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Old 05-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #26
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So with a CAI and high flow cats, we're probably looking at approx. 350 HP? That's not too shabby...
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #27
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too bad we cant get headers otherwise it'd be closer to 365hp, with mace working on CAM's in the near future we should be able to go north of 400 though
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It's good to see a fellow new member make a good thread. You are the kinda people we need on C5!

Not the 'Let's go street racing' type lol

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #29
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too bad we cant get headers otherwise it'd be closer to 365hp, with mace working on CAM's in the near future we should be able to go north of 400 though
I've been wondering, if we did get up to around that range, would the v6 transmission be capable of handling that on a daily basis without excessive wear?
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #30
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #31
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I've been wondering, if we did get up to around that range, would the v6 transmission be capable of handling that on a daily basis without excessive wear?
Honestly I think you will be fine. Now if you run the car down the road like a dragster that's a different story, but if you use it as a regular daily driver and gun it like normal like you would without all that HP you should be fine. But it is deffintly a good feeling knowing that you have a very powerful car!
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With cam shafts (when mace finishes them), CAI, high flow cats, and ported throttle body, it's looking like we may be able to get some serious power! It's exciting! lol
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With cam shafts (when mace finishes them), CAI, high flow cats, and ported throttle body, it's looking like we may be able to get some serious power! It's exciting! lol
maybe not serious power, but we'll be on the way to it
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I mean put a supercharger in it and well have the power!
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Superchargers or Turbochargers

I am looking at the 2012 lfx V6 to replace my 1995 LT1 Corvette. I am specifically interested in the LT2 package and was wondering if anyone had advice/info on the different options and whether they were worth the extra bucks?

Also, I would want to supercharge or turbocharge later...are there any products yet?

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #36
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I am looking at the 2012 lfx V6 to replace my 1995 LT1 Corvette. I am specifically interested in the LT2 package and was wondering if anyone had advice/info on the different options and whether they were worth the extra bucks?

Also, I would want to supercharge or turbocharge later...are there any products yet?

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I cant give you mcuh info on the 2LT because I never really looked at them because im getting the 2LS but give me a minute ill update the list with the SC and TT
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There you go I added one supercharger I dont have enough time to do more research but mor SC and TT's will be on there eventually
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too bad we cant get headers otherwise it'd be closer to 365hp
I sense a severe lack of understanding of bolt on mods and their benefits on with LFX owners....
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I am looking at the 2012 lfx V6 to replace my 1995 LT1 Corvette. I am specifically interested in the LT2 package and was wondering if anyone had advice/info on the different options and whether they were worth the extra bucks?

Also, I would want to supercharge or turbocharge later...are there any products yet?

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LT1 is an engine. 1LT is a trim model. LS1, LS2, LS3 are engines. 1LS and 2LS are trims. Don't confuse the two.
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Yea, sorry, I know that...I was more interested in if there were any dif's in suspension, exhaust, engine specs...I have trouble gettting detail like that in one place.
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Aside from whether it comes with an automatic or a manual, the 1LS to 2LT are all the same engine.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #43
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I sense a severe lack of understanding of bolt on mods and their benefits on with LFX owners....
I've noticed a couple posts that are a bit "off" as well...but we all have to start somewhere.

Concerning high flow cats and Headers....they basically go hand in hand (usually). If you COULD do LT headers, that would not add another 15 HP on top of the already 10 to 15 that high flow cats might provide. Intead they would work together like they do on the LLT providing somewhere between 15 to 20 total horsepower.

SOLO claims 15 HP for LLT for their HFC setup. So for the LFX, that should be fairly close which is why I say 10 to 15 HP. You guys are already getting better flow (from what GM claims anyway) via the integrated exhaust, so I would not expect more than that.

Now as we all know, once you start adding more and more bolt ons to your car, they almost always do not provide as much of a gain as they would on an otherwise stock car. That said, it shouldn't be unreasonable to expect at least 340HP with intake and HFC and maybe 350.

What we need is more LFX guys to get on the dyno with mods like this and see what they really do (with a base run as comparison...otherwise you really have no idea what you've gained).

I also think you guys should not downplay a tune...even you manual guys. A tune really seems to make the car more responsive and has been proven to add 13 HP on a stock LLT car. For 4 to 5 hundred bucks, thats really not much if any more expensive for the performance gained than some intakes and is less expensive than the SOLO HFCs. But as of now we still don't know what a tune does for the LFX. Could be something great, or could be a dud....who knows?

I still think you guys even with the small amount of mods available should be able to get some nice numbers.
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Nice write up KM. Also what about changing the gearing for us autos, 3.9?
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I'm with KM, don't underestimate what a tune can do for you, I had a trifecta tune done and added 20 RWHP. and as for CAI's ( I have one) but I do not believe their claims, look at their construction, The Stock CAI is very simular, so where is the gain?? maybe in the larger air Filter ?? but how much can that be? maybe 5 HP?? Dont believe all the claims, there's a manf. on this site that says 70Hp and 7 Mph gain from there chip for $60 or so. WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!! In my case my Camaro was running to rich, so a tune did wonders
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One of the beauty of LFX tuning is that you all have the option for HP tuners and EFI live. 2 of the biggest tuning gateways. This just opened up endless possibility for you guys. Now you have guys like tampa tuning that are actually waiting for HPT to finish up the edit function so they can start putting the V6 on the dyno, and you also have guys like ted here with JRE that is so well respected which I heard is also planning to put the V6 on the dyno once HPT finish up the last kinks for the LFX. Now imagine you have ted@JRE, Phil@Tampa, and vince@trifecta all tuning to get power out of this car. It will be like 3 tuning gods all dialing in with precision which mean there might be some awesome things coming out of tuning the new LFX. One guy that miss might get picked up by the other and vice versa. I'm not saying vince hasn't done everything he could, but you never know what the next man might have under his sleeve THE best thing about this is that you don't have to rely on anyone! now you have the opportunity to tune yourself Just don't blow up your car LOL.

Also, I hear so many peoples talking about integrated header is this and that. Don't worry about that. Almost all cars from now on are using integrated exhaust manifold design. It's more efficient and it save weight. There will always be something for something in this world of modding market
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I still got a little more to update on mylar but does anyone have any modifications that I could add up to the list?
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LFX + SLP CAI + Borla axle back

I installed ths SLP Blackwing tube combined with a K&N airfilter and the Borla axle back (#11776) exhaust on my 2012 2LT and the engine response is noticeably better. The acceleration is somewhat quicker - at least I think so. Due to the less restrictive air flow the engine runs smoother.
Next I will get a software tune to get the most out of the mods that I added!
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Where is Vince @ Trifecta located?
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