Recommendations for a real Nzy Car
I am looking at '05-'07 vettes and will pull the trigger in the next month or so. So, it will be an LS2 vette for sure. I want this vette to sound like a vette should and shake the cars next to it at traffic lights. I would greatly appreciate a recommendation of upgrades. I figured the "standard:" cam, heads, headers, exhaust. I just have no idea which cam, heads, headers, and exhaust from the choices available here at LPE - and which combinations will produce the best performance.
My vette will have a manual transmission, so the nastiest cam does not bother me.......this will be a weekend and occassional 1,000 mile trip car only.
I am sure this has been asked plenty of times - so, I apologize. I just want to be ready for the summer with my new Nzy Car.
C6 Corvette Heads & Cam Recomendation
The camshaft we use on our 525 HP package is the GT11 215/231 .631/.644 w 1.7 rocker 118.0 CL. This produces a slight lope at idle but not real bumpy like the GT1-1. Here is a link to a video with the GT11 camshaft installed. Here is a link to a video with our more aggressive Lingenfelter GT1-1
Thanks for the reply; however, it appears the links do not work. Also, there appears to be several replies from you, but only one with text......?
Did you have any other recommendation other than the cams ?
Are there estimates of hp ratings after the mods ? Again, I intend to do the cam, heads, headers, and exhaust at one time.
Thanks so very much for the help !
Lingenfelter LS2 Heads & Cam Package
Basically if you did everything we offer in our heads & cam package you would be at 500 HP crank with the stock exhaust manifolds and cats. If you added headers and high flow cats you would see about 525 hp. Here is everything we include when we do the install here.
- Engine removal, inspection and cleaning for assembly
- Lingenfelter CNC ported & polished LS2 cylinder heads
- 2.02 / 1.57" one piece stainless steel intake & exhaust valves
- Three angle valve job, hand blending of valve seats
- CC chambers, surface, set spring heights and assembly
- Competition Cams double valve springs, titanium retainers, 10 degree locks & seals
- Lingenfelter designed Competition Cams GT11 hydraulic roller camshaft
- Modified oil pump assembly
- Ported & polished throttle body
- 160 degree thermostat
- ATI underdrive pulley system
- Lingenfelter C6 High Flow Air Intake
- All necessary gaskets, fluids & bolts
- Professional assembly & engine installation
- Engine testing & expert ECM tuning
- Chassis dyno testing before & after installation
- Excellent drivability, highway mileage not adversely affected
- Lingenfelter 3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty
- Lingenfelter certificate of authenticity
Thinking about the 525hp cam and heads package for my 2010 (6 speed) Grand Sport....maybe toss in some headers and cats to get to my 550hp goal. The GT11 cam is awesome but I love the lope of the GT 1....what advantage or disadvantage does the wilder sounding cam present ? Will the pistons need fly-cut ? LPE ROCKS !
I too am looking for a head/cam package for my 2006 Base Corvette. enough lope on the cam to make people back away...lol...
Originally Posted by nitrofumes
The disadvantage of the wilder sounding cam is low end torque, or the seat of the pants feel on acceleration. The only downside, is you can supercharge the car for similar costs and have more bang for the buck. We definitely respect any way you want to go, but bang for buck, the heads and cam package will be expensive for the power you will gain. If you do go with the H/C package, you will not need to flycut the pistons on the 376 LS3. Just give us a call to discuss, and we'll be glad to work with you!
Thanks, Jeff...the Eforce base install package was my first choice....but I worry if my stock LS3 internals can safely handle the extra boost. I have the 6 speed manual with the dry sump system...hand built at Wixom. It's 2 years old now with less than 700 babied miles....I have no intention of tracking the car or hitting the rev-limiter....but I DO love to go up through the gears and get pinned back in the seat. I trust LPE and if you say that the LS3 can handle supercharging then I might just go back to plan A. The added weight will make the nose a bit lower...
I completely understand. We have been very conservative with our supercharged applications with the stock shortblocks. We have done over 500 of them since 2002, and we are definitely confident with our recipe for making them live, and the LS3 is no different. Although when they leave here, they are capable of more power, we stay conservative with the tune, and the boost to make sure you get a long life out of your engine. Ride height can be adjusted to compensate for the additional weight, which is less than someone in the passenger seat :-) You would absolutley have a blast with one of these superchargers on your car!
Originally Posted by nitrofumes