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Old 10-27-2013, 09:09 PM
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Default Forced Induction engine reliability list

I saw this on anther forum and felt it would be good information to start gathering here. How many times do we see threads every week of people asking what power level is safe, how much boost to run on X setup etc.

This will be a two part post, one section for stock bottom end forced induction engines, and built forced induction engines.
(Please specify any internal engine modifications done that may help reinforce the engine. IE: Heads were ported, were valved done? Cam was installed, were springs, or retainers? Etc...)

Format for post:
- Type of forced induction (Turbo, supercharger, nitrous, and what type of turbo(s) and blower where applicable)
- PSI of boost you're running, or shot size with nitrous
- RWHP/ RWTQ
- What engine? (LS2/LS3/LS7) If built and different, what engine?
- Miles on the car at install (Or since engine was built?)
- Miles on the car now (If engine was hurt, and re-built - mileage of when the incident occurred)
- If the engine was hurt, what failed?
- Type of fuel (93 pump, meth, race gas etc.)
- Transmission (A4, A6, M6 etc..)
- Degrees of timing
- Mod list (Won't be listed, but users can see individual posts)
- How do you use your car? Street use only, show car, track car, autocross car etc. To find out how well these builds are working it's best to see how hard people are on their cars. Another words how are you "using" your new found power? (This won't be listed, but it will be good information for users to read to see how "hard" cars are being ran)

As time progresses please update your information on current mileage if it's enough worth noting, if anything fails etc. etc. Feedback is welcomed, this is for everyone not just me so please be involved in this thread. If you feel more information needs to be included in this initial post just let me know, or if you have any suggestions on how to format the post etc.


Stock bottom end list:

Member | Turbo/Supercharged | Boost | RWHP | RWTQ | Engine | Mileage at install | Current Mileage | What failed (Where applicable) | Fuel | Trans type | Degrees of timing

z06-tt | DKT TTz | 8.5 lbs | 816 | 843 | LS7 | 18k | 21k | N/A | E85 | M6 |
Slowsome Supercharged (ECS Novi 2200) | 12psi | 765 | 678 | LS3 | 6k | 12K | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
Slowsome Supercharged (ECS Novi 2200) | 12psi | 765 | 678 | LS3 | 17K | 20K | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
Detoxx03 Supercharged (D1SC) | 9.5 lbs | 764 | 635 | LS3 | 44k | 64k | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
gregs94 Supercharged (D1SC) | 11 lbs | 755 | 657 | LS7 | 2.3k | 3.9k | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
cols95ta Supercharged (Novi 1500) | 8 lbs | 747 | 680 | LS7 | 10k | 14k | N/A | 91 + Meth | M6
lt1z Supercharged (A&A V3) | 11 lbs | 743 | 642 | LS3 | 18k | 22k | N/A | 100 | M6
Fordracer9 Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) | 15 lbs | 726 | 692 | LS3 | 1.5k | 4.5k | N/A | 93 + Meth | A6
Slow-Poc Supercharged (A&A D1) | 9 lbs | 652 | 555 | LS3 | 15.8k | 29k | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
Slow-Poc Supercharged (A&A D1) + Nitrous | 9 lbs | 733 | 650 | LS3 | 24k | 29k | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6 |
jon6.0 Supercharged (A&A T-trim) | 12 lbs | 719 | 618 | LS3 | 24k | 28k | N/A | E85 + Meth | M6 | 15*
Streek14 Supercharged (A&A T-trim) | 10.7 lbs | 706 | 622 | LS3 | 15k | 23k | N/A | 91 + Meth | M6
Le Mans C6 Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) | 14 lbs | 676 | 609 | LS2 | 27k | 38k | N/A | 93 + Meth | A6
blacklsx Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) | 8.5 lbs | 669 | 629 | LS3 | 4.8k | 6.2k | N/A | E85 | M6
old motorhead Supercharged (TVS2300) | 9lbs | 650 | 590 | LS3 | 12k | 44k | N/A | 93 | M6
Devlish34 Supercharged (A&A V3) | 12 lbs | 644 | 580 | LS2 | 48k | 53k | N/A | 93 + Meth | M6
ZoLOW Supercharged (A&A T-Trim) |8 lbs | 647 | 565 | LS3 | 25k | 31.5k | N/A | 91 | M6
D&C vette Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) |8 lbs | 610 | 589 | LS2 | 75k | 82k | N/A | 93 | M6 | Cam
Z06ish Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) | 9 lbs | 605 | 571 | LS2 | 12k | 39k | N/A | 93 | A4
mlt Supercharged (E-Force) | 9 lbs | 603 | 575 | LS7 | Unlisted | 12k | N/A | M6
realcanuk Supercharged (E-Force) | 12 lbs | 600 | Unlisted | LS2 | 15k | 30k | N/A | Unlisted | Unlisted |
Kadorja Supercharged (P-1SC-1) | 7.2 lbs | 552 | 494 | LS3 | Unknown | 15k (At failure) | 93 + Alcohol | M6 | (See what failed for mods)
eboggs_jkvl Supercharged (E-Force) | 10.9 lbs | 538 | 502 | LS2 | 32k | 56k | N/A | 93 | M6
383 Supercharged (E-Force) | 9 lbs | 525 | 500 | LS2 | 46k (at 6 lbs) 49k (at 9 lbs) | 52k | N/A | 93 | M6 | 10 Degrees
VetteAwe Supercharged (Vortech V2) | 8 lbs | 515 | 467 | LS2 | 25k | 83k | N/A | 91 | M6
85mcss Supercharged (Callaway MP112) | 6 lbs | 490 | 490 | LS2 | 24k | 30k | N/A | 91 + Meth | M6
Callaway Chris Supercharged (Callaway SC606) | 7lbs | (SAE not rear wheel) 606hp 553 tq | LS3 | Brand new | 181k | N/A | 91-93 | M6



