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Old 04-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #18
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I was looking at that, but should I be concerned about the used parts?


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Only thing used is the headunit/injectors and I wouldn't worry about that at all. Especially coming from Matt.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #19
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I'm considering an SC as well and what I'm finding is that the SS suspension is not even close to being able to handle that kind of power. I've got bolt-ons and a cam and with around 460rwhp my car is like a wet noodle under full throttle. You add another 250hp and things will get interesting. So, when you mention, "what else do I need" you need to get serious about suspension upgrades, mainly to the rear cradle. Another 2k to 3k to do it right.

I'm hoping to hear from some of the others who have experience here to chime in..
try investing in tires lol :P
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
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What other mods do you have currently?
CAI, catback & ported TB, that's it.


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Old 04-09-2013, 04:03 PM   #21
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CAI, catback & ported TB, that's it.


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Grab a buddy and some beer. Most incredible feeling is poppin' the hood and saying 'I DID THAT!'
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #22
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Perfect for a TVS2300 install!

Grab a buddy and some beer. Most incredible feeling is poppin' the hood and saying 'I DID THAT!'
Got to agree with that, I put on a ecs kit but.. like that feeling when someone askes who did the work and I tell them I did.. Also when I had the car towed to lethal performance for dyno tune and I come back to hear how good I did on the install
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #23
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Got to agree with that, I put on a ecs kit but.. like that feeling when someone askes who did the work and I tell them I did.. Also when I had the car towed to lethal performance for dyno tune and I come back to hear how good I did on the install
Good work right there! I know that sense of pride as well, and there is no better feeling of accomplishment!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #24
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I also agree with the others on the Maggie. Its what I went with as well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #25
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I'm headed for an ECS kit myself that is what my cam and heads and intake were already prepped for.

I'm wondering though.
How are so many people putting down such huge HP numbers on stock bottom ends?
I want to be at 700 or so with restrictor plate and meth.
I am told this is very very easy with my current setup.
but I am worried about the rods and pistons and even the valves at that HP range. I know the crank should be fine.

Mine is a 2013 not sure if any improvements have been made internally this year.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #26
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I remember hearing your car last year at the rally, it sounded great. What is the purpose of a cam and are there any down sides?

Preferably I'd like to do everything at once.
My mpg took a small hit but I drive like a bat out of hell.. right around 14mpg. I imagine you would have the same syndrome with a SC or cam. You will probably want a higher stall... I loved getting the torque converter, but they run around 700-1k. Again... all this was included in my 4.5k.

Cam is a power adder, just as a SC is... but obviously 3-4k cheaper. I am at 440 to the wheels for a medium size cam. A SC may put you in the low 500s to the wheels. I imagine we were somewhere in the 340-370 range before either of those mods. A bit more if you have headers...

I would do headers before all of it unless of course you like a quiet ride... the cam and headers arent as loud as you would think unless you go WOT. I will try to meet up with you at one of the upcoming meets and let you see... its loud as hell at WOT, but quiet enough the wife can make phone calls with the windows up and not be bothered.

The cam was just a stepping stone for me before doing cosmetic upgrades and SC.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #27
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Yeah not to sure about adding a Supercharger without considering other upgrades to go along. WIth the much HP I have been told to think about brakes, tires, suspension and other mods to go along. You talking about a lot of power added to almost stock setup. No doubt it can be done, but what about long term.

I have an L99 and just had Headers, exhaust and new CAI along with tune. They also changed out the gearing. It handles a lot different, but wanted to go this route prior to adding a SC. Might save you some cash
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #28
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Yeah not to sure about adding a Supercharger without considering other upgrades to go along. WIth the much HP I have been told to think about brakes, tires, suspension and other mods to go along. You talking about a lot of power added to almost stock setup. No doubt it can be done, but what about long term.

I have an L99 and just had Headers, exhaust and new CAI along with tune. They also changed out the gearing. It handles a lot different, but wanted to go this route prior to adding a SC. Might save you some cash
What do you mean by gear change?


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Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #29
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With just the TB, CAI and catback, I think I would go with a cam that was ground for a blower (just make sure you know which type you want first), torque converter and headers first. I went this route so I could see what each part added to the equation. If you can afford to do it all at once, add the blower and call it done.

With just the blower would be somewhere around 475rwhp. With the additional items, you will be pretty close to 600rwhp depending on the cam and pulley choice.

With my LS3 I'm right around 650rwhp depending on the dyno. Ryne @ CMS did a great job on my cam/valve train upgrades and tuning. Jessika@SCC took care of the blower. Couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #30
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I'm headed for an ECS kit myself that is what my cam and heads and intake were already prepped for.

I'm wondering though.
How are so many people putting down such huge HP numbers on stock bottom ends?
I want to be at 700 or so with restrictor plate and meth.
I am told this is very very easy with my current setup.
but I am worried about the rods and pistons and even the valves at that HP range. I know the crank should be fine.

Mine is a 2013 not sure if any improvements have been made internally this year.
I'm putting down 700+ thanks to Cunningham Motorsports(Thanks Rick ^^poster above). With your cam, you should've got hardened rods, piston & valve kit, at least I know I did. I could list my mods for an hour, but a good tuner knows exactly what they're doing, and I have the best, CMS.

Here's some good reading, that will answer many of your questions:

http://www.chevyhardcore.com/tech-st...rviving-boost/


http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/g...e/viewall.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #31
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:55 AM   #32
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I'm putting down 700+ thanks to Cunningham Motorsports(Thanks Rick ^^poster above). With your cam, you should've got hardened rods, piston & valve kit, at least I know I did. I could list my mods for an hour, but a good tuner knows exactly what they're doing, and I have the best, CMS.

Here's some good reading, that will answer many of your questions:

http://www.chevyhardcore.com/tech-st...rviving-boost/


http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/g...e/viewall.html

Yes all that would have been great but would have added 1000s to the cost of an already pricy upgrade as well as more downtime for the engine to get yanked and rebuilt.

I've read all that but there are many cars on here that are pushing way more than that hotrod article says is safe with no issues.
that is my question.

even that article says 650-700 is fine as well with minor considerations ( all of which have already been done to my car)
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #33
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I'm at 560rwhp with just the tvs2300. Stock everything including exhaust and cats. Headers you'll need, too much restriction from the cats. Once i get those i should be around 600 to the wheels. Love it. Lots of power, but you can still handle it as long as tires are warm. Cold pzeros and it liked to get loose. No problems from the maggie. Good luck.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #34
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That is the one a was actually looking at, allthough a bit more then I was looking to spend but not out of the question. I was also looking at this, any opinions on this one:

http://www.floridaspeedandpower.com/...amaro-ls3-l99/

Hey bud PM'd you back... You have my cell just give me a call or text.

We are slow to reply on the boards because we are in Panama City performing installs and tuning till Sunday. Any questions pm or email me matt@floridaspeedandpower.com

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