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1_2Many 11-26-2008 05:54 PM

LS3 in 4th Gen...nice article
 
http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...wap/index.html

radz28 11-28-2008 08:50 PM

That's going to be a great series - anyone keeping a 4th. Gen. should have a look. It's too bad the rest of the car won't quite be on the same performance level as a 5th. Gen., but hey, it's lighter and will probably run away from it in the straights, and be pretty close in the turns. The car in that aritcle, with the suspension mods', would surely keep-up... at least :D

Great post.

4thGen 11-29-2008 12:10 AM

I don't suppose it'll fit into a 93-97 without an aftermarket hood?

Supermans 11-29-2008 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by radz282003 (Post 203681)
That's going to be a great series - anyone keeping a 4th. Gen. should have a look. It's too bad the rest of the car won't quite be on the same performance level as a 5th. Gen., but hey, it's lighter and will probably run away from it in the straights, and be pretty close in the turns. The car in that aritcle, with the suspension mods', would surely keep-up... at least :D

Great post.

An LS3 in a 4th gen (with certain other neccesary upgrades for stability and safety) will definately kill the 2010 SS in the straights since the car is lighter and more aerodynamic even if it is not as pretty or popular a body style..

It would definately get closer to an LS3 Vette in speed than a stock 2010 SS will.

boxmonkeyracing 11-29-2008 09:55 AM

damn why oh why do people have to know my plan. . .oh well.

grocerygetter 02-05-2013 03:38 PM

think you could put a ls3 vortech kit on a 4th gen? strut tower/inner fender in the way?

litle88 02-05-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 4thGen (Post 203763)
I don't suppose it'll fit into a 93-97 without an aftermarket hood?

Sure it will!

Ls1,2,3,7,9,LSA all are the same dimensions.

litle88 02-05-2013 04:42 PM

That Article is an oldie but goodie. It helped me start my 416 build.

VADER SS L99 02-05-2013 05:10 PM

Perfect example why a 4th gen will always have more 1/4 mile potential over a 5th gen. Any motor combo we can do they can do as well only 500lbs lighter with a SRA and ability to run a 15inch rear tire. Wish I kept mine.

litle88 02-05-2013 07:00 PM

500+ lbs if you start shedding weight! I know 4th gens that still look show quality at 3200lbs lol. Gotta love a SRA for that.

Steve83ta 02-05-2013 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 4thGen (Post 203763)
I don't suppose it'll fit into a 93-97 without an aftermarket hood?

Im 99.9999% sure it won't. I believe the front of the engine will hit the hood on Camaro's so the hood and fenders would have to go also to upgrad.

I do not believe you had this problem with a 93-97 Trans Am

VADER SS L99 02-05-2013 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by litle88 (Post 6125695)
500+ lbs if you start shedding weight! I know 4th gens that still look show quality at 3200lbs lol. Gotta love a SRA for that.

I guess you have a Trans AM wich is a little heavier I think. My low optioned 01 Z28 was only a little over 3400lbs. My current car........ Over 3900lbs. Ohh yeah its 500lbs and I could defenitly feel it as soon as I made the switch. Really wish now I had kept it and still got my 5th gen as well.

DGthe3 02-06-2013 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by litle88 (Post 6125195)
That Article is an oldie but goodie. It helped me start my 416 build.

In the articles defence, it was new when the thread was started 4 and a half years ago

Bhobbs 02-06-2013 10:32 PM

I thought about the LS3 swap a lot. I was curious if you could fit the TR6060 behind it without having to cut up any of the trans tunnel. I always liked the LS1 Camaro even if it may not be the most popular. It's what I grew up riding in so its something I will always like.


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