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What year LS1 TA should I get?

This is a discussion on What year LS1 TA should I get? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; A stick isnt any faster (unless you're an extremely good driver) than an auto. The auto does rob some power ...

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    A stick isnt any faster (unless you're an extremely good driver) than an auto. The auto does rob some power but keep in mind an auto can launch a lot harder. Generally, thats why a 6 speed will have a higher trap speed (less power loss). As for the rest...I agree with you. 6 speeds will also be a better roll racer (if you're into that) because the dead spots in an auto suck ass. Just remember not to underestimate a stalled auto from a roll though.

    Tuning isnt any more difficult for a 98. It just has its limits. Ie...no speed density tuning and cant support a 2-3 bar tune. Unless you go with forced induction and push more than 12psi a 98 pcm will be fine. And even with that...you're looking at over 600 to the wheels. Hell, there is a guy 30 minutes from with with a 98 using the stock pcm pushing over 700rwhp with 13psi and single turbo.If you can't get enough power, get a piggy back like BS3 and call it a day.

    The only way to tell an ls6 from an ls1 intake is by looking at the bottom...or part # obviously. The one on the right is an ls6. the flat bottom allows the plenum volume to be increased, also the intake ports are slightly worked over to improve flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1
    This is just a reply to some previous posts. I just think that the m6 is faster, more fun, fuel efficient and better for downshifting, etc. Driving a stick well also takes a lot of skill. I've also heard that an automatic tranny takes less hp to the wheels. In my opinion i think its a waste for a fast car to have an automatic...
    very true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~redlinels1~
    The only way to tell an ls6 from an ls1 intake is by looking at the bottom...or part # obviously. The one on the right is an ls6. the flat bottom allows the plenum volume to be increased, also the intake ports are slightly worked over to improve flow.

    thanks.
    i was curious because they look identical from the top.

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    "This is just a reply to some previous posts. I just think that the m6 is faster, more fun, fuel efficient and better for downshifting, etc. Driving a stick well also takes a lot of skill. I've also heard that an automatic tranny takes less hp to the wheels. In my opinion i think its a waste for a fast car to have an automatic..."
    Dont have much "experiance" do you?

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    Thanks for the posts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafizzman1
    thanks.
    i was curious because they look identical from the top.
    No problem. Just remember guys. If you buy a used ls6 intake ALWAYS ask for pictures of the bottom. Its really easy to pawn an ls1 intake off as an ls6. It happens more often than not.

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    400 for a powder job on the block?

    thats outrageous. i had that done on the 380 in my dune buggy and it cost me $100

    now that i know the owner of the shop it cost me 5 bucks and lunch

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    the color was a special color and was expensive. (i thought yellow was yellow, guess not). i forgot that i had the bumpers painted too. so yea, just the block was really cheap.
    If you have the means and the desire, be prepared to do whatever it takes.

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    suncoast creations functional ram air setup,pacesetter LT's/ORY,magnaflow,pro 5.0,hurst stick,LS6 cam,4:10 gears/stock rear(screaming for mercy!!!)
    -still more to come!!!!!!

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