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#7: 08-05-2013, 03:39 AM
 
 Max Capacity
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Have you picked out a Tuner ?

That should be on your list and follow his advice.

I'm questioning if you really need the valves and such, coated exhaust manifolds,

Your not looking for a 10 second car just a good DD.

You may want to find a used block in good shape and rebuild that instead of buying a new OEM and taking it apart and throwing away the insides.

I may have missed it, what tranny do you have ?
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