Originally Posted by GreenMachine92
it is my daily driver, its an automatic, and n/a. Im a student so i am on kind of on a tight budget. But i don't want to be cheap either.
So what kind of budget are we looking at??? In the "horsepower game" it all depends on how deep your wallet goes. 350RWHP and "budget" usually don't go well together. It's going to be pretty hard getting 350 HP to the wheels with a 302ci naturally aspirated. Now getting 300 HP at the wheels would be more doable with a "budget".
There are a few kits that come to mind... There is obviously the Trick Flow kit, then you have Edelbrock who has a couple of different kits, and then Holley also makes a great kit. These are usually the easy route since almost all the parts are already there that you'll need.
The Trick Flow kit says "350HP kit" but that is a pretty basic assumption, since every engine responds differently to mods, plus that is just flywheel HP. With an automatic you can expect to lose close to 20% of that by the time it reaches the back wheels.
You should also consider getting some rear end gears and a good shift kit. No matter how much HP you make, those stock rear end gears and the mooshy AOD transmission will always be holding you back.
Just some stuff to think about.