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Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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More Power - L99

I am looking to get some more power out of Starky, V8 L99. Currently she has a Volant CAI, resonator delete, Flowmaster 40's and a heavy right foot. I am waiting to receive my CNC Ported throttle body. What else can I get to increase HP without getting any type of "charge"/forced induction? Also keep in mind I live in CA and need to be able to pass smog testing! Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:07 AM   #2
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L99 to LS3 conversion.

CAM.

Underdrive pulley.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #3
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L99 to LS3 conversion.

CAM.

Underdrive pulley.
How much would I be looking to spend?


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Old 03-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #4
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3 or 4 grand. Maybe more.

My cam-heads package was over 5 grand.
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2 to 3 grand.
Ya not quite in the neighborhood for spending money like that. I am a college student, having a car like I do now is a huge plus as it is!
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There are other options. Im sure some one will be along shortly to discuss them.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:11 AM   #7
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Ya not quite in the neighborhood for spending money like that. I am a college student, having a car like I do now is a huge plus as it is!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #8
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Increasing HP is all related to getting air in and out without restriction or by induction. Depending on how much HP, supporting mods are required such a fueling upgrades and/or forged parts.

However, you can install higher gear ratio 3.9 or 4.1 along with a torque converter to enhance acceleration. Rare axle pushes, trailing arms and sway bars to eliminate wheel hop and to provide better hooking to the ground too.

At the end don't aim for cheap parts to save some money. always aim for quality
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:29 AM   #9
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1) You live in the "people's republic of California"
2) your a college student and you NEED to worry about a warranty and your education!
3) sell the Volant and get a rotofab or Haltech with the plastic tubing.
4) you can't cam or do Ls3 conversions unless you "know" somebody correct?

I'd leave it stock, but if you want more hp see #3 and some long tubes with a tune.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Shorty headers and hi flow cats. Those 2 will give you a nice bump. You will be looking to spend about $900 but you won't need to tune.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #11
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i have L99 tvs2300 and im dropping off my car this weekend
1.L99 to LS3 conversion
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3.ls7 lifters
4.american racing long tubes(no cats)
5.smaller pully
6.harmonic balance pully

grand total of $5,750.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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L99 to ls3 conversion,night fury cam,pushrods,dual.valve springs,3500 stall,cai,longtubes,headwork,and a tune grand total of 4,467.89 for @ 500rwhp thats my personal setup btw.
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Shorties will not be worth it if you ask me.
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I don't think he can use long tubes though.
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DONT DO THE LS3 conversion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy cow only people that dont understand say that...... keep vvt ditch afm/dod in the tune and the internals but keep the VVT cam for the love of the car....get a better intake with a scoop and long tubes. if you have the funds get a nice vvt cam and headwork and a tune by Ryne Cunningham at CMS.

keep your stock parts so you can put them back on for smog time and pass smog...bam
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please please please dont do the ls3 conversion....cant stress it enough the people that say do that say that because they dont understand or dont have a tuner that can do it....you have access to Ryne and he can do it right...vvt gooooooood!
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you could do our ported intake manifold we did testing on an independent dyno and picked up 10.1 rwhp on a completely bone stock car! had the stock paper air filter even. we charge $325 and offer paint options as well that a local custom paint/body shop does for us.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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I am looking to get some more power out of Starky, V8 L99. Currently she has a Volant CAI, resonator delete, Flowmaster 40's and a heavy right foot. I am waiting to receive my CNC Ported throttle body. What else can I get to increase HP without getting any type of "charge"/forced induction? Also keep in mind I live in CA and need to be able to pass smog testing! Thanks in advance guys!
What you need to do is post how much you are looking to spend and we can help lead you in the direction you want to go.

First off Litle is right you will get more power from the CAIs he suggested. You didnt really add power by the flowmaster and resin delete but if you add Some LT headers WITH some hi flow cats (to pass smog in CA) you will make a few HP. Then get a tune and that is about as far as you go with the less expensive horsepower bolt ons.

I just installed:
TSP VVT2 Cam package(just a stage 2 to keep factory stall)
DOD/AFM delete package

Trick is I installed myself so if you can do this you can do it for around 1600ish. If you can do the work!
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please please please dont do the ls3 conversion....cant stress it enough the people that say do that say that because they dont understand or dont have a tuner that can do it....you have access to Ryne and he can do it right...vvt gooooooood!
Lol he is right you can stay vvt too, but what I'm saying is that he also lives in that damn state lol.

OP how well connected are you?
Can you get LT's and a cam?
How mechanically inclined are you?
What is your budget bud?
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Lol he is right you can stay vvt too, but what I'm saying is that he also lives in that damn state lol.

OP how well connected are you?
Can you get LT's and a cam?
How mechanically inclined are you?
What is your budget bud?
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heck ill help him install his bolt ons then escort him to CMS for the tune since he is local to me
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That's awesome!!!
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Does CA have a visual inspection?
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to my knowledge yes and no. if you pass sniff a smog shop wont do anything else. if you piss of the right cop at the right time he can make you pop your hood. everything is illegal here even cai's.... pretty sad
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If they dont do a visual inspection I would vote for LT headers with high flow cats and a tune that will pass inspection. After that a good torque converter and after that some 3.70 gears or 3.91 gears. I dont know how I would live there. I like my car to be a certain way as well as my firearms.
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