: Hot Rod Caddy or LS1?

09-02-03, 12:31 PM
Heya Guys,

Its nice to be here among you caddy fans. I have a question. I am building up a motor got my 97 Trans Am. My Previous car was a 1994 Eagle Talon TSi with a 16 Valve DOHC engine. I lost my car due to a wreck and I cannot get another one. Nothing will replace her. Anyhow, Heres the bottom line. Should I go and build up an LS1 or should I build up a 32 valve DOHC Northstar? I want torque, RPMs and good gas milage. I have never driven a caddy before that had the northstar engine in it so I dont know how it performs. But neither have I driven a car that had the LS1 engine in it. The closest I have come is the newer LT1s. The only reason I am considering this is just the pure astonishment I get out of how much power can be brought out of a DOHC 4 banger. I know that DOHC could make a bit of difference, since you dont just have one cam for both the intake and the exhaust. If there wouldnt be much difference, I will prolly go with the LS1 because they are alot easier to come by and I am pretty sure that there are more performance parts for them. Also, Its time for people to get with the times on technology and I think that the Northstar Engine is pretty dang advanced.

Stephen Schoeffler

Loud 93 STS
09-03-03, 10:18 PM
I would definately go with the LS1. I have a Northstar and I'll tell you now, performance parts are scarce and hard to find.

09-06-03, 10:51 PM
www.chrfab.com can take care of you if you go with the Northstar. I also agree that its time to advance. If only GM would learn that they could get more sales.

09-06-03, 10:57 PM
Build up the LT1. No reason to go for the ls1. They only run better stock. Check out cmotorsports.com for heads and cam packages.

09-11-03, 05:04 AM
But then again, going with the Northstar keeps the Caddy theme going. Something to consider.

09-16-03, 11:15 PM
LS6 :D