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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
We build 50+ engines per yer whether it be a free...

We build 50+ engines per yer whether it be a free standing engine for a customer or inside a car, using Cam Motion camshafts and have yet to have one problem or failure. This ranges anywhere from...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
That sucks, and it figures. The EPA is ruining...

That sucks, and it figures. The EPA is ruining all the good oils one by one.



Rotella is good stuff if you don't have cats. We use that too, and I personally run it in my Silverado (gas motor).
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
7.4" will most likely not put you in the...

7.4" will most likely not put you in the acceptable preload range.

What size cam is it and what lobe is it on? I can probably tell you what you need just based off of that having done so many.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 06-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
On average we drop 5 tenths off any LSX vehicle...

On average we drop 5 tenths off any LSX vehicle that uses the 6L80 transmission. There's a TON to be gained in transmission tuning alone, and about 15-20rwhp in other areas just on a bone stock car....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
5th gens don't need "special oil". As Axis said,...

5th gens don't need "special oil". As Axis said, running a camshaft (especially a Comp) does develop a need for a better oil than your average "over the counter" stuff. To be honest anyone running...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
I've been through that 100 times with them. They...

I've been through that 100 times with them. They will either blame it on the oil, installer error, or both. Guaranteed.....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
If you've already purchased a Comp cam, here are...

If you've already purchased a Comp cam, here are some guidelines to go by to help keep it alive.

-Do not run a big heavy dual valve spring!!! Crushing spring pressures can accelerate the wear of...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-09-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
For a car getting a Magnacharger soon? I...

For a car getting a Magnacharger soon? I respectfully disagree.

OP, if your car is a 6-speed car I would hold off on the gears until after you get the Magnacharger put on. Reason being, gears are...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 06-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Disabling TM is ok as long as the other tables...

Disabling TM is ok as long as the other tables are dialed in correctly.

One of the most crucial things when doing converter tuning is make sure it is never locked under power. You will fry the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Who the hell let this guy in here? :sm0::sm0:

Who the hell let this guy in here? :sm0::sm0:
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,364
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
This is why we quit using Comp cams over 3 years...

This is why we quit using Comp cams over 3 years ago. They don't last, regardless of the oil you use!!! I've got an entire scrap metal bin full of them that we've pulled out. Stack on the fact that...
Forum: USA - Southeast 06-09-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
We can do it for you. We install custom stereo /...

We can do it for you. We install custom stereo / electronics / nitrous kits in 5th Gen's all the time. Give me a shout.
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-27-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
You can try Mike Kelly @ Kauffman tire. He's a...

You can try Mike Kelly @ Kauffman tire. He's a friend / customer of the shop, has a 2nd gen CTS-V built by us so he's a hot rodder too. He's very resourceful when it comes to wheels and gives...
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-16-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Yes sir. "AG1LE" on the forum owns them...

Yes sir. "AG1LE" on the forum owns them now.
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
We install gears in 5th gen's. Sending you a PM.

We install gears in 5th gen's. Sending you a PM.
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Which number did you call?

Which number did you call?
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
I'll second that price range with a guy we use...

I'll second that price range with a guy we use here in Lawrenceville @ Mundy's collision. Jason Mundy owns the shop and is a fellow hot rodder himself. They do a superb cut / buff / polish / wax job...
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Assuming the car is an M6, you have a clutch...

Assuming the car is an M6, you have a clutch spacing / engagement problem. The slave isn't compressing the pressure plate forks/springs far enough to allow disengagement of the disk for you to put it...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-09-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
While the VVT technology is extremely potent,...

While the VVT technology is extremely potent, your statement is still very debatable. Just because a few VVT cars have ran good does not "prove" anything without a shadow of a doubt vs. the masses...
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Believe it or not, I've got a 5th gen V6 customer...

Believe it or not, I've got a 5th gen V6 customer scheduled to come into town next weekend from Ohio. Nobody up north can / will touch his car.

Spartan ain't skeerd. We'll build / tune anything....
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Cat Over Temp protection. From the factory the...

Cat Over Temp protection. From the factory the PCM is calibrated to dump small amounts of fuel into the exhaust to cool off the cats. Once removed, it causes an unnecessary rich smell coming from the...
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
***Attention ALL V6 CAMARO OWNERS***

Your time has come. :D

We now have full modification / flash ability. Things such as DTC deletes, air/fuel adjustments, timing adjustments, TQ management removal, COT removal, cam timing...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Speaking of Road Atlanta, there's a shop over...

Speaking of Road Atlanta, there's a shop over there within a stones throw from the track I'm eye balling right now. If the guy can meet my terms to the lease it's a good possibility Spartan will be...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
I'm too busy pickin up chics with these lambo...

I'm too busy pickin up chics with these lambo doors homie. :lol:



Who..me?

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1221133/creepy-smile-o.gif
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
The facepalm wasn't meant towards you David. Just...

The facepalm wasn't meant towards you David. Just that "500rwhp on stock heads" crap. I've seen these "500hp" cams from shops all over the country. We remove them all the time. Huge duration, way too...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Thank you kind sir. We're a 2-man operation...

Thank you kind sir.

We're a 2-man operation but I am the front man and the chief builder / tuner. I do my best to get on the forums and communicate as much as possible but right now we've got...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
The biggest advantage headers provide in a...

The biggest advantage headers provide in a boosted car is efficiency. In most cases, it'll actually drop boost levels with longtube headers while still making the same/more power. This is a win/win...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Fixed that for ya. We build the...

Fixed that for ya.



We build the 6L80/90's using ALL PATC parts FWIW, which is what we're building Les's(4SFEDSS) with. There no need in shipping transmissions anywhere when Spartan does it...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Not sure what trans you have but both the 6L80/90...

Not sure what trans you have but both the 6L80/90 and the T56/TR6060 transmissions can take a bunch of power. The A6 transmissions are surprising resilient if the tune is right.

You'll definitely...
Forum: USA - Southeast 04-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17,999
Views: 464,041
Posted By Josh @ Spartan LSX
Show me your "several" attempts. Just looked...

Show me your "several" attempts. Just looked through our PM's and we had one conversion about an Xpipe install and that was it. Within that convo I told you to stop by any time and that I could...
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