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looking to go solid roller set up, anyone else ???

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    looking to go solid roller set up, anyone else ???

    has anyone went solid roller set up on an LT1?? or LS1 for that?? if so how do you like it? how is the driveability??? thinking of selling my SC unit to go this route.

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    I might have read about people going solid rollers. Seems like I read that the knock sensors really don't like a solid roller. You still gonna be at Kil-Kare on Sunday? Not sure what time I'll get there. My cars tune is about 80% done so hopefully I can get it finished before then.

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    From what I've read and understand about solid rollers, you don't really want them in a car that you drive on the street a whole lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I might have read about people going solid rollers. Seems like I read that the knock sensors really don't like a solid roller. You still gonna be at Kil-Kare on Sunday? Not sure what time I'll get there. My cars tune is about 80% done so hopefully I can get it finished before then.

    ill be there, but not with my car, not finished

    what will you be driving??? and first name, lol, mine is Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    From what I've read and understand about solid rollers, you don't really want them in a car that you drive on the street a whole lot.

    its not a street car, its a race car that i might drive on the street, its not that streetable as is, with a full spool 9" that im running and my suspension set up

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    What kind of SC setup is it? I would think you would make more power with it than a solid roller, unless you are wanting a high-rpm engine with a big lift cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    What kind of SC setup is it? I would think you would make more power with it than a solid roller, unless you are wanting a high-rpm engine with a big lift cam.

    yea i would prolly sell the SC to fund the SR project, i want to spin
    8-8,500 rpm's

    its just a vortech V1-S, with no intercooler.

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    Ah, ok. I'm sure you already know you have to adjust the valves every so often. Hell, I say go for it if your wanting to turn that kind of rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    Ah, ok. I'm sure you already know you have to adjust the valves every so often. Hell, I say go for it if your wanting to turn that kind of rpm.

    yea i know that i would have to adjust them every so often, but i dont plan on driving it much anyways

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    Know of a local guy that had a LQ9 block, etc, etc, he went solid roller, a couple months went by and he got rid of the whole motor completely. He said he was tired of adjusting the valves every other day, im not the smartest when it comes to this particular subject, but from what I understand it wasn't fun to DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    yea i would prolly sell the SC to fund the SR project, i want to spin
    8-8,500 rpm's

    its just a vortech V1-S, with no intercooler.
    What is the rest of the setup you will be running?? Intake, etc...

    if you really want to turn that many rpms, you are pushing the limits of the stock computer and a wet sump oiling system. I am not saying you can't do it, but everything has to be PERFECT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    ill be there, but not with my car, not finished

    what will you be driving??? and first name, lol, mine is Joel
    I'll be there in 2 cars.....kinda My bro is taking my GTO and I'll be in the bird. My GTO is an 04 yellowjacket GTO with an 05 hood and my bird is black with red formula door badges with XLR8TN plates. My first name is Tim. See ya there. We probably won't be there until ~11:00.

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    Yeah, will need an aftermarket intake, if not a sheetmetal one. Not sure about the computer, and will probably need a dry sump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    Yeah, will need an aftermarket intake, if not a sheetmetal one. Not sure about the computer, and will probably need a dry sump.

    cool, i know a guy who makes sheet metal ones

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    Cool, maybe you can get a good discount.

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