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Old 07-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any feedback (good or bad) on performance upgrade parts they have bought from either Hennessey or Lingenfelter? I was surprised to see a HUGE price difference (approx. $4k) between the HPE550 package and Lingenfelter's version.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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I can only say buyer beware. Do your background research before spending your hard earned money. Lingenfelter is well known in the Corvette community. Their reputation is impeccable. I won't throw dirt. Do a simple google search for past lawsuits and it is really eye opening. Let the facts speak for themselves.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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I think the biggest factor for me is the dollar ammount.

I'm only interested in the power numbers. Not hoods or body kits, or special wheels. I just want the HP. So with that I'm leaning towards Lingenfelter.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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I agree with GTAHVIT. Lingenfelter is all about performance. You do not see unnecessary components in their builds that detract from performance.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Lingenfelter has been a great company for me so far. They endure my emails and calls almost every other day. I should hopefully have my car back from them this weekend to let you know how it is. The reputation was the big deciding factor for me. Hennessey seems like a decent company also but I have always associated them with Dodge and Lingenfelter with Chevy, even though I am sure they work on different cars.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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I can only say buyer beware. Do your background research before spending your hard earned money. Lingenfelter is well known in the Corvette community. Their reputation is impeccable. I won't throw dirt. Do a simple google search for past lawsuits and it is really eye opening. Let the facts speak for themselves.
I agree Lingenfelter is popular in the Corvette Community. Money is one thing because if it isnt done right the first time it will end up costing you more money in the long run.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:51 PM   #7
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We have built and delivered over 15 supercharged Camaros in the last 6 weeks. We would be more than glad to give references to anyone interested in our packages. One of the last HPE550 Camaro's we built ran 11.9 in the 1/4 mile on street tires.

LPE builds a great product and you wont go wrong with them either.
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I can only say buyer beware. Do your background research before spending your hard earned money. Lingenfelter is well known in the Corvette community. Their reputation is impeccable. I won't throw dirt. Do a simple google search for past lawsuits and it is really eye opening. Let the facts speak for themselves.

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #9
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Everyone gets a clean slate here. I'm not saying your shouldn't do your research. But we won't bash any vendors on this forum.

And No, we don't have any sponsors so I'm not defending anyone for any alterior motive.

Back on topic,

Pros and Cons for each package.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:27 PM   #10
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Does anyone have any feedback (good or bad) on performance upgrade parts they have bought from either Hennessey or Lingenfelter? I was surprised to see a HUGE price difference (approx. $4k) between the HPE550 package and Lingenfelter's version.
Give me a couple weeks and I'll share my opinion on the Lingenfelter supercharger. I was impressed with the package and with the folks from LPE that I've been dealing with.
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Lingenfelter has been a great company for me so far. They endure my emails and calls almost every other day. I should hopefully have my car back from them this weekend to let you know how it is...
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Give me a couple weeks and I'll share my opinion on the Lingenfelter supercharger...
Yes, PLEASE share both of your experiences!

Also, if there is anyone who has purchased one of the HPE packages, would love to hear your comments too.

I'm going to be buying one or the other, so the more information I have before making my decision, the better!
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We have built and delivered over 15 supercharged Camaros in the last 6 weeks. We would be more than glad to give references to anyone interested in our packages. One of the last HPE550 Camaro's we built ran 11.9 in the 1/4 mile on street tires...
Can you provide some reasons as to why the HPE550 package with installation is being priced so much higher than the comparable LPE package?
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Wow is all I can say after I googled Viper Tuner...
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Can you provide some reasons as to why the HPE550 package with installation is being priced so much higher than the comparable LPE package?
to cover all the bandwidth costs due to posting rebuttals to your posts. lol.

do you see LPE posting on forums all the time, except for their own?
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Also, if there is anyone who has purchased one of the HPE packages, would love to hear your comments too.
I have a Hennessey package on its way for install when the car gets here. Will let you know. James and John have been completely helpful, so add one under the column for good experience. LPE looks like it has just a good a rep, but they were not able to deliver the product when I wanted it and Hennessey was.

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I don't think you can go wrong with either company. It seems to me that Hennessey has been an active member of this forum and is doing some good stuff early on. Lingenfelter pretty much speaks for themselves and are a great company with a great reputation.

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I don't think you can go wrong with either company. It seems to me that Hennessey has been an active member of this forum and is doing some good stuff early on. Lingenfelter pretty much speaks for themselves and are a great company with a great reputation.

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I like that Hennessey has spent a lot of time here offering information; I can see they want sales too, however, they've been really active here, which is important to me, FWIW. Every GM fan has heard of Lingenfelter and they have a great rep', but it'd be nice to get a voice from over there, admittedly.

I think it comes down to service and numbers. We'll be likely getting results from cars from both companies and I can't wait for numbers. I too am more interested in spending money on performance, but looks matter too
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Off topic question that has been bugging me.

You guys that are dumping 10k on a SC..... I assume you paid cash for your car right? I'm a "pay it off" before modding guy. Don't see the point in dumping 10k on a car ifyou still owe 30k+interest.

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Off topic question that has been bugging me.

You guys that are dumping 10k on a SC..... I assume you paid cash for your car right? I'm a "pay it off" before modding guy. Don't see the point in dumping 10k on a car ifyou still owe 30k+interest.

Sorry for the off topic.
Not 10K, I paid $6500 is all. I also paid the vehicle off but only because the interest rate was almost 9%. ANything under 5% and I can get a better rate investing the money and financing the car.

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I prefer to spend the money while I'm still paying a monthly payment, lol. I uust can't afford nor do I have the patience to wait.

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LPE participates on this forum..just shoot them a PM and they will get right back to you. Hennessey is hard charging forward...at the end of the day you have to make a decision that you are most comfortable with.
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As Ive said, LPE does great work. I've known Graham and Jason for a long time as well as JL back in the day. So I have seen their stuff first hand and its always impressed me.

With that being said, I will let our work speak for itself as well:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34613
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First time I saw these drawings ... Nice!

http://www.lingenfelter.com/engine-p...ody-components

Hennessey car is looking good too...Time will tell, the initial builds from both are looking good.
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Off topic question that has been bugging me.

You guys that are dumping 10k on a SC..... I assume you paid cash for your car right? I'm a "pay it off" before modding guy. Don't see the point in dumping 10k on a car if you still owe 30k+interest.

Sorry for the off topic.
I walked into 3 dealers on the 3rd of July and offered all 3 to write a check for MSRP. All started at $8000.00 over. By the time I walked away, they were all down to 1500 over. Told em all I would pay MSRP but not a penny over. One of em called me on the 4th and said they would take MSRP. Got a ride up there and wrote em a check. Week later, sent 50% of the package cost to LPE. Pay the rest at pickup. Don't believe in loans. That's what has our country in trouble right now. Too many ding dongs over financed.
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