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Old 12-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Looking to get more power to my Stock Auto SS

OK guys go easy...New to Engine upgrades, but would like more power to my 2010 SS Automatic. I have heard about the L1 conversion and also the SLP. How do you determine the best way to go. I was told this am by doing SLP would look into gain of about 550 from stock with just supercharger. I could then progress from there with exhaust and cam and dyno to gain more correct.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Couple of questions first.

1) How much power are you looking to put to the wheels?

2) Do you care about your warranty?

3) What's your budget?

4) Will you be tracking the car, or is this just for "spirited" street driving?
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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To be honest havent really thought about how much power I wanted at the rear wheels. I have never done any type of engine mods on cars before so would not even know what a 600HP would feel like. I do not plan on tracking the car and my warranty just ran out with only 16000 miles on it in 3 years. Its not my dialy driver and enjoy going to car shows and meet ups. To be honest started thinking about engine mods once the warranty has finally ran out. I would also like to hold my own on the "street" if and when time comes. Not that I go hot rodding around loooking to race. Budget is not an issue, but would like to be reasonable and not be 15,000 into an engine. I spoke with Gm person stating the SLP Supercharge would yield 550 HP and cost around $6000. That doesnt seem to bad, but unsure best way to go.
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To be honest havent really thought about how much power I wanted at the rear wheels. I have never done any type of engine mods on cars before so would not even know what a 600HP would feel like. I do not plan on tracking the car and my warranty just ran out with only 16000 miles on it in 3 years. Its not my dialy driver and enjoy going to car shows and meet ups. To be honest started thinking about engine mods once the warranty has finally ran out. I would also like to hold my own on the "street" if and when time comes. Not that I go hot rodding around loooking to race. Budget is not an issue, but would like to be reasonable and not be 15,000 into an engine. I spoke with Gm person stating the SLP Supercharge would yield 550 HP and cost around $6000. That doesnt seem to bad, but unsure best way to go.
I would talk to a shop in your area and have them help you come up with what kind of package you want to go with. I know there are a TON of shops in your area, don't know any first hand as I'm in VA - but I'm sure someone else will chime in eventually.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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To be honest havent really thought about how much power I wanted at the rear wheels. I have never done any type of engine mods on cars before so would not even know what a 600HP would feel like. I do not plan on tracking the car and my warranty just ran out with only 16000 miles on it in 3 years. Its not my dialy driver and enjoy going to car shows and meet ups. To be honest started thinking about engine mods once the warranty has finally ran out. I would also like to hold my own on the "street" if and when time comes. Not that I go hot rodding around loooking to race. Budget is not an issue, but would like to be reasonable and not be 15,000 into an engine. I spoke with Gm person stating the SLP Supercharge would yield 550 HP and cost around $6000. That doesnt seem to bad, but unsure best way to go.
The drive train warranty is 5 years 100k miles fyi.

My advice would be to start with the simple bolt ons keeping in mind you may want to get it blown later. Cold air intake, 2 inch primary headers, hi Flo cats or off road pipes, blowers friendly cam. You may find that is enough and not want it super charged. You may still want to still and have appropriate mods for it already.

If I were you I would do a cai, headers, get a nice VVT cam and ditch the afm lifters all wrapped up with a nice tune by a good tuner.
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The drive train warranty is 5 years 100k miles fyi.

My advice would be to start with the simple bolt ons keeping in mind you may want to get it blown later. Cold air intake, 2 inch primary headers, hi Flo cats or off road pipes, blowers friendly cam. You may find that is enough and not want it super charged. You may still want to still and have appropriate mods for it already.

If I were you I would do a cai, headers, get a nice VVT cam and ditch the afm lifters all wrapped up with a nice tune by a good tuner.
Curious as to what gains I would be looking at by just doing those above?
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Curious as to what gains I would be looking at by just doing those above?
CAI, headers, exhaust, & tune will land you around 415 - 420. Then with a cam (depending on how aggressive it is) you can get pretty high up there.
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CAI, headers, exhaust, & tune will land you around 415 - 420.
Not in a L99. 370ish is about all he could hope to make with just those above.
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Not in a L99. 370ish is about all he could hope to make with just those above.
Yup! I laid down 380? On a mustang dyno on my L99 with kooks 1 7/8 headers flowmaster cb and Vararam intake and a tune of course.

If I were him I'd get the heads off replace them with the replacement lifters (all are Ls7's) to get rid of those damn AFM lifters because I just don't trust them that's , especially under boost. Then Get a set of ARP head (bolts) not studs. Get a set of stock length chromoly pushrods. A whipple or a Kenny bell supercharger, a set of kooks (or whatever brand you choose) 1 7/8 headers I don't recommend cats with a blower because they have been known to blow out and cause BS issues. You can keep your stock exhaust and if its not loud enough for you or want a different sound then just getting a catback of your choice.

Lifters = 115
Pushrods = 100
Arp head bolts = 130
Blower = up to you on the brand and your research, I like kenne bell and whipple in that order
Headers = up to you and what your budget allows.
Tune and install is all on a quote from a reputable Lsx installer and dealer.

The cam can wait and see if he still wants MOOOOORE POWA.

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OK guys go easy...New to Engine upgrades, but would like more power to my 2010 SS Automatic. I have heard about the L1 conversion and also the SLP. How do you determine the best way to go. I was told this am by doing SLP would look into gain of about 550 from stock with just supercharger. I could then progress from there with exhaust and cam and dyno to gain more correct.

Any advice would great.
You're getting all your info from one source that source is out to make money off you. Don't get me wrong, all vendors are out to make money but some of them are more responsible/truthful than others. My advice for you is to spend a LOT of time researching and reading on here to see what others are doing and what results they are getting.

NOBODY has a out of the box top mount SC install that nets a L99 200whp over stock. That doesn't mean you can't make 550whp with a SC but you'll need to pulley it down, possibly get even bigger injectors, and a fuel pump upgrade.
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Thanks for the advice going to make a trip out to ADN to talk with Andy and see what we can put together
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ADM should take good care of you. Texas speed is also a good source that is about the same distance as ADM. They're in Lubbock.
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