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I need more power! I have an 1987 5 liter 5 speed with the following mods: 3.73 gears, rebuilt limited slip, flowmaster 2.5 catback exhaust, Pro 5.0 shifter, 2 row alum radiator, plus the free stuff (timing, etc.). I just had the gears put on this year and love them. I would eventually like to go low 12's. I would prefer more power at the higher rpms since without slicks, I probably will just spin if I get too much at lower rpm's. I want to stay away from nitrous and slicks. I want reliability and am on a budget. By budget, I could probably spend about $1000 per year (could save for a year so I have $2k in one year) I was thinking whatever I do, I will get the car ready by upgrading the fuel system, etc to make the car ready for either heads/intake/cam or supercharger or whatever. Has anyone been in this situation before and what did you do? I was originally thinking of the powerdyne with a fuel system upgrade but have read so many negative things about them on forums. Then I was going to go with heads,intake,cam but hear comments that if you take apart the motor, people have problems. So many ways to make power, very confused about what to do. What would be a good combo for me to get to the low 12's? Even if it takes 4 or 5 years, that would be ok I guess, just want to get there as quickly and cheaply as possible. I've heard of people using GT40p heads and intake(explorer I think) and they've said this is a good budget upgrade. What do you think??? I want to learn as much as possible before next spring when I'll start this project. (maybe something little over the winter since I'll have more time then). Thanks for your input!!