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Old 06-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Anyone thinking of dropping an LS9 into their SS?

Wouldn't that be something. Only thought would be the hood clearance for the supercharger.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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I think this has been discussed in here before, along with the thought of dropping in an LS7.

Also, someone mentioned that the s/c would fit under the stock hood on the LS3 and LS7, LS9 isn't any taller (san s/c) is it? So it stands to reason that the 9 with s/c would fit just fine under the stock hood as well.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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Cost is to much, as talked about elsewhere around here. Putting a s/c on the LS3 is MUCH more cost effective.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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Not too sure cost has anything to do with it for some people.
Hell, if I had the extra money I'd drop an LS7 or LS9 into one as well.
A stock 9 is better all-around than a modified LS3 IMNSHO
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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It's not just a matter of being expensive. Let's say it will cost you $25,000 to do it (I think I heard the motor costs about $20g's). For that money with the LS9 you'll get 650 hp. You could achieve that power level for far less money. Or, you could exceed that power level for the same or less money. The only reason I could see that someone would do it is if they have a lot of money laying around and they want to be able to tell people that it's the motor from the ZR1. But to each his/her own!
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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a few people on here is already dropping ls7's in
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
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I'd like to see the cost associated with rebuilding the current LS3 with forged internals and dropping the compression a bit to support more boost. I can't imagine that would cost as much as a brand new LS9.

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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After our current series of bolt on modifications I will install an LS9.

With a aftermarket cam and a set of Kooks 2" headers it should be 700+ horsepower.

It looks like late August or early September is when I have rough sheduled.

Lingenfelter should have the fuel pump controller done long before then.

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #10
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i will get a body in white and install an LS7 only because it is naturally aspirated. the LS9 is just a supercharged LS3.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #11
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the LS9 is just a supercharged LS3.
...with a forged crank, titanium rods, forged pistons, cnc heads, diff camshafts, and is hand built... essentially though you're right.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:29 PM   #12
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...with a forged crank, titanium rods, forged pistons, cnc heads, diff camshafts, and is hand built... essentially though you're right.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:38 PM   #13
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We are presently doing the LS9 swap into the 2010 Camaro... Very fun project to say the least!
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #14
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i will get a body in white and install an LS7 only because it is naturally aspirated. the LS9 is just a supercharged LS3.
No it's not, you don't really think that right?
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:24 PM   #15
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...with a forged crank, titanium rods, forged pistons, cnc heads, diff camshafts, and is hand built... essentially though you're right.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #16
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why waste the money? Drop a Magna Charger on it, have the close same thing for less....
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:51 PM   #17
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why waste the money? Drop a Magna Charger on it, have the close same thing for less....
That's what I'm wondering. Running less boost, you're making about the same power as a stock LS9. It's my understanding the intercooler plates for the LS9 are a little restrictive in order to get hood clearance, so I'm thinking if I had the $$$, I'd see if I could get an LS9 longblock and throw a TVS 2300 on it, turn the boost up to 10 psi, and have a lot of fun. I don't know if you can get an LS9 shortblock (I doubt it since it's hand-built) but that's what I'd look into first.

Either way - that sounds like a bad@$$ conversion
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That's what I'm wondering. Running less boost, you're making about the same power as a stock LS9. It's my understanding the intercooler plates for the LS9 are a little restrictive in order to get hood clearance, so I'm thinking if I had the $$$, I'd see if I could get an LS9 longblock and throw a TVS 2300 on it, turn the boost up to 10 psi, and have a lot of fun. I don't know if you can get an LS9 shortblock (I doubt it since it's hand-built) but that's what I'd look into first.

Either way - that sounds like a bad@$$ conversion
It would be a "Cool" conversion, however the cost would be astronomical IMHO. The factory LS3 will run on 8-10 psi, make the same power and live for 100K if tuned properly.
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It would be a "Cool" conversion, however the cost would be astronomical IMHO. The factory LS3 will run on 8-10 psi, make the same power and live for 100K if tuned properly.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:33 PM   #21
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I'm a NA guy so have no intention or desire for the LS9 although in the CA region post I have hit a stumbleing block for my desired engine it is the CA engine swap thread if anyone can offer any advice words of wisdom or recommendations here is the link...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26629
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #22
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We already have an LS9 sitting in a new cyber gray Camaro. It is quite a project and expensive but it is being done. I will post some pics when I get a chance.

Adding a Magnuson blower, headers, exhaust and a tune is a lot easier way to get to 600 hp. If you want 650 hp then do heads and cam.
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We already have an LS9 sitting in a new cyber gray Camaro. It is quite a project and expensive but it is being done. I will post some pics when I get a chance.

Adding a Magnuson blower, headers, exhaust and a tune is a lot easier way to get to 600 hp. If you want 650 hp then do heads and cam.
Cool than post pics!
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LS9 drop in would require a new trans and rear end correct? would love to see pics.
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