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Old 07-18-2003, 03:24 AM
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ok i have a 5.0 lx 1989 stock i was wanting to now what is the best bang for your buck upgrade for my car</P>


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its all mint and i want more speed </P>
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:41 AM
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Get a gear and exhaust.
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:47 PM
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Get HEADS!


But if you don't want to crack the motor just yet, new ring&pinion would be a good choice.
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:10 PM
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<FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=red>Get her breathing good!</FONT>
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:25 PM
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sure, confuse him more guys....hahahaha</P>


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You first mod.......first you have to know what kind of car you want? drag? road? daily driver? good/bad gas consumption? Is riding comfort important to you? Is turning radius important to you? and of course that almighty important one.......what's your budget?</P>
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:43 PM
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No matter your budget/plans, you can start off by removing the air silencer.
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:54 PM
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I'm taking it you want performance. I would get heads if you can afford them. If you spend every nickle on the little stuff, you won't get that much performance, and you'll spend as much as the heads were going for in the first place.Gears are nice and feel like hp, but get the big stuff out of the way first and let the little mods spice it up later.
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:25 PM
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Heads , if you can afford them. Like WhiteHawk said though , decide on what kind of car you want first , but personally I wish i hadn't blown all my money on other things and just bought heads first. Now i am scraping and scrounging to get money for some heads. Don't get me wrong , other things are important , but with crappy heads you are screwed even with the other goodies. But like they are saying , gears are another really good choice.
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Old 07-19-2003, 03:36 PM
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You mean you can do things to improve turning radius? Mine turns worse than my '86 3/4 ton 4x4. It's a bit frustrating!
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Old 07-19-2003, 03:52 PM
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probably a rack and pinion
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