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What to buy next?

Well I will have about $800 to spend end of this week and I was wondering what my next purchase for the bird will be? I was debating VT Stage 2 valve springs or kooks headers both will go for around the same price. What yall think?

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You are just absolutly incapable of making a choice on your own arent you?
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why not save up so you can buy both at the same time and quit asking for my vt stage 2's...

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i'd say go for the ehaders so you dont ave to worry about gettin the car tuned again after installing the cams. unless you got the cash for that too.

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i'm going to go with a life insurance policy.
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new motor is next year ohhh stroked 4.6 to a 5.0 that'll be nice I like spending money

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I would say headers!
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I'd say neither. the headers are very hard to install with the motor in the car (or so I hear).
The cams won't give the best gains since your heads aren't ported. If your going to get a 5L shortblock, you'd be wise to have them ported.

Why don't you put the money away for a rainy day? I put 20% of my spending money in my savings account, as an emergency fund.

BTW, a 5L big bore will outperform a 5L stroker. do a search on modular depot.




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I knew you were going to post that smartass not yet i am going to call em today

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I'd say neither. the headers are very hard to install with the motor in the car (or so I hear).
The cams won't give the best gains since your heads aren't ported. If your going to get a 5L shortblock, you'd be wise to have them ported.

Why don't you put the money away for a rainy day? I put 20% of my spending money in my savings account, as an emergency fund.

BTW, a 5L big bore will outperform a 5L stroker. do a search on modular depot.
I agree with GreenBird
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how bout the chg the price to 2500 to spend?

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