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This is a discussion on I need more HP!!! within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by jimmybling31 I think it's 19.45633455634 hp gain really. if you want to get all precise. lol. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    I think it's 19.45633455634 hp gain really. if you want to get all precise. lol. I think I gained about 20, but not quite 20.
    a good tune will net you even more IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    a good tune will net you even more IMO
    Could you go into depth here about a good tune...I have a hypertech in my car...is that considered a good tune?

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    Bottom line is you can either increase horsepower or decrease weight.

    Depending on your goals headers and a K&N filter, combined with a decent tune will be one of the better bangs for the buck.

    Lightweight wheels and tires, and a set of drag radials will help enjoy the car at the track.

    A lot of the wheel tire combinations that are the most popular actually decrease your torque... I went to 15" wheels and improved my performance at the track while most people like the looks of the 17, 18 inch variety which are usually heavier and hurt performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityTA View Post
    Could you go into depth here about a good tune...I have a hypertech in my car...is that considered a good tune?
    That is the worst "tune" you can have IMO...

    Hit up Frost.

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    Unforunatley, I have an LT1, something that he doesnt seem to do...I can not imagine you knowing or refering me to anyone? If so please do. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozjamann View Post
    how cheap?
    SLP Lid---Flowmaster 40's---Blackouts in the back---Definately More to come!

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    PCM for LESS and MADz28 do very good tunes on LT1's and from experience they are excellent tuners. On my 93,94,95 Z28's they did a great job and i felt a good difference before and after the tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    PCM for LESS and MADz28 do very good tunes on LT1's and from experience they are excellent tuners. On my 93,94,95 Z28's they did a great job and i felt a good difference before and after the tune.
    Would you say these tunes were better or equal to a Hypertech Programmer? Not sure if you have any expierence w them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaEater94 View Post
    just need some pretty cheap ways to make my LT quicker. So far i have underdrive pulleys getting ready to buy a SLP Cold-Air Kit. Any suggestions would be greatly apprecaited.
    well a way to make it quicker by saving up a lttle is just get an ls1

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    an exhaust, suspension upgrades, 4.10's

    Headers and a good cat back since you didnt state whether or not you have one.

    Lift/traction bars. Theyll help you hook up on the track and launch harder with less spin

    4.10's are self explanatory

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityTA View Post
    Would you say these tunes were better or equal to a Hypertech Programmer? Not sure if you have any expierence w them...


    hypertech is junk compared to pretty much anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaEater94 View Post
    i got 315 drag radials on it now. it is my daily driver and has a t-56 in it. im looking for a low 13 high 12 second car. price is a big option. need cheap but good stuff. 1/4 mile spinning til grabbing third was 14.1 with a 2.6 60 foot. cant get the bitch to hook at all!!!!
    Do not go to the track on a street night when the fwd vehicles are dragging water to the line andf all you do is spin... Go to a "real" test and tune day when "real" cars are running. On days actual race cars run the tracks are generally treated much better. A 2.6 sixty foot time is so bad it is difficult to achieve. Any street car at your power level should not be spinning when pulling second gear either regardless of tires selection or track condition.

    Since you are running 14.1 with a 2.6 sixty foot time it is not rocket science to believe a 1.8 sixty foot time (very achieveable with drag radials, reasonable track and good driver) in other wise stock form, will net you the low 13 second ride you desire.

    Et is all about launching and shifting. MPH is about horsepower. What were your trap speeds.

    Not to sound crass, but perhaps some more time behind the wheel during decent track conditions should be your first mod...

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    Hi ! you know what u can do buy used on junk yard or whatever upper and lower manifold intake and used send paper 220. send upper and lower intake inside.you have to make it smoth then used poler wax and make it shiny and replace the intake and sell the old one on ebay. that give you like 15 hp 20 hp change also mufler for borla or flowmaster that give some hp. you can put biger fuel injectors for like 32 pound get a biger Throttle so more air can get inside the manifold that for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armani Camaro View Post
    Hi ! you know what u can do buy used on junk yard or whatever upper and lower manifold intake for like 200 $ and used send paper 220 send uper and lower intake inside to make it smoth then used poler wax and makeit shine and replace the intake and sel on e bay old one that give you slike 15 hp 20 hp change also mufler for borla or flowmaster that give some hp you can put biger fuel injectors for like 32 pound get a biger throller so more air can get inside the manifold that for now

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