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Old 05-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #15
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Beau0311, the guys here have already pretty much covered it.....and it seems you have made your choice, which considering what you proposed, is a smart move on your part.....it truely was either SCing or Turboing the V6, OR trade in for a SS, those truely were the only real options, considering you had a budget and you were trying to stick to it.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #16
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Is anyone running these superchargers yet? Just curious what kind of times S/C'd LLTs are pulling.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:06 AM   #17
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Is anyone running these superchargers yet? Just curious what kind of times S/C'd LLTs are pulling.
Check out Smoke1LT's build he has the RX SC from Tracy. He brought it to pony wars and made me
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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Is anyone running these superchargers yet? Just curious what kind of times S/C'd LLTs are pulling.
There is a video of a supercharged LS on the steelie rims and stock tires running a 13.0 flat. I'd think with some good tires and a decent launch you'd be looking at mid 12s
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #19
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I couldn't find explicit advertisement on the site of the HP and TQ as at the rear wheels. Is it really true that the numbers quoted on the site are at the wheels? And are those estimates of crank HP and TQ fairly accurate? I'm not questioning what you said, just very very curious and somewhat uneducated on this topic!
Well, now I can't find their official thread, but I know I saw a dyno video with an IPF car putting out over 400 at the wheels...could be wrong though. One guy with the IPF and an LLT V6 is claiming he got 392HP at the wheels. Still not too bad.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #20
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Well, now I can't find their official thread, but I know I saw a dyno video with an IPF car putting out over 400 at the wheels...could be wrong though. One guy with the IPF and an LLT V6 is claiming he got 392HP at the wheels. Still not too bad.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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hey kpm, hope u can help me, i have a 2012 ls and wanna do a tune. how was the trifecta tune? did it show a significant increase??
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #22
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Looks like an LFX version is coming...

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #23
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hey kpm, hope u can help me, i have a 2012 ls and wanna do a tune. how was the trifecta tune? did it show a significant increase??
I can't say nothing but good things about Trifecta, the work they've done for us, and their customer service. That said, I have still not seen a tuned LFX by them yet. I know Vince (the tuner) will do an LFX, but I'm not sure how many he has done so far or what the gains might be.

On the LLT he was able to get 13rwhp at peak, with decent torque gains across the RPM range, but can't remember that peak number. For me, the tune seemed to make the car more responsive and I was pretty happy with it.

But again its hard to say what tuners may be able to do with the LFX until we start seeing some testing and dyno graphs pop up. I saw Google for the trifecta website and if you can find an email address, shoot them an email asking about the LFX. Usually Vince is very good at replying to emails withing a day or two.

Buying the tunes through BadNewsRacing seems to be a good place to get a good price.


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Looks like an LFX version is coming...

It is already here...IPF is currently offering SC kits for the LLT and LFX.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #24
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I hate to be the kill joy but honestly drop the v6 and just buy an SS. As someone who has done a v6 to v8 engine swap before, it's a LOT of work. And it's not like a supercharger or twin turbo kit is going to be any less amount of work and headache. All the work and money and you're still only at unmodded v8 territory. And then you'll also be fighting constant break downs and headaches... the reliability factor when you're doing some serious HP upgrades just isn't there.

Unless you have an extreme sentimental value to your car (like I have with my 1994), there's truly no reason to sell what you have and get what you really want. Especially considering how many people were able to trade in their v6 for an SS without taking a huge hit on the value of their v6.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:21 AM   #25
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I hate to be the kill joy but honestly drop the v6 and just buy an SS. As someone who has done a v6 to v8 engine swap before, it's a LOT of work. And it's not like a supercharger or twin turbo kit is going to be any less amount of work and headache. All the work and money and you're still only at unmodded v8 territory. And then you'll also be fighting constant break downs and headaches... the reliability factor when you're doing some serious HP upgrades just isn't there.

Unless you have an extreme sentimental value to your car (like I have with my 1994), there's truly no reason to sell what you have and get what you really want. Especially considering how many people were able to trade in their v6 for an SS without taking a huge hit on the value of their v6.
I pretty much agree. For some people, it's a V6 thing. They love it and want to mod it, and enjoy getting all that power out of the "underdog." If you're one of those people, than it's totally cool. BUT, it sounds more like you are just regretting not getting the V8 in the first place.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #26
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Unless you have an extreme sentimental value to your car (like I have with my 1994), there's truly no reason to sell what you have and get what you really want. Especially considering how many people were able to trade in their v6 for an SS without taking a huge hit on the value of their v6.
This is becoming urban legend at this point.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #27
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In addition to all the posts on here about it, I know one guy personally who traded his v6 in for an SS and took less than a $3,000 hit..
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #28
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In addition to all the posts on here about it, I know one guy personally who traded his v6 in for an SS and took less than a $3,000 hit..
What was his V6 model?

Which model SS?

Years/miles?
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