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I used to have a 96 LT1 and was part of a corvette club. Many of the C5 (97 and up) vettes had many cool dressup stuff for the engine. Now I am not talking ricer stuff here, this is very classy stuff that was incorporated by many corvette club's members. For example here is a link to some stuff from eckler's which is a very popular corvette parts magazine (I used to buy a copy every month) Eckler stuff Now here is my question since they are both LS1 engines are there going to be parts (particularly the carbon fiber stuff) that we can incorporate under our hoods?
 

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It is very hard to tell how nice the carbon fiber covers are from the picture, but if anyone else has seen these c5 corvette additions, please express your opinions.
 

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Kinda like mine;





 

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That looks sweet, nice job.
 

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You know CMNT - those pictures really emphasize the increase in room under the hood we get with the GTO over the f-bodies. That engine compartment looks real nice - but dang how do you do anything in there?
 

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You know CMNT - those pictures really emphasize the increase in room under the hood we get with the GTO over the f-bodies. That engine compartment looks real nice - but dang how do you do anything in there?


Try working on My Ford Probe with a V-6 Jammed in there sideways and a Tranny all under the damn hood. Changing a Valve cover Gasket is a full days Job. Fuel filter change--2 hr job! ............ You get the Point! :D
 

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rschumacherfan1 said:
You know CMNT - those pictures really emphasize the increase in room under the hood we get with the GTO over the f-bodies. That engine compartment looks real nice - but dang how do you do anything in there?
Despite what the pictures show, it is actually not to bad to work on the LS1 in the F-Body's and it sure as heck is a lot easier to work on than the LT1's. It is far easier to work on than my Monte Carlo. Remove the Strut Tower Brace, the Fuel Rail Covers just snap on, and everything is fairly easy to get to. The toughest part to get to is cylinders 6 & 8 on the passenger side. Removing the two associated coil packs will allow much more room. Anything that needs to be done near those two cylinders below is fairly easily accomplished from underneath. On the driver's side, those two fuel lines you see going between into the FRC's have a silver plastic tape on from the factory. Removing that tape makes the lines much more easier to move around and work around.
 
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