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Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #73
ITMerc
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Drives: A.R.D. 1500, LSX Twin Turbo
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 151
I turned the boost up down the road and pushed too hard for the aluminum LS3 and found a weak point in the assembly so to speak. The LS3 ended up with a large hole in the side of the block after a connecting rod bolt backed out halfway under day to day use then ripped out on a drag launch. I've since gone to a truly 'built for bear' LSX block and 6 bolt LSX racing heads built/installed/tuned by Advanced Racing Dynamics. The car has essentially been completely re-built top to bottom front to back and is now making over 1200 to the tire through a 4L80. I had a good relationship with Hennessey but when I completely rebuilt the car using another shop ran by a good friend it really wasn't their build anymore so I re-badged it.
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