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Old 10-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, winter is coming up and I'm looking to tear into my motor and beef it up a little bit. Just looking for a good h/c/I setup. I know this may cause some argument but I want to hear your all opinions.. I recently purchased the Holley systemax 2 upper and lower intake. (Got it for a steal). I have been extremely considering the trick flow top end kit, but it's a bit pricey.. Any suggestions? Looking to make hp in the low 300s. Thanks!!
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Hey everyone, winter is coming up and I'm looking to tear into my motor and beef it up a little bit. Just looking for a good h/c/I setup. I know this may cause some argument but I want to hear your all opinions.. I recently purchased the Holley systemax 2 upper and lower intake. (Got it for a steal). I have been extremely considering the trick flow top end kit, but it's a bit pricey.. Any suggestions? Looking to make hp in the low 300s. Thanks!!
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trick flow!!
Yeah trickflow is one of the best out there for sure. That would easily put you at your goal. Plus room to expand on. Of course there is always the cheap way, a letter cam and some GT40's. But it won't give you as much room to grow.

Remember to upgrade your fuel and suspension if they aren't already.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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First off get rid of that Holley intake sell it and buy an edelbrock or tricky flow. Holley is not the intake to make low 3s with you'll need the trick flow kit if you wanna kiss 300 I know from experience. My buddy picked up 20hp with a mild ported edelbrock performer intake
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Vortec s-trim!!! Make more power for the same money !!
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Awesome, thanks guys!

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Wouldn't i be at a higher risk of blowing up my internals if I got an s trim?
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Well there's always a higher risk of damaging your drivetrain when you add more power, but i went the route of a blower instead of a HCI combo, and I love it. As long as your not running a lot of boost on the stock bottom end, and you have a good tune, you'll be fine.
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Okay so you all talked me into going vortech.. I have zero experience with this, so if someone could fill me in that would be awesome. As in what's the difference between the sc and sci, what other supporting mods will I need or would be recommended, what parts would I need to get to up boost level, and should I get a dyno tune. Any help would be awesome!
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So even though some sites list an sc, on vortech's site they only lost an si and sci. Thy are both V3's so they are internally lubricated. The difference in the kits is usually how much boost they are setup for. The limits of both are 22psi for the Si and 17psi for the SCi.

Usually for the low boost applications 5-6psi you CAN get away with the FMU and 19lb injectors.... However.... It's highly recommended you change your injectors to 30+, scrap the FMU and get a custom dyno tune. This way you know you'll be good on A/F ratios and they can squeeze the most performance out of your combo safely.

This will require bigger fuel pump, bigger injectors, and recommended adjustable fuel pressure regulator with a pressure gauge for accuracy.

To up the boost as long as you have enough fuel, it's just a pulley swap, possibly shorter drive belt for the s/c and a tweaked tune. The stock block is only good for around 450-500 hp so if you turn up the boost too much you'll be looking for a new block with forged internals.
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