2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

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Schul274
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2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by Schul274 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Just thought I'd throw some pictures and details up on a build I did recently on my caprice.

I will try to update details later. Below are the parts I used:

Boost District - G8 LSA serpentine (6 rib) kit - doesn't seem to be on the site, but may still be available. This requires you to swap to the G8 water pump.
-$4500

BTR DOD kit
BTR Cam install Kit
BTR PSD Stage 1 cam kit (springs and pushrods)
-$1350

BTR trunion upgrade
-$130

Tune
-$TBD

Total time: ~32 Hours (this is my second LSA install)

Link to my other LSA build:

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456603

I'm just going to dump the pictures. Descriptions to be added later.

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Fast 85s injectors (replaced o rings):

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Schul274
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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by Schul274 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:39 pm

503 RWHP

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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by s/c'd cav » Fri May 31, 2019 4:09 pm

curious why you use the 6 rib set up vs LSA ? you did 90% of the work necessary to install it all

did you get boost districts new larger heat exchanger ?

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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by cerbomark » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:48 pm

Looks great! Nice pics too.
2016 C1

Schul274
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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by Schul274 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 pm

I went with the 6 rib setup because it was a little cheaper ( i think). I had done a 6 rib setup on my camaro when I did an lsa swap for it as well, so I was more familiar with it. We ended up having to buy the G8 water pump (since the kit needs the top rad hose inlet/outlet on the other side), so it probably would have been better to just go with an 8 rib setup.

We went with the base HX I think.
s/c'd cav wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:09 pm
curious why you use the 6 rib set up vs LSA ? you did 90% of the work necessary to install it all

did you get boost districts new larger heat exchanger ?


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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Schul274 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 pm
I went with the 6 rib setup because it was a little cheaper ( i think). I had done a 6 rib setup on my camaro when I did an lsa swap for it as well, so I was more familiar with it. We ended up having to buy the G8 water pump (since the kit needs the top rad hose inlet/outlet on the other side), so it probably would have been better to just go with an 8 rib setup.

We went with the base HX I think.
s/c'd cav wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:09 pm
curious why you use the 6 rib set up vs LSA ? you did 90% of the work necessary to install it all

did you get boost districts new larger heat exchanger ?
gotcha !

was hoping to hear you went with the upgraded larger one , i havent decided yet on his larger one , or doing a interchiller

either way the car is going to be a hell of alot of fun !

Schul274
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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by Schul274 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:09 am

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gotcha !

was hoping to hear you went with the upgraded larger one , i havent decided yet on his larger one , or doing a interchiller

either way the car is going to be a hell of alot of fun !
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If you're gonna push it, get the bigger cooler. This build was really targeted at 500-550 RWHP daily driver, which we hit the low end (mostly due to exhaust).

I know the guys running big power like to do the cooler upgrade and pump upgrades, but the smaller one is sufficient for putting around.

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Re: 2012 Caprice LSA Build - Boost District - G8 LSA Serpentine (6 rib) Kit - DOD - Cam

Post by Groundczero » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Looks and sounds nice, what is the exhaust setup that you did looking to do something similar.

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