If I wind up achieving the performance level that I want half way there, then I may stop and not add the final stages...or at least delay them for some time further down the road. In the end, I know that these changes will have some positive impacts to the performance of my SGT.
On another note, does anyone have any performance reviews or preferences on the two different Shorty headers that I'm looking at?
1) BBK tuned length ceramic shorty headers http://www.americanm...gt-ceramic.html
2) JBA cat4ward shorty headers http://www.americanm...ers-0510gt.html
Let me know your thoughts...this is my next step that I'm looking to do in the next week or so. Putting on the FRPP 62mm throttle body tomorrow as step one!
Andy, I know what you mean about one step at a time and the cash flow and perfomances in gradually. I like many others here have been doing the same thing. If you look at my sig I have many of the things that you speak of. I can confirm like those others that have done these mods that with the addition of the FRPP intake and cams you will lose some low end torque, I added the 4.10s and you would now never know.
Don’t let the number fool you I was on the fence about 3.73 / 4.10 and I am 100% glad that I did the 4.10s. There is a slight rpm gain on the highway but not like you would think. That was my major concern as well since I have to take mine on the highway daily. A little mpg loss but it’s all about your driving style. Go with the 4.10 during your performance upgrade journey, you won’t regret it.
My next step in the process will be long tube headers and an off road X in the coming weeks. After I add the LT’s the only thing more I can do is add new heads which is almost as costly as the Kenne bell that I want. I thought this was an informative article and it's a little more recent
There have been nice performance gains with the addition of each mod, but I’m here to tell you your always going to want more, being satisfied halfway just isn’t going to happen.
You will definitely be happy that you are making these changes and improving the performance, I know I am and I love driving my car. It sounds great, turns a lot of heads and performs much better now than it did when I got it. Good luck with your build.