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97 GMC LS1 Conversion

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    97 GMC LS1 Conversion

    I hang out on LS1Truck and have been reading up here. Thought I'd show you my LS1 swap since members have asked about them.







    97 GMC ext cab, 2002 LS1, MTI grind by Comp Cams 220/220-581/581-115, MTI hardened pushrods, Manley Nextek Springs and Titanium retainers, 75mm Mass air, S&P Type III Headers, 2 1/2" Magnaflow High flow cats, Flowmasters, HPTuners, 4:10 gears, Original Boyds wheels 17X9's front 17X11's rear, East coast customs WS6 ram air hood, 150 shot NOS LS1 set up, 4/5Beltech drop.

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    Nitrous - Absolutely beautiful!!!

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    Thanks man! Working on a 68 Chevy Truck now. Hopefully the LS1 will be dropped in soon.

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    I still love this body style truck, nice truck Nitrous

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL truck!!

    You gotta love the LS1.....what a sleeper.

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    Thanks guys! It's pretty fun to drive now that I have the tune down. Can't wait to get the Nitrous back on it.

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    Great looking truck.! I just finished 1994 extcab stepside. looks about the same. Almost.! I can see that you did not have to change the air compressor from the origional position. my frame was too narrow and I had to put a Sanden conversion from Hot Rod lane. Did you modify your frame.? Also I see that you have installed a second master cylinder. Why.???
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    Hey, thanks! Yes, I modified the frame to keep the top of the motor clean. I looked at the S&P compressor but I decided to go this way instead. It wasn't hard to do and I was able to TIG the frame and use a 5.3 truck compressor. To use the truck compressor I machined another serpentine groove in the balancer towards the front and used a truck pulley. It was easy. I only have 1 master cylinder, you probably see the ABS controller on the fender well.

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    1/4 mile times? HP? TQ?

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    I have no numbers yet because I've been pretty busy. I'm hoping the truck is in the 375 - 400 HP range and will run low 13's on motor and 12's with nitrous. I've gotta get some numbers pretty soon. Cooler air is just around the corner.

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    Seriously, all the best to your efforts. I know that 375 - 400rwhp is pretty hard with all the drivetrain loss of an extended cab. Looks like you've got DRs on the back? Is that a state of Texas inspection sticker I see (I'm from Texas too).

    Absolutely love the picture, thing looks beautiful and mean. Only one thing wrong with the pic - the f150 in the background - lol

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    nice truck, my uncle has a 94 chevy 4x4 with a 383 in it, (ZZ crate motor) it runs as hard as my V10 dodge, which isn't even close to stock, he's down into the mid-13s, again nice truck and keep us updated on the hp/tq and E.T.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! Yes, I'm a born and raised Texan and live in H-Town. When I get time I'll take some more pics without the F-150. LMAO The 4.10 gears and 3200 stall help out with the HP loss but I'm putting the juice (100-150) back on it to see if I can get it in the 12's. The Nitto Drags are ok but I had better hookup with the Eagle GSC's. I'm going to try out some cheap Sumitomo's just to see how they perform.

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