|Mod||Cost||Reason||Install Time||Result||Rating (1-10)|
|Home-made Skip Shift Eliminator||$1.07||1-4 shift is a crime||20 minutes||The car shifts like it should - a must have!||10|
|Foreman Ram Air Kit, MTI Clear Lid, K&N Filter , and Free Ram Air Mod||$212 total from ls1motorsports.com||Stock intake setup is beyond restrictive - they did a lot of engineering just to keep air from actually getting into the engine. They wouldn't want the $20K cheaper Firebird and Camaro to have the same rating as the flagship Corvette would they?!||10 minutes for the lid & filter, 30 minutes for the Foreman Ram Air Kit||Picked up approx 3 mph at the track||9 - for the price, it was worth it.|
|Comp Cams 26918 valve springs||$145||allow for higher revs and will compensate for heavy stock valves|
|Hardened pushrods (Comp Cams)||$119||Stock pushrods bend easily|
|Comp Cam with 114 LSA probably 222/222 or 224/224 (maybe the Thunder Cam?)||$400||Over 50 RWHP hopefully! The Cam would make less power under 4000 RPMs...but really shake things up to 6500+ RPM.|
|Hypertech 160 Thermostat and SLP High Capacity Radiator||$50 for thermostat, $300 for radiator||Cooler engine means less chance of detonation and more power|
|NGK Plugs (TR55 for stock, TR6 for turbo) and Wires||$20 for plugs, $75 for wires||Stock plugs are not very good - usually worked after 10-15K hard miles.||± 5 hours|
|SPEC Star Stage 4 Clutch/flywheel||$500||Stock clutch is almost worthless|
|LS1 Motorsports street/strip turbo kit||$6,000||200+ RWHP and 300 ft/lbs...nuff said|
|SLP Headers, 1 3/4" Tuned/Long Tube||$849||SLP claims big gains.
According to this guy, he gained a half second and 5 MPH. (he gained 21 RWHP and 34 ft/lbs)
This won't happen if I decide to go with a turbo.
|Custom 2.5"-3" dual exhaust with X-pipe and high flow catalytic converters.||$380 for the cats / $100 for the Dr. Gas X-pipe / unknown for the custom exhaust ($600?)||Will be needed to allow the engine to make more power and have a great sound.|
|SLP H.O. Hood||$800 shipped||It looks good.|