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Old 11-18-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default LT1 Gearheads, need your advice.

Now recently I have been really thinking about what I want to get to replace my 89.

On one end of the decision, I have been thinking about getting an Impala SS/9C1 Caprice.

Now I was looking into forced induction for the LT1 and found THIS link. Can any of you LT1 gearheads tell me if this twin turbo system would be even safe for an LT1? Or would I be better off stroking it or overboring it. Thanks for the input!
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Get a 94-96 Buick Roadmaster. Better interior, tons of options, and cheaper than an Ipm SS. They weigh the same too, so the standard LT1 moves them 0-60mph in 6.8 sec in a Roadmaster.
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its ONLY $5,995.00 :P
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Get a 94-96 Buick Roadmaster. Better interior, tons of options, and cheaper than an Ipm SS. They weigh the same too, so the standard LT1 moves them 0-60mph in 6.8 sec in a Roadmaster.
Roadmaster? Really. Well thats something I have not looked into!!!

Do they have the same rear discs and such?

Hmm, I was just looking into those roadmasters and I really think I still would like an Impy SS more. I like the interior more, i like the ext more...even if they do have an EXTREMELY high price tag.

I dunno, We'll see what car I decide on

LET ME REMIND YOU, THIS THREAD WAS ONLY ABOUT ADVICE ON DUAL TURBOS FOR THE LT1. THANKS.
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You want to get rid of the Bonneville and get something different?

Kidding of course, I like the LT1 police cars and wouldnt turn one down myself.
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Default Re: LT1 Gearheads, need your advice.

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Can any of you LT1 gearheads tell me if this twin turbo system would be even safe for an LT1? Or would I be better off stroking it or overboring it. Thanks for the input!
Hmm.. Forced induction on an LT1 has been done a lot and is proven to work well. Twin Turbos? Dumb. There are easier, less expensive, ways of cramming extra air into an LT1. A simple belt driven supercharger is a lot easier to install, maintain, and remove/upgrade later. I'd recommend a Vortech system. They have one of the best reputations (though the others, like ATI and Paxton/Novi, have there own loyal followers.) The fastest F-bodies are mostly running Vortech superchargers.

Hope that helps ya. And yeah, an Impala SS is a pretty cool ride to own
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I second the */C idea. That twin turbo setup is entirely impracticle imo, unless you are making money racing the car on the weekends. Otherwise you have a $16,000 daily driver that sucks gas like crazy.
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Can any of you LT1 gearheads tell me if this twin turbo system would be even safe for an LT1? Or would I be better off stroking it or overboring it. Thanks for the input!
Hmm.. Forced induction on an LT1 has been done a lot and is proven to work well. Twin Turbos? Dumb. There are easier, less expensive, ways of cramming extra air into an LT1. A simple belt driven supercharger is a lot easier to install, maintain, and remove/upgrade later. I'd recommend a Vortech system. They have one of the best reputations (though the others, like ATI and Paxton/Novi, have there own loyal followers.) The fastest F-bodies are mostly running Vortech superchargers.

Hope that helps ya. And yeah, an Impala SS is a pretty cool ride to own
Ok I see that they make a kit for the Corvette LT1 and the Fbody LT1 but not one for the B-body. Which one would work better?
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Ok I see that they make a kit for the Corvette LT1 and the Fbody LT1 but not one for the B-body. Which one would work better?
The F-Body kit. The Corvette has always been the "odd-ball" layout due to the hood lines and front suspension. The F-Body layout is nearly identical to what you find on the B-Body (There are some differences, but none of them should effect the placement of the supercharger and it'* support brackets.)

Permanent mods done to the motor..welding a bung into the oilpan to retun oil to the pan after circulating it through the supercharger bearings. It can be easily plugged if/when the supercharger is removed. The electric Air Injection pump also gets moved (or in many cases just deleted) to clear room on the driver'* side of the block. All of the other accessories on the LT1 are on the passenger side of the motor. (alt, ps, and a/c)
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