1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ls Rods

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by ALLMOTO, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. ALLMOTO

    ALLMOTO Junior Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2003
    I was thinking of turbocharging my B18B, but how much boost will the rods take? I was going to get forged pistons, block guard, girdle and intercooler. I might get a hondata eventually.
     
  2. allm0t0rsir

    allm0t0rsir Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    if your going to get all that just get after market rods.... stock ls rods can handle about 10lbs boost on a stock motor
     
  3. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali
    u must not know the man "stupid"
    this guy ran 11s with a stock ls block
    he dyno over 280hp and shot 50 direct
    all he got is a block gaurd
     
  4. liquid00meth

    liquid00meth Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Location:
    Laconia, NH

    streetwise that wouldn't last long
     
  5. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali

    how many runs did it last?
    better yet how much torcher did it take?
     
  6. liquid00meth

    liquid00meth Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Location:
    Laconia, NH

    Don't know, but I know 280HP on a stock bottom end probably won't last a month of moderate/hard driving
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    st00pid is an INSANE tuner. he's probably #1 or #2 at worst as far as tuning gods go. that ls/t car is his girlfreinds. go figure it being sick.

    also, its got hondata. Frankly, if the choice were stronger rods or fuel management, hondata would own over aftermarket rods any day for reliablilty.
     
  8. Baker

    Baker Senior Member

    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Location:
    Schaumburg, IL
    someone i know out here can build a turbo set up and tune it on stock ls internals to 245-250 hp consistently, and yes they last my friend has put about 16,000 miles on his setup and its still running fine
     
  9. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali

    ask ur friend how much power can a ls block with crower rods and je pistons take
    no block gaurd or sleeves...
     
  10. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    hondata tuned, 350
    hacked, chipped, gayed out, 220
     
  11. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali

    i m going 4 hondata with boost and the new nitrous program.
    i take it i can t get 400hp out of the crower rods and je piston.
    Or is it the walls??
     
  12. RENR

    RENR Senior Member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    los angeles

    if my daily driven d16a6 can take 10psi on stock internals, and ls shoud be able to do 12-14 with good fuel management. :p
     
  13. st00pid

    st00pid Junior Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    we made 293whp and 272 tq on shami's stock LS with a block guard on pump gas, The car is still running strong after a year and a half of 11 second runs,street racing, and daily driving in hellish houston traffic. The only failure has been a 10yr slave cylinder and a 3 year old stage 5 clutch masters clutch ( it was installed used from my 500whp street hatch.)

    The longevity of the motor can be attributed to a conservative tune and the fact that we take pretty good care of the maintenance of the car.

    jason
     
  14. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home

    its the walls.
     
  15. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali

    About time bro.

    everyone was doubting the ls block.
    I guess i better tear the head off and install a block gaurd.
     
  16. ALLMOTO

    ALLMOTO Junior Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2003
    hehe. I might make some people mad, but I might go with a LS/VTEC instead (NA). Will the stock rods handle 8k pretty good? So long as I get all of the internals balanced? I was thinking of using the stock crank and ITR pistons.
     
  17. liquid00meth

    liquid00meth Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Location:
    Laconia, NH

    Ls bottoms are not meant to be revved high. You can probably get 8k though, don't be looking for no 9-10k thought.
    8k might blow it, im not really sure
     
  18. tomtom

    tomtom Senior Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Location:
    central, cali

    u wont come close to 250 hp they will do fine.
    Just take ur block to a manchine shop and get it balance
    (If u get the rods shot pinn balance and the crankshaft micro polish it ill run around $400)
     
  19. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    z10 block girdle helps too
     
  20. 97ExC1T3_To4e

    97ExC1T3_To4e Junior Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    I've been running a 97 EX with a GSR swap and the following for 12 months now of daily driving and weekly track runs.
    Low compression head gasket
    cam gears
    440cc injectors
    apex SAFC
    Clutch masters HDCB
    Quaife Diff
    Turbo kit including: t3/t40E 60 trim turbo, InlinePRO stainless steel exhaust manifold, Turbosmart 38mm wastegate, Front mount intercooler, Greddy Type S bov, FMU, 255lph intank fuel pump, slim line fan
    Turbo smart duel stage boost controler, 12 psi street, 20 psi strip
    apexi exhaust
    And one hell of a tuning job.
    All with stock internals
    The shop that did the work has multiple cars over the last 8 years still being driven with the same setups

    Its all in the tuning
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page