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Old 11-28-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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what is the best bang for the buck perfomance mods

what is the best bang for the buck performance mods? dont put nitrous because everyone own this sight has talked me out of it oh and the parts must be bolt on so i can use them on another engine build when i finish it to put in the camaro.
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Depends on the motor.
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Mods in general, specifically engine mods. If mods in general, rear end gears would probably be the best bang for your buck.
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The engine is a 305 I was told it was a 350 when I bought it but ran the casting numbers and it's a 85 305 but all mods will be going eventually on a 327
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Hate to say it, but nitrous will net you a lot of performance for the buck. Who talked you out of doing it? Plus it can go on any engine you have in your car.
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Hate to say it, but nitrous will net you a lot of performance for the buck. Who talked you out of doing it? Plus it can go on any engine you have in your car.
X2 nitrous is finnicky. Not only that but it's kind of easy to mess your stuff up if you don't have self control. Adding 150-200 shot is ludacris to a stock older engine... 100 is rule of thumb for a stock engine...

But....
"with great power comes great responsibility"

Don't be an idiot and think that if you put a 100 shot on it that you can go buck wild... You can't. You have to watch your temps, rpm's, (is this thing auto or manual?), fuel pressiure (i warch this one out of habit) and treat it good. It's Gonna increase your maintenance factor by a little as nitrous will add wear to the engine. And the most I have ever ever sprayed for is a little less than 12 seconds.... And even then I was watching all gauges like a hawk. And also a good idea is to think of something to keep the engine cool. I was spraying co2 to cool my engine down on my 355ci...
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Sarge has good advice , I have done a top end kit ( cam, manifold ,heads ,carb and headers ) on a 396 .$1300 for an extra 175 hp, making around 450 hp at the treads for a w/ends work and a great time with mates putting it all together. Not sure on the cost of nitro but this was a very reliable motor for the time we had it , it was in an HQ ute.
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Im gunna have to say LS swap
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Im gunna have to say LS swap

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I didn't want to say it... But yeah. It's cheaper to just go buy an LS car to begin with...
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I disagree. A junkyard 350 would be cheap. Throw a good set of heads and a good cam on and you have ls type power for under 1000
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I disagree. A junkyard 350 would be cheap. Throw a good set of heads and a good cam on and you have ls type power for under 1000
I agree with this. If you have a 305 TPI motor, a 350 swap would be a great idea. If you were doing a "junk yard build" you could get a cheap 350, and if you wanted a cheap head upgrade you can pull some cheap used Vortec heads. (But for Vortec heads with the TPI you'll need a SDPC TPI intake manifold, its the lower intake manifold, besides SDPC I think edelbrock makes them too.)
Or some other heads without the manifold change. Then just get the cam for you and your performance and drivability desires, and your set.
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id think with that 305 that heads, cam and ehxaust would be really cheap and would net enough power to entertain you for a good while
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That's true, and when is wasn't enough, all that stuff can be swapped over to a 350, if someone wanted to go that route later on down the line.
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id think with that 305 that heads, cam and ehxaust would be really cheap and would net enough power to entertain you for a good while
iv all ready put a cam and exhaust own it
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iv all ready put a cam and exhaust own it
If doing that hasn't done it for you, maybe get some heads. If after the heads you're still not satisfied either do the 350 swap and swap that cam, heads, and TPI on to a 350. Or do the nitrous thing. But do your homework, a lot of homework, its easy to **** things up with nitrous. You'll probably have to upgrade the internals on your 305.

Might I suggest, rock your 305 "as is" for now, buy a 350 and slowly building up with quality internals (strong enough to handle nitrous) when the time comes, swap the 350 in, and if after that you still want more, get a nitrous system from Zex or Nitrous express or somewhere and have at it.

Just a thought.
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