TJ Wongs performance shop questions - LS1TECH

Log In 


Northwest Members WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, SD, ND

TJ Wongs performance shop questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
Teching In
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
JesseWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 18
Default TJ Wongs performance shop questions

I know everyone here recommends TJ Wong to do tuning to LS engines. I didn't want to high jack the other guys thread so I had a few questions about it. I've been trying to get a hold of him too...like the other guy said he is having a baby and will be out for a few days.These are the parts I'm trying to order from TSP as soon as they get back with me about a couple questions.

- Anyone have a ballpark idea of what I should expect as far as installation and tune of a head/cam package?
- Is there really long wait to even get in his garage(read somewhere up to 2 months)?

These are the parts I will have....did I forget anything at all? no matter how small for this installation

-PRC Stage 2.5 5.3L CNC Ported Heads
-231/234 .643/598 Camshaft
-TSP 1-7/8" Long Tube Headers
-Catted Y-Pipe
- 19" O2 Extensions- Pair
- Exhaust Manifold Gaskets- Pair
- NGK TR55- Set of 8
-Basic Heads & Camshaft Bolt & Gasket Kit
- ARP Hex Head Bolt Kit #134-3609, Long and Short
- ARP LS1/LS2/LS3 Crank Bolt
-GM LS1 3.910" Bore Graphite Set
-Powerbond U/D pulley with belts
-GM LS2 Timing Chain Set
-TSP 5/16" Chrome-moly Pushrods, SINGLE-7.400" Length
-GM Replacement LS7 Lifters
-SLP Lid
-36lb Injectors?
I already have the LS6 intake and a LM2 Catback....I'm going to install the pulley, LT's, and Lid myself. But the rest is all is needed to drop off at the shop for a Head/cam install?

I'm really hoping to be able to get the car in his shop the first week of August.
JesseWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (4)
 
02sslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: longview, wa
Posts: 651
Default

the tune itself will cost $450, that is all i know...im guessing to install all those parts might cost around 2K(my best guess)
02sslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
On The Tree
iTrader: (2)
 
tmoney223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Keizer, OR
Posts: 133
Default

Yeah I woul just try and find someone to help you put it in.
tmoney223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (13)
 
welldonecj7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 568
Default

If you are having heads and cam done I would check about having him do headers if u plan on doing it all close to same time, because he will be removing them (or the manifolds) to swap heads and probably wouldn't cost much more to put back togeather with headers. However if u were planning on doing headers then wait a while till u do the heads cam swap then it may be nice to get them on sooner yourself.
welldonecj7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
TECH Junkie
iTrader: (28)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portlan, OR
Posts: 3,489
Default

I would recommend doing the install yourself. Its pretty easy and I think even a first time mechanically inclined person could do it in a weekend. You're already going to have it kind of apart with what you are doing. There are tricks like creating a cardboard templete to hold up the the rear intake bolts while you lift the intake out, heating up the balancer a bit before installing it, cutting slots in the exhaust manifold gasket so you can put the two outer bolts in with the headers and drop the gasket in etc etc. That cam would be an interesting drive to Tom's shop untuned but it would make it, or you could spend some of the money you saved on a baseline tune mailorder to use until you can get in there for the dyno tune.

All that said Tom is really good and can do these swaps in his sleep but you pay for what you get. He is not a guy doing this out of home garage on the weekends.

Plus if you want to change it up later or something goes wrong you can fix it later. These cars are pretty easy to work on..hell if you were doing a clutch too I'd almost drop the motor and tranny out the bottom, do everything and put it back in. I miss my F-bodies...
93TAWicked1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
Teching In
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
JesseWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 18
Default

Yeah I've been doing quite a bit of research on it to just do it myself. I think I would be pretty confident doing it between LS1tech and the how to website. I'm gonna have an assload of parts to put on the car. I don't think I'll be able to drive the car from Tacoma area with all those parts installed though and will have to trailer it most likely. Which if that is the case I don't want to do the suspension until it comes back.
JesseWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
Teching In
 
1nicec5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Glendale, Az
Posts: 33
Default

don't mean to high jack the thread but i recently moved to Tacoma i'm in the military i have a 02 z28 and was wondering if there are any good performance shops in the area that do work on f bodies any info would be great.
1nicec5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
TECH Fanatic
 
krazzycowgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Yelm, Wa
Posts: 1,881
Default

TJ Wongs or ELLIS groo up at speed secrets cant beat either of them.

