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LS3 Stroker Build Done!!

This is a discussion on LS3 Stroker Build Done!! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I had posted a while back I was doind an LS3 Swap on my 01 Z28....Well, I'm done, tuned and ...

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    LS3 Stroker Build Done!!

    I had posted a while back I was doind an LS3 Swap on my 01 Z28....Well, I'm done, tuned and all. I just want to say thanks to the people that physically helped me, (girlfriend) and Corey at Henderson Performance Technologies with the tuning.
    I did all the work myself so I saved quite a deal of money. I spent about 6500 on parts and about 350 for some labor (Porting Heads and Honing the LS3 Block)

    Car made 474HP and 472ft lbs on the last motor pull, (Nitrous Timing)/Pump Gas
    On the Juice it made 592HP and 542ft lbs on a 125shot.(Spun Tires on Dyno) Pump Gas

    I'm extremely proud of the build. I have the dyno sheets but no scanner, i'll try and put them up somehow.

    Upgrades done to the car
    LS3 GM block
    L92 Heads (ported/coated)
    Forged Moly Pistons (Coated)
    Coated Bearings
    416 callies stroker Crank
    Forged H beam Rods
    Erson 620/620 Cam on 108 LSA
    Ported LS6 oil pump
    Volant Air Lid (Tuner said it was small)
    Z06 Mass Air meter
    90mm holley Trottle body
    HSW 90mm Nitrous Plate
    10lb nitrous bottle
    HSW Nitrous contoller
    Cold Fusion Purge
    LS3 Intake (Stock)
    LS3 Fuel Rails
    eV1 to ev6 Injector connectors
    knock sensor extensions
    cam sensor extension
    Mass air adapter
    Tick Performance Stage 2 6 speed
    Chromoly D.S from Strange
    Strange Dana S-60 Rear with 4.10s
    Pro 5.0 Short Shifter
    Custom Fabricated Switch panel in ash tray by me
    Stage 3 Monster clutch Pressure Plate and Steel Flywheel
    BMR LCA
    BMR tranny mount
    ADJ. BMR torque Arm
    Shock Tower Brace
    Slotted and Dimpled rotors
    SLP Line Lock
    Walbro 255 Fuel pump
    Henderson Performance Technologies tune (great guy, best customer service!)

    Now I just need a set of Bogart D-10s to hit the track!!

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    awesome!! lets see some video!

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    Spun the tires on the dyno

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    very nice!!!

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    Jealous!!!! That is what i want to do so bad. Just limited on funds for now

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    I have a slight problem now. After I installed the new bogart wheels when I first turn the car on and start to drive my low traction lights turns on then my abs inop light and brake light indicators turn on and stay on. The low traction just blinks and goes away. Also the asr turns off. I know it's because of the wheels I just wish I new why, anyone?

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    The difference in the diameter of the tires are causing the TCS/ABS light. They can only be about a 1/2" different or it'll throw the lights on.

    Think of it this way- there is a sensor on each rear wheel that should read the tires spinning at the same rate and a similar rate as the front two sensors. When you increase the size of the rear tires it causes them to spin slower than the front tires and makes the computer think that the front has lost traction or the back are slowing faster than the front.
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    2000 Pontiac Firehawk #0041 of 742

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    Quote Originally Posted by bberretta View Post
    The difference in the diameter of the tires are causing the TCS/ABS light. They can only be about a 1/2" different or it'll throw the lights on.

    Think of it this way- there is a sensor on each rear wheel that should read the tires spinning at the same rate and a similar rate as the front two sensors. When you increase the size of the rear tires it causes them to spin slower than the front tires and makes the computer think that the front has lost traction or the back are slowing faster than the front.
    Bingo!
    The solution is to run the same diameter front and rear tires.

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    So are you guys running a similar set up on tires? I sort of figured that was the problem I just didn't know that it only allowed for a half inch difference. Thanks guys! I have seen quite a few cars like this and none had mentioned their cars did this. I guess it's not that big a deal? Do any of you guys run your cars like that.

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    I'm running Nitto NT555's on mine- 275/40ZR/17 in the front and 315/35ZR/17 in the rear. The front are 25.66" and the rear are 25.68". Great set of tires and fit nicely on 17x9.5" (many will call me an idiot for fitting them on the 9.5" wheels but they fit really nice.) Because of the 9.5" wheels, the tires bow up a little which increase the diameter slightly. When I first got my car back on the road the front tires were low and it was just enough a change in diameter to trip the TCS light.

    Look in the Wheels section and there is a great table with tire diameters.

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    Well Yea I have some 17 TT2s that I run on it for DD. But im wondering about the people that are running 15 inch wheel and a taller tire for better traction at the track. Do you guys just live with the lights being while at the track?
    By the way I posted some picture of my car using my iphone but now that im online on my work pc the pictures arent there, can you guys see the picures? Ill try posting them again and see what happens.

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    i cant see your dyno sheets they are to small

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    yeah we can see the pics. And yes you'll just have to live with light when you are at the track.

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    Cool, I was noticing yesterday that I have a little more clearance on the drivers side wheel well from the corner of the rear bumper. It's about an 1/8 inch difference. My tires don't rub on the number but what about when I get going 100 plus? Has anyone else measured tire clearance to the back bumper?

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    Get adjustable LCA's, torque arm, and panhard bar. You can then center your wheel to the opening using the LCA's, center your rear using the PHB, and reset the pinion angle with the adjustable TA (pinion angle will change when you move the wheels forward.)

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    Nice build,I would like to drop a ls3 in my 02 ws6 t/a,what all did you have to change to make the gen 4 engine run in a car designed for a gen 3 engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Nice build,I would like to drop a ls3 in my 02 ws6 t/a,what all did you have to change to make the gen 4 engine run in a car designed for a gen 3 engine?
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    Only about 300 bucks worth of stuff. I got an ls2 timing chain, knock sensor and cam sensor extensions from Texas speed, map sensor extension, ls2 timing cover and some ev1 to ev6 fuel injector adapters from ford racing. That's about all, of course you will need ls3 heads and intake. You will have to cut slots in the ls1 lifter trays to get them to fit, drummel works well.

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    i am thinking ls3 crate engine,so that would rule out the lifter tray modification,correct? scoggin-dickey has a ls3 crate engine for like 300 bucks more than a ls6 crate engine so i might go that route,thanks for the info.

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