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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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Old 03-08-2013, 02:27 AM   #5
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 02:45 AM   #6
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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!
You gotta pay to play.
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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
2.Cam
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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Old 03-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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Shorties will not be worth it if you ask me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #14
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I don't think he can use long tubes though.
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