: Katech LS7 piston enhancment announcement



Katech
12-16-05, 08:27 PM
I figured I would share here with you guys too. :thumbsup:

We have been doing testing and it looks like 100 hp increases will be fairly
easy with a camshaft, headers and induction.

We will be announcing camshaft selections soon.

We have LS7 forged pistons for higher horsepower engines as well as dished
pistons for superchargers.

We are also currently machining 12.0:1 compression ratio pistons. Weighing
50 grams less than stock it reduces the stresses on the reciprocating
assembly and increases compression for more power. These are for race gas,
off-road applications. These are hard anodized over the whole piston - ring
grooves and pin bore for better durability. We can also put optional skirt
coatings on if needed. They have more valve pocket relief for bigger cams
as well.

http://www.katechengines.com/street_performance/images/LS7%20pistons/4498_01_1.bmp
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http://www.katechengines.com/street_performance/images/LS7%20pistons/DSCF1154_1.JPG
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Tawk amongst yaselves :)

thebigjimsho
12-16-05, 09:39 PM
If I had $20G laying around, I know what I'd do...:thepan:

CVP33
12-16-05, 10:20 PM
Katech,

You insufferable bastards. This is like throwing crack at an addict. How dare you, how dare you sir! You know we all have a problem here that we are trying to cope with.

Luna.
12-16-05, 11:46 PM
I totally agree...

Shame on you Katech...

Joey'sVee
12-17-05, 01:16 AM
Can I be a guinea pig...and try them out?!?!?!?!?!

ace996
12-17-05, 02:01 AM
Jason,
You're killing us, and making me feel like a real piker since I don't even have headers. My damn wife told me to wait until my stock ones broke before we can replace them. And the "but honey, it's safer" doesn't work on the engine like it does on chassis braces/stiffer springs/rollbars. Please release the "5 Star Crash-Test Rated Torquer Cam" and then maybe we can talk...
-ace

Katech
12-17-05, 04:45 PM
Jason,
You're killing us, and making me feel like a real piker since I don't even have headers. My damn wife told me to wait until my stock ones broke before we can replace them. And the "but honey, it's safer" doesn't work on the engine like it does on chassis braces/stiffer springs/rollbars. Please release the "5 Star Crash-Test Rated Torquer Cam" and then maybe we can talk...
-ace

Haha, thats my job.

Here you go; The torquer cam increases volumetric efficiency therefore increasing gas mileage. Additionally, the added torque down low can help you quickly evade dangerous traffic situations.

Katech
12-17-05, 04:46 PM
Can I be a guinea pig...and try them out?!?!?!?!?!

They have already been durability tested. :p

alcast082
12-17-05, 07:43 PM
:2thumbs: what about warrany issues???
if you tell me they are approved you can sign me up

Katech
12-18-05, 12:49 PM
:2thumbs: what about warrany issues???
if you tell me they are approved you can sign me up

Let me clerify, these are LS7 pistons. Unless you have a secret factory LS7 CTS-V, it's not an issue. If you're looking for upgrade pistons for you LS6, we've been manufacuring them for some time now.