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Old 12-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default LT1 Crate $15,000

Per Bigg_Gunz

"The aftermarket is a big slice of our bread and butter. There will be a crate engine and ECM for that engine. Rejoice!"

"You don't have to take my word for it. I hope that tuner or tuning company has a replacement plan for 2014 LT1. $14,995.00 is a lot of money. Engine is tough however the precision in which it works and has to maintain constantly is not for the lite heart."

I suppose I always knew it will be more than the LS7 crate.
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Hmmm... I hope that's not a bad sign for the price of the car.
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Hmmm... I hope that's not a bad sign for the price of the car.
How can the state of the art C7 have a $15K engine, better interior,more gizmos, and be priced at $55K. They would have sold new C6Z's for that.
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Believe it when I see it. Despite the added bits and new tech(and cost), it'll be shared across a butt ton of vehicles/motors. The injectors and fuel rail might be used on 4 vehicles by model year 2015. The ls7 has tons of ls7 specific parts and possibly just as important, more hp odds are. Ls1's sell for less then ls2's, yet they theoretically cost the exact same to make.
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$15k for ~450 hp LT1 crate engine?

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$15k for ~450 hp LT1 crate engine?
$15,000.00 seems very high. I think an LS3 with ECM can be had for less than half that.
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How can the state of the art C7 have a $15K engine, better interior,more gizmos, and be priced at $55K. They would have sold new C6Z's for that.
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something is weird about this. that engine should be 6k ish

not to mention being used in other cars etc
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It makes sense. The LS7 is far simpler in design. The VVT, DI, and AFM area all extra. About the only thing the LS7 has that this one doesn't is the fancy rods. The LS7 sells for $12,000, it's about right.

Secretly I was hoping it would be around $10,000 but the parts satisfy the $15,000 tag.
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12k for an LS7? Most of them I've seen are 14-15k.
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12k for an LS7? Most of them I've seen are 14-15k.
Brand new LS7 crate motor is around $11,500.00 at a place I just looked at. Wouldn't the LS3 be the comparison most appropriate? It is the price of base C7 vs base C6 some are concerned about.
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12k for an LS7? Most of them I've seen are 14-15k.
Cheapest I've seen for an LS7 is 14.1k
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12k for an LS7? Most of them I've seen are 14-15k.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/nal-19181062
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That's the one I was just looking at
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That's excellent. Glad to see them starting to come down some.

Not sure about the new LT1 as crate engine. Would seem the ease of tuning/camming/configuring the LS would make it more popular. And less expensive.
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But at that price you don't get the harness etc.etc.
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It makes sense. The LS7 is far simpler in design. The VVT, DI, and AFM area all extra. About the only thing the LS7 has that this one doesn't is the fancy rods. The LS7 sells for $12,000, it's about right.

Secretly I was hoping it would be around $10,000 but the parts satisfy the $15,000 tag.
You're forgetting ls7 specific everything in the heads(including heads), pistons, crank, blah blah blah. I have no clue but let's just say there are 50,000 z06's out there. So that's 50,000 cars that need a potential replacement motor, and all replacement parts, and all individual crate motors. Even if I'm over generous and say there are 150,000 ls7's available(or equivalent in parts), JUST the c7 should hit that number in 5 years. That's not including the other cars that will have the Lt1, replacement motors, crates, blah blah blah. Cost wise it should come in at ls3+cost of new tech+premium over ls3, which should come to way less then the ls7's msrp of $12,999. That msrp I saw AT LEAST 3 years ago so it's gotta be a tad more now.
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lolz it has a $600 core charge not included in price...
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lolz it has a $600 core charge not included in price...
Still $1000 less than what you saw 3 years ago. lolz
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Would you say the heads on the LT1 are closer in design to previous LS? It's a design from scratch.

The big cost is "cost of new tech". Just the DI parts alone are $$$. The casting material of block and head, the crank, the caps, the pistons, all of these are a lot more expensive too. Definitely LS7 block like in material cost but with extra goodies that cost $$$.
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lolz it has a $600 core charge not included in price...
Damn, all I said the LS7 crate costs about $12k. The link breakdown:
11,470
600 core

That's $12,070 with free shipping to boot! I'd say I was pretty damn close.

Tough crowd.
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