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Old 01-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Best to 500HP

So... I am going to a shop tomaro to talk to the guys about the best way to get to 500HP. They said they would be able to put a package together to get me to 500..

Just wondering what you all think is the best to get to 500RWHP in the LS3?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Don't try to be cheap when modding cars. I assume you mean 500rwhp?

If you have an LS3 there have been a few that have done it with full bolt ons and a cam. You're looking at around $5k~ in parts and labor.

If you are an L99 only way to hit 500rwhp is with spray or boosted.

Don't fixate over hp numbers though. With only about 430rwhp my car trapped 118.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Hey, I do mean 500rwhp and I am sorry I do have a LS3 and 5K would be a perfect price as you are correct I dont want cheap parts.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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To get close to 500 rwhp, you will need a big cam, ported or aftermarket heads, underdrive pulley, ported throttle body and or intake manifold, and of course headers, cold air kit and tune. Or you can go FI or spray.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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With a big cam and supporting mods you should be able to touch 500rwhp.

I think the GX6 cam will get you around there 480-503rwhp.

A much cheaper route would be bolt ons with a shot of nitrous.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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To get close to 500 rwhp, you will need a big cam, ported or aftermarket heads, underdrive pulley, ported throttle body and or intake manifold, and of course headers, cold air kit and tune.
And that will fit your $5k bill.

What are your goals? Gonna race, show, cruise, daily drive?

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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Ok how much would it cost to get to lets say 454RWHP also where is a good place to get a loan for performace? To be honest I am gonna use it for cruzie, show, show drag at the strip. it is in storage for the winter so its not my daily driver at all...
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
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Don't get a loan for performance lol.

What's up with everyone trying to get themselves into debt!?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
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lol I know... I just wanted to get my car sound better and mean and some more power.... I make good money, but I am not good at saving lol or should I just wait
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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Im at 436 with just cam 235/247 113 and headers. Stock intake. Cam makes thr car way louder. Most people dont know that. For the cam and headers i am in around 1400. Pretty cheap


Cheap pacesetter headers
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
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Dont finance the mods, not a good way to go. You gotta pay to play, what happems if you blow the motor?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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Ok so how about a badass cam, with headers and a cat back system?? o should I del cats to?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #13
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First and most important question... Do you want it to drive like stock? With a large cam you need to relearn how to drive stick.

If stock - blower is a good starting point.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #14
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Ok how much would it cost to get to lets say 454RWHP also where is a good place to get a loan for performace? To be honest I am gonna use it for cruzie, show, show drag at the strip. it is in storage for the winter so its not my daily driver at all...
I think a more modest goal would fit you best, to start with. A good cam, cold air intake, headers, maybe pulley will get you 460 rwhp easy. That way, you save money on ported heads and manifold. You can always add those later when you want to squeeze out some more ponies.

But for your shop, ask for: cam (and supporting valvetrain, if needed), good headers, and a good CAI (and ported throttle body since it's cheap and people like it). I figure you'd be in for $3k for +80-100rwhp. Heads/manifold may cost you another $2k for maybe another +20rwhp.

Point is, you can have a beast for about $3k with room to grow when you get the itch.

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