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    Differences?

    What is the difference bettween the ls1 in corvettes and the ls1 in camaros/trans ams? I see all the time corvette specfic parts but do not know they wouldnt work on ours?

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    Depends on the parts.


    But there is no difference between the motors themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Depends on the parts.


    But there is no difference between the motors themselves.
    Some twin turbo kit on ebay is what made me think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    Some twin turbo kit on ebay is what made me think of it.
    only difference would be exhaust,

    engine bay shape, layout of ac systems, etc could also play a role

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    I watched a old car and driver video on the 98 camaro's and they said that the corvettes ls1 came with 45 more hp not sure if its true though

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    gm said the 98 corvette had 345 hp and the 98 camaro z28 had 305, but i have seen dyno reports of the camaro making 277.8 rear wheel horsepower and 295.3 lb-ft torque which makes flywheel horsepower (what is advertised in brochures and magazines) around 347 and torque 369 lb-ft. this information from the Dec.2005 issue of GM High Tech Performance magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    I watched a old car and driver video on the 98 camaro's and they said that the corvettes ls1 came with 45 more hp not sure if its true though
    no truth to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    I watched a old car and driver video on the 98 camaro's and they said that the corvettes ls1 came with 45 more hp not sure if its true though
    exhaust wont make that much of a difference thats good old fashioned gm under/overrating

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    Though there are small differences F-body to Vette (namely camshaft for `98-00) Their not enough to show a power gain over one another. All LS1's `97-04 make approx 345-350 HP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Though there are small differences F-body to Vette (namely camshaft for `98-00) Their not enough to show a power gain over one another. All LS1's `97-04 make approx 345-350 HP.
    An LS1 is an LS1 is an LS1
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    Also dont forget the pedestal GM places the Vette on. It always has to be the fastest/most hp car in GM production. So even though Camaros/Firebirds are underrated hpwise, they still have about the same but GM wants the vette to seem better.

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    Yep, GM has always been an outright liar with the HP numbers.

    The '89 Turbo Trans Am was rated at 250--5 less than the '89 Vette, and that was a farce. The Anniversary Trans Am made the '89 Vette its bitch in the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000LS1Bird View Post
    Yep, GM has always been an outright liar with the HP numbers.

    The '89 Turbo Trans Am was rated at 250--5 less than the '89 Vette, and that was a farce. The Anniversary Trans Am made the '89 Vette its bitch in the real world.

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    And as a 3rd Gen fanatic, I love to point this out!!

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    lol trudat

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    I watched a old car and driver video on the 98 camaro's and they said that the corvettes ls1 came with 45 more hp not sure if its true though
    98-00 camaros and birds didn't come with the ls6 intake. Vettes did. Also I believe the vettes came with better flowing headers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000LS1Bird View Post
    Yep, GM has always been an outright liar with the HP numbers.

    The '89 Turbo Trans Am was rated at 250--5 less than the '89 Vette, and that was a farce. The Anniversary Trans Am made the '89 Vette its bitch in the real world.

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    And as a 3rd Gen fanatic, I love to point this out!!

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    The Buick GNX is another great example of under rated HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk489 View Post
    98-00 camaros and birds didn't come with the ls6 intake. Vettes did. Also I believe the vettes came with better flowing headers
    Nope. LS6 intake came out in 2001 for F-bodies and Vettes. Exhaust manifolds may have been a tad better for the Vettes (maybe...not sure) but the dyno doesn't lie. Its been proven many times that Vettes and F-bodies with LS1s dyno the nearly the exact same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlass View Post
    nope. Ls6 intake came out in 2001 for f-bodies and vettes. Exhaust manifolds may have been a tad better for the vettes (maybe...not sure) but the dyno doesn't lie. Its been proven many times that vettes and f-bodies with ls1s dyno the nearly the exact same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Nope. LS6 intake came out in 2001 for F-bodies and Vettes. Exhaust manifolds may have been a tad better for the Vettes (maybe...not sure) but the dyno doesn't lie. Its been proven many times that Vettes and F-bodies with LS1s dyno the nearly the exact same.

    i checked my facts and I AM WRONG. you are correct. not sure how i became so misinformed, prob listened to one of my idiot friends. ill be sure to check my facts next time.
    courtsy of Chevy LS1/LS6 Performance i quote "The power increase for the 2001 LS1 was directly attributable to the integration of the LS6 manifold on both platforms." both platforms meaning the f-bodies and vettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk489 View Post

    i checked my facts and I AM WRONG. you are correct. not sure how i became so misinformed, prob listened to one of my idiot friends. ill be sure to check my facts next time.
    courtsy of Chevy LS1/LS6 Performance i quote "The power increase for the 2001 LS1 was directly attributable to the integration of the LS6 manifold on both platforms." both platforms meaning the f-bodies and vettes.
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