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09-26-2007, 05:08 PM
Im kinda at a point to where im running out of easy bolt on upgrades for the ga? I'm thinking of either getting a stage 1 cam or 3500 top swap from mms or stretching a little bit and getting the whole stage 1 kit. Would anyone of you know how these would compare? With little though toward money what would be the best bang or bang for the buck of these three mods? I think im addicted..please dont tell mom.

also open for suggestions

09-26-2007, 05:23 PM
I've heard good things about the 3500 top end swap... although I have also heard good things about the cam... I'd say 3500 top end first though.

09-26-2007, 05:25 PM
if you plan to eventually go boosted, you'll see more from the 3500 top end swap.

my .02

09-26-2007, 05:44 PM
well i don't think boosted will be in the future, i was just wanting something that wasn't the norm (ie exhaust or intake), also sorry for posting in the wrong section, this will most likely be the last performance upgrade i do to the ga and the only goal i have is to get into the 14 sec 1/4 range, also the claimed gains from the cam (25-30) sound nice and im pretty sure i would be happy with that, thats kinda actually what im leaning toward but yes a 3500 top swap would be nice though, its just harder for me to justify it.

09-26-2007, 05:51 PM
do you have the ability to tune? that is almost a requirement with a cam.

09-26-2007, 05:56 PM
no, the info from the site leads me to believe it wouldnt be to bad with a stock tune, but if i did end up going that route that i would make the trip to see him as i live in the st. louis metro area

09-26-2007, 06:12 PM
with mms's 3500 top swap would there be any additional work that needs to be done for it to work? also would the stock 3500 heads be an upgrade to a set of 3400 ported heads? I think the top swat would make the most sense for me so maybe thats what i will do. I need more opinions lol i cant make up my mind :(

09-27-2007, 12:04 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and go for the 3500 top swap, if i can get someone to help with it, it will probably mainly be my dad. Actually today i was thinking about how hard it would be to go boosted, im not sure about that though. Hopefully the swap can be done im maybe a 2-3 months from now as im still getting the cash together. :)