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Does anybody know who does good gear work in S. Fl? (West Palm)
How much should I pay?

Mods are:
Air Induction Kit (air foil thru front plate)
K&N filter
Air Foil
No Cats (It had 2)
Ecklers Muffler Eliminator Kit (Straight Pipes)

What should my current horsepower be w/these mods?
How much quicker will the car feel on the street?
I was thinking it would be killer w/the intake and exhaust mods....
I don't want to open up the engine as it has 73K on it and I would like to buy a LT1 stroker in a few years!!!!
Thanks for all the help...dying for 410's

PS>>>the tilt steering wheel has excess "verticle play", I assume it's from people using the wheel for leverage to get in/out of the car...Is there and adjusment or "easy" fix for this?
 

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1992 Lt1 6spd;

No cats
Straight pipe muffler eliminators
Air induction thru front plate
air foil in throttle body
K/N filter

Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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1992 Lt1 6spd;

No cats
Straight pipe muffler eliminators
Air induction thru front plate
air foil in throttle body
K/N filter

Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!
If i could read I would have seen it int he title.. LOL

stock is 300chp? maybe 325-330?? I honestly don't know, I was never good at guessing that
 

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Does anybody know who does good gear work in S. Fl? (West Palm)
How much should I pay?

Mods are:
Air Induction Kit (air foil thru front plate)
K&N filter
Air Foil
No Cats (It had 2)
Ecklers Muffler Eliminator Kit (Straight Pipes)

What should my current horsepower be w/these mods?
How much quicker will the car feel on the street?
I was thinking it would be killer w/the intake and exhaust mods....
I don't want to open up the engine as it has 73K on it and I would like to buy a LT1 stroker in a few years!!!!
Thanks for all the help...dying for 410's

PS>>>the tilt steering wheel has excess "verticle play", I assume it's from people using the wheel for leverage to get in/out of the car...Is there and adjusment or "easy" fix for this?
On a mostly stock engine, your list of mods will gain you (like mentioned) in the neighborhood of 20-30 "peak" HP.....and 90% of the gains will be comming from the removal of the cats, and the muffler eliminator pipes.......while the K&N filter, TB Airfoil, and the air induction kit (are good things to do) and will help smooth out your incomming airflow to your engine......the torque and Horsepower gains are almost non-existant on an otherwise stock internal engine........but when you get that stroker with a good set of heads and cam....every little item that helps get more air into the motor will pay off much more.......and as far as getting some 4:10's installed....if you remove the center section and bring it to the installer(which I defintiely would , to save yourself ALOT of cash).......if you do that, around $250-$300 is a pretty fair installation cost with you providing the gears and an installation kit with the bearings, shimms, Axle Lube, Ect........I have a place in palm harbor that does AWESOME rear end work, but thats kinda of a drive for you:rolleyes: ....but, wherever you end up going to have the gear set-up done...just make sure to find a shop that is really good, or IMO, a shop thjat just specializes in rear ends(they do exist)...there are alot of hacks out there that just slap things together....good luck with it..........oh yea www.precisiongear.com makes one of the very best, strongest, least whiney gear sets available.....I've tried just about every gear manufacturer over the years and I run nothing else but the precision gears nowadays.........Joe:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks...another question for JoeB

How involved is it to remove the "center section"?
I'm a decent driveway mechanic...is there a book or video w/detailed instructions for this removal?
I Wouldn't rule out going up to your shop...My Dad lives in largo...(so it's sorta doable)

BUT I WOULD STILL PREFER A SOUTH FLORIDA SHOP.....I CAN'T BE THE ONLY PERSON ON THIS SITE FROM SOUTH FLORIDA(PALM/BROWARD/DADE)?
 

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How involved is it to remove the "center section"?
I'm a decent driveway mechanic...is there a book or video w/detailed instructions for this removal?
I Wouldn't rule out going up to your shop...My Dad lives in largo...(so it's sorta doable)

BUT I WOULD STILL PREFER A SOUTH FLORIDA SHOP.....I CAN'T BE THE ONLY PERSON ON THIS SITE FROM SOUTH FLORIDA(PALM/BROWARD/DADE)?
On the search feature type "dana 44 removal".....it will pull up a members post about the dana 36 removal details(same thing)........that about sums it up....you don't even have to take the rear wheels off the car......It takes me about 1 1/2 hours to completely remove or install one, but I've done it many times.....For a guy thats an "ok" mechanic whos never done one you should be looking at about 3-4 hours tops.......it's pretty easy, just make sure the rear of the car is supported well, and be careful when taking the load off of the rear transverse leaf spring...other than that it's just some nuts and bolts:thumbsup:.....most of the shops like to add several hundred dollars if you have them take it out and then reinstall it......if you don't end up finding a trustworthy shop in your area and want the info on the palm harbor(guess they consider it clearwater) rear end set-up shop, just let me know........On second thought ,Here's their webpage just incase you need it www.agearworks.com they're one of the VERY few shops around that actually take the time to get the gear mesh just right...by the way, they also "usually" stock the precision brand gears, or they can order it for you no problem......Joe:thumbsup:
 

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:thumbsup: good luck with all of it and let us know how she turns out.............Joe
 
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