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Weekend Racer
11-23-2005, 06:22 PM
I wanted to say thank you to the guys at Thunder Racing and New Era Performance. I just installed the Dynatech superMaxx headers package purchased from Thunder racing and ported throttle body by New Era Performance. Car feels strong and sounds great. I learned why labor costs are what they are. First time wrenching and wanna be gearhead w/bloody nuckles and torn up arms. :chug:

gwj
11-23-2005, 06:41 PM
I wanted to say thank you to the guys at Thunder Racing and New Era Performance. I just installed the Dynatech superMaxx headers package purchased from Thunder racing and ported throttle body by New Era Performance. Car feels strong and sounds great. I learned why labor costs are what they are. First time wrenching and wanna be gearhead w/bloody nuckles and torn up arms. :chug:
Feels good when it's all done, and you did it yourself.
Regardless of the PITA factor, it's worth it when you
have the tools and the time.

Weekend Racer
11-23-2005, 06:52 PM
Tool spreadsheet cost w/new box $899.00.
Starting to think of the next mods.
Currently:
Cold air kit, 85 mm MAF sensor, TB bypass, ported throttle body, LT headers.
Asp pulley in the garage and going on this weekend.
Wish list:
Subframe connectors
Head and cam package
Other suspension items

Danny2tek
11-23-2005, 07:01 PM
Feels good when it's all done, and you did it yourself.
Regardless of the PITA factor, it's worth it when you
have the tools and the time.

Absolutely!!!

gwj
11-23-2005, 07:07 PM
Tool spreadsheet cost w/new box $899.00.
Starting to think of the next mods.
Currently:
Cold air kit, 85 mm MAF sensor, TB bypass, ported throttle body, LT headers.
Asp pulley in the garage and going on this weekend.
Wish list:
Subframe connectors
Head and cam package
Other suspension items
Fellow, if you have $900 worth of tools, you probably have
more than I ever had in my life, and I'm 54. :)
Seriously though, I wouldn't put off doing the SFCs.
Excellent mod for stiffening up the frame. That and STB
were some of my first mods, and after 136K miles, I'm glad.

Bo White
11-23-2005, 07:53 PM
Be sure to get your tune checked on a dyno, mine was real rich after I put my headers on.

Weekend Racer
11-24-2005, 12:07 PM
Funny you say that. Interestingly enough car idle was between 400 and 500 rpm's and didn't feel good when I took it out for a test drive. I ran the car at different rpm ranges (2000-5500) and 15 miles later the car just ran perfect. It idles at 900 and screems at WOT. A noticable difference. If anyone knows a tuning shop in Atlanta, GA w/dyno that works on these cars please e-mail me. I think GMMG, inc. works specifically w/ Chevy unless you buy their exhaust. I have not talked to year One or BRP yet.

TNMuscle
11-24-2005, 06:02 PM
go for the h/c package nxt