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First off like to say thanks to Brandon (whisler151) for the recommendation to go to http://www.snlperformance.com.

For those of you in the DFW area give them a call you won't be disappointed. Great guys and they make serious cars. Talking 800-1000hp turbo GTO's and vettes. They specialize in crazy power and know their LS1's inside and out. Their shop is air conditioned and you can't get any more pimp than that :)

I would like to say one thing, there is no way you can do this mod without raising the car up period. This mod is not easy and I don't recommend doing this on your own.

Pictures of what I got from Jesse:






Pictures of the fans:


Reason I said you need to raise the car is because there are 4 screws holding the fans to the radiator. The bottom screw on the right side is below the radiator tubing making it impossible to get to from the top.



Stock intake and TB out:


Fans out:


Belt off:


Car raised stock crank:


Stock crank removed:


AC belt:


You need to roll this off and back on. Kind of funny but GM tells you to cut it and buy a new one.

New crank on:
 

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Well I haven't driven it that much since the mod but I will say that this adds some serious pull. I was pleasantly surprised that my tires can handle this power. From a roll on the freeway and then nailing it they did very well and I was able to get the power to the ground. From a stop not gonna happen :p

SNL has a press so my next mods are the 2.55 blower pulley, Ported polished 90mm TB, the new ring to protect from the SC drive shaft damage, and a 160 TStat.
 

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Glad it all worked out. Too bad you cant make the meet tomorrow. Your car would be the "Main Event" and the other '09 V guys would love to see your mods. I think the others are pretty much stock (minus tunes).

Looking forward to seeing how the ported 90mm and blower pulley work for you. Should be near 600rwhp then. DAMN!
 

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Thanks for posting the pics. I'm new to the whole modding thing, so i'm studying every video and picture I can get my hands on. Great info on the SNL shop. I've been looking for a tuning shop that can do the work locally.

Question is, what about warranty? (Since I had to get a new tranny, they might have frowned upon the extra tq!)

Oh, and Brandon, I do have one other mod, but not engine related. You'll see it tomorrow.

Hans.
 

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CadV - Guess I'm missing something here. I thought it was either the 2.55 snout pulley, OR, the crank pulley, but not both, (unless you intend to remove the crank pulley, or it's ring, and then try the snout pulley just for grins ... )? :hmm::hmm:

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CadV, why do you say not to do this on your own. Does this take an extra set of hands? Cecil...........
Yeahs it takes an extra set of hands. It's just not an easy mod and you have to be careful.
 

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CadV - Guess I'm missing something here. I thought it was either the 2.55 snout pulley, OR, the crank pulley, but not both, (unless you intend to remove the crank pulley, or it's ring, and then try the snout pulley just for grins ... )? :hmm::hmm:

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Jesse is running both:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forum...k-pulleys-now-ready-you-guys.html#post1890778

To go above 8.5 ring you have to move a idler pulley close by. Normally I wouldn't mess with the blower but the ring wearing the SC drive shaft bugs me so might as well do the swap.
 

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Thanks for posting the pics. I'm new to the whole modding thing, so i'm studying every video and picture I can get my hands on. Great info on the SNL shop. I've been looking for a tuning shop that can do the work locally.

Question is, what about warranty? (Since I had to get a new tranny, they might have frowned upon the extra tq!)

Oh, and Brandon, I do have one other mod, but not engine related. You'll see it tomorrow.

Hans.
My rule is to stick with stuff you can take off. So if you blow your motor take it back to stock before you take it in.
 

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^^ Thanks for that. I had missed that statement from W4M about using both pulleys.

The SC shaft issue bugs me as well - I have a feeling that GM will have to address this problem sooner rather than later for obvious reasons, and if they do, I don't want them finding an after-market part in there to use as a reason to void the warranty on a possible fix. I don't know - still thinking on it ...

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Thanks for posting the pics. I'm new to the whole modding thing, so i'm studying every video and picture I can get my hands on. Great info on the SNL shop. I've been looking for a tuning shop that can do the work locally.

Question is, what about warranty? (Since I had to get a new tranny, they might have frowned upon the extra tq!)

Oh, and Brandon, I do have one other mod, but not engine related. You'll see it tomorrow.

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I am so confused but SO excited! What are you talking about?

SNL is a great shop (and air conditioned)!
 

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I heard a special "Chrysler style" puller tool is needed for the crank pulley install and removal. Can you share the details of this tool..part #, where to get it, etc.?
 

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I heard a special "Chrysler style" puller tool is needed for the crank pulley install and removal. Can you share the details of this tool..part #, where to get it, etc.?
If you google "chrysler puller", you will see all kinds of companys that sell it. Many of them display the product. Cost is about $100 or less. Cecil.........
 

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I'm dying to get a crank pulley, I was wondering why you went for an 8.5 inch pulley ring then I realized you're going to go ahead and put in a 2.55" SC pulley.
I'm wondering why didn't you just go for a bigger crank pulley then? wouldn't it yield the same result if you put a 9.5 inch ring?
in another note: screw the warranty :D
 

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I'm dying to get a crank pulley, I was wondering why you went for an 8.5 inch pulley ring then I realized you're going to go ahead and put in a 2.55" SC pulley.
I'm wondering why didn't you just go for a bigger crank pulley then? wouldn't it yield the same result if you put a 9.5 inch ring?
in another note: screw the warranty :D
I went with the 8.5 out of pure confusion :p I thought 5% was a 9" ring but it is a 8.5". Then I spoke to Jesse and he mentioned something about a idler pulley being to close to the crank and that it has to be moved. Don't remember if that was for a 9" or 9.5" ring that you have to do it on. If you look at the picture "Car raised stock crank" and look at the top left you will see it. It is close to the crank on a 8.5. The second factor is the isolator messing up the blower drive shaft. That has been bugging me since I saw the video and not to mention how annoying it is to here it clanking away on idle. So it came down to I have to fix the isolator problem and since the blower is gonna be apart might as well do the snout and some porting and polishing.
 
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