LSX Engine Build - To The Extreme

A 400-Inch Turbo Lsx Build That Can Wax 8-Second Chumps Like A Candle

Tom Kempf Mar 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)

With consistent timeslips in the low 8s, there were few stock suspension LS1 F-bodies on the planet that could keep pace with Tom Kempf's red turbocharged '00 Z28 (see "Red Rocket," March '07 GMHTP). The Stenod Performance custom turbo kit, Precision Turbo 101mm hairdryer and Wheel to Wheel Powertrain LQ9-based 370 had Tom running a best of 8.08 at 176 mph on drag radials. However, the release of the GM Performance Parts LSX Bow Tie block presented the perfect opportunity for him to pick up a few more cubes and add clamping force from the additional head bolts, not to mention a host of other benefits, including increased strength and oiling. By now I'm sure you've heard all about the features of this new block, but until now few have managed to demonstrate its awesome potential with an all-out forced induction race build. So we followed along as Wheel to Wheel's Billy Briggs, one of the best Gen III/IV builders in the business, put together Tom's motor to attain over 1,500 horsepower and 7-second timeslips.

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