Because, Racecar

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Eric

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Specs

Specs:

Engine:
  • 6.0L LQ9 Block - Bored .030 over
  • K1 3.900 Forged Crankshaft
  • Callis Compstar Rods
  • CP Bullet Pistons -15cc domes
  • Clevite Bearings
  • Trick Flow LS Dual Roller Springs
  • ARP Head Studs
  • Manley Pushrods
  • Lunati Cam 232/238 duration .598/.600 lift 113 LSA
  • LS7 Lifters
  • JP Performance Billet Double Roller Timing Chain
  • SLP Heavy Duty Oil Pump
  • CTS-V Oil Pan
  • Holley Hi-Ram Intake
Fuel / Computer:
  • Injector Dynamics ID1000
  • Holley HP EFI
  • Holley 200GPH double pump.
Forced Induction:
  • Single Turbo GT4202 Currently
Transmission:
  • TCI SFI-Flexplate
  • TCI 6x
  • TCI StreetFighter Torque Converter ~3200-3600 stall
Rear End:
  • GM 14 Bolt, SF
  • Detroit Locker
 
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Eric

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History / Build

So,

I have had my 2004 silverado since 2008, and it has seen quite a bit of action.

It started life as a 4.8L v8, with ~300hp.

I also added a touch screen in-dash GPS / radio, remote start, automatic door locks, a CB, and some other fun toys.
It also had a 2400 watt amp with a rockford fosgate T-2.

Since, I enjoy going fast, within two years of obtaining it, I installed a supercharger on it, as well as a custom exhaust system. Shortly after, I blew up the transmission.
Here is a video:

So, After I drove it for a few more years, I ended up melting a few pistons...

Normal Piston:
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#6 and #8
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So, by this time, I decide to go all out and rebuild the truck piece by piece.

The first step was to get rid of the old...
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And build up the new.
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So, once I acquired a new engine and transmission.... It was time to get started.
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The transmission is a TCI 6x warranted at 1200hp.
http://www.tciauto.com/tc/6x-six-speed-transmission-package-gm-bellhousing-outlawtm-shifterhtml

So, lets toss all of this in!
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And, lets get it fired up!

So, at this point, I decided to make the decision to go ALL OUT instead of just making another fast truck.

There are 3 things you need to go fast.
1. Less Weight
2. More Power
3. Traction to put down the power.

The engine was built to sustain 1000hp, so, power is not a issue at this point. So, lets start with #1. Less weight.

Removing the interior saved quite a bit of weight.

Also, I am aiming for a 10 second quarter mile. The procharger P1SC will not cut it. Sold.
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Stripped Interior:
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Eric

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So, a bit of work done on the interior, before wiring started.
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Acquired a replacement for the P1sc.
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Acquired a new intake and injectors.
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And, had it all put togather.
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Some fabrication has begun. Started with the dashboard.

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Painted dash, welded on a bracket to hold Holley EFI, and TCI TCU. Did a bit of wiring management. More to come.

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Got it started up for the first time in years. Basic tuning done to get it to start and idle.


A day later, after a bit of tuning.


35F Cold start test.

 
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Eric

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April 17th. Building the exhaust

Started with an idea.
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Cut a few pieces to fit.
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And, started welding.
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Eric

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Downpipe finished, and wrapped.

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Majority of the wiring done.

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Temporary tablet mounted, for guages, and tuning.

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