- 12-12-12 07:00 PM #31Originally Posted by etcts-v
- 12-13-12 12:20 AM #32
Called the guy at that shop, seemed pretty pricy. Maybe I get someone else to do my exhaust, clutch and mounts and have the do the motor and tune. Idk...
- 12-13-12 01:49 AM #33
So lots or reading online. And it seems a ls3 may be a better way to go? Forged shot block with shipping for around 3500. I could sell my whole ls6 for 2500-3500 and have my whole budget to build a ls3 stroker? Could this be an option for me?
- 12-13-12 02:34 AM #34
Re: Hp# vs $
We can knock your exhaust, mounts and clutch out no problem if you don't pull it all out for an LS3!
- 12-13-12 12:17 PM #35Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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Re: Hp# vs $
You have a good, relatively fast car, learn how to drive it the way it is. Go to a drag strip, go to an autocross, go to an actual road course and I'll assume that you will find out that the car is already more than you know how to control.
If all you want is to pay somebody so that you can go out on Saturday night and talk shit about how fast your car is, you'll probably need more than $10k to impress anyone.
- 12-13-12 01:15 PM #36Originally Posted by Andringa
Yes I know ill end up spending more than 10g on my car. Yes I know I'm going to need a new rear end. But right now for the next few months this is what I have and this is what I'm looking for.
- 12-13-12 02:41 PM #37
An LS3 is definitely a good route to go... Stroker can get you some good power... You won't need retarded mods to the fuel system... I think a single Walbro 255 would suffice which is a direct fit in the basket. You'll still be spending some coin though... Heads, intake, exhaust won't be cheap
- 12-13-12 08:01 PM #38
- 12-13-12 08:22 PM #39
True making 600 at the wheels would require more pump... But with a boost a pump it would still support a good amount of power to start...
- 12-13-12 08:24 PM #40
- 12-13-12 08:28 PM #41
- 12-13-12 08:40 PM #42
I'm just giving ideas... People tend to rethink their goals when they find out how much money and work is involved with setting up a high HP fuel system in these cars... The 255 is easy and cheap and it will get the car rolling with some good numbers with an ls3... Perhaps not a stroker setup thats probably not realistic as mentioned... And with caution the stock rear will hold up... With a limited budget what do you do first??
- 12-13-12 08:58 PM #43Originally Posted by Skidmarcx
- 12-13-12 09:00 PM #44
Re: Hp# vs $
All the thrashing you "V" guys do with superchargers, turbos, and the Lord knows what else makes a guy appreciate even more what Robert Yates, Hendrick, Childress, and the rest of the NASCAR engine builders have accomplished. Consistant rumors abound that they are getting very close to 1000 FWHP normally aspirated and with most of the established teams failures are uncommon. All it takes is cubic money.
- 12-13-12 09:25 PM #45