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Old 08-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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I'm swapping my LT to LS. I have an 04 LQ9 short block, lingenfelter ported ls3 heads/ intake and fuel rail/ injectors. I've ordered a custom cam from EPS and in effort to achieve the most power out of my combo, I need some suggestions on which head gasket to use. Preferably thinner than stock to bump up the compression a bit. I am aware and planned on fly cutting the pistons to be on the safe side. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Combo LE2.2 h/c 407rwhp/382rwtq -12.24@115 1.91/60'
535rwhp/555rwtq -150shot- 11.12 @ 126 158/60'
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Alot of places sell the thinner gaskets think there is a.041 size. You coul also mill the heads to get a higher comp ratio. What tyoe of comoression are you wanting?
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What piston are you going to run?
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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I got .040 cometic gaskets from TSP.
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We sell a lot of the Cometic .040" gaskets. If you are willing to flycut that would be the way to go in my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replys. I plan on using the stock LQ9 short block. I'd like to achieve close to 11.5:1 . Sounds like the .040 is the way to go, thanks
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Old Combo LE2.2 h/c 407rwhp/382rwtq -12.24@115 1.91/60'
535rwhp/555rwtq -150shot- 11.12 @ 126 158/60'
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Just received the head gaskets from texas speed and now I'm on to which timing chain to use. C5R or is there something else out there that's the better?
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Old Combo LE2.2 h/c 407rwhp/382rwtq -12.24@115 1.91/60'
535rwhp/555rwtq -150shot- 11.12 @ 126 158/60'
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09 G8 GT-exhaust, intake and tune
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There is no better bud, does the block have the bolt holes to put an Ls2 chain dampner?
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Also get an UDP either 10-25%
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Get a ati pulley they are the best by far
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #11
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Thanks Zeke and Justin. I'll check the block tonight to see if it can accept a t/c damper. forgot to bring home my balancer puller last night
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Old Combo LE2.2 h/c 407rwhp/382rwtq -12.24@115 1.91/60'
535rwhp/555rwtq -150shot- 11.12 @ 126 158/60'
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