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Old 11-19-2023, 1:44pm   #1
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I'm looking to make a couple of changes to my C5Z and I need some ideas. first I'm looking to make an intake change, anybody have any input on what ones are best for street use. Also the car suffers from wheel hop at launch and 1-2nd shift. I hear the HPI system works well, anybody have any experience with it? Will a good set of shocks help? Car has 16K miles and has some mods, headers Veraram and a mail order tune. I would really appreciate some pointers please.
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I run a MSD intake and it has been a good intake for my 2000.
I also have two diff/tranny braces on my car and no wheel hop.
My car is blown.
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I run a MSD intake and it has been a good intake for my 2000.
I also have two diff/tranny braces on my car and no wheel hop.
My car is blown.
Good luck
I better add, that if you have power, new shocks will not control wheel
hop.
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Hi, thanks for the reply, what size throttle body did you use? And when you bsaid braces or brackets what did you mean, like a HPI system?
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Hi, thanks for the reply, what size throttle body did you use? And when you bsaid braces or brackets what did you mean, like a HPI system?
Yes something like HPI I have a brace from different manufactuers ,top and bottom.
Throttle body 102.
Remember you start fooling with the throttle body (different sizes)
and you will need a tune.
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That's a given about the tune, I'm not shy about that. I not planning to go as far as you with a blower.I bought the car from a consigner of hi end cars and I know you can not believe a used car salesman under no condition LOL. He said the car was worked on and reached 476hp on a dyno and turned 11.47 @ 118mph in a quarter mile. We spent a lot of time chasing down the previous owner he says the heads were worked on by a well known shop while it was at Carlisle in 2003. The heads were shaved to proper CC's plus new springs, keepers & retainers and a 3 angle valve job(?) what ever that is. I contacted the shop and they verified all. All told they did a nice job. A 3.73:1 rears was installed. So what I'm getting at is will a different intake help me, is it worth the outlay?
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That's a given about the tune, I'm not shy about that. I not planning to go as far as you with a blower.I bought the car from a consigner of hi end cars and I know you can not believe a used car salesman under no condition LOL. He said the car was worked on and reached 476hp on a dyno and turned 11.47 @ 118mph in a quarter mile. We spent a lot of time chasing down the previous owner he says the heads were worked on by a well known shop while it was at Carlisle in 2003. The heads were shaved to proper CC's plus new springs, keepers & retainers and a 3 angle valve job(?) what ever that is. I contacted the shop and they verified all. All told they did a nice job. A 3.73:1 rears was installed. So what I'm getting at is will a different intake help me, is it worth the outlay?
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Hot Rod Mag tested a bunch of intakes a few years ago. It is hard to believe
but the MSD intake made over 30 hp (engine on stand). I did a dyno
and it did make that much hp. So yes , you can pick up a lot of hp
with the right intake and throttle body. ( there are other intakes that can
make good hp ie Fast).
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Tnx, I believed you gave me some insight on this. I can se my path now, Have a nice holiday.
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I took your advice and got a HPI knock off (for $80 I might add) and it made a HUGE diff to my wheel hop. I know I'm not in your class with hp but 476 at the wheels is nothing to sneeze at. But at least I can put this hopping behind me lmfao.
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I took your advice and got a HPI knock off (for $80 I might add) and it made a HUGE diff to my wheel hop. I know I'm not in your class with hp but 476 at the wheels is nothing to sneeze at. But at least I can put this hopping behind me lmfao.
476 rwhp is nothing to feel bad about that means you are getting close
to 600 hp. There are few cars on the road in your class.
Manageing wheel hop is a big deal. Master it and you have less parts to break.
And the more important plus, you can go faster.
I am glad I could help, anytime.
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