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Old 10-29-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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need advice on LS9 crate engine from GM

I am starting to gather information from the LS9 crate engin that GM will offer next year from GMPP. I do entend to get the engin as part of a projet that I will be doing. What els do you sujest i get or change on the car, for this to work right?
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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you need the intercooler for the LS9. which is air to liquid to air. you also need all of the equipment for the dry sump oil system. you will probably need the internals from a tr6060 from a zr1 so they will have the strength for use with the ls9. the rear end should be fine.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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that's sounds really really really really expensive.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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that's sounds really really really really expensive.
the upside of sitting in a combat zone for so long is that he rakes in some extra dough that is tax free

i'm definately going to make a trip to check out this project and lend a hand if needed

headpunter already listed everything i could think of, as long as it plugs into the wire harness fine (and if not, thats not a huge deal)
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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give your two cents

The first item i will get is the LS9. As i have said it will take time and money that does not grow on trees. Plus the time this should take will also give me the chance to see if any one els attempts to do the same thing and learn from any mistakes they might have. Plus this is going to be a one time shot for me and if i blow it it will be a done deal. So far the added parts I will apply are listed blow.

1. LS9

2. air liquid air inter-cooler

3. Dry sump oil system

4. ZR1 TR6060 components

5. Peters track 2 suspension system

6. Wire harness

7. 6 piston brimbo calipers w/ 14 inch ceramic rotor cross drilled and slotted.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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The first item i will get is the LS9. As i have said it will take time and money that does not grow on trees. Plus the time this should take will also give me the chance to see if any one els attempts to do the same thing and learn from any mistakes they might have. Plus this is going to be a one time shot for me and if i blow it it will be a done deal. So far the added parts I will apply are listed blow.

1. LS9

2. air liquid air inter-cooler

3. Dry sump oil system

4. ZR1 TR6060 components

5. Peters track 2 suspension system

6. Wire harness

7. 6 piston brimbo calipers w/ 14 inch ceramic rotor cross drilled and slotted.


what brakes are you planning to use for that? if your thinking Zr1 brakes they are actually 15.5 front and 15 rear
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:04 PM   #7
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what brakes are you planning to use for that? if your thinking Zr1 brakes they are actually 15.5 front and 15 rear
yes the ccm roaters i was wrong on the disk size.
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yes the ccm roaters i was wrong on the disk size.
i was just curious since they have smaller rotors for porsches and other exotics that are just as expensive
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i was jsut curious since they have smaller rotors for porsches and other exotics that are just as expensive
I do remember you did say something a while back about the calipers and rotors for the ZR1. Do you know the cost for the entire set up and were I could go on the Internet to get a print out to apply to my list.
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I am starting to gather information from the LS9 crate engin that GM will offer next year from GMPP. I do entend to get the engin as part of a projet that I will be doing. What els do you sujest i get or change on the car, for this to work right?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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I do remember you did say something a while back about the calipers and rotors for the ZR1. Do you know the cost for the entire set up and were I could go on the Internet to get a print out to apply to my list.
something like $8000 for the set of rotors and calipers...
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you need the intercooler for the LS9. which is air to liquid to air. you also need all of the equipment for the dry sump oil system. you will probably need the internals from a tr6060 from a zr1 so they will have the strength for use with the ls9. the rear end should be fine.
I thought the housing on the ZR1s tr6060 was thicker wall as well, so you may need the whole transmission.
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I thought the housing on the ZR1s tr6060 was thicker wall as well, so you may need the whole transmission.
You might be right. But we will see what happens.
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GMPP's LS9 crate engine assembly comes fully dressed, including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds and more. It also includes the production dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the charge cooler's liquid cooling system. Builders will need an external oil tank, external coolant tank (for the charge cooler) and an ECU/wire harness.
SEMA Preview: GM Performance Parts 638-hp LS9 Crate engine

Head Punter speaks the truth.

Robert91RS (GM Parts) Did some checking for me and it looks like a GMPP authorized Dealer can do the install for you... Maybe. That is an assumption based on another conversation.

I'd like to know what GMPP will charge to get this out the door....
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