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jojo1

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Joined
Apr 22, 2004
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4
Location
owosso,michigan
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1996 white coupe
Hi ,everybody,
I own a 96 corvette and looking for ways to add serious horsepower to my vette. I have read all about the rip-off things you can buy and I am staying away. All you 92-96 LT-1 owners I can sure use your help. It will be greatly appericated.
Thanks again,
joj1
 
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speedmaster4

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simplest way to add power is to spray it (nitrous)...altho nitrous is a pita due to constant reloading of the bottle (typ 30 sec use per fill)...increasing engine displacement is better, but removing the engine and big mods/replacement obviously reqd.

simplest big performance add is to change the rear axle ratio (gears)...the factory was hindered by CAFE requirements and the corporate edict of ''no gas-guzzler tax vehicles'', and the small increases in fuel economy which the lower rear gear ratio gave were important to GM...but you can switch to a more ''performance'' oriented rear axle ratio and find substantial improvement, and in ''real'' life conditions find very little change in fuel consumption.
 

Notorious

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Joined
Oct 9, 2005
Messages
53
Location
Confederate States of America
Corvette
Highly modified '95 A4 coupe
Build an engine. It's very realistic to expect a well put together stroked LT1 to make 375-400 RWHP and still be very driveable and reliable. And it will still get very good mileage if built with overall efficiency in mind.
 

Hrtbeat1

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Nov 24, 2002
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923
Location
MS Gulf Coast
Corvette
'90 coupe (gone) '96 CE LT4 Z51
I agree with Speedmaster a gear change is going to give you a great feel for the HP you already have. Other than that I would sugest a cam. You really need to figure out what you want to do with the car first.

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