New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - New LS-1 Questions, Thanks
05-17-2005, 12:47 AM
I just traded an M6 96' LT-1 Camaro in on a 98 A4 LS-1 T/A WS-6. Which one is a better setup? I don't know too much about the LS-1's and am kind of new to all of this, but to about 60 mph they seemed pretty even, but after 60 the LS-1 seemes to get stronger and the LT-1 pretty much fell on it's face at about 75mph. Also, the new WS-6 has about 58k miles on it. Is that bad for an LS-1 to have that many miles on it, or should it be good for a while. I dont know how many miles is alot for an LS-1. Are the 98 LS-1's slower than newer LS-1's? Thanks, like I said I am pretty new to LS-1's and want to learn about them, I have been told that they are really good motors.
05-17-2005, 12:55 AM
Stock for stock, LS1 anyday. There's a reason why the Vette and the F-body moved on to the LS1, more power. Power adders seem to have more effect on the LS1.
05-17-2005, 04:09 AM
The LS1 will definatly take the LT1 stock for stock, tho the LT1 does have better low end, but after about 40mph its the LS1's win, and 58k is nothing man, Im working on 126k on a 98 LS1 w/just a new tranny and A/C compressor (you may want to have an 02' a/c compressor program flashed to your PCM, on the 98's the compressor doesnt disengage very fast at WOT, causing it to burn out after awhile, whereas the 02' program shuts it off in time, that way you wont need to replace that) On paper the 98 LS1 is not as fast as an 01-02 model, but its all about the car itself, some are freaks some are dogs, and others are just average, mine was very strong in stock form, it put down 316/341 rwhp/rwtq w/a lid and cutout through an A4, where as my friends 02 SS, in the pic below, AFTER a tune put out 317/33X through a M6. I know my 98 isnt slower than any other year stock for stock, but others will disagree. You'll just have to take it to the track, or strap it to a dyno to find out where you stand
05-17-2005, 10:24 AM
Yea, I will have to just dyno it and see where I'm at.
05-17-2005, 10:53 AM
How long it will last will dpend on how well the previous owner took care of it. If they did all the regular maintenance on time and did not put their foot in it at every light it should be in good shape. If they ragged on it, never changed the oil its days may be numbered and can be a real gamble buying these cars if yoiu do not know the history of the car.
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