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Old 11-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #18
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2500 won't cut it, but you'll be around 600+. You don't need 10k to get it reliably unless you get a package from a company that your paying to have the name. You can build your own package and spend around 6k and get 700+ reliably.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
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I just bought a 12 ZL1 and I need opinions on the best and most reliable way to get 650 Rwhp. My car is bone stock!! My budget is 2500.any suggestions??
Is this a manual or an automatic? It's going to take a bit more in your budget to make 650rwhp but that is a very reasonable goal. I would start with a Rotofab Intake, Kooks Headers, and a thermostat, paired with a dyno tune. In a manual this gets you in the 550-560rwhp range. At that point you're close to running out of injector, so you'll need to upgrade if you plan on adding more boost or a cam. I like the Fuel Injector Connection 850cc or 1000cc injectors personally.

After intake/headers you can put more boost to it, and also you'll want to add a cam to make 650 comfortably. Is that Asheville, NC? If so feel free to stop by sometime, we'd be glad to show you around and discuss potential setups.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #20
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Thanks Kelly.and yes I'm in Asheville nc. I'll give you guys a call tomorrow and discuss some of my options. I'm ready to see what we can get out of it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #21
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We do a lot of ZL1's and CTSV's and could set you up w/ a great package to hit your numbers. While you will go over to do it correctly we can piece you together something little by little. We also do our own in house snout porting which really pick up some killer numbers!
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #22
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Thanks Joe.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #23
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Good luck with starting your build! roto fab and Kooks LT with a tune got me 554 whp
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:06 PM   #24
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Thanks Joe.
your welcome! ask Ace32x on here I set him and his friend josh w/ a v wagon w/ a huge high hp package and it turned out awesome. Also we currently are doing a 13' V automatic with an upper 10% lower, ported snout, and a custom cam from us. Already has headers and a cold air. Will be getting tuned tomorrow, if your on facebook follow us to see all the details of it
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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Yea I soon plan to go about making 650 soon as well. I was going to take the route of Roto fab CAI, Pdaft Tri-Y headers, noweeds diverting system(for sound of course) all as a start.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #26
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JRE 75-150 RWHP....
That's the direction I plan going in the spring.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #27
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JRE 75-150 RWHP....
?? Can you explain what this is pls?
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So, Rotofab CAI, Pdaft Tri-Y headers, Zr1 Camshaft, and a tune couldnt get you 650?
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So, Rotofab CAI, Pdaft Tri-Y headers, Zr1 Camshaft, and a tune couldnt get you 650?
Plus a little boost, yes it can. But once you add all that up you're past the $2500 that the OP indicated was the budget.
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check out our thread here for an auto lsa car
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