Yup, another LS1 thread!

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by jb451, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. andrew69_04

    andrew69_04 Veteran Member

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    Im running a gto ls2 with swap plates and my accessories all clear. Only issue i had was with the alternator and the pitman arm. I swapped to the f-body alt and my problem was solved.
     
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    I havent heard of these issues.

    BRP trans crossmember is a POS IMHO
     
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    I know of at least two threads that that has happened. Either the person has pitman arm clearance issues plus they have to notch the frame for the ac compressor or relocate it with the dirty dingo brackets.

    Why no love for the brp x member and what else would you recommend?
     
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    Transdapt swap plates, stock motor mounts and the stock x-member moved back. Its simple, cheap, and works great
     
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    Just move it back or move it back and flip it around 180 degrees? Ive heard it work both ways.
     
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    Leonards78LT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    VATS is for the Vehicle Anti Theft System and has nothing to do with the gear ratio/tire size. That's the duty of the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) and its correlation with the PCM.
     
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    Let me ask you guys this, what about using an inline fuel pump? Anyone here run them, sbc or ls? Pros-less labor intensive, probably a little less expensive. Cons- ive heard its loud, pump failure are two big issues.
     
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    Also andrew (or anyone else for that matter) can you post up pics of those swap plates if you have them?
     
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    If you run an inline pump and NOT baffle the tank, you will will kill the engine at low fuel levels, hard braking, turning.

    You need a good tank!

    The BRP crossmember is nothing special. Its nothing more than a round tube pipe bent in the middle. Get this, the mounting tab was in the middle and the Camaro drivetrain is slightly offset. Plus they are EXPENSIVE! The Stock cross member is my option. These adapter plates are only $30!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS1-Convers...pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

    Look on Ebay, Tons of people are making them.
     
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    Thats not from the mounts and I doubt BRP solves that. Just the fact of where the alternator location on F-body/GTO LS1 Accessories.

    I researched the smaller Camaro alternator clears fine.
     

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