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Old 08-04-2010, 06:22 PM   #337
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Oh, so them i would get $600 off the price for sts, right?
I would assume so.

As far as cost to install, I did it myself in my little garage. So I can attest that it can be done (but I would suggest a second pair of hands). But, if you can get it installed for $6700 including the kit ($5,995), I would say that's a great deal. It would be worth $800 to get it done by a shop that will back up their install. Can you believe I paid $500+ bucks just shipping to Hawaii!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:32 PM   #338
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$500! Wow! Yeah, I would love to tackle this with a buddy. I back up my own work
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:48 PM   #339
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How's this, I just dyno'd my 2000 Z-28 (LS1) that has an SLP intake/MAF, long tube headers/exhaust, Pro. Prod. Intake/Throttle Body, Comp Cam, MSD coils/wire, etc. and she dyno'd at......350 rwhp. Of course, its a lot lighter that the 5th gen but I found it interesting that my two Camaro's dyno'd in the same. Says a lot about these engines and what a Turbo can do.

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:11 PM   #340
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What your next step after this Z? and your target hp?
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:07 PM   #341
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What your next step after this Z? and your target hp?
Boost controller and meth/water kit to run low boost/high boost, probably 5 and 8 psi. Hopefully that gets me to the 400 rwhp. Then, might add short-tube headers with the Solo Hi Flow Cats. Still debating on that though since that would be another $1500! I was thinking about polishing the intake manifold but waiting to hear the results from BMWdon and others. I'll be pretty happy with 400 rwhp and probably just add some gearing and figure that should keep up with most of the NA V-8's out there. Just having fun with the V-6! 1LS ftw.....
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:11 AM   #342
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I'll be pretty happy with 400 rwhp and probably just add some gearing and figure that should keep up with most of the NA V-8's out there. Just having fun with the V-6! 1LS ftw.....
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #343
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I would assume so.

As far as cost to install, I did it myself in my little garage. So I can attest that it can be done (but I would suggest a second pair of hands). But, if you can get it installed for $6700 including the kit ($5,995), I would say that's a great deal. It would be worth $800 to get it done by a shop that will back up their install. Can you believe I paid $500+ bucks just shipping to Hawaii!

Wow, I used to live on Oahu.....Military guy, so you probably hate me. Just messing with ya.

$500 shipping is rediculous.....So you pretty much DID pay to have it installed then lol.

Do you NEED the meth kit to run it at the boost your running it at right? Basically asking if i got this installed would I NEED the meth kit?
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i'm pretty sure the answer is no, on the meth kit. i think he just wants to get his car at 400rwhp with it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:57 AM   #345
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i'm pretty sure the answer is no, on the meth kit. i think he just wants to get his car at 400rwhp with it.
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i'm pretty sure the answer is no, on the meth kit. i think he just wants to get his car at 400rwhp with it.
Mybe im not even sure what a meth kit does....Its for cooling no?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:22 AM   #347
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Yeah, a meth kit cools the intake charge and you can reliably run higher PSI.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:26 AM   #348
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Mybe im not even sure what a meth kit does....Its for cooling no?
I'm not too familiar with meth kits. i'm sure Z can fill us in with more detail. But i think what it does is reduce air inlet temps, increase charge density, helps safely run higher boost pressure, and suppress detonation which will allow the utilization of more timing and boost. If that makes any sense to you. lol
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #349
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I'm not too familiar with meth kits. i'm sure Z can fill us in with more detail. But i think what it does is reduce air inlet temps, increase charge density, helps safely run higher boost pressure, and suppress detonation which will allow the utilization of more timing and boost. If that makes any sense to you. lol

Yep, kinda like overclocking a computer? More heat produces needs more cooling.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:23 PM   #350
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So I'm kinda curious, how many of you guys out there have the BA STS V6 Camaro?
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