake lines regardless if you go to Brembros.

Another nice addition is to add an actual trans dipstick. Not performance related but sure is convienient.

Also, you could add the GXP trans cooler and put on the larger capacity 6l80 Camaro trans pan and filter. Really good upgrades since you have a stall.
 

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Sorry, meant to say porting INTAKE and TB. I think it's worth it. Every little bit helps.



Also, simple and effect to change out to braided stainless steel brake lines regardless if you go to Brembros.



Another nice addition is to add an actual trans dipstick. Not performance related but sure is convienient.



Also, you could add the GXP trans cooler and put on the larger capacity 6l80 Camaro trans pan and filter. Really good upgrades since you have a stall.


Yes sir, thanks a lot, I did do a tran cooler already, I really appreciate your advice


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Yes sir, thanks a lot, I did do a tran cooler already, I really appreciate your advice


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I've really been thinking about porting intake, the idea of getting an entire new intake manifold stopped me from doing it when I ported heads, thoughts?


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With the ZL1 brakes, don't you need at least 20" wheels for them to clear?
I run 6 pot Brembos with 18" wheels.

I've really been thinking about porting intake, the idea of getting an entire new intake manifold stopped me from doing it when I ported heads, thoughts?
From what I've been told, a ported stock intake (RCR style job) performs just as well if not better than something like a FAST intake.
 

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Maybe some 1.85 rockers might help a bit.
 

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Definitely go with the Rick Crawford Racing modified intake manifold. You will get more out of that than the ported heads. Don't mistake a modified manifold for a ported manifold, two totally different things. With that high RPM cam you are going to need an intake manifold that flows some air.
 
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