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Offline XLR8

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2013, 06:45:41 PM »
YES SIR!  I have been watching that one too.  Trying to get these rotary parts out the damn door!!
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Offline zbrown

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2013, 07:07:29 PM »
trust me that would put a smile on your face no matter the day

an ls7 topend is the ticket for NA results, WCCH is legit, same people who do Nelsons head work


so you know if you plan on a stroker the ls7 block is the best platform because it has longer sleeves


getting your cubes from that 4.125 bore vs stroke with the ls2/ls3 strokers gets you a stronger piston that is more stable in the bore and you unshroud the valves more up top


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Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2013, 11:33:55 PM »
/\ Listen to him.  ;)
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Offline karsty

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2013, 09:52:08 AM »
I will be so freakin' jealous if you throw a built LS7 into your FD!

Offline XLR8

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2013, 07:42:23 PM »
http://ls1tech.com/forums/parts-classifieds/1685840-forged-ls7-fbody-ready.html

Talking with him now.  Things are looking good.

I will be so freakin' jealous if you throw a built LS7 into your FD!

It will be surreal. 
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Offline zbrown

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2013, 09:42:10 PM »
very nice
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Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2013, 10:41:18 PM »
Daddy likes.
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Offline XLR8

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
very nice

Daddy likes.

Yeah guys, should be putting down a deposit tomorrow.  Cool fella.  He is local to me and this engine was built by his shop, with a warranty  :).  Dude seems to be a real straight shooter.  Willing to help me out on getting the F-body oil pan on, and sourcing a few other parts since it is a long block.

I'll keep everyone posted!!  :cheers:
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Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2013, 11:48:27 PM »
When it's done, take any of those whiny ass rotards local to you on a ride and video it.  Then post all their reactions on the club.   :cheers:
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Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2013, 11:49:22 PM »
I have a set of LS7 dry sump lines brand new that you can have for free if you want em. 
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Offline MPbdy

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2013, 11:51:34 PM »
650 horsepower rotary to 650 horsepower ls7.

One of these things is not like the other.

Offline Bigblockquad

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2013, 12:09:59 AM »
If you pass on that LS7 you might want to look into a re-sleeved 5.3 (L33).  They are internally stronger than an LS7 and, even re-sleeved, are cheaper even when stroked.  I found out the hard way when the stroked LS7 in my M3 shit the bed.
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07 Superformance GT40 Dart alloy 427 (548hp/561tq) 2290 lbs...
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95 BMW M3 440ci LS7/ T56

Offline zbrown

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2013, 08:01:46 AM »
He is running the stock ls7 stroke of 4" he is also running a short snout crank
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Offline zbrown

Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2013, 08:04:32 AM »
Badass BTW. I approve. Sadly I hope you aren't tooo disappointed with the "narrow power band" of that thing lol
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Re: XLR8's Darkside build.... LS3, T56, and some NA reliability
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2013, 10:01:59 AM »
Lol.  Just show them the dyno graph where it starts at 450wtq from idle.

And yea I never clicked the link.  Man, what a deal compared to the crate engines.... :yay:
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