What Is The Biggest Cam For Stock Ls1?

How long will a ls1 engine last?

i guess on AVERAGE, the ls1 will last somewhere from 150k-200k.

Thats if its taken care like it should be.

it has been driven.

Anywhere between 100K-250K miles..

Do I need to degree my cam ls1?

You should always degree your cam and check piston to valve clearence. Always better to be safe then sorry. Still worth the time to check it, even if you’re running a stock or other non-adjustable timing set. That way you know if it is ground properly for one and secondly installed correctly!

Whats better ls1 or ls2?

One of the main differences between the LS1 and the LS2 is in the intake manifold. The LS2 intake is slightly better than the LS1 intake. … The LS1 intake is designed for a 5.7L and flows enough air to keep a 350+ horsepower 5.7L happy. The later model LS1 came with an LS2 intake, which improved horsepower.

How much power can a stock ls1 bottom end handle?

1 thing that affects how much stock bottom end can handle safely is rpm’s . If it’s kept under 6500rpm’s it should handle 600-650rwhp safely , if it’s pushed to 7000-7200 fairly regularly then I would suggest that it put out 500-550rwhp max .

Should I degree My Cam?

This is the only way you will know if the rise and fall of the pistons properly matches the opening and closing of the valves, so the engine will run properly. A few degrees of misalignment can affect the engine’s operation dramatically. always recommend that the camshaft’s position in the engine be degreed in.

Does a bigger cam add horsepower?

generally the bigger the cam, the more power it makes it top. you can somewhat change that by retarding the cam to make more power down low. Actually, retarding a cam should move the power farther up in the powerband, usually a few extra HP up top (or few more RPM’s) in exchange for a few lb-ft down low.

Which LS engine is strongest?

LS7In stock form, an LS7 makes 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque making it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine that General Motors has ever put in a production car.

Are ls2 engines good?

The LS2 is a great and extremely reliable/dependable motor and has accomplished a lot of great things over it’s short 3+ model year lifespan but the LS3 just takes it all that much further and is the hot motor of the future IMO. Bottom line, can’t go wrong with either one.

How many valves does a ls1 have?

16 valvesok, i found out that LS1 has only 16 valves, which is 2 valves per cylinder, 1 intake and 1 exhaust.

How much HP does a cam add to ls1?

One of the 224/230’s most obvious advantages over the stock camshaft was peak power, coming in at 463.2 hp at 6,300 rpm, a gain of 45.2 hp.

How much HP can a ls1 make?

Even in emissions-legal trim, a blown LS1 will pump out over 500 wheel horsepower, with 800 wheel hp available for a serious stroker effort. With turbo motors, the sky is the limit, as 1,000 hp is a common occurrence, with the ability to adjust the power output by turning a simple boost knob.

Which LS engine is best?

If you’re planning on boosting your project the 4.8L truck engine will be perfect for you. The 4.8L can take insane amounts of boost completely stock and will really perform well. If you don’t want a barebones 5.3L or 4.8L you could always step up to a 6.2L truck block which is based on the LS3 engine.

How do I get more power out of my ls1?

On a stock LS1 engine, the following upgrades can improve performance and fuel economy:A cold air intake kit.Headers.An aftermarket exhaust system.A computer programmer.

How much does a ls1 engine cost?

A complete new LS1 engine, including everything but the computer, is $4900. A complete new LS6 engine, again with everything except the computer, is $6300. A complete new LS6 long block, pan to valve covers but no intakes, injectors, throttle body, exhaust manifolds, etc., is $4900.

How much nitrous can a stock ls1 handle?

Re: How much nitrous in stock LS1? ( The stock motor can easily handle the 150 shot from a durability standpoint.

How many camshafts does a ls1 have?

-No pun.. Ls1 has dual cams and is a quad-turbo from the factory… One turbo to spool 2 cylinders a piece.

How much boost can a stock 5.3 handle?

Get to much pressure in your cylinders and you WILL blow a head gasket out or even break head bolts and have a head come completely off. One 54mm on a stock 5.3 will be good IMO.

Can I put nitrous on a stock motor?

You can use nitrous on a stock engine without problems. Most nitrous kit manufacturers recommend using a 60-hp shot or less on a stock motor. Fortify your internals with stronger aftermarket and you can get away with using more N2O.

Can you degree a cam with the heads on?

Move or bump the degree wheel, and you have to re-establish TDC. We didn’t include the price of a piston stop because for jobs where the heads are off the engine, you can make one out of a steel plate with a couple of holes drilled. For degreeing with the heads on, you can make a piston stop out of an old spark plug.