Modified bottom end engine list:

Member | Turbo/Supercharged | Boost | RWHP | RWTQ | Engine | Mileage at install | Current Mileage | What failed (Where applicable) | Fuel | Trans Type | Internal Bottom End Engine modifications | Degrees of timing

inspector12 Twin Turbo | 22 lbs | | 1089 | 1063 | LS2 | ~7K on engine | ~5k since engine swap | N/A | 93 + Meth | 16* | Sleeved LS2 block 427CI Brodix heads
Slowsome Supercharged (ECS YSI) | 20psi | 973 | 852 | LS3 416 | 12K | 17K | Head gasket failure took out block| 93 W/ Meth | M6
winters97gt Supercharged (ECS Novi 1500) | 13 lbs | 850 | 800 | LS2 (402ci) | Not listed | 3k | N/A | Pump + Meth | M6
realcanuk Supercharged (E-Force) | 12 lbs | 724 | Unlisted | LME LS402 | Unlisted | 3k | N/A | Unlisted | Unlisted | LME LS402 short block, WCCH 245 heads, cam, etc.
Kadorja (New build) Supercharged (P-1SC-1) | 10 lbs | 664 | 590 | LS3 | 15k | 20k (At failure) | N/A | 93 + Alcohol | M6 | Steel lunati con rods, weisco forged -2.2 cc pistons, texas speed blower cam, texas speed pushrod and valve spring set

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Mod list: ECS Novi 1500 kit, meth kit, 3200 stall, AR Headers
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07 LS2(stock motor) M6 A&A V3 headers meth RXT twin disc C6Z rear 53k miles 17* of timing
Dynoed SEA
618/528 on one dyno in 90* air with street tires 11.7#s....
644/580 on another dyno with light weight wheels and shorted tires on a 45* air 12#s
bought with 38k miles put over 130 passes and 10k on it at 405/408
Boosted at 48k and over 100 passes
90* street tire Dyno Sheet 11.7#boost

