Originally Posted by dimenticatodio187
Car is stock...the stealth ram was an option I was looking at a while back...same with ported plenum (sp?) and such..the gains seemed decent from what i heard...just not worth the money to me, when i can slide in a LS1...and have a much more powerful platform to build on. The TPI is just ehhh...the car has powerpicks up decent just seems to fall on its face around the 5500 mark...
that is the tpi for you...it runs out of breathe around 4500 rpms...
you can't just slide and ls1 in...i am doing this swap and it is not going to be cheap one bit...the wiring is going to cost 1k alone, the headers are 1k...parts to mount the motor and trans is $500......with that amount since you already have a good motor...why dont you work with it?....the tpi is what is killing you..
with a cam and stealth ram, full exhaust and gears you'd really wake the car up and put her into the mid 12s
unlike you i am missing cubic inches and my heads are not what you'd call spectacular...but i am running in the same area as stock lt1 cars
got any pics of the project as it progresses?
here is mine: