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how would you get 300hp from lt1

Old 12-24-2008, 12:31 PM
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Since you have the heads off... have them milled about .030" and use a nice thin gasket. The felpro 1074s are a popular choice. That should bump your compression a little. Get a set of used 1.6 RRs. Upgrade your tired old springs to LT4 springs. Put a set of headers on your car. A nice catback can be had for cheap. A cold air induction would help. You can get out pretty cheap if you try. Trade your stock heads for a set of 561 castings. All in all you can get out cheap and put about 300-310 to the wheels.

561 castings - 200$
Milling and cleaning - 60$
LT4 valve springs 40$
1.6 RRs - 150$
Head gaskets - 60$
Headers 300$
Catback - 200$
Mail Order Tune - 175$
Cold air induction - 100$

Assuming you can get all this stuff used you are set man. Throw in a little extra ~200$ for fluids, hardware, and shipping. You will make 300rwhp reliable and without sacrificing fuel mileage. Hell you might even get better mileage.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:44 PM
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I find this thread quite amusing. Quite a few people getting to the 300 mark (yes at the wheels)with the right bolt ons...search
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:01 PM
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I got there with my bolt ons. Easy as pie!
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by red94chicken View Post
why is it on every site that someone asks for 300hp and all of a sudden 40 people are like you need heads cam blower built bottom end two nitrous kits and you should be right around your goal. last i checked that the corvette lt1 produced 300hp chalked up to the dual exhaust. why on earth would you suggest porting heads, heads or a cam?
AMEN!!! CAI and a decent exhaust and you're there. easy as that.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:47 PM
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I'tgve got the headers going to get a decent cat back exhaust. got the cold air intake. I like yoour way of thinking with the prices and everything. Heads are in the machine shop getting ported I'll see if i can get the springs upgraded before it's time to be put back together. Where would i get the mail order tune? Also would a edelbrock 52 do anything for me or is it a waste for my use of the car.





Originally Posted by MeanGreen97Z View Post
Since you have the heads off... have them milled about .030" and use a nice thin gasket. The felpro 1074s are a popular choice. That should bump your compression a little. Get a set of used 1.6 RRs. Upgrade your tired old springs to LT4 springs. Put a set of headers on your car. A nice catback can be had for cheap. A cold air induction would help. You can get out pretty cheap if you try. Trade your stock heads for a set of 561 castings. All in all you can get out cheap and put about 300-310 to the wheels.

561 castings - 200$
Milling and cleaning - 60$
LT4 valve springs 40$
1.6 RRs - 150$
Head gaskets - 60$
Headers 300$
Catback - 200$
Mail Order Tune - 175$
Cold air induction - 100$

Assuming you can get all this stuff used you are set man. Throw in a little extra ~200$ for fluids, hardware, and shipping. You will make 300rwhp reliable and without sacrificing fuel mileage. Hell you might even get better mileage.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MadMike 97 Z28 View Post
AMEN!!! CAI and a decent exhaust and you're there. easy as that.
no way. at least two bottles of nitrous. and maybe a powerglide
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:41 AM
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alright lets turn this thread into one on how to get 350whp

full bolt ons and hotcam or cc503 right?

did i just end this thread??

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Old 12-25-2008, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Maverick_997 View Post
alright lets turn this thread into one on how to get 350whp

full bolt ons and hotcam or cc503 right?

did i just end this thread??

Jeremy
No? Only way to get 350rwhp is to go forced induction.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:07 PM
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.....did i just end this thread??

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Yes.
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