New from MS

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by nonnieselman, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member

    Hey guys,
    Found this site just out goofing off looking for tires and such.

    Live in central MS and drive a ole half worn out 2000 silverado with 280k + miles. 6.0 LQ4 and 4L80E swapped into it out of a 2004 2500HD. Added KB Racing Turbo kit with S475 borg warner turbo :D
    It is my Daily driver and runs mid-high 12s @115-117 on the all terrains which is a blast. and on slicks it went a low 12 but have over boosting issues so i let out when i saw 25psi..

    Here she is all cleaned up which is extremely rare.
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    Ive been fooling with these trucks since 2004 and have wasted alot of money on them and have broken some sports cars hearts at the drag strip haha
  2. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    Welcome from next door in Louisiana(River Ridge-suburb of NOLA)

    WOW-That is quick and fast for a 5000lb light rear pickup!
    What is that in HP-maybe 550hp or so??

    Welcome
    Charlie
    PS Heck-you are definitely lying about it being worn out looking!! It looks great-cleans up well!!
  3. BigBlueLB756

    BigBlueLB756 New Member

    Welcome from Meridian/Marion.
  4. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member


    Thanks!
    yea 60' is horrible too but it makes up for it on top end ha.

    have no idea on HP but i do know its faster than it was with my old turbo setup which was a rear mount garrett 60mm on 6psi and 50 shot nitrous.
    fastest it went back then on slicks was 12.5@110.
    this was a dyno pull a couple months after that pass.
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    Now it has a small turbo cam and a lot larger turbo front mounted that makes silly top end power. so it blows the 6psi and nitrous out the water so to say.

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    Thanks neighbor..

    im a moderator on a truck performance forum, just out lookin at new forums and trying to help where i can.
  5. donyms

    donyms New Member

    Welcome to the club, it's great to have you aboard. I guess I can't hold the Mississippi thing against you. :lol: I am almost on the coast.
  6. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member

    ha thanks.. your only ~150 miles away..

    nice looking truck too! i use mine too much off road and hauling stuff so its all scratched n dented to worry about it. its swift tho :D
  7. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    Yep 117mph in 1/4 mile- 5000 lbs-waaaaay more than 440 dyno HP
    and 440 dyno horses is a LOT of power!!
  8. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    Welcome to the G M T C ! A "SLEEPER", if I ever saw one!
  9. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member

    Funny part is, its still got alot left in it. I screwed up my wastegate install, i tucked it up between the trans and body. I never even thought about the flow it could do in that manner. So with my cutout closed it has enough backpressure to keep the boost at 5psi. Works great for towing and is dead quiet. It ran a 13.9@104 with a 2.2 60'. All i did was unhook from the trailer and get the grill and such out of the bed.

    I opened the cutout after a couple passes and my first pass was 12.9@113. With the mentioned wastegate issue, i see 5psi in first gear, 15psi in 2nd gear, and 25psi in 3rd but it was in the -5* timing range which is rediclous (i didnt know about the 25psi deal till my last pass, my MAP sensor only reads to 15psi). So i found a weird spot in the fuel tabe and corrected it. It ran better 12.4@115 and on that pass i looked up and noticed the boost was 10psi more than i wanted haha.. So i hooked back up to the trailer and towed my buddys truck home after he scattered the track with engine parts.. he ran a 11.3@126 in a truck just like mine but a cammed 5.3 and a larger turbo. his last pass his methanol nozzle clogged up and pop goes the weasel. Towed him home (6700# on trailer/truck in tow).

    So with a extra wastegate ill be ready to rock.

    Ill do a thread in the performance section
  10. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    Stock -cast pistons- stock cast crank??
    25psi- 1.6 OVER ATMOSPHERE??
    Is BIG TIME for a spark motor that isn't a race motor.
    The aftermarket turbo kits from 10 years back usually had some sort of programing that RARELY let them get over 10 psi-2/3 atm- despite making HP claims "double hp" that implied 15psi and more.

