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Old 01-28-2008, 02:40 PM   #41
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the best year for the lt1 is the one you have personally...since i have a 94' then 1994 is the best year for the lt1..LOL
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #42
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Umm other way around....

Correct.

95 is the best year.
94 is good, but the vented opti's are a must have sooner or later.
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^^ I was refering to his statement about pink rods.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #44
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I have a 96 but my buddies 95 has been alot easier with the obd1, get a 95, you will not be dissapointed!!!
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^^ I was refering to his statement about pink rods.
I know, then I added my non-needed already stated opti-vent comment.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:14 PM   #46
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350 - The original LT1 came with regular forged 350 rods, that were shot peened for localized hardness under the head of the bolt and nut. Powdered metal rods were phased in for the Corvette around 1994 and used in all of the LT1 engines by 1995. GM made the change because the powdered metal rods were cheaper to make and were much stronger than the GM high performance "pink" rods. In fact, they are supposed to be good for up to 450 hp. They are machined at the parting line so they can be reconditioned.

i retract that statement. false info on here made me think the opposite.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:54 AM   #47
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350 - The original LT1 came with regular forged 350 rods, that were shot peened for localized hardness under the head of the bolt and nut. Powdered metal rods were phased in for the Corvette around 1994 and used in all of the LT1 engines by 1995. GM made the change because the powdered metal rods were cheaper to make and were much stronger than the GM high performance "pink" rods. In fact, they are supposed to be good for up to 450 hp. They are machined at the parting line so they can be reconditioned.

i retract that statement. false info on here made me think the opposite.
Thats right Booya!
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:29 AM   #48
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So, do the 94 Z28's have the powdered rods? Could it be dependent upon build date?
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #49
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93 is the best.....I have had to spend a few $$$ fixing all the things wrong with 93s!!!! Ha Ha......Wish I knew that before I bought it.
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I know, then I added my non-needed already stated opti-vent comment.
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So, do the 94 Z28's have the powdered rods? Could it be dependent upon build date?

Dependent on build date to when they switched over to the PM rods. I forgot what the build date on the 94 I tore down, but it had Pink Rods.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:49 PM   #51
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just get an LS1 lol
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just get an LS1 lol
i knew something like that was coming sooner or later
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ill actually vote for a 4 bolt main vette longblock. it would be the best of any F body LT1 that is in non splayed form.

Thats my vote, since its not going to be N/A you could use those 4bm's.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:19 PM   #54
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97

its probably a state of mind thing - its the newest, freshest, most up to date equipped with all the goodies. But its OBD2 which can be good and bad
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wow...i can't believe that this thread is still going
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95 for the reasons many people outlined already.
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Dependent on build date to when they switched over to the PM rods. I forgot what the build date on the 94 I tore down, but it had Pink Rods.
i have a january car, so i think mine came with PM.
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get 94 or 95 f-body due to OBD1 PCM which is easy to tune in first place and vented optispark for 95. you can upgrade a 94 f-body to vented opti-spark if you want. i personly prefer the 94 f-body, i used to have a 94 A4 camaro before.

btw, i noticed once when i wanted to caliprate the PCM of a 95 camaro that it has the OBD2 ALDL port but it still has OBD1 PCM. i think maybe this car was produced in the late of 1995.
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94!!! Why you ask? Because I own one.
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i like my 97 for the simple fact of the interior being the same as the ls1's.
Actually it's the same as any V6 in 97/98. interiors changed in 1997 and then again in 1999.

Most "LS1" cars don't have the same interior you do.
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