all that to use a stock air box?
now they have 305 hp instead of 275. awesome swap.
And keeping the stock resonator, the first thing most people dumped. Must have been important to "keep it stock...?"
Besides the HP bump, got the aluminum block, saved maybe 150 lbs over the front axle. I can appreciate the effort, and maybe the humor in the hood. If I was going to go through that much effort, probably an aftermarket hood would have been part of the build.
What if it started with a 3.4 or 3.8L V6? Nobody said that it originally had a V8 in it. People routinely call the older ones "LT1 style" regardless of the engine.
Details are too lacking to hate on the build. I'd have done the same for comical effect and bought a fiberglass aftermarket hood to fit over the airbox after taking the pictures with the chopped stocker if it was me.
but as it stands it's a shitty old camaro, faded paint, body panels dont match up and it has a giant hold cut in the hood that looks like it was from a dremel with drawings on it to be cute.
I think I might get a letter from my HOA just looking at this thread.
I can't believe this trailer park camaro went from a joke to everyone so cerealous.
I bet Elmers good shoulder that thing never sees anything less than teens for a LOOOOOONGGG time.. and that's even if it's purpose solely is to drag.
FWIW i read somewhere that this was actually an LS1 car that got hit in the front end and the owner had an LT1 style front clip laying around so he put on there and is planning on changing the hood/airbox setup at some point so he just did the hood as a joke.
i wonder why they didn't just remove the lower airbox and make the lid fit under the hood like some of the lt1 guys do, or he should get one of those SLP ultra Z hoods.Lol this is my friends car. He got hit in the front and decided to put his lt1 clip on that he had laying around. He should be getting a regular cold air intake and put a regular hood on soon. The comic was a joke for our club meet that we had on saturday. I just posted on his facebook that he is famous. Lol
This post made my day
I'd like to put an LS1 in my '93 some day. I didn't know there was such a concern with the airbox but it makes sense. Something I had not thought of.
of interesting note, i remember seeing a red 97 camaro with a large hood bulge in a magazine that was said to be an LS1 test car, so this is not all that different that what GM did for their LS1 test mules
Its common knowledge the '01-'02 LS1 4th gens were a bit stronger then earlier years. My '98 Formy went 13.4 stock so I'm sure that car was much closer to the advertised rating of 305 crank hp. I never dynoed the '98 stock.
My '02 was run at Rockingham Dragway which is a bit above sea level. The weather was good that day, I believe the actual DA was right @ 0 which is the best one can hope for in NC.
2nd problem is that it trapped at 105 mph which at the end of the day is all that matters. and 105 is very common for stock ls1's. in fact my SS ran 105 bone stock.
you don't have some mythical beast factory freak.
youre turning the argument of mine which was... if youre going to do a motor swap, try making sure the motor you put in it is a lot better than the one youre replacing. just because yours made 306 doesnt mean all do. am i right?
lastly.. we were all wrong he just put 93-97 clip on it.
the one i remember seeing in the magazine was red but i just read somewhere that they used 20 of them so i'm sure there were multiple colors.
I saw the thread this morning, then saw it on jalopnik and noticed it linked the LS2forums (lol). When I checked the thread again I was surprised no one had posted it yet.