Need help with LQ4 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Chevy Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 10th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #1
Strangler
Senior Member
 
Strangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 4,040
iTrader: (52)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default Need help with LQ4

My truck blows. I miss my 454. What can I do to a 6.0 to increase torque? I don't care about horsepower or what valvetrain is best at 6500 rpm- How can I make some torque?
Strangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old September 10th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #2
masterbeatty
Senior Member
 
masterbeatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-04-08
Location: my house
Posts: 4,170
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

a mouse in a wheel?
masterbeatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #3
Strangler
Senior Member
 
Strangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 4,040
iTrader: (52)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

With 3 legs and a splinter in one of foot.
Strangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #4
liv2mx
i like jungle gym's.
 
liv2mx's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: silver lake and up in the air building america
Posts: 11,201
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

cam springs and a good tune.
liv2mx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5
hosejockey4506
Visiting Admin
 
hosejockey4506's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: fenton
Posts: 8,788
iTrader: (42)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

what gears do you have
__________________
one of Michigans 99% er club.
hosejockey4506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #6
deerebowtie
Unchained
 
deerebowtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-04-09
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,746
iTrader: (23)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

drop compression into the 8:1 range, add a 6-71 and mess with the pully's/blowoff to gain more displacement in the lower RPM and maintain it.....or build an LSX 454 and you already have everything ready to go as is.
deerebowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2012, 09:12 PM   #7
ayytee
all throttle no tallent
 
Join Date: 01-25-10
Location: Lake Ann
Posts: 66
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Ive had afew of these and a custom tuned ecm should get you what you want. These have good power but they are limited by the stock programmings torque management. I went through Wheatly Performance(charlie wheatley) on my last two trucks. You can tell him exactly what you want to do and he will custom tune an ecm for your needs. He's got a website and charges about 350 for a new ecm, way better than any programmer and about the same cost. He's got a website if you want to look him up.
ayytee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2012, 11:08 PM   #8
firehawk
Live Action!
 
firehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-02-07
Location: Clawson, Michigan
Posts: 12,477
iTrader: (44)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

Definitely do a tune and remember it an engine and they all get more power from more displacement and air flow like from a cam and exhaust up to blowers and turbos. How much do you want to spend and how do you want to do it?
firehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2012, 11:34 PM   #9
feva4u
LCG
 
feva4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-01-07
Location: Petoskey, MI
Posts: 10,371
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

6.0 with ls3 heads and an eps cam worked for my chevelle. 1st and 2nd are worthless right now
__________________
My Jeep
feva4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #10
sandman101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-25-09
Location: Byron, mi
Posts: 181
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by feva4u View Post
6.0 with ls3 heads and an eps cam worked for my chevelle. 1st and 2nd are worthless right now
I like the sound's of that. ^ this has my vote.
sandman101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11
montecarlo33
The Violator
 
montecarlo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-23-07
Location: Otsego County 49735
Posts: 4,461
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

just a tune goes a long long way. They are set so restrictive from factory.
montecarlo33 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #12
steveo
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-07
Location: montana/wyoming
Posts: 20,293
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Trade me for my dirtbike. It has lots of torque.
steveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM   #13
chevotass
Senior Member
 
chevotass's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-06
Location: goodrich
Posts: 6,480
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to chevotass
Default

sell it and buy a 454 truck
chevotass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:36 PM   #14
feva4u
LCG
 
feva4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-01-07
Location: Petoskey, MI
Posts: 10,371
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default


?
__________________
My Jeep
feva4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:43 PM   #15
steveo
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-07
Location: montana/wyoming
Posts: 20,293
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by feva4u View Post

?
I put one on my tbi 5.7l truck in high-school. Ahhh to be young again.
steveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Chevy Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.15436 seconds with 66 queries