Budget is a tricky word with several meanings. The U.S. government's idea of a budget is several trillion dollars. For most of us, budget means getting the most for the least expense. This could manifest itself as horsepower, aesthetics, acoustics, or whatever makes hot rodding fun. Budget isn't, however, building a complete car in six months that runs 10s and has a top speed of 220 mph.

Performance is a another ambiguous word. It could mean picking up a tenth in the quarter-mile or applying flames to your Chevy so it just looks hot. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what the words budget and performance mean and then apply those ideas to your Chevy. CHP has amassed 25 ideas that fit our definition of budget performance, and work. It's up to you to pick and choose, because that's what building cars is all about.

Make your selections from the sidebars below. Just click and go!.

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Global west suspension components, inc.
1455 N. Linden
Rialto
CA  92376
Random Technology
7-70/-554-4242
randomtechnology.com
Jones Electronic Technologies (JET)
Huntington Beach
CA  92647
Hotchkis Performance
12035 Burke St., Ste. 13
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
877-466-7655
www.hotchkis.net
Performance Friction
P.O. Box 819
Clover
SC  29710
803-222-8140
www.performancefriction.com
Baer Racing
6-02/-233-1411
www.baer.com
Street Legal Performance (SLP)
Toms River
NJ
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KY  42101
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
B&M Competition Cams
Memphis
TN
8-00/-999-0853
compcams.com
Moroso Performance Products
203-453-6571
moroso.com
Summit Racing Equipment
P.O. Box 909
Akron
OH  44309
Edelbrock
Dept. 5.0
2700 California St.
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
www.edelbrock.com
Tuned Port Induction Specialties (TPIS)
4255 Creek Rd. (Cty. Rd. 110) Dept. GMHTP
Chaska
MN  55318
Flowmaster
8-00/-544-4761
www.flowmastermufflers.com
Auto Meter Products, Inc.
413 Elm St.
Sycamore
IL  60178
815-895-8141
www.autometer.com/
ACCEL Performance Products
10601 Memphis Ave. #12
Cleveland
OH  44144
Mr Gasket Company
www.mrgasket.com
American Racing
1275 Davis Rd., Suite 300
Elgin
IL  60123
8-00/-321-5489
3-10/-635-7806
www.americanracing.com
JBA Headers and Performance Products
San Diego
CA
Jennings Dyno Shop
Sepulveda
CA
K&N Engineering
1455 Citrus Ave.
Riverside
CA  92502
800-858-3333
www.knfilters.com
Hypertech Inc.
www.hypertech-inc.com