Go Back   LS1TECH > WELCOME TO LS1TECH > New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech
Basic Technical Questions & Advice
Sponsored by
Improved Racing

2000 trans am where to start????

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 3
Default 2000 trans am where to start????

this car is bone stock. 84000miles. where should i start mod wise. and what are some free upgrades. thanks
xlxsx1x330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
On The Tree
 
khris99s's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 161
Default

Start:
Exhaust
Cam (Springs Pushrods)
Heads
Rear
Suspension
Finish:

__________________
Current:
01 WS6 MS3,Suspension,M6,LT,SLP LMII, Yellow Terra's, FIPKit..

Local's Check it out.Floridas Fast Cars
khris99s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 3
Default auto???

its an auto what kinda power can it hold?
xlxsx1x330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
On The Tree
 
MRMonster's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 149
Default

get a lid!! Out with the old and get a slp lid or something else.
__________________
2001 Maple Red Metallic Trans am

M6 tranny with Pacesetter headers, true duals with dynomax mufflers. 330 rwhp and 350 rwtq
MRMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
On The Tree
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 194
Default

For hp gains:

Lid first, best hp gain for the $
Then exhaust, long tubes/off road y/ catback
Then ls6 intake,
Then heads and cam package
You'll also want a good stall converter

A4 will hold a fair amount of power, but don't forget your rear end sucks. It'll have a little easier life being behind the auto, but you still may want to look at replacing it and doing a gear swap
__________________
1998 Trans Am h/c
420rwhp, 392 rwtq
simplysix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
TECH Fanatic
 
Mumbles's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 5
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SouthEastern Iowa
Posts: 1,408
Default

Torque Convertor. This will be the first mod I perform on my eventual purchase of an LSx powered Convertible Firebird Trans Am.

For now all I have are Manual Cars. But from everything I've read on this site, a Convertor swap will turn a Stock 4th Gen with an A4 into one fun Monster.
__________________

1999 Firebird Formula
M6 Hurst-Billet Short-Throw, Monster Level 3, TICK Adj. MC|SLP Airlid, Smooth Bellows, Polished TB, LS6 Intake|Jet Hot LTs, Catted Y-Pipe, SLP Loudmouth|SLP Subframe Connectors, Spohn Adj. Torque Arm, LCAs
Mumbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #7
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 16
Default

Slp Lid
LS6 intake, Ported throttle body or bigger one
Longtube headers and off road y pipe
Converter. For an A4, it makes a big difference
Rear end is fine for now. Don't worry about it. Just keep in mind they are weak.
EGR and AIR delete. Cruise and traction control delete. Ac if you don't need it.
Weight Reduction
AnotherBlackSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #8
TECH Enthusiast
 
AmarilloWS6's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Van Buren AR
Posts: 521
Default

I have a 2000 T/A, I've done lid, headers, cat back, ls6 manifold, ported throttle body, and dyno tune and it's a super fun daily driver, I tried to keep it as practical as I could while still having some comfortable power. If it's your daily driver or a nice weekend car don't delete your AC or any of that stuff and definitely keep your cruise control (what does deleting that do?), to me that's just ruining the car and depleting the value unless it's a drag car only. I've deleted my AIR and EGR only because I have headers and that's probably all I'll be deleting. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
__________________
1999 Fully Loaded Torch Red FRC
JBA longtubes w/ ORX-pipe & Corsa Pace Car Axle Back.
Vortex Rammer w/ FAST 78, 25% PB UD Pulley
2004 ls6 PCV/Valley Cover w/ Mike Norris catch can.
160 Degree Thermostat, Katech belt tensioner
Monster Stage 2 clutch w/ 18lbs flywheel, Tick Master, & MGW short throw.
353rwhp/363rwtq Tuned by Boost Performance
*SOLD*2000 Trans Am WS6*SOLD*
AmarilloWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
11 Second Club
 
Ballzee's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 5
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Florida
Posts: 539
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khris99s View Post
start:
Exhaust
cam (springs pushrods)
heads
rear
suspension
finish:

yes!!!!!
__________________

2010 CTS-V
Dubs & Pipes
Ballzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 3
Default

thanks guys good ideas. are there any free mods?
xlxsx1x330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #11
On The Tree
 
MRMonster's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 149
Default

Free ram air. You cut out the plastic of the lower air box that is in between the bumper and radiator.

Throttle body coolant bypass. Just search the DIY sections. You will find more.

oh and do some weight reduction.lol
__________________
2001 Maple Red Metallic Trans am

M6 tranny with Pacesetter headers, true duals with dynomax mufflers. 330 rwhp and 350 rwtq

Last edited by MRMonster; 04-12-2012 at 07:54 PM..
MRMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 07:28 PM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply


Tags
00, 2000, 330, body, bypass, egr, free, intake, ls1, manifold, mod, mods, rwhp, throttle, trans, ws6


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details