Need a little help with my build - LS1TECH

Log In 


Generation IV Internal Engine 2005-2014 LS2 | LS3 | LS7 | L92 | LS9
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Need a little help with my build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
TECH Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Formula WS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL.
Posts: 465
Default Need a little help with my build

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.

Paul
Formula WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

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?
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

What piston are you going to run?
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
Teching In
 
JustinCody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 32
Default

I got .040 cometic gaskets from TSP.
JustinCody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
LS1TECH & Trucks Sponsor
iTrader: (4)
 
Sales4@Texas-Speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,770
Default

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.
Sales4@Texas-Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
TECH Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Formula WS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL.
Posts: 465
Default

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
Formula WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
TECH Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Formula WS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL.
Posts: 465
Default

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?
Formula WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #8
12 Second Club
iTrader: (20)
 
litle88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Burbank, Illinois
Posts: 2,548
Default

There is no better bud, does the block have the bolt holes to put an Ls2 chain dampner?
litle88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
12 Second Club
iTrader: (20)
 
litle88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Burbank, Illinois
Posts: 2,548
Default

Also get an UDP either 10-25%
litle88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

Get a ati pulley they are the best by far
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #11
TECH Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Formula WS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL.
Posts: 465
Default

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
Formula WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 PM.