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Almost paid off, what to do first?

ok, so i have had my srt since july of 07 and have been very careful with it. The car has 50k miles and only mods are bfmic, 3"dp w/cutout, intake, agp wg, and mopar bov. I havent pushed the car really and have mainly left it in the garage for when it is paid off which is coming up in the next couple months. I didnt want payments on something that was blown up! But now i can start modding and I want to do so in the right way. I am looking for guidance on what to do first and foremost and with a budget monthly of what the payment is, which is about 300 a month. I would like to stay stock turbo for as long as possible. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Thumbs up Set a goal

There is really only so much you can do with the stock turbo unfortunately.

My personal suggestion would be to setup a goal for yourself to see what your end goal will be for the car. This will put you on a path to acquire certain particular parts to achieve your goal and not pay for anything that you do not need.

What are you looking to do?
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$30 bucks well spent

Take $30 ish dollars, and one socket and one wrench and replace the rear sway bar frame bushings and the rear end links. So easy - just crawl under your car and swap em out.
A whole new level of handling, steering, braking, acceleration control - try it.
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My ulitimate goal really is to be able to beat my friends z06. But i cant jump in with $10k to do it. I would like to get to the 11's 1/4 mile streetcar. Have the car as reliable as possible, even tho the trans broke at 28k under warranty. (thank God) I just want to make the right buys and have been out of the loop for a while so i want to know what moves to make.
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Get a DSP or Intune and get a E85 tune. You will need bigger injectors and a pump at least. You wont see 11's on the stock turbo.
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First thing is basics
. get an oil catch can and check valve setup. Spark plug wires. Etc.

Then get a Wideband gauge and a
Dsp or intune tuner
After that, save up and get bigger injectors, 3 bar sensors, and a rescale tune.

Just my 2 cents



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My ulitimate goal really is to be able to beat my friends z06. But i cant jump in with $10k to do it. I would like to get to the 11's 1/4 mile streetcar. Have the car as reliable as possible, even tho the trans broke at 28k under warranty. (thank God) I just want to make the right buys and have been out of the loop for a while so i want to know what moves to make.
E85 and a Stage 3 Turbofold (with supporting mods). Boom, done.


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oh ya i guess i forgot that i have msd wires and a wideband. I also have a fuel pump and water meth kit that i bought a couple of years ago that i forgot about until just now. I bought those from a stock turbo car with a 100 shot that went low 11's. I just dont wanna rely on nitrous. What is the best tuning hardware to buy? and most economical?
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And also when would be the point to go big turbo? at what point would it make more sense to upgrade the turbo over all else?
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Well maybe with a 100 shot ya. But you best build your block to be constantly running down the track with that. Any tool from Diablosport is great. The point when u need to go big turbo would be when you max the stock turbo at around 300 horsepower, it just doesn't flow enough air to make any more power.
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are the diablosport products user friendly? i have looked into them but didnt know how well known they were or if it would be hard to find someone to tune with their product that really knew what they were doing.
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Yes their very easy to use and the tool basically walks you through it itself. As for a tune, there are many great tuners on here that can send you an email tune. Such as Turbo666 or Duster360.

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Sounds like you need to do a little more searching.

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Which is why i am finding out what i should be searching first. I appreciate all the help.
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Which is why i am finding out what i should be searching first. I appreciate all the help.
SRT-4 Performance Modifications and Upgrade Paths
Follow this.. Dont do section one unless you feel its a need and only do some of section 2. You should also after all the bolt ons and everything look for a Mopar S3 kit.They are very reliable and throw down a awesome amount of power. Nothing against chevy but i blew the doors off my friends 355 Nova. The motor was rated at like 350whp. I was stock at the time. And ive beaten a 2002 corvette with minor bolt ons.
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