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Old 02-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Could u basically say the ZL1 comes with a Ls9 motor?

I know it isn't but it's basically based off of it... Lol
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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No...The LS9 is distinctly different from the LSA.

If you were hoping to show off...you could say it has the same engine as the Corvette ZR1...technically, that's true...they're the same idea: insane output, supercharged 6.2L V8...But don't call it something it's not. The LS9 is a marvel.

Though...I've found that every time I explain the engine in "this car I'm getting" as a 6.2L supercharged V8 putting out 580 hp....it leaves many "regular folk" speechless. (You could even round up to 600hp, if you wanted )
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No...The LS9 is distinctly different from the LSA.

If you were hoping to show off...you could say it has the same engine as the Corvette ZR1...technically, that's true...they're the same idea: insane output, supercharged 6.2L V8...But don't call it something it's not. The LS9 is a marvel.

Though...I've found that every time I explain the engine in "this car I'm getting" as a 6.2L supercharged V8 putting out 580 hp....it leaves many "regular folk" speechless. (You could even round up to 600hp, if you wanted )
So basically you could get away with sugar coating it ? (; lol haha
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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It's "basic"ally an LS3.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Its just as much as an LS9 as it is an LS3 lol
Its an LSA, and an LSA is one badass engine. Show the LSA off proudly
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Is an Ss basically a zl1? No.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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Similar by virtue of being a supercharged 6.2 assembly line engine versus a 6.2 supercharged hand built engine. Another 50 horses and a few exotic forged parts and the LSA would be closer. Still it will be a lot of fun to drive.
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An LSA is an LS9 in the same way that a Camaro is a G8. That is to say, it isn't.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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An LSA is an LS9 in the same way that a Camaro is a G8. That is to say, it isn't.
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An LSA is an LS9 in the same way that a Camaro is a G8. That is to say, it isn't.
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No. They are not the same engine. There are many, many differences that make the ls9 a much more potent engine. The LSA is great enough, no reason to try to make it out as an ls9.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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okay one more time.

LS3 n/a 6.2L 10.47 compression
nodular iron crank
poweder metal rods
Hypereutectic pistons

LSA 6.2L
eaton TVS 1.9L
9.0 compression
forged crank
powerder metal rods
hypereutectic pistons

LS9
eaton TVS 2.3L
9.1 compression
forged crank
titanium rods
forged pistons

they are all different engines really even though the block, bore and stroke are the same. I hink the heads are the same as well. they all have key differences. Cams are different. the LS9 with titainum rods, forged pistons, 6600rpm redline is by far the best of the bunch and the most expensive. go figure.

that being said if you price the crate motors like I have been for doing an older camaro resto mod it would be hard on any kind of rational budget to entertain the price of an LS9.
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