Generation IV External Engine - **What are my options? - Drive By Cable TB for an LS3**




DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 09:39 AM
I'm putting an LS3 in my '02 TA. What TB should I use? Obviously I can't use the original LS3 TB, but what size is it? 90mm?


Which TB should I go with?


Thanks


jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:03 AM
Dan, I used the 92mm I had from my ls1 FAST setup. Any 4 bolt cable driven tb should work though. Original one is 90mm I believe.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:10 AM
Dan, I used the 92mm I had from my ls1 FAST setup. Any 4 bolt cable driven tb should work though. Original one is 90mm I believe.

I was told FAST TB's were junk. Any others have bad experience w/ them?


jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:11 AM
I was told FAST TB's were junk. Any others have bad experience w/ them?

Scratch that. It wasn't a FAST, it was a Nick Williams. According to the tuner, the blade had to be drilled as well.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:11 AM
I've heard good things about Nick Williams' TB's.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Wilson, sell me that NW TB for $50. I'll even send a package of Reeses.

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:21 AM
Reeses cups or trees?

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:26 AM
Reeses cups or trees?

I have both and while I do love the trees, I am willing to give up one or two.

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:41 AM
:hmm: you may be in luck when my holiday supply runs out. You doing the swap yourself?

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:47 AM
:hmm: you may be in luck when my holiday supply runs out. You doing the swap yourself?

Ryan will be doing it, but I will try helping anyway I can. Just need a few more parts.

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:48 AM
What else do you need?

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:50 AM
What else do you need?

Not sure exactly... timing cover (I think?) a harness or two, that LPE converter box, a TB, and some pushrods.

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:53 AM
Not sure exactly... timing cover (I think?) a harness or two, that LPE converter box, a TB, and some pushrods.

That's exciting. Another member of the gen IV swap family :thumb:

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:56 AM
That's exciting. Another member of the gen IV swap family :thumb:

I wasn't aware you did the swap... what happened w/ the LS1?

Mine will be 10 years old on April 20th, and currently has 194k miles. It's a good time for a newer engine. :D I'm taking the LS1 to my parents' house and just leaving it in storage.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 10:57 AM
BTw... did you get it dynoed w/ the new engine?

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Lost a rod bolt. It did 500/470 at RWTD.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 11:15 AM
Lost a rod bolt. It did 500/470 at RWTD.

awesome! i'm hoping expecting 425 and hoping for 450 rwhp. using the same cam currently in the T/A.

jdiddyws6
12-28-2011, 11:17 AM
awesome! i'm hoping expecting 425 and hoping for 450 rwhp. using the same cam currently in the T/A.

GL. LMK if you need anything.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 11:18 AM
GL. LMK if you need anything.

I need your throttle body. KTHX.

1nasty86
12-28-2011, 11:54 AM
i have the 92mm fast throttle body, it doesnt have the sticking factor like the old ones.. but with that said the set screw for the cam on the side of the tb did come loose and caused alot of hurtful words about f.a.s.t. to be said. tightened the screw up and its been fine.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 12:00 PM
:cool: Thanks for the post.

DANSBIRD
12-28-2011, 12:02 PM
The F.A.S.T TB appears to be more expensive than the NW.

98legendws6
12-28-2011, 05:49 PM
im looking for a 92mm for my ls3 swap as well. there are several random brands on ebay but i have never heard of them.

DANSBIRD
12-29-2011, 08:53 AM
So far, I'm leaning towards the Nick Williams TB.

240 GTR
12-30-2011, 08:38 PM
What harness/ecu setup will you be running on the LS3?