45* light weight wheels Dyno Sheet 12#boost

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07 Z06|supercharged (1500SL)|8 #s|91+Meth| Headers|747hp\680torque|Ported heads| Blower Cam/10K at install|14K miles now|stock bottom end|M6 |GOOD TUNE!
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Supercharged Maggie TVS2300 with mild blower cam and bolt ons, 9+psi, 650 rwhp, 590tq, LS3, installed at 12K miles, 44K now and still running strong, 93 octane only, M6 tranny.
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08 Z51/ A&A V3/ 11 psi/ LS3 with LSA heads and mild blower cam/743/642/18K install/22K now/N/A/M6
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06 ls7 stock bottom and heads, supercharged D1SC 11psi 93+meth cam, headers, 755/657 installed at 2300 miles now 3900 miles no issues no failures.
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07 stock LS2, M6, Vortech V2 si at 8 psi, 91 octane, 515/467 installed at 25,000 miles now at 83,000 miles. No issues or failures.
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08 LS3 stock bottom and heads, supercharged D1SC 9.5 psi 93+meth cam, headers, 764/635 installed at 44,000miles now 64,000miles no issues no failures and feels great.

Edit 8/17/17:
Still on stock bottom end. Car now makes 932/758 on 18psi with a D1X on E73. 17* of timing.

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Admin: Is is possible to edit the thread name to "Forced induction engine reliability list"? and maybe a sticky?

Thanks, I changed it from boost only to forced induction in general.
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Originally Posted by Detoxx03 View Post
08 LS3 stock bottom and heads, supercharged D1SC 9.5 psi 93+meth cam, headers, 764/635 installed at 44,000miles now 64,000miles no issues no failures and feels great.
You're a A6 right?
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Originally Posted by Le Mans C6 View Post
You're a A6 right?
Oh goodness no M6
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Originally Posted by Detoxx03 View Post
Oh goodness no M6
I don't know why I thought you were haha
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Build 1

- Procharger P-1SC-1
- 7.2psi @6500rpm
- 552whp 494wtq
- LS3 stock bottom end, comp cams 918 springs and retainers
- unkown miles at install
- 15k miles at failure
- Comp cams 918 valve springs are garbage. Broke at about 1500rpm
- 93 octane and denatured alcohol
- M6
- Procharger, LG super pro long tubes, alcohol injection


Build 2
- Procharger P-1SC-1
- 10psi @6800rpm
- 664whp 590wtq
- Texas speed LS3 block, stock crank, steel lunati con rods, weisco forged -2.2 cc pistons, texas speed b blower cam, texas speed pushrod and valve spring set
- 15k miles at install
- 20k miles currently
- runs like a top at WOT. still has part throttle misses
- 93 octane and even more denatured alcohol
- M6
- Procharger, LG super pro long tubes, alcohol injection, blower cam
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-2008 LS3
-stock bottom end and heads
-A&A T-trim
-10.7 psi on dyno @ 1200 feet elevation
-706 rwhp
-622 rwtq
-91 octane + single meth nozzle
-installed at 15k miles
-23k miles currently
-No engine problems
-M6
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Originally Posted by lt1z View Post
08 Z51/ A&A V3/ 11 psi/ LS3 with LSA heads and mild blower cam/743/642/18K install/22K now/N/A/M6
What kind of fuel are you running with your setup?
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08 ls3
Stock block stock heads
A&A procharger d1
9psi
652/555 on boost
15.8k miles -29k
733/650 on psi + spray
24k-29k
Zr1cam
Headers
93+ meth
No problems runs strong
Mn6
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The biggest question on longevity is how hard do you run your car?? 600-700-800whp could last for years depending on how you use it..
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Originally Posted by Slo-Poc View Post
08 ls3
Stock block stock heads
A&A procharger d1
9psi
652/555 on boost
15.8k miles -29k
733/650 on psi + spray
24k-29k
Zr1cam
Headers
93+ meth
No problems runs strong
Mn6
Any other internal mods with the ZR1 cam? Retainers, springs etc?
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Originally Posted by Devilish34 View Post
The biggest question on longevity is how hard do you run your car?? 600-700-800whp could last for years depending on how you use it..
, I'm hoping we can get some discussions going. We have good data collected to get more in depth per individual to see what is working and who is really "using" their power. I figured people could also PM people on their builds etc. down the line if anyone had questions for anyone.

But you brought up a good point so I will edit the first post to see if we can't get some more information posted with their setup on how they use their cars.

Personally I use mine mainly on the street, some track time a couple times a year but not big into the track. I don't have 10k hard miles but they aren't exactly babied either
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