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Old 09-22-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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mods to get the Maro ls3 back to 436 hp

those anyone know how to get the 8 hp back on the camaros LS3 ? Also will the exhaust system made for the corvette said to increase an extra 6 hp would it also work in the camaro? I'm thinking theses mods can get me and extra 14 hp right of the bat. my goal is to get 500 hp,

but the very first thing I'm going to do is take the hideous engine covers that the camero currently has. get new ones
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:52 AM   #2
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You could probably get back 20-hp off a decent cold air intake kit alone. K&N makes cold air kits for the Challenger and GT500 that add more than 20 horses.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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You could probably get back 20-hp off a decent cold air intake kit alone. K&N makes cold air kits for the Challenger and GT500 that add more than 20 horses.
That and throw some Royal Purple oil in.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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here is the deal. the corvette and the camaro are going to share the ls3 and the same engine ordering code. it costs more money for them having two different models of the same engine laying around. so really the engine will be downgraded on paper but it should be the same engine. its more of a marketing thing, they want people to buy the v8 with the afm so the need to close the hp gap so it looks more competitive. thats just my opinion
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I'm sure the CAI and catback will get you to at least the 436.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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All you really need to do is tune it, but why tune something you haven't modified? Make sure to add a good exhaust, headers, and an intake (ignore intake if you plan on forced induction).
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #7
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those anyone know how to get the 8 hp back on the camaros LS3 ? Also will the exhaust system made for the corvette said to increase an extra 6 hp would it also work in the camaro? I'm thinking theses mods can get me and extra 14 hp right of the bat. my goal is to get 500 hp,

but the very first thing I'm going to do is take the hideous engine covers that the camero currently has. get new ones
You won't feel 8hp, especially at the crank. And you can't fit an exhaust made for one car to another. It just doesn't work. It's routed differently, the hangers are in different locations, the length will be wrong......... just no. It'll be like trying to put 17" tires on an 18" rim. You just don't do it.

You want to make more power than an LS3 C6? Intake/Headers/Exhaust. You want to make 500 at the crank? Add a cam and valvetrain to that. You can do this all for 5000 dollars, and that gets you everything. Intake, Headers, Cat-Back, Cam, Valve Springs, Rockers, Tune, & Clutch (You're gonna need a clutch if you plan on pushing the car). Additional bonus....great sound and possibly a nice lopey idle. Lets people know you mean business.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #8
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In some pictures that came out a while back, the V6 had an X-pipe. But the new performance cat-back picture shows only one pipe. Hopefully the picture was just a generic one. The V8 is going to have an X-pipe isnt it? I hated that damn Y-pipe.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:15 PM   #9
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Did anyone else notice the $3K+ custom billet intake on the Lingenfelter? Those add some HP and drivability (similar to a ITB setup) for HUGE cost...

Also K&N's have been proven to let more dirt through at the cost of increased airflow. Paper filters have been proven (LS1 style) to 500+ HP without sand making it to your cylinder walls and valves...
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Did anyone else notice the $3K+ custom billet intake on the Lingenfelter? Those add some HP and drivability (similar to a ITB setup) for HUGE cost...

Also K&N's have been proven to let more dirt through at the cost of increased airflow. Paper filters have been proven (LS1 style) to 500+ HP without sand making it to your cylinder walls and valves...
For the money, Harrop will sell you their ITB setup. Well, for an extra grand or two. And even if you don't know anyone who can tune it, it's still frakking awesome.





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how much hp gain is that harrop setup supposed to give?
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:56 PM   #12
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how much hp gain is that harrop setup supposed to give?
None. It just gives you p33n0rz size.

I am of the opinion that FAST makes the best choice (price, design, gains, quality) for aftermarket LS intakes.
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that intak would be fierce for a twin turbo set up
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I think a cat-back and/or intake will get you that and more.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #15
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You could probably get back 20-hp off a decent cold air intake kit alone. K&N makes cold air kits for the Challenger and GT500 that add more than 20 horses.
I've had several experts say the K/N lets too many particles through and especially if you use it dry and they don't work well without oil. All the tuning sensors now days also can sense the hydrocarbons in the filter oil and allow the ECM to mistakenly give you a bad tune. The recommended solution is a Wix dry racing filter. This may be open for argument but sounds realistic unless someone can say otherwise. I work around equipment that can detect 1 PPM hydrocarbon in the atmosphere so this sounds valid to me.
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I've had several experts say the K/N lets too many particles through and especially if you use it dry and they don't work well without oil. All the tuning sensors now days also can sense the hydrocarbons in the filter oil and allow the ECM to mistakenly give you a bad tune. The recommended solution is a Wix dry racing filter. This may be open for argument but sounds realistic unless someone can say otherwise. I work around equipment that can detect 1 PPM hydrocarbon in the atmosphere so this sounds valid to me.
i will have to look into that, have you used one yourself? just curious because word of mouth is way better then some ad or a canned review
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