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Finally decided what cams & headers to go with,
so I called Brenspeed and all is on the way. :wink:
This was not an easy decision, but it's a done deal.
I have several good reasons for myself to have
chosen these cams and headers.
So here's what UPS will be dropping off very soon...

Kooks long tube headers with Hi-flow catted H-pipe.
Comp Cams XFI NSR Stage 2
Steeda delete plates
SCT X3 Tuner
Dynotech aluminum 3.5in driveshaft
BMR adjustable upper control arm
BMR Billet lower control arms
Also, cam bolts and cam lube.

Should have all but the headers Monday,
the headers are back ordered, near the end of the week.
And yes I'll be doing my own install.
My only real concern is that they send me a really really
nice tune with the SCT for my mods.
Seth @ Brenspeed also runs these cams so maybe the tune
wont be much of a concern...?
Stay Tuned for updates on the install.
BTW no work for me for the next 3 weeks which
leaves plenty of time for the Bullitt :wink:
Gene
 

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WOW, that's some list! :eek:

Best of luck with your numerous installs. I'd love to know how the tune works out & what you think of the Dynotech driveshaft.
 

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Gene, You finally pulled the trigger, on eveything. I think your choice of the stage 2 cams was correct. You will have great drivabilty with the cams. and you will not have to change gears. As you know the Thumprs are to big, Only guys likeJason can get the tune right. Iam really happy you choose Brenspeed they did all my installs.Iam getting the Kooks also, but will wait for your install to make sure you dont throw anh codes. Happy for you guy. Why comp and not ford. BE SAfe JOHN
 

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Good time to do a under-drive pulley & up-grade valve covers or get your set powder coated. Since they will be pulled during install. Sounds like fun times. Good luck.
 

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betoesca said:
Gene,

Good luck installing all of the goodies.
After reading that list I feel like spending some money.
Yeah spending money, I'm sure my wife is gonna be really surprised :eek:
But it's ok I surprise her all the time :wink:
 

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Lucky you . Sounds like a great list of performance enhancing parts there.Have fun with the install.
 

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Gene, You finally pulled the trigger, on eveything. I think your choice of the stage 2 cams was correct. You will have great drivabilty with the cams. and you will not have to change gears. As you know the Thumprs are to big, Only guys likeJason can get the tune right. Iam really happy you choose Brenspeed they did all my installs.Iam getting the Kooks also, but will wait for your install to make sure you dont throw anh codes. Happy for you guy. Why comp and not ford. BE SAfe JOHN
I still may change gears, will see how it pulls?
Gear install is one of the things I do as a 2nd income
so cost is not a factor.
Besides I prefer a little more gear than the average Gene....
Surly 4.10 maybe 4.30?
And yes the stage 2 cams should work very well for a well balanced street sleeper,
their also a nice choice for some sort of Forced Air, if I choose to do so later?
The Ford cams are on the edge of being street friendly, the stage 2 cams just
seems like the wiser choice for me.....? No THUMP but friendly :neutral:
Kooks has what I wanted, they make a H-pipe with hi-flow cats,
simple bolt in unlike everything else I read about.
There also tuner friendly being somewhat of a mid-length header with the 02 being closer.
Not that emissions is an issue for me but I wanted the Hi-flow cats to keep
the noise down a bit, I'm also keeping my stock mufflers and it all fits! Direct bolt in!
Keep in mind street friendly, loud exhaust dont qualify :wink:
And the only bad thing I could find to read on the Kooks was cost.....
I think I'll be much better off with the Kooks akong with just a
bit more sound similar to a Bullitt with my stock mufflers?
 

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Good time to do a under-drive pulley & up-grade valve covers or get your set powder coated. Since they will be pulled during install. Sounds like fun times. Good luck.
Valve covers, I was gonna start another thread on those...later
UDP's, man I had to $top $omewhere.
Oh my 3 weeks of no work is a lay-off :shock:
 

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Has anyone with a non-supercharged/nitrous car had a driveshaft failure? I dont see the need to change it unless your specifically trying to lower the rotational weight and even then, the gains are probably minimal compared to the cost of the upgrade. Now if you're taking the car to the drags every week maybe I could see the case for the driveshaft. When I had my Kenne Bell GT500 a Ford engineer flew out to Las Vegas to check out the wear on the clutch and he recommended the driveshaft upgrade after 550HP. I had a Procharger on my '06 GT with 4.10's and never had a problem with a failure with more than 460rwhp.
 

