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Old 02-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 2SSRS View Post
A ls9 is 22,000 + ECM + wiring + new Custom hood

Solution 1.
LS9 engine: aprx 22.000 USD
ECM + wiring: aprx 950 USD
Clutch: aprx 1.000 USD
Dry Oil Tank and Lines: aprx 1.000 USD
Custom Exhaust and Headers: aprx 2,500 USD
Fuel pump aprx 500 USD
Misc costs aprx 2.000 USD
SUM 30.000 USD
30,000 x 1.2 = 36,000
Reduct LS3 Engine - 6.000 USD
Total ex Labor aprx 30.000 USD

Labor and Tuning (700+ hp) 40 Hours?
Custom hood? 950-3500 for Carbon fiber + paint

now lsx 454

engine: 12,000 to 15,000 USD all 4340 forged Crankshaft + rods + forged pitons and Ls7 cylinder heads
ECM + wiring: aprx 950 USD
Clutch: aprx 1.000 USD
Custom Exhaust and Headers: aprx 2,500 USD
Fuel pump aprx 500 USD
Misc costs aprx 2.000 USD
SUM 22.000 USD
pan from your LS3
intake ported from your ls3 or after market

Download the catalog.... and look on page 21:
™ 102mm Intake Manifold – LS7 Car #146202

+30hp/+25Tq over stock manifold..
so the 620 hp is now 650 hp for this engine.

P.S. there is no replacement for displacement 454ci v 376ci

k.... so if you are spending 30k on a motor/etc, might as well go all out. lol

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #16
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id go for the ls9 personnaly. but thts just me. of course i wud NEVER be able to afford any of tht lol
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your input.
However I just figured out that if I order a SS2 now, I will not receive the car before Q4.
Since I live in Norway and I have only accepted one year project (Aug 2009- Aug 2010) in the USA for now, I will not have much time to enjoy the Camaro.
And to bring the car back to Norway is not an alternative because I must pay at least 120.000 USD in taxes!!
I will instead try to find a nice 06-08 Corvette Z06 and use it in FL, if I decide to stay longer then one year (my brother owns the company) I will defiantly try to get a SS2.

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:43 AM   #18
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what i want to know is, what full custom exhaust setup are you gonna get for 1500 ??? Lots of options though, tough decision, i say go for option 1.
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