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Old 03-19-2012, 08:59 AM   #8654
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I agree the LS3 is gasping for air. Also notice the big gains when the headers are added allowing it to exhale better. The better torque is due to it being a larger engine. The thing that I was shocked about was the standard 302's HP number stock. Very impressive, more than the 376 SS. I'm assuming the cams are very aggressive in the 302.
The LS3's L92 cylinder heads are a marvelous high performance design and can take in much more air than the engineers will allow due to the tame cam grind, intake plenum and fuel delivery system. It's not restricted per se, just underfed with fuel and air going in. Chevy engines, traditionally even back with the generation 1 small blocks, were underpowered and responded surprisingly well with a bigger cam, intake, fuel delivery and street headers. Same goes for the LS3. It needs a more aggressive cam, larger intake plenum, MAF, fuel injectors and round tube tuned exhaust "manifolds". This can be done and kept within EPA reg's. It should be done from the factory IMHO and leave little room for the SEM's. I think it's a good guess that Ford builds theirs on a more agressive scale, however I have never put any time or effort into high performance Ford products.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #8655
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I would suggest that HP sells cars, Torque sells trucks and lap times win races.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #8657
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #8658
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #8659
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Ask Pete about the Volt,
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #8660
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Ask Pete about the Volt,
he wants to build for racing...
Im sure his first response will be...... NEEDS lowering.....
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #8661
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Im sure his first response will be...... NEEDS lowering.....
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A formal request was made, today, for the Governor to officially change the name of this great State. Seems as though a State Business Development request was received that, if the State officially changes its name, an influx of Business Capital from the States of Texas and Michigan will be forthcoming. This request was made on behalf of PEDDERS USA, and it's princpal, Mr. Peter Basica. The name change suggested?

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No official response has been made but, since this is an election year, it is felt that, perhaps, the suggestion will be put on the ballet as a public referendum...

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #8662
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Pete should definitely get to work on a line of Pedders accessories for this car...



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Old 03-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #8663
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Pete should definitely get to work on a line of Pedders accessories for this car...



...I think so Fen... Almost everythings able to be modded today...besides....the car is sooooo darn...well, ummm, ok as my wife would say....cute....<ok ..I really meant I think it's cute too>
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It's probably one of the better looking city cars out there. The EV variant could be pretty fun to drive...
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #8665
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It's probably one of the better looking city cars out there. The EV variant could be pretty fun to drive...
....looks like it has the potential to go super-Sonic....
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #8666
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #8667
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Dual overhead cams eh.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #8668
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #8669
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...and that's a post Scarrzz would approve of I quite am sure of....cams and all...! Well, in absentia I imagine there would be no objections with the present audience's approval ......perhaps some Nose Art could be in order as a suggestion for a future special edition?
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There's been a change of culture around this joint. Can't quite put my finger in... er ON it.
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