    So you buddy lunched his engine-11.3 126mph- wow!! back in 1980 when the first 1100 Suzuki came out-it was baddest stock bike around- IT WOULD DO 11.3 !!
    His 5000 lb truck doing 11.3 with a bolt on kit is really something!!

    Yeah if you-he lose the cooling and anti detonation effect of methanol-BOOM!!
    In WW2 some Heavily boosted German fighters had methanol and water boost for high boost giving short bursts of acceleration -USA fighters might have had it also.

    12.4 AND 115 was what a 750 mc would do 1980(stock) and it seemed FAST!! The 1000's would do high 11's-the 1100 Suzuki 11.3-not sure what the 6 cyl Honda would do-close to the 1100 Suzuki-fast!!

    You have a fast truck-and it looks AWFULLY GOOD to be called ole half worn out looking-
    hey if it is such a worn out POS you should sell it to me for $3000???280,000 miles-heck I'm probability overpaying!!
    Ha,ha
    Didn't think so
    Charlie
  11. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the site! Love to see good engine mods being done!
  12. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member


    Yea bone stock 2004 LQ4 6.0L. It has a isky 215/215 .561/.561 114LSA +3* adv ground in. Isky valve springs. Br7ef ngk spark plugs
    And a 2BAR MAP from a colbalt SS. Tuned with EFI Live. 2bar open loop speed density.
    These engines are silly strong! Got a couple friends with cammed LQ4 with LS9 head gaskets and ARP head studs, at ~22psi he makes 1050hp to the wheels. Another that does 950 @20psi.
    Heck theres a stocm LR4 4.8 with a cam and big turbo in south carolina that put down 919rwhp/880rwtq and he runs 10.1's in a RC 2wd silverado. With a 35shot to get the turbo spooling haha. These LS engines are awesome. It just needs a quality turbo thats the right size and they will do 1000+hp and last quite awhile if the tune is dialed in.
  13. chevyk1500

    chevyk1500 New Member

    Yo man this is chevyk1500. Your truck is sharp as hell.
  14. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator

    Welcome to the Club!!!
  15. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    those 5.3's
    they have plain jane cast pistons right-not forged pistons?
    plain cast iron cranks-not forged steel?
    and folks put 900 HP thru them

    GM offers a bolt in 383E stroker that can replace my 5.7-makes 340 hp vs 255-drop right in(except the trans isn't rated for 435 lb ft)
    but it has a forged crank-and 4 bolt mains
    Cheap too-$4800 dropped at my curb just 35 feet from my doorstep.
    If my 5.7 ever dies- 223,000 miles-absolutely no sign it is even tired-gets 21 mpg hy-leaks a little oil but doesn't use any oil- has good acceleration also-seems quick to me-but other car is a Prius,so....
    In any case if it ever dies-I will be REALLY REALLY tempted to get that drop in GM performance motor with an actual warranty
    I will probably die before it does

    In any case-GREAT TRUCK!!
  16. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member

    Yes all the LSx engines have hypereutectic pistons, and cast cranks.

    If i had a old body style and my engine died, i would have surely went with a newer engine. you could do a 4.8 and a turbo charger and have twice the power easy for 4800$.

    4.8, 5.3, or 6.0 with a 4L80E and turbo.. its the perfect combo :D
  17. 1ATony

    1ATony New Member

    That's a pretty impressive truck. What a sleeper and a half...lol Thanks for joining the forum, it's great to have you here.

    Tony
  18. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman New Member

    Thanks!!

    i forgot about my buddys car in missouri.. its a 2001 camaro with a LQ9 which is the higher compression 6.0. On E85 he made something like 1300 to the wheels. he bumped it up a lil more to 28psi and it put down low 1400 but had a fuel injector that got mad and didnt play well. So it compressed a few rods and he pulled that motor and put a LQ4 in it. now with the new lq4 its sitting around 1200 to the wheels. It is rediclous on the highway with a 28" slick and a powerglide it will murder them tires.

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    and it looks so factory :D


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