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Old 08-02-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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Post If Only 420 Hp?

If the Camaro SS will only get 420 hp will you tune the engine?
If you are thinking about it, Hennessey performance engineering will do it for you. Anything from 500hp.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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Absolutely. While that's a good amount of power, I need more. Hopefully, if a supercharged version doesn't make it, GM will offer a TVS1900 or 2300 through GMPP that I can bolt onto the car.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Screw Hennessey, if you have that much money to burn I say go Lingenfelter, that way you will actually get what you pay for. And considering what the LS3 puts down with just a cam swap there is no need to take it them for just 500hp.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #4
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If 420HP isn't enough for me, the first place I'll contact would be Tom Henry.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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420 is plenty for me, although I'd love to put a cam in it for the loping sound... I just can't risk voiding the warranty, so it's a no-can-doer.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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I'm with Chocolate, If when I receive mine and 420 just isn't what I'm needing.... I'm taking a trip to Lingenfelter performance.

they'll have a twin turbo version i'm pretty sure.... I'd love to see what kind of body kit they'll come out with for it.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:46 PM   #7
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Cam is nice, but you'll enjoy (1) new gear ratios (4.10's) (2) Long tube headers + exhaust all the way back...

They say the gear change feels like an 60 - 80 HP improvment, then the headers and exhaust gives you the actual HP's and the rumbling V8 sound we all want...most don't do more than this. This can be done for less than 5g's and it feels and sounds like a beast!

This is what all the Vette guys do to there LS3...they say its the best bang for your buck.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:25 PM   #8
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well, 422 is not bad, but i'm not about to spend 5-10 grand on a supercharger, headers and full exhaust system. I'll stick to some simpler bolt ons and computer changes--a custom tune, reprogram computer, a K&N CAI and a cat-back exhaust which may give me all together a modest 50 hp.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #9
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Even with the obscene weight, 422 should be more than enough. Besides, with the CARB police out looking for any excuse to steal your money, I figure its more worthwhile to go for suspension, braking, and most importantly weight reduction mods.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:33 PM   #10
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I'll at least tune the engine, but I don't know if I'll do that and upgrade cam, exhaust, etc. until after warranty though.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:33 PM   #11
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I have talked to Lingenfelter....They can't wait to get their hands on the car!
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:35 PM   #12
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I'll pass on Hennessey as well. I have heard TERRIBLE things about them, and I've read even worse forum posts from John Hennessey himself. The man, if he can even be called that, will NOT have my business, that's for sure.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:42 PM   #13
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what did you hear about john hennessey?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:50 PM   #14
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LPE performance is the only way I will go. STS sounds good, but a supercharger just says "blow me"!
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what did you hear about john hennessey?
That he had people's cars sitting in his shop for months AFTER the promised delivery date. He has parted out customer's cars for cash to work on other cars. He let one of his mechanics take a customer's vette for a spin and his mechanic crashed the vette and totally killed the entire front end, (there was a post about that on the vette forums, with pictures and everything.) He has called customers demanding more money than the initial price. I'm sure there's more, its been a few months since I read all of this.


Edit: Not to mention I've read several forum posts from him on a..I think it might have been a dodge forum... anyway, he was totally unprofessional, he was verbally attacking several of the forum members and using so much profanity that the forum mods had to remove his supplier status and ban him from the boards.

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:52 PM   #16
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what did you hear about john hennessey?
same things about saleen. overpriced products for underpowered results
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:55 PM   #17
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well engine wise he does a damn good job at it I took my Ford GT to him so he could tune it for a 750hp and that is exactly what I got.
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