If I got a z06 cam or next to free would I see any gains from installing it in the Goat?
I need to talk to your dealer. MY dealer's Service Manager was a real "horse's hindquarters" when we talked about performance mods for my GTO. His philosophy was "Don't touch it!", which, of course, I cannot abide.PadreGTO said:My dealer will be doing the install, and since they're GM Performance Parts, it'll all be under warranty.
And that's exactly what I'm doing. LS6 conversion, CAI, headers, exhaust, and tuning. Mines an A4, though, so I'll probably be adding a 2800 torque converter as well. Might also add a few extras, like a ported TB and Meziere electric water pump, and a few other goodies.DevilYellow said:The only way it will hit 380RWHP is with some headers and exhaust work.
I went with GMPP to make it easier for them to honor the warranty. If I went with other aftermarket parts, many of which are indeed better, I think it would be more difficult to force them to honor it.FLORIT said:As for using strictly "GM Performance Parts", I have read many threads that claim third-party after market parts are better. Would your dealer still honor the warranty if they installed someone else's parts?
Alas, I jumped the gun on my plans. I talked with my service manager today and get this: the only ones in his shop with experience doing this were *scared* to do it. So I'm going to go with a local tuner. But I'm figuring the install costs will be several hundred dollars and most tuners quote $500-$600 for the tune alone (i.e. just for redoing the PCM while on a dyno).A_Vandelay said:This sounds like something I might want to do also. Any ballpark figure on what labor cost would be for this?
Yep. OpticZ06 from MDMC on this forum has a 9-second Vette and recently built one with 900+ hp. So I think I know where I'm going.DevilYellow said:Heads and Cam on an LS1 are not hard. Might be worth it to travel to someone with proven LS1 experience.