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Summit Racing LS6 conversion package

This is a discussion on Summit Racing LS6 conversion package within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a stock 98 SS and am looking for a bit more power. Does anyone think it worthwile just ...

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    Summit Racing LS6 conversion package

    I have a stock 98 SS and am looking for a bit more power. Does anyone think it worthwile just to get the LS1 to LS6 upgrade packsge? It goes for $2400 and includes everything.
    Now everyone says that the stock LS1's put down around 300 hp to the wheels. My question is how is the LS6? Does it put down near the stated 405 hp to the wheels or is the ZO6 rated nearer that for flywheel hp? An extra 100 hp would be sweet, especially for the price. I see heads alone going for that. Any help and advice would be appreciated.

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    What do you get for 2400? You won't make 400rwhp

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    In the kit it has heads, head bolts, cam, intake, the new type valve covers.
    My biggest question is what do the ZO6 Vettes put down at the wheels? Since the LS1's are said to be underrated hp wise, is the Vette underrated as well, or is it rated more at the crank?

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    You wont put down 400RWHP but you might be lucky to put down around 360-365.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxkx250
    Now everyone says that the stock LS1's put down around 300 hp to the wheels. My question is how is the LS6? Does it put down near the stated 405 hp to the wheels or is the ZO6 rated nearer that for flywheel hp?
    No, don't let the add fool you. That 405-HP is a FWHP quote, not RWHP. Same thing w/their LT4 conversion kit... people, who are not in the know, reading these adds think that GM is implying RWHP, they're definitely not though.

    Don't waste you're money. You can get a custom ground cam from one of our sponsors, complete with needed components (springs, pushrods, etc.), for about a grand. With the money left over, you can have you're stock heads fully worked, LS6 intake (used, or new, up to you) installed, full exhaust (long tubes preferred).... a much needed tune, and put down a proven 450-RWHP!

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    Much better head and cam combos for less money out there.

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    you can get something way better from TSP for a few hundred less.

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    My buddy has a 02 ws6 with a cam and full exhaust headers back and put down 400whp with a tune of course

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    if you're stuck on getting an ls6 upgrade, u can get a cam for about 250, heads for 450-600 assembled, intake for 350, misc parts for about 150. thats about 1350 with you doing the install. it will net you about 360-370 to the wheels or you could get a set of stg 1 heads for under 1k (w/ springs and assembled), a cam to match the heads for about 400, ls6 intake for 350, misc parts 150, tune 350-500. total of 2300 and will get u over 400...TO THE WHEELS! So if you are set on spending 2400, go with the second setup. If you want cheap, proven, and mild, go with the first..either way, you'll be faster than u are now

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    oh yeah and if you dont have LTs or exhaust then you're gonna need that first and foremost before u think about the second setup..u may get by with the first one though.

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