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What is your best mod?

I was just wondering, what is your best mod? What is the best dollar for dollar aftermarket upgrade all you guys have done to your GTO's (Monaro's for Groucho). It seems many of the members on this site have pretty deep pockets, I don't. So I want to make my money really count. No matter what the cost what is your best upgrade?
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Still early in the life cycle , but for street : Valentine One @ $399 +S/H . A speeding ticket for 20 over is double in FL and around $380 I am told ...
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Know you've asked for one, but I've got two:

1. B&M Shifter from GTODEALER. Best $200 you'll ever spend.

2. Fabricated a dead pedal from an L bracket and an accelerator pedal turned upside down. Best $40 you'll ever spend. To take a look, click on my GTO Pictures.
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Still early in the life cycle , but for street : Valentine One @ $399 +S/H . A speeding ticket for 20 over is double in FL and around $380 I am told ...
Hahaha my thoughts exactly I definitely agree this was my best money spent!!
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Hahaha my thoughts exactly I definitely agree this was my best money spent!!
I see your fom Pleasanton also, I live off Santa Rita...you deal with Mike White much, he is from Dublin GMC. I'm sure you do, if not, ya should he is a good resource.
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Cost for a night at the track $15
Cost of making 5 passes and honing your GTO driving skills $free
Look on your oppenents face whne you blow his doors off on the launch $priceless.

Seriously all the power in the world doesnt help if you cant put it to the ground well. Most important nut in the car is the one behind the wheel.
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B&M Sport Shifter. Huge PITA to put in, well worth the cussing. $200 + bloodloss.

Chris White DIC Flash Mod. Shift light & tone-- simply awesome, and no more reminders of The Distributor when you turn the key. $100.

Valentine One radar detector. Accept no substitute. $399 cheap.

XM Commander. When one drives 230 miles every day, one must have satellite radio. $220 installed.

Spoiler delete. Ditch that fugly chunk of thermoplastic. $1.00 for plugs.
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I see your fom Pleasanton also, I live off Santa Rita...you deal with Mike White much, he is from Dublin GMC. I'm sure you do, if not, ya should he is a good resource.
Yea, I got my rims and exhaust from Mike at DMS, dont know him well but seems like a nice guy!
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Cost for a night at the track $15
Cost of making 5 passes and honing your GTO driving skills $free
Look on your oppenents face whne you blow his doors off on the launch $priceless.

Seriously all the power in the world doesnt help if you cant put it to the ground well. Most important nut in the car is the one behind the wheel.
Where does one go to a track for $15???? And what Lincoln did/do you have? I had a Mark VIII, so did a friend of mine and he had the same plate.

Groucho-I agree with you on the XM. I was without it for a few weeks after I got my '05 and hated it. But at least I had V8 music to listen to.
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Moroso Motorsports Park , test and tune every wed and friday year round
It was $10 till last year..
http://www.morosomotorsportspark.com.../MainFrame.asp

My Lincoln is in my sig..The 11sec one picking up the front tires..
or you can go to my website
WWW.HOTRODLINCOLN.ORG

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