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Old 10-01-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation All the hype about the ls9

everyone is so hyper about the ls9 in a camaro. if u goto youtube and look up ls9 camaro it is only puttin out like 645hp thats not worth it for the extra 20,000 engine in it. i know someone who could get me above 700hp with 20,000. He has built engines gettin 1175hp on pump gas. no lie. u guys go buy u an ls9 and im tellin you your gunna regret it. unless you just have the money to throw around i wouldnt bother. although it sounds good and is a cool thing to talk about.

heres the link. not my vid but interesting.
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You can't get a factory warrenty from your buddy, can you? No point having all that power if it's gonna void the warrenty and break stuff.
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After your buddies engine expires the LS9 will keep on going like the energizer bunny.


Anyone can make big power for a short period of time. Lets see him go through the durability test that GM does.

The LS9 is a great engine considering the total package.



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After your buddies engine expires the LS9 will keep on going like the energizer bunny.


Anyone can make big power for a short period of time. Lets see him go through the durability test that GM does.

The LS9 is a great engine considering the total package.



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And not to mention the LS9 is the base engine, can get a lot more power from it whereas your 'buddies' engine is maxed out already
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yes, 645hp is so little........



I doubt many people on this forum would be able to handle it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:17 PM   #9
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I doubt many people on this forum would be able to handle it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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You can't get a factory warrenty from your buddy, can you? No point having all that power if it's gonna void the warrenty and break stuff.
very true but he does it all professionally and like every engine if u take care of it, itll last longer.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #11
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After your buddies engine expires the LS9 will keep on going like the energizer bunny.


Anyone can make big power for a short period of time. Lets see him go through the durability test that GM does.

The LS9 is a great engine considering the total package.



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lol yea well hes had a lot of success with what he does ill have to ask him what tests he runs
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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yes, 645hp is so little........



I doubt many people on this forum would be able to handle it.
very true. im glad i made a thread everyone wanted to respond to that was my aim.
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You are comparing apples and oranges here. A factory engine that meets emissions and is warrantied for 5 years 100,000 miles that makes LS9 power is a true engineering marvel. On pump gas no less.

Yep you can get a bunch more power for a lot less than 20,000 but I doubt it's steetable like the LS9, which is a ***** cat I'm told (confirm Junkie?) when tooling about town.

LS9 will fire up in the heat, in cold in the rain and in the snow.

So it's ok if you want more, but there is really no technical basis for knocking the LS9.
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You are comparing apples and oranges here. A factory engine that meets emissions and is warrantied for 5 years 100,000 miles that makes LS9 power is a true engineering marvel. On pump gas no less.

Yep you can get a bunch more power for a lot less than 20,000 but I doubt it's steetable like the LS9, which is a ***** cat I'm told (confirm Junkie?) when tooling about town.

LS9 will fire up in the heat, in cold in the rain and in the snow.

So it's ok if you want more, but there is really no technical basis for knocking the LS9.
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Don't forget, besides being a dependable and durable engine, the LS9 passes all 50 states emissions tests.

A modified engine isn't going to be smog legal.
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lol yea well hes had a lot of success with what he does ill have to ask him what tests he runs
Can I ask what company he works for? (Is it TOM NELSON by any chance?) I am not doubting what you say. THANKS!
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everyone is so hyper about the ls9 in a camaro. if u goto youtube and look up ls9 camaro it is only puttin out like 645hp thats not worth it for the extra 20,000 engine in it. i know someone who could get me above 700hp with 20,000. He has built engines gettin 1175hp on pump gas. no lie. u guys go buy u an ls9 and im tellin you your gunna regret it. unless you just have the money to throw around i wouldnt bother. although it sounds good and is a cool thing to talk about.

heres the link. not my vid but interesting.

Builds engines from scratch or modifies existing engines? The LS9 is a handmade engine.. That's one reason their is such a price on it. Go look at ZR1. Remove engine cover, the name of the guy who built it should be stamped on engine.

Any wrench monkey can improve on something already there. Takes alot to build from scratch.
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After your buddies engine expires the LS9 will keep on going like the energizer bunny.


Anyone can make big power for a short period of time. Lets see him go through the durability test that GM does.

The LS9 is a great engine considering the total package.



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Now although I agree that this thread is a pile of crap...

Your statement is not completely true. The LS9 is a great engine but it isnt the end all be all engine and it also doesnt mean that custom built engines dont last as long at high horsepower levels.

I sold my 2003 Z06 two years ago to buy a new one. I was running a 408 with a YSI setup on it for 80K miles making over 800rwhp with not a hiccup. And it cost me less then 20K to build that engine with the blower, fuel system and other supporting parts. With the Trans and Diff I had about 25K worth of aftermarket parts total into it. But it was built right and bulletproof and with stood being driven in an hot climate on a daily basis for a few years and many miles with no problems. The guy who currently owns the car just rolled 100K on it and other then replacing a clutch the car still runs flawlessly.
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After your buddies engine expires the LS9 will keep on going like the energizer bunny.


Anyone can make big power for a short period of time. Lets see him go through the durability test that GM does.

The LS9 is a great engine considering the total package.



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if i had a 5th gen with an ls9 I would drive around with this all day to wave it at any challengers (not the car, people)

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You are comparing apples and oranges here. A factory engine that meets emissions and is warrantied for 5 years 100,000 miles that makes LS9 power is a true engineering marvel. On pump gas no less.

Yep you can get a bunch more power for a lot less than 20,000 but I doubt it's steetable like the LS9, which is a ***** cat I'm told (confirm Junkie?) when tooling about town.

LS9 will fire up in the heat, in cold in the rain and in the snow.

So it's ok if you want more, but there is really no technical basis for knocking the LS9.
My friends do this all the time, more hp more hp but have to work on them when the weather changes, timeing gets off and when trying to cruise they sound really bad and are jumping all arond cause all those engines want is more speed.
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