Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
First off welcome to YC.com!
Second you got some dang low miles for such an old car. How is that possible?!
To answer your questions is lengthy and very detailed, but we will try. What kind of power gains are you looking for? Your axles really cant handle too much more power than you are already making so my first suggestion if you do plan on upgrading the engine is to improve suspension. Springs, bushings, mounts, etc. Next, you will be wanting to upgrade your exhaust, Vibrant is a good product, also check into badmab at zzp.com. Next would be stage 2 clutch and flywheel. Finally you will want to delve into the engine. For the money I would jump right to stage 2 or 3 to be honest. Larger injectors, smaller pulley, tighter belt, better heat exchanger, etc.
My personal opinion on the route you should take, lets see what others say! Remember though, all of these upgrades will make it more difficult to daily drive so take that into consideration when you get the higher stage clutch and maybe a rear sway bar, etc.
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