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Im thinking about swapping over to a LS motor and was curious if it is worth the extra money? Right now I am running a 383 in the mid 11's that is fairly mild. Id like to throw some nitrous at the LS motor if I decide to go that way. What kind of times could I expect with a fairly mild LS build? The LS motor would be in a 94 Camaro. What kind of build problems would I run into compared to a Gen I build? Ive never been around LS blocks. Is it possible to run into the mid 9's with a fairly cheap/mild LS build?
 

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Im thinking about swapping over to a LS motor and was curious if it is worth the extra money? Right now I am running a 383 in the mid 11's that is fairly mild. Id like to throw some nitrous at the LS motor if I decide to go that way. What kind of times could I expect with a fairly mild LS build? The LS motor would be in a 94 Camaro. What kind of build problems would I run into compared to a Gen I build? Ive never been around LS blocks. Is it possible to run into the mid 9's with a fairly cheap/mild LS build?
I've seen a car run 10.60s with a stock bottom end 6.0 with Dart Ls1 225 non ported heads with a super victor intake and a small hydraulic roller in a 3300Ibs. car. I consider that a very mild motor. Junk yards are filling up with these motors. It's a win win situation. It don't take a lot to make these motors fast. IMO it's the best bang for the buck out their period. Back in the day it took a good Gen 1 solid roller motor with good compression to do that.
 

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Not an expert but I think the stock valve angle in the ls is an advantage over the Gen 1 23 degree. The aftermarket is still growing for the ls stuff too. If you build a 408 with stock style ported heads you can runs 9's on nitrous pretty easy. If u use aftermarket heads and a LSx block with big cubes low 10's high 9's in motor with 8's on juice.
 

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My sons 02 Camaro dynoed 495 hp on speed ink dyno.Stock crank, rods,pistons(fly cut for ptv clearance) 346 cubes.Trickflow cnc ported heads,milled to 57cc,11.9 compression,ported fast intake,92mm tb, 240/240 cam,Automatic car 4000ss yank conv,car has run best of 10.08 at 131. 3050 lbs. Mid 10s are possible with cheaper heads and more weight.
 

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This is the info I wanted to hear. I have one guy telling me I am wasting my money trying to build an LS block and another guy telling me I can run 9.50's easily and on a budget with a 6.0 liter LS block. I hope that I can build a 9.50s or faster motor with the LS, I am looking forward to the challenge and a new experience.
 
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