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Old 04-23-2009, 03:43 PM   #15
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #16
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:09 PM   #17
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LS7. Already very proven and can add s/c to it later if you wanted.
Wasn't there a reason Chevy didn't use a SC version of the LS7 in the ZR1? Something about the walls were too thin to handle FI reliably.

Correct me if i'm wrong.....
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #18
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I'm going LS9, LS7 is great and a proven performer but I feel I can get pretty close to LS7 performance with some mods on the LS3.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #19
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Actually, the LS7 is not a motor...it's an engine.









Just ball bustin...
i was wondering who else would say something like that. Motors are electric, but all joking aside i would do the LS7. Good base line power, lots more on tap if needed.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:43 PM   #20
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here we go...............

the reason i didn't order my 2010 2SSRS earlier, is cuz i was going to wait for the LS7 Z28 next year. when GM gave the project the boot, i scrambled to get a 2010 ASAP.

if GM now decides to build the LS7 for the projected $42k - $45k pricetag....i'll be bent....

as for your question.......................LS7 (bulletproof)
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #21
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I'd go LS7 ALL THE WAY!!!
Just something about a N/A engine!! Especially an LS7 427.
Is there talk something like this might be coming down the pike?!?!?
I would LOVE to have that option.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:13 PM   #22
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LS9 no question. Don't get me wrong, the LS7 is a fantastic motor and will go down as one of the best of our time. I'll admit I'm partial to boost and the potential of the LS9 is ridiculous (who wants a 700hp bolt on car, I do!). GT500's wouldn't have a prayer.
so how much more potential, exactly, does the LS9 have over the GT500 engine? I'm curious.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #23
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I am truly shocked at how many of you are choosing the engine that is either 50 HP or 130 HP down from LSA/LS9.

I've driven the CTS-V with the LSA. A car slightly heavier than a Camaro. SIGN ME UP!!!!

I think the LS7 would leave you wanting just a teeeeny bit more. But a guy who worked for me bought one of the first C6 Z06s. Cam, port and polish, headers. 500+ at the rear wheel. But NOT a ZR-1 and not even close or so I am told by those that have driven his car and the ZR-1.

Boy that was a long way to say I'd take the LSA.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #24
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so how much more potential, exactly, does the LS9 have over the GT500 engine? I'm curious.
Irrelevant.

IF GM released a version with the LSA or LS9 as a stock option it would be more powerful that what is currently available in the GT500
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I'm not possitive on the full potential of the LS9, however Lingenfelter gets a 12% increase in HP in the LSA for 2k. So if that would hold true they could safely give a LS9 about 720 HP. Just speculation on my part.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #26
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so how much more potential, exactly, does the LS9 have over the GT500 engine? I'm curious.
Here we go again, everybody sit back and enjoy. This is gonna turn into something special I just know it.
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I'm not possitive on the full potential of the LS9, however Lingenfelter gets a 12% increase in HP in the LSA for 2k. So if that would hold true they could safely give a LS9 about 720 HP. Just speculation on my part.
Im sure you can get MUCH MUCH more than 12% increase. A pulley change alone + tune (< $1000) will get you that.

Im just curious of this potential though.
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Here we go again, everybody sit back and enjoy. This is gonna turn into something special I just know it.
SSinster says this:
"LS9 no question. Don't get me wrong, the LS7 is a fantastic motor and will go down as one of the best of our time. I'll admit I'm partial to boost and the potential of the LS9 is ridiculous (who wants a 700hp bolt on car, I do!). GT500's wouldn't have a prayer."

and you quote me as the bad guy? I'm just curious as to how much potential does each engine really have.
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