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Old 03-13-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Sending my z/28 to get some work done....

I'm in contact with Katech about there stage 2 package. They can get me in at the end of this month. I'm planning on getting the car there to get the work done. Has anyone here had work done on there z/28 by them? if so, how was your experience? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:21 PM   #2
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they have run Chevrolet racings incredible Corvette program...correct? I read constantly how other tuners use their parts. Assuming their cost isn't insane, they appear to be the top level tuner for LS7s. Which package are your going with and...if you don't mind sharing..what is the cost?https://katechengines.com/vehicles/?...446.1520986531
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #3
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It's interesting, the HP/TQ numbers are similar between the Stage 2 and Street Attack packages, but the latter appears to be a lot more involved.

I've only heard good things about Katech from the Corvette community.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:44 PM   #4
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The price is reasonable. It all depends on what options(bronze valve guides, etc) you want to add. There are plenty of tuners located around me by Chicago but I think Katech is the only shop I would trust with my z. They are a little over 5 hours away but worth the drive.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:01 PM   #5
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Interesting they don't post their prices. Most of the big shops do. Just an observation.

That should be a very nice bump for your car. I can't wait to hear about your experience. Good luck.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #6
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Katech

They will not put headers on you have to have them put on else where or do it yourself, I have an estimate from them for about 10k with me doing the headers.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:56 AM   #7
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Black Dog Racing has a pretty good rep if you are looking options!
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #8
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A friends of mine purchased a track attack 427 from them for their Z06 - they definitely won my business. I don't think there are many shops with a better reputation than Katech.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:26 PM   #9
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They will not put headers on you have to have them put on else where or do it yourself, I have an estimate from them for about 10k with me doing the headers.
If you trailer the car from there and sign a form that it is only going to be used for off-road (track) use then they will put headers on. At least that's what Jason at Katech told me in an e-mail. He said that the car would need to be trailered when leaving their shop if they put the headers on.

I also asked him if they would be able to put the headers on and then tune it but put the stock manifolds back on for when it leaves and then I could always bolt the headers on myself at a later date. I believe he said they could do that as well. Basically if the car is driven from their shop when picked up it needs to have a street legal exhaust. If it's trailered from their shop then they are able to put the full exhaust on.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:52 PM   #10
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I got it back a couple of days ago, it dynoed at 567.xx whp and 494.xx rtq. Top notch customer service. They even had a full tank of gas in the car when i arrived to drive it back to chicago.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM   #11
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I got it back a couple of days ago, it dynoed at 567.xx whp and 494.xx rtq. Top notch customer service. They even had a full tank of gas in the car when i arrived to drive it back to chicago.
Um.... Videos?!?! Worth the money?
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:43 PM   #12
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No videos. It's definitely worth the money. I highly recommend them to anyone with an ls7.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #13
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They used to have prices listed. Must be a recent change.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:27 AM   #14
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Which cam did you go with, K501 or Torquer? And are they still using the FAST intake and not the MSD?
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