Canadian Members - CND Companies with LT1 SC's?
04-24-2010, 03:09 AM
Im looking for a company or business in canada (west coast, but anywhere really) that sells a supercharger kit for an LT1 Camaro, and having a hard time finding one that offers a straight up price.
Also, on a side note. will stock internals with hold up to any sort of boost, if compression is lowered, or are componenets still on borrowed time?
04-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Stock internals will hold up although for how long depends on how hard you drive it. I knew a guy with an L1 vette with a procharger that he had on it for 8 years before he decided to build the motor. Put like 130k km on it too. With the stock compression being relatively high I think the maximum boost is 6 psi. I think you can get away with a little more with just thicker head gaskets but if you're not looking to open the motor stick with a stock kit and leave it be. I think they used to advertise 100-140 hp over stock, on the higher end if you have headers/exhaust already. If you add 1.6 roller rockers they are known to really help with a SC on an LT1 since the stock rockers are just horrid.
04-29-2010, 01:24 AM
Not really worth it as how long before you get the itch to up the compression. Even 6psi is pushing it on a stock lt1 shortblock. I picked up a 8psi procharger kit for next to nothing but after doing the research i learned unless your going to build up the bottom its pointless as you dont know how long your motor will last. Could last 500km or last 20,000km you just dont know. I sold kit as by the time i build a bottom and topend it was going to be around 10-12 grand and well for that price i could buy a modded LS car.
04-29-2010, 01:48 AM
Thats what i was thinking, at the build cost im looking at, i could buy myself a nice C5 with bolt ons ><
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