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2008 Z06 LPE660 to Iron Dart LS Next Pro 427 / F1X - Build Thread

 
Old 06-01-2018, 11:15 AM
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Default 2008 Z06 LPE660 to Iron Dart LS Next Pro 427 / F1X - Build Thread

So, I figured I would go ahead and start a build thread as some big things are in the works for the car.

Currently the car has 11k miles on the clock, the motor is still a stock bottom end, stock head casting LS7 with the LPE660 package with a few other bits.

Here is what we are working with currently and I will provide what we have for the build.

Currently:
  • LPE660 LS7 11.5:1 H/C/I
  • GT-21 Cam
  • Katech Oil Pump
  • Fast 102 intake
  • LPE ported TB
  • LPE MAF
  • LPE Cold Air
  • Fore Innovations dual wide system
  • 2x Walbro 267's
  • Fore Innovations FP Regulator
  • Fore Innovations Billet Rails
  • Injector Dynamics F750 Fuel Filter
  • Injector Dynamics 1050x
  • DSX Flex Fuel Kit
  • ARH 1-7/8 Long Tubes
  • Corsa Sport Exhaust
  • LPE LS9 Twin Disc Clutch for LS7
  • RPM Stage III diff w/ 3.90's
  • MGW upper and lower with race ****
  • ZR1 roof
  • APR Chin and Skirts
  • Supervettes 1.5" Widebody Rear Quarters
  • Supervettes GT6X Carbon Spoiler
  • Supervettes / APR Rear Carbon Diffuser
  • APR Carbon Cluster Surround
  • LPE White Faced Gauges
  • Corbeau Evolution X Seats
  • Brey Krause Harness Bar
  • LPE white faced gauges
  • Forgestar F14 20x10 F 20x12 R - Bronze Burst
  • Forgestar CF5 18x10.5 F 18x12 R Bronze Burst
  • Carbon Headlights
  • Caravaggio D-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Pfadt Featherlight Coilovers
  • Pfadt Sways
  • 3M - Satin Flip Ghost Pearl Wrap - Stormtrooper - Wrap Dynamics
  • DMS - Dedicated Motorsports Tuned on a Mainline Hub Dyno ~600RWHP on E
In progress:

Gary Ochs - Ochs Performance - Plano, TX
  • Dart Iron LS Next Pro 1/2 Stud
  • Callies Magnum CCW 4.000
  • Callies Ultra I Beams 6.125
  • BTR Custom Diamond Pistons / Coated 12:1 (High Compression for boost I know but E and Race Gas Only)
  • Johnson STSLR Hydraulic Roller Lifter
  • Cam TBD - Possible Pat G spec or Ochs Spec for boost
  • MLX Custom Head Gaskets
  • FED Brodix BR7's - Titanium Intake Valves, retainers, locks etc. Stainless Exhaust Valves
  • Springs - Don't have the info on hand
  • Crower Shaft Mount Rockers
  • Shauns Custom Billet LS7 Intake and Valve Covers
DMS - Dedicated Motorsports:
  • ARH 2-1/8 Longtubes
  • ATI Dampener
  • F1X Procharger
  • Procharger Race I/C Air/Air
  • Procharger Race Bypass Valve
  • ID 1700's
  • DMS Catch Can
  • Newer C6 ECM Upgrade - Mine is not passing self test sometimes...
  • RPM Level 5 TR6060
  • RPS BC3 Clutch
  • Heavy Duty Master / Slave Cylinder
  • Carlyle 15" Conversion
  • Weld Aluma Star Fronts
  • Weld RTS S71 Single Beadlock Rears - still working on the fitment for the widebody
I know I am missing things but this should give you an idea. Building the car for TX2K roll racing events, some 1/8 and 1/4 mile passes but really wanting to hit 1/2 mile events as much as possible. I know the rear-end gearing has to go higher as is will blow the tires off on 3.90's, already does on 345/35/18 MT ET S/S.

Older Photo's on 20's

Older Photo's on 20's

Older photo before the MGW

Older photo before the MGW

Sitting on CF5's before the wrap

After the wrap

After the wrap

After the wrap

After the wrap

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Very nice. Love your choice of color on the the wrap. What HP do you think you will be at after the build?
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Very nice. Love your choice of color on the the wrap. What HP do you think you will be at after the build?