Ellis has one of the fastest (if not the fastest) LT1 around
krazzycowgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 11:01 AM   #9
TECH Resident
iTrader: (35)
 
Spectre86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 924
Default

hes backed up right now. been trying to get my car in since may
Spectre86 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
10 Second Club
iTrader: (8)
 
TwoFast4Lv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: LT1 land...the "409" of the 90s!
Posts: 9,994
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spectre86 View Post
hes backed up right now. been trying to get my car in since may
This is news to me? We have room in the shop right now and finishing project as we speak
TwoFast4Lv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #11
TECH Fanatic
 
krazzycowgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Yelm, Wa
Posts: 1,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoFast4Lv View Post
This is news to me? We have room in the shop right now and finishing project as we speak
Ellis if we have the money after we get back from texas (have to sell mikes truck as well) then you might be getting two projects, Both camaros dans 95 & my 87 iroc. Want them running or at least one of them before next season
krazzycowgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #12
10 Second Club
iTrader: (8)
 
TwoFast4Lv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: LT1 land...the "409" of the 90s!
Posts: 9,994
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krazzycowgirl View Post
Ellis if we have the money after we get back from texas (have to sell mikes truck as well) then you might be getting two projects, Both camaros dans 95 & my 87 iroc. Want them running or at least one of them before next season
You know we can
TwoFast4Lv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #13
TECH Resident
iTrader: (35)
 
Spectre86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 924
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoFast4Lv View Post
This is news to me? We have room in the shop right now and finishing project as we speak
Iv been calling every 10 days or so. I spoke to him last week. Said he was waiting on a shortblock to show up for a car to swap everything back in.

My car is going in for a 427 swap. Tom said he couldnt get it in until the lift was cleared?
Spectre86 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
TECH Enthusiast
 
etcts-v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 651
Default

Jesse where are you located?

You should do the swap yourself and save some cash! I just finished a head, cam swap myself and it was a grip of fun to complete!

Pick up these two books and they'll walk you step by step everything you need to know on the purchase & install, they even have all the torque specs for both GM and ARP bolts.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Rebuild-LS-Series-Engines-Design/dp/193249460X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342543801&sr=8-2&keywords=LS+motor http://www.amazon.com/How-Rebuild-LS-Series-Engines-Design/dp/193249460X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342543801&sr=8-2&keywords=LS+motor

http://www.amazon.com/Modify-LS-Series-Engines-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760335435/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342543826&sr=8-2&keywords=LS+engine http://www.amazon.com/Modify-LS-Series-Engines-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760335435/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342543826&sr=8-2&keywords=LS+engine

I have my car scheduled for a tune next Friday at Wong's, it's just a tune but I got in to him real quick considering I sent the e-mail last friday.
etcts-v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #15
TECH Addict
 
howierd42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,563
Default

If you are anywhere north of Olympia I would suggest Ellis also if you can't get a hold of TJ. Heck, it might even be worth the trip to have him do it if you are in Portland.
howierd42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
TECH Enthusiast
 
etcts-v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 651
Default

Had the car tuned by TJ Wong on friday, just wanted to give him a shout out for his fantastic work! Super cool guy, showed us around his shop including a few blown motors he's working on. I highly recommend him for any work you need done!!
etcts-v is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
98 A4 H/C/I/E 405hp mustang dyno gto65lvr Dynamometer Results & Comparisons 10 11-29-2014 04:02 PM
My 408 LS2 Build is Finished!!! Last C5 Generation IV Internal Engine 9 09-23-2014 02:29 AM
Back to Modding! Thanks Texas Speed! (Sorry, Long) 98RaptorTA Generation III Internal Engine 3 04-25-2014 04:29 PM
600WHP LS7 with WCCH Stage 2 heads Mookie Parts Classifieds 19 03-28-2014 05:09 PM
First LS1 ?'s NW-FBody New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech 7 02-12-2014 07:52 AM


Tags
2002, camaro, lsx, nitrous, performance, portland, shop, swap, tj, tjwong, tuners, tuning, wong, wongs, z28

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 PM.