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Old 10-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Will an LS7ís balance remain within GM specifications when the crankshaft reluctor wheel is replaced with a 24x wheel? Is replacing the reluctor wheel a job that most engine shops can handle or should I send my crank to Katech?
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Will an LS7ís balance remain within GM specifications when the crankshaft reluctor wheel is replaced with a 24x wheel? Is replacing the reluctor wheel a job that most engine shops can handle or should I send my crank to Katech?
I've done it because of the particular application, and more importantly, because nothing was out at the time tuning wise. But today I wouldn't bother. What's the reason for the swap?
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What's the reason for the swap?
I'm considering putting an LS7 in my Camaro. I want on the "Quickest Stock Internals" list.
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It is a job that should be done with a special tool to assure proper alignment.
Not at all difficult, if the technique is proper.
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You definitely need the correct tool. Here it the one from Goodson:

http://www.goodson.com/store/templat...l.php?IID=4147

With the proper tool, it doesn't take too long to get the old one off an the new one.

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My questions arose because I have seen pictures showing the reluctor welded in place. I now gather that GM does not do this. The issue will probably be moot because I'm leaning toward a custom LS7 shortblock. Thanks for the responses.

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