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This is a discussion on ls1 to ls6 within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; anyone do the ls6 conversion........i was thinking about 1800 bucks isnt to high..........they claim 405hp like the zo6.... is this ...

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    anyone do the ls6 conversion........i was thinking about 1800 bucks isnt to high..........they claim 405hp like the zo6.... is this on a stock motor or one with bolt ons.............just a question before making an investment
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    What do you all get with the $1800??

    New pushrods??

    Personally, I would do a set of Patriot LS6 stage II heads and a much better cam than the LS6 cam for $1500 total. You would be looking at making 410 at the wheels instead of 405 at the flywheel.
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    Personally, I would do a set of Patriot LS6 stage II heads and a much better cam than the LS6 cam for $1500 total.

    show me a link where i can get both for around 1500

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    A new cam is roughly $400.
    Those heads are $1200.
    So $1600....my bad.

    I would link...but they aren't sponsors. Check out LS1's sponsors first.

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    ok...i found a package for 1800 on the summit website...with .585" cam........they dont give to much info like power or rpm range.........thanks for the feedback..........trying not to waste money
    can you give me an idea on what cam would work best with the heads?

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    Patriot LS6 heads (stage II) - $1295 assembled.
    Cam - $380.

    Guess I was off a little on the price of the heads. Still.
    I wouldn't go with a Patriot grind for a cam. TSP, Thunder, Futral, etc all have great off the shelf grinds. Or you could have a custom grind designed for your car. Ed Curtis I believe is the name when it comes to a custom cam. Little more expensive, but will be spot on with your set-up.

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    If your looking for ls6 heads, try talking to the GTO guys. Lots of them are upgrading their heads to aftermarket.The ls2 head is a 243 casting the same as an ls6. You can usualy find a used set for cheap...


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    A friend of my father's has an 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition Corvette, and he swapped out his heads and cam, and he said hed give me a deal on them if i wanted to put them in my 2002 Trans Am WS6. so depending on the price, is it worth it?, will i get a significant gain or is it not even worth it? i was originally going to put Cartek 2x heads and cam in, but not for a few years. if i get the LS6 parts cheap enough i figure i can always sell them later and get the Cartek parts when im ready

    any suggestions or experiences?

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    Remember what a C5 is rated at???
    350 horsepower

    The LS6 is rated at 405 horsepower. 55 more horse with the LS6 cam and heads. Of course, this also needs the LS6 intake and a tune.



    I think for the work involved, you might as well go bigger with a head swap.
    For the money a set of used heads and cam cost, it is worth the money.
    I hope those two lines together make sense.

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    within the next month i was planning on installing Pacesetter LT's, a TSP Y pipe w/ cats, and a magnaflow catback. then my father mentioned the LS6 heads and cam for cheap.

    so i think ill go with the LS6 stuff for cheap, cuz i wasnt planning on putting in heads and cam any time soon, and its a nice modest performance gain (especially for the money!)

    then maybe naxt year or over summer 3.73 gears , a 3200 stall convertor, and possibly a Moser 12 bolt, will compliment the setup.

    thanks for the help

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