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Old 05-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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LSx Block in a ZL1?

Looking for some insight on anyone that may have put an LSx block into the ZL1. I recently had some issues with my setup and am considering going to an LSx block. I'm curious as to how much it might jack with the handling aspect of the car. I plan on doing some road course and open road racing in the future and don't want to screw up what I feel makes the car so special. I've had thoughts that the larger sway bars in conjunction with the magnetic ride would handle it just fine. But hoping someone out there that has done it would chime in with some results....

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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You might want to get hold of jess on this board. He is from oklahoma and he has put another motor in his car.Now I do not know if it was a LSX or not.He goes by Jess Rayo I think? Excuse me for not knowing exactly. Also you might try Andy at ADM in lewisville tx. If anyone has done this he probably has. He is on here some to so pm him.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thank.... Jess is using a 427....but it's an ERL block. I'll see if I can get hold of Andy.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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why do you want an LSX youll get better answers if we know what youre asking for but yes adding 90lbs to the front end of your car is not the wisest thing, so don't use an LSX block unless you HAVE TO.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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Why add the weight of the lsx. Go ERL. I can save you some money on one right now. Pm me if interested. They are 8 weeks out right now though.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:28 PM   #6
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i have an lsx in my car...
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:25 AM   #7
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i have an lsx in my car...

There was a thread sometime ago asking if owners of these ZL1's had changed their motors due to the LSA's blowing up or the bottom end failing and the best I remember no one had had any problems. Why did you put an LSX in your car? Please explain. To the OP why are you wanting to change also?
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i have an lsx in my car...
So did you notice any handling differences in the car?

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There was a thread sometime ago asking if owners of these ZL1's had changed their motors due to the LSA's blowing up or the bottom end failing and the best I remember no one had had any problems. Why did you put an LSX in your car? Please explain. To the OP why are you wanting to change also?
I'm wanting something in the car that I feel can handle the power a little better. It's not necessarily the blower I'm worried about but the nitrous that we plan on hitting it with. The 416 that I was planning on using had gone 1100+ to the wheels before but I can't help but feel it was pushing the limit on that setup. A local respected builder feels that for the numbers that we are going for that I should step up to an LSx block. I've though about going to ERL....but they're a bit pricier than the LSx.
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