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nice list!

gene,

great list of mods there you have! i think you're going to like the new sound with the longtubes and bullitt mufflers. i used a different set of longtubes with the stock mufflers and i love the new note.

with what you are doing, i agree with blindmelon about adding the underdrive pulleys. they are an awsome addition to a naturally aspired mod list. one of those mods where even after you add all your new stuff, drive it awhile, and then add the udp's later... you will be able to tell a difference in performance easily from the udp's alone.

have fun with your installs!
 

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BiteTheBullitt0793 said:
gene,

great list of mods there you have! i think you're going to like the new sound with the longtubes and bullitt mufflers. i used a different set of longtubes with the stock mufflers and i love the new note.

with what you are doing, i agree with blindmelon about adding the underdrive pulleys. they are an awsome addition to a naturally aspired mod list. one of those mods where even after you add all your new stuff, drive it awhile, and then add the udp's later... you will be able to tell a difference in performance easily from the udp's alone.

have fun with your installs!
UDP's will be added later on, my endless cash flow has taken a turn for the worst!
I've only had this one a little over 5 weeks and dam near 5k already :eek:
I need to take a chill pill, and pet the wife awhile :wink:
Besides I have plenty to keep me busy for a few days.
So, are you running Hi-flow cats also?
 

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Nice list. Post a video of the cams, I was thinking of getting the same cams for my Bullitt.
 

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the cats meow

originally posted by Genius:

So, are you running Hi-flow cats also?
gene,

my cats are the stainless jba cats and i would venture to say they are not of the high flow variety because they are about the same size as our factory cats. i decided to go with these cats so that i wouldn't have to deal with the smell and they were plug and play with the o2 extensions. i got a great deal off of another forum on some nib stainless steel catted h-pipes, so that's what i went with it. i never did any research on how the high flow cats tame the exhaust fumes compared to regular cats. do you have any info on this? i still have the jba o/r h-pipe i will keep. maybe i'll pick up some high flow cats and weld them in place to see if there is a difference one day?? another exhaust experiment. HA!
 

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Gene,

Just found your Thread here on your Very Soon to be Mods taking place.

Just want to say that BRENSPEED is Great to work with. Seth is a very nice guy.

I will be waiting to read here how everything works out for You.

Your choice of products is Excellent !!!!!!!!!

KOOKS full length headers with High Flow Cats is Spot-On IMO (In-My-Opinion)

Fun Times,

tigerhonaker





Genius said:
Finally decided what cams & headers to go with,
so I called Brenspeed and all is on the way. :wink:
This was not an easy decision, but it's a done deal.
I have several good reasons for myself to have
chosen these cams and headers.
So here's what UPS will be dropping off very soon...

Kooks long tube headers with Hi-flow catted H-pipe.
Comp Cams XFI NSR Stage 2
Steeda delete plates
SCT X3 Tuner
Dynotech aluminum 3.5in driveshaft
BMR adjustable upper control arm
BMR Billet lower control arms
Also, cam bolts and cam lube.

Should have all but the headers Monday,
the headers are back ordered, near the end of the week.
And yes I'll be doing my own install.
My only real concern is that they send me a really really
nice tune with the SCT for my mods.
Seth @ Brenspeed also runs these cams so maybe the tune
wont be much of a concern...?
Stay Tuned for updates on the install.
BTW no work for me for the next 3 weeks which
leaves plenty of time for the Bullitt :wink:
Gene
 

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Will it pass the sniff test with the Kooks longtubes and catted midpipe?
 

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Will it pass the sniff test with the Kooks longtubes and catted midpipe?
The KOOKS will as a Complete Cat back system.........

I don't know about Calif. as I understand they check for any Mod. like that.

I don't think any Long Tube Header System is EPA Approved.

Here they check with a Mirror to make sure you have the Cats & the Oxygen Sensors plugged

up. Plus they are hooking into the computer to check the Codes.

Could be a No-No in Calif.


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As long as it passes the computer test/sniff test here in Nevada, you're good (no visual until the car gets older). California is a pain in the *ss.
 
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