How difficult is it to bring the HP of a 2002,350HP LS1 up to the HP of a 2002 ZO6? Can a cam, headers and intake and a tune do it? Im having such a hard time choosing between a Z car or a normal coupe, its killing me!
I have a 99 coupe and I am making 370Hp at the flywheel off of a tune catback, and filter. I was told by a reputable shop that they cn put an LS6 intake, headers with a catted x-pipe, and a cam and I would make somewhere around 420-430Hp at the flywheel. and that was not a huge cam. If you are starting off with a 2002 you do not need the LS6 intake you will just need the cam and headers with a tune.
Hey its not too bad. I am making 392 to the wheels with a cam/ headers/ and intake about 470 to the flywheels at a 20%+/- drivetrain loss. I would consider a z if you plan on modding. At least you would have a good starting point. It cost me $$$ to get to where i am at now, and did all the work myself. I do have to say it is nice having the removalable top. Best of luck with your decision
I am making 400 to the wheels with my 2001 LS1 with just a cam & header swap (and a mild tune). There are lots of options with the LS1. Throw a set of heads on it and you will be making really good power.
I could do all the work except the tune myself, so I guess that would save me some money. I like both the Z and the coupe looks, but man the removable roof is nice also. decisions decisions what to do??
If you contact Jeremy Formato (Fasterproms) he will be able to give real hp #'s on proven combo's he has tuned across the country.
I think its fair to say he is one of the best tuners for the LS series engines
on this continent.