View Full Version : I need more power in my Z
04-30-2003, 11:13 PM
I'm not sure what to do next with my 96 Z28. I love the get up and dance but I'd like more. Should I go with juice or a chip or supercharger. And I'm not sure I want to go with the old school flows, you have any recomendations? Peace and thanks
04-30-2003, 11:46 PM
I bet Lingenfeter or Callaway would take whatver money you have and do what they can for your budget......do they only do straight up installs, or will they sell their product without the install so you can DIY?
05-01-2003, 12:13 AM
Get a paxton... Exsaust, headers, and and after cooler smile.gif you wont be disapointed... :D
05-01-2003, 10:15 PM
Not Paxton, Matt..... Vortech. It's the most reliable supercharger out there for this vehicle. It is oiled by the engine oil instead of internally sealed. They last 100,000 miles instead of 40-50,000 With the aftercooler, it's good for 150-175 horsepower gain on a stock LT1 motor.
05-01-2003, 10:37 PM
Yeah yeah... Must has brethed in too many fumes graemlins/freak.gif ....WHat was I thinking.. I know you have the vortec on your cars, and thats what I was thinking of, but hell... I had been to so many suprcharger sites in the last couple days... (Definitally a KenneBell for the Mod motor in the merk :eek: ).. (vortec wont fit out in front lol... BTW how does this sound.. 255 LPH HI pressure pump, manley rods, CP pistions .020, (9.0:1), and a cobra crank, accu fab billet adj fuel pressure regulator, and 42LBhr injectors, for the paltry sum of $750!!!!!.... (WOrked a deal out with Bryan today, same guy I got the FRPP headers from..) Here is his TT motor lol.. sick just sick
Bryan TT v-8 (http://www.reichardracing.com/brian_m.htm)
The site is really slow so I just posted a link..
[ May 01, 2003, 10:38 PM: Message edited by: plasticman ]
05-07-2003, 01:11 PM
That's the forum to search in.
My friend had a 95 Z28.
He had CAI, Flowmaster Catback, High Flow Cats, Throttle Body Air Foil, and synthetic fluid along with a fiber glass real cowl hood. Thing hauled ***. And those are minor mods. He was the king of the streets. But there were two cars that always kicked his ***. A yellow old LX Mustang and a Grand National. Always kicked his ***. lol
Also you might wanna watch your transmission and motor mounts after some mods. He had to replace his trans mount with a Polyurethane mount.
05-27-2003, 08:39 AM
Since your car is OBDII, you're going to have to either spend serious money getting the software to program the car, OR pay someone else to tune it for you. The last Camaro/Firebird to have "chips" that were replaceable, was 1993. Since then you have to use a computer program to load a tuning file into the PCM.
Usually, the first mods are: Cold Air intake, Exhaust (including a cutout usually), 160 degree thermostat, throttle body bypass, NGK plugs (TR55) and 8.5 mm wires (Taylor Spiro-Pros graemlins/thumb.gif ), then move on to things like 1.6 roller rocker arms, new dual-valve springs, maybe some head porting, a cam. If you have an automatic, get a stall converter around 3000 RPMs, if you're a manual look into a better clutch. Find out what gears you have in the rear and consider 3.42 or 3.73 rear gears. You will also want headers and a y-pipe without cats if you don't have to pass emissions. With all the mods above, you should be in the high 12s in the 1/4 mile. And believe me, you'll stomp most of what you come across.
As for the Grand National, those cars could be 10 second cars, just spend $800 on a stock one and you're almost there. They're turbocharged 3.8 V6s. :eek:
05-27-2003, 12:20 PM
what are some of the mods you can do to a national? really easy ones with lots of gain. i am game to try almost anything.
05-28-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by sharon71:
what are some of the mods you can do to a national? really easy ones with lots of gain. i am game to try almost anything. http://www.turbobuick.com will have all your answers and more.
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