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    cheap and performance gains do not belong together custom from black bear, Lew from diable or wheatly will be your best bet other then that your into cam headers turbos nitries oxide systems


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    well as far as cheap and or free mods here ya go....

    coolant bypass... helps cool the throttle body temp, keeping incomming air cooler IE more dense
    http://www.ls1howto.com/index.php?article=13

    Cheap CAI { cold air intake}
    the ebay ones are just as good as the $300 ones, if you dont wanto go that route get a drop in k&n or something like that and cut a hole in the bottom of your stock air box... 30-60 bucks. it wont be a full CAI but will flow better and cooler than stock.

    Ported TB { throttle body} a ported throttle body will help with throttle response, and yes HP it wont be a huge gain but everything adds up

    Elc fans, now as most of you know a good set will run u $400-$550 but you can do the same thing if you go to your junk yard and get a ls1 or ford windstar fans then go to autozone and get a harness, its around $100 depending on your junk yard and harness..

    Vette servos.... there like $30 bucks easy to install help the tranny shift firmer and are saposto help with the longevity of the transmission


    Id say with all that maybe $200 tops in parts you'd see a noticable difference in your tuck....
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    PERFORMANCE...
    KB racing hot pipes 3.5" : 76mm turbo: 4l80e : Circle-d 2b multi disk :Walbro 400 : Racetronix Hotwire kit : TB coolant bypass : Nelson 91 Pcm : Tr 220 Cam : Brian Tooley double springs kit : Ls7 Lifters : Stage 3 heads : Custom Intake Manifold :80lb Injectors : Ported TB : 40k tranny cooler: Plx dm-100 gauge: Auto meter fuel and boost gauge:
    APPEARANCE...
    Custom Speedo : Leveling kit :Smoked led taillights and 3rd break light : Black projectors and fogs with hids : Blacked out grille : 33's on 16's : Clarion flip screen: sound que 12" subs: clerion 6x9's : Memhpis amps: Alpine componet set.
    Future mods... Detriot tru-trac, deviels own stage 2 meth kit, MORE BOOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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