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This is a discussion on cant decide on lt1 or ls1 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ok so right now i have a wimpy 3.6l camaro......but now i plan on selling it and getting an f ...

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    cant decide on lt1 or ls1

    ok so right now i have a wimpy 3.6l camaro......but now i plan on selling it and getting an f boy(most likely TA)....but i dont know which to get ls1 or lt1....i want to at leat get them to 400hp...which would b best for that and how much will it cost???...thanx in advance

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    and im getting a manual

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    LS1 ftw they make 400 hp stock around 350 to the wheels

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    but dont camaros/TA make like 305(ss/ws6 330)???...thats wat all the sites say for stock...i know vettes make 350

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    any1????

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    they are way underated to make the corvette look better. so that they still bought vettes cause they had more power but they didn't

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    LS1 cars have bigger brakes. If you can afford it go with an LS1 car, preferrably an 01 or 02 as they are the best of the breed engine wise (stock).

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    Get an ls1! If you get the lt1, you will always wish you would have got the ls1. Trust me I’ve owned both and will never go back. If I were to list all the ways that the ls1 is better besides just the added horses I would be writing for a long time. It is pretty much better in every way.

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    ls1s produce around 300-320wrh which is about 340-360 from the factory and run 12.8-13.3 with the right driver. can an lt1 do that? no

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    Agree with Mike0202, I recently had my car (bone stock) run on a reputable local DynoJet that is known around here to be well adjusted & maintained and got a consistent 311 rearwheel-hp which should equal almost 360 flywheel-hp using the typical 15% grossup factor.
    A few bolt-ons and you'll be at 400 fwhp.

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    I have a wrecked one I'll sell you. You could convert your v6.

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    It has a big wing!

    I have had both and will tell you that both are great cars...

    From your post though,it sounds as if you main goal is the HP figure you tossed out.

    So, absolutely go with the LS1. It's almost at your goal in stock form so,you won't have a long ways to go...

    Now if you were looking just for a good fun weekend or DD car I would see nothing wrong with an LT1 as very clean examples can be had for REALLY LOW prices these days.

    Good luck on your choice!
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    ls1 is better no doubt about that. Obvisouly lt1 cars are generally cheaper but if money isnt the issue then ls1 is superior.

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    thanx guys....yea i want it for DD but i dont really do much driving...about <250 miles a week....and yea hp is my main focus...and wat kind of bolt on will i need/prices....still kunda learning about engines and performance parts...and wat car is better TA or z28...i know they r almost the same thing but there has to b something dif with them...like weight ans stuff like that.....and this is the car i mostlikely ganna get(if its for sale in 3 or 4 months still)
    it has the ram iar hood but i dont c any ws6 badge on the back...i TA dont have stock ram airs do they???....and it sdays its a formula but it has a TA trim(foglights spoiler)
    can those b aftermarket..or wat u guys think????
    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...5&aff=national

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    also if i get an automatic is it possible to just switch the transmision with a manual 1????...of so how much do u think that would b????...cuz i dont seem to find any TA manual or z28 for less tha 8k...but there r some automitics

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    Quote Originally Posted by f-bodyfreak15 View Post
    also if i get an automatic is it possible to just switch the transmision with a manual 1????...of so how much do u think that would b????...cuz i dont seem to find any TA manual or z28 for less tha 8k...but there r some automitics
    Wait for what you want, its not to hard to swap the trannys but there is work involved. You can get ls1 f-bodys with a m6 for less than 8k just gotta look and wait for the right one. I know summer is finally here in the midwest and you want a nice t-tops f-body to get some panties to drop but just be a little patient and you will be happy you were later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    LS1 ftw they make 400 hp stock around 350 to the wheels
    isnt this a bit extreme? i havnt seen a stock f bod put down anywhere near 350 to the wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    Wait for what you want, its not to hard to swap the trannys but there is work involved. You can get ls1 f-bodys with a m6 for less than 8k just gotta look and wait for the right one. I know summer is finally here in the midwest and you want a nice t-tops f-body to get some panties to drop but just be a little patient and you will be happy you were later.
    yea my friend old me i would have to make the hole for the clutch and stuff like that...and yea i know but its hard to wait sometimes u just want it now u know...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by needls1again View Post
    isnt this a bit extreme? i havnt seen a stock f bod put down anywhere near 350 to the wheels...
    Yeah I think 350 rwhp would be very unusual, my car is about the average for stock and recently put down 311 rwhp on a Dynojet (converted to flywheel hp is about 360 fwhp).

    360 is nicely above the 325 factory rating, but well short of 400.

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    I've owned both as well. The LT1 is a good power plant the LS1 is a great power plant. If you can afford it get an LS1.

    And no way they put down 350rwhp stock. They are underrated for sure but that number is closer to realistic flywheel hp not rear wheel.

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