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    Thread: LS vs LT: which GM engine do you prefer

    1. 03-31-2006 04:57 PM #1
      engine, not their application, not the vehicles they are in... but ENGINE.

      which do you want, for more power, refinement, etc.

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    2. 03-31-2006 04:59 PM #2
      I don't expect this to be very evenly matched.

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      03-31-2006 05:00 PM #3
      This is no brainer....NO?

    4. 03-31-2006 05:04 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by VdubChaos »
      This is no brainer....NO?

      there are a lot of people who actually swear by the LT due to it not being an aluminum block... and some people say it can handle more power. but im not an expert


    5. 03-31-2006 05:07 PM #5
      When you go CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY, they even out, but bolt ons, turbos, strokers, the LS1 will have the advantage.

      Pump 25 psi through any V8 and youll see near the same results.

      The LS port design is better.

      LS tunes easier


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      03-31-2006 05:09 PM #6
      The LSx engine just makes more power...period. You get an LSx engine and LTx engine with similar mods or engine sizes and it is pretty much guaraunteed that the LS will make more power. The design is far ahead of the LT engines.

    7. 03-31-2006 05:11 PM #7
      I have an LT1 but I would go with the LS if I could. The aftermarket support is wonderful compared to the LT engines. Right now (or even back when the LT engines were all the rage) if you want forced induction on an LT you have very limited options, especially in California. The LTs are difficult engines to make decent horsepower out of without a large amount of cash too.

    8. 03-31-2006 05:12 PM #8
      LS baby! it's all aluminum, so you don't unsettle the weight balance that much when you swap it into cars that came with 4-cylinder engines.

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      03-31-2006 05:18 PM #9
      the LS1 is lighter than a lot of iron 4cyls and tons of 6yls.
      LS's seems to be a MUCH better engine than LT's.

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      03-31-2006 07:52 PM #10
      My LS1 sounds a LOT better than an LT1. Advange...LS.


      And then I could rattle off a half dozen other reasons.


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