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    Ls1 vs Lt4 conversion

    I ran into this guy in town that has a 96 Formula, he says he has the lt4 conversion and claims he can "smoke" me in my LS1 T/A. He is also claiming 405HP with just the Lt4 conversion (sounds a little optimistic). Will he take me or is he blowing smoke?

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    yeah he should take you that kit baically makes the standard lt1 and turns it into the zo6 engine although is is an expensive bolt on he would have been better off with forced induction remember the ls1 was 305hp or 325hp ram air but if the guy spins you win get some drag radials and give him a good run

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    if you're all stock, he's probably gonna own you. I don't know much about the lt4, but I've seen what a well breathing, tuned lt1 can do and it hangs with minor bolt-on ls1's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit-00 View Post
    I ran into this guy in town that has a 96 Formula, he says he has the lt4 conversion and claims he can "smoke" me in my LS1 T/A. He is also claiming 405HP with just the Lt4 conversion (sounds a little optimistic). Will he take me or is he blowing smoke?

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    if your stock he's got you man

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    what all is involvedw with the lt4 conversion? I know you have to buy the intake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    yeah he should take you that kit baically makes the standard lt1 and turns it into the zo6 engine although is is an expensive bolt on he would have been better off with forced induction remember the ls1 was 305hp or 325hp ram air but if the guy spins you win get some drag radials and give him a good run
    How about some punctuation?

    Here Ed..

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    Well the kit has,Heads,cam,and intake

    Call summit racing it can produce up to 405 hp with tuning

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    not what i wanted to hear....I'm not palnning on racing him, but i would love to shut him up....one of those cocky-know it all types...

    thanks guys
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    What is up With everyone on this board asking if "this car or that car will beat me"??? What happened to goin' out and runnin'? I've beat many cars that had more HP than me. Does anyone have confidence in their driving ability, or the lack thereof by their opponent??? It's kinda like worrying that some chic will turn you down if you ask her out. It's a true wonder some of you have ever been laid with this kind of timid attitude....


    Just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    yeah he should take you that kit baically makes the standard lt1 and turns it into the zo6 engine although is is an expensive bolt on he would have been better off with forced induction remember the ls1 was 305hp or 325hp ram air but if the guy spins you win get some drag radials and give him a good run


    WTF? Never saw an LT based Z06...

    And an Lt4 is at best on par with a stock LS1. Go get 'em, should be a close race.

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    he's saying the lt4 vette is the c4 version of the modern z06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit-00 View Post
    I ran into this guy in town that has a 96 Formula, he says he has the lt4 conversion and claims he can "smoke" me in my LS1 T/A. He is also claiming 405HP with just the Lt4 conversion (sounds a little optimistic). Will he take me or is he blowing smoke?

    Brady
    I went from a 96 Lt4 Vette to a 98 LS1 Vette, both cars had the 3.42 gears and 6 sp. With a dash mounted g-tech the times were to close to call.
    Driver skills could have made either car a winner .

    If he went to all the expense of the conversion maybe he did a a couple items like high flow cats/or no cats, better exhaust, roller rockers,ect.


    Sounds like a good race to me.

    Please let us know the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit-00 View Post
    not what i wanted to hear....I'm not palnning on racing him, but i would love to shut him up....one of those cocky-know it all types...

    thanks guys
    Brady
    Send his a$$ down here to parkersburg there are plenty of LS cars to shut him up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    he's saying the lt4 vette is the c4 version of the modern z06.
    I disagree. If anything, the ZR1 would be as close as a C4 comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyblue98 View Post
    I went from a 96 Lt4 Vette to a 98 LS1 Vette, both cars had the 3.42 gears and 6 sp. With a dash mounted g-tech the times were to close to call.
    Driver skills could have made either car a winner .

    If he went to all the expense of the conversion maybe he did a a couple items like high flow cats/or no cats, better exhaust, roller rockers,ect.


    Sounds like a good race to me.

    Please let us know the results.
    Let me know results too
    ill race him

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