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Old 10-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #26
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I'd give it a try....especially in the fast lane after some clown going 50 mph finally moves over.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:22 AM   #27
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This whole crate ls9 thing is reeeeeeealllly messing with my head.... a lot.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #28
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This whole crate ls9 thing is reeeeeeealllly messing with my head.... a lot.
It would be sweet.....and I'm sure someone is going to do it. If not an individual it will be a third party.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:43 AM   #29
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LS9 IN NEW CAMARO???

"GM Performance Parts has announced the introduction of its 638 HP LS9 crate motor, set to debut at the SEMA show next week. Yep, the supercharged, 6.2-liter heart of the ZR1 can now be ordered without the Corvette wrapper, ready to drop into the bare engine bay of your choice. You get a complete engine including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds, dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the intercooler's liquid cooling system — pretty much everything in this gorgeous exploded LS9 view except the 'Vette engine cover. Pricing isn't mentioned, but considering an LS7 crate engine runs about $14k, figure well north of there. Plus a home-built Lamborghini to put it in, of course. Full release below the jump." High-rpm-validated lightweight reciprocating parts, including titanium intake valves, are used, along with high-flow cylinder heads that draw the charge forced on them by a sixth-generation supercharger. A new, four-lobe rotor design delivers greater power at the low end and sustains it longer through the rpm band for broad, on-demand power, whether off-idle or at speed. A dual-brick charge cooler is integrated on a unique manifold system that mounts the "blower" in the engine's valley, with charge cooler on top.

GMPP's LS9 crate engine assembly comes fully dressed, including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds and more. It also includes the production dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the charge cooler's liquid cooling system. Builders will need an external oil tank, external coolant tank (for the charge cooler) and an ECU/wire harness.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:51 AM   #30
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I wonder what the cost of this will be... Name:  jawdrop.gif
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:01 AM   #31
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:24 AM   #32
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Don't know where I want to put it but I want one.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:02 AM   #33
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The GMPP LS7 crate engine can be had for under $12,000 right now. Hopefully, the LS9 won't cost too much more.
I think future 5th Gen Camaro owners would be best off just leaving the car stock. But, if you want more power, I think adding 8-10lbs boost to the existing LS3 with conservative timing/tune and methanol will be a more cost effective solution than an entire LS9 crate engine swap.

Unless you can sell the OEM LS3 to offset the cost of the LS9.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:47 AM   #34
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Cram that thing under the hood of a miata -- just for fun.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:26 AM   #35
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I wonder if it will fit in my Yaris!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:35 AM   #36
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From what I understand that motor has a price tag of $30,000! I quess we will see soon. Jeff
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:04 AM   #37
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So how much would a Z-28 LS9 cost $58,000 to $65,000... that would be out of my price range!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:04 AM   #38
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Repost...I put this up two days ago in the engine section
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:15 PM   #39
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I'm thinking about $10K... Ouch! That would put my SS dang near $50K! Youch!!! LSA for me
$10,000 wouldn't touch that motor!
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #40
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The cost to actually put the LS9 in a Camaro would easily eclipse the price of the Camaro itself. It would be cool, but it's just not practical. The best application in my opinion for this motor is in the Factory Five GTM. It is already based on the Corvette drivetrain and this would propel it into the record books.



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Old 10-30-2008, 03:55 PM   #41
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This is some serious shit... You think putting 2 heavy dudes in the back seats and having that mamoth on would make the Camaro pull a wheely? LOL

It would be nice if they could take into consideration the possibility of "upgrading" an SS with an LS9. 20K is no small sum, but a possible "discount" by taking back the installed engine for an X amount will probably be more than enough for some people. Actually... maybe most of the SS owners?

On a side note... If I remember correctly, once upon a time there were statements from big heads in GM that "the Corvette engine would never go in a Camaro". We may not get a Camaro with this pre-installed these days, but offering a complete package as an upgrade is for sure a step in the right direction. And since no one ever said that "we will NEVER build a Z28", but instead they said "if we do build one we will make sure the name will deliver what is supposed to deliver", having already the LS9 as an "option" (for any car) and giving it a year+ of Camaro sales... who knows...
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:36 PM   #42
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There a vid on autoblog with the engine being built, check it out
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:39 PM   #43
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Ok, this may be a dumb question to some but any major work I've done to cars has been on carbureted motors. It says you need an ECU, but I'm assuming that that's based on the fact that it doesn't come with one. Will you be able to re-configure the existing ECU in the Camaro or other similar Chevy V8 cars to run this?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:01 PM   #44
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they should put that motor in the z28. that would out range the mustang and the challenger
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:18 PM   #45
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My dads friend has a 2007 jeep wrangler and put a 505 hp viper engine in it, lifted it and got a bunch of other stuff done for 60K. So im guessing that engine would be pretty expensive... at the least 20K maybe 30K. Way to much for me... most people would still just see it as a camaro.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:38 PM   #46
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My dads friend has a 2007 jeep wrangler and put a 505 hp viper engine in it, lifted it and got a bunch of other stuff done for 60K. So im guessing that engine would be pretty expensive... at the least 20K maybe 30K. Way to much for me... most people would still just see it as a camaro.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:45 PM   #47
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My dads friend has a 2007 jeep wrangler and put a 505 hp viper engine in it, lifted it and got a bunch of other stuff done for 60K. So im guessing that engine would be pretty expensive... at the least 20K maybe 30K. Way to much for me... most people would still just see it as a camaro.
That's the best part of it all! You'd be the perfect sleeper. Most people think that the Camaro is going to perform well enough to beat a Challenger, but it won't be smacking Ferraris. One day, you'll post single digits in the quarter mile, and the ones who underestimate you will brown their pants.

It's just a Camaro with the heartbeat of the LS9.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:53 PM   #48
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That's the best part of it all! You'd be the perfect sleeper. Most people think that the Camaro is going to perform well enough to beat a Challenger, but it won't be smacking Ferraris. One day, you'll post single digits in the quarter mile, and the ones who underestimate you will brown their pants.

It's just a Camaro with the heartbeat of the LS9.
Especially with well done electronic cutouts... give it a less aggressive rumble during staging, and right when you get up to the line open those bad boys up and let the roar of the LS9 shake the stands...
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I like the way you think.

I'm guessing that will only work the first time......
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:51 PM   #50
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i think 30k + for crate motor - i will see if our parts dept. can get a price.
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