Thank you! I just got her back last night from the wrap shop.

As far as HP I'd say 1300ish on the Mainline which is a heart breaker, at least with the F1X it should be in range. The goal eventually will be to go to a bigger blower or turbo the car, the motor has a bit of headroom before we have to go a bit bigger. Chasing that MPH number in the 1/2 LOL...

It'll take a bit of seat time to get to a point where we have it all dialed in and get it from A to B. On the street it will be a nightmare but not it's primary use.
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Good luck on the build. Sounds like she should be a tire burner.
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Definitely following this build thread. Still gotta get together when my car is back up and running to see how they stack up right now.

Let's work something out for those 3.90s :]
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Definitely following this build thread. Still gotta get together when my car is back up and running to see how they stack up right now.

Let's work something out for those 3.90s :]
Hey brother, thank you! We absolutely need to sync up before everything gets put together, I have two sets of drag radials to use up before I go 15". Let me know when you want to run them, it will be fun. I have a feeling I am going to get skull dragged but it will be fun nonetheless.

On the gears, are you wanting to swap diffs? I was thinking you had the same level III that I had with 3.4X gears? I need to get some input on how high to gear this thing for the 1/2 at the power level it will be at on a radial. At least the power will be linear on the Procharger...
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Hey brother, thank you! We absolutely need to sync up before everything gets put together, I have two sets of drag radials to use up before I go 15". Let me know when you want to run them, it will be fun. I have a feeling I am going to get skull dragged but it will be fun nonetheless.

On the gears, are you wanting to swap diffs? I was thinking you had the same level III that I had with 3.4X gears? I need to get some input on how high to gear this thing for the 1/2 at the power level it will be at on a radial. At least the power will be linear on the Procharger...
I will let know know for sure. I sent my heads off to get reworked. Whenever they get back I'll be ready.
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Think I saw your car at The League Saturday night; said to my wife "that Vette has a cam in it." Haha. Highly recommend you get a CamMotion cam with it's better lobes, those GT-21's will wreak havoc on your valvetrain. Get good guides and choose your valves wisely. Johnson lifters are excellent. I really like the way your car looked before the wrap.
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Originally Posted by BigVette427 View Post
Think I saw your car at The League Saturday night; said to my wife "that Vette has a cam in it." Haha. Highly recommend you get a CamMotion cam with it's better lobes, those GT-21's will wreak havoc on your valvetrain. Get good guides and choose your valves wisely. Johnson lifters are excellent. I really like the way your car looked before the wrap.
Hahaha, yeah that was my wife and myself Saturday. That cam is full retard... That whole setup is going away with the new motor, we are going to get Pat G to spec cam for the motor and compare that spec to what we have in some other grinds. The GT-21 is a super aggressive for no additional gains in my opinion, yeah it chops but that is not what is important to me and I do constantly worry about the stress it puts on the valve train despite LPE saying they have no failures with that bump stick. The blower cam will be much tighter.

GT-21: 243/259 duration @ .050 lift -.691/.702 lift with 1.8 rocker 112 CL 🤔
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Let me know what you find out on fitment. I also am looking for some single beadlock 17" s71s and i also have the same rear quarter panels
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Let me know what you find out on fitment. I also am looking for some single beadlock 17" s71s and i also have the same rear quarter panels
Will do, I will post up the pictures and the specs, width and backspacing once we have it all together. 👍🏼
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Braum seats? If so can you give your opinion on them?

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Braum seats? If so can you give your opinion on them?

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They are Corbeau Evolution X
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They are Corbeau Evolution X
Yup, Yup. Just saw this...

The Corbeau's are quite comfortable, look good and hold me in pretty well. They are a fixed back seat for the C6 due to width constraints and have an air lumbar support, in my opinion they are one of the best bets for the price if you are looking for an aftermarket racing seat and or weight savings. 👍🏼
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Posting up some progress. Don't have everything sorted for 2K but moving along nonetheless.




















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Nice, youre build is close to what I have in mind except I am going turbo. LSNext with the same internals and BR7s haha.
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Haha that's awesome man. This will eventually go turbo but wanted to play around with the blower setup for a bit. ����
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Billet IM and valve covers are sharp.
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