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Speed Secrets: Chevy Big Block Boost to 900+ HP

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Does it get any better than a boosted Big Block? It’s hard to imagine anything better! On this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with COMP Cams to find out how to get the best results out of a Big Block engine that’s destined to get boost. For this test of junkyard, boosted Big Block Chevys, a gen-six 454 ... Read More »

Turbo 5.0 Ford Small Block: Big Power with Small Boost!

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The 5.0-liter Ford engine is a favorite of the Speed Secrets crew, so if there’s one thing they’re dying to test, it’s a 5.0L, and not any 5.0L, but one turbo power! To learn how to put together a great engine meant for boost, the experts at COMP Cams lend a hand to set up a great foundation. Making a ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Adding ZEX Nitrous To A Turbo 5.3! HUGE Gains!

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Working with the experts at ZEX, two of the funnest parts of building an engine are tested: boost and nitrous! Nitrous is awesome, boost is awesome, but what happens when you combine the two? Double the fun! When it comes to choosing nitrous or boost, the majority of engine builders will opt for one or the other, but why choose ... Read More »

Dyno Testing the New COMP Cams Stage 2 LST Turbo Camshaft!

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When Speed Secrets works with the experts at COMP Cams, that can only mean one thing – cam tests! On this episode, it’s not time for just any cam test, but an LS cam test, and a turbo LS cam at that. The cams being put to test today are the LST, or Low Shock Technology cams. What is the ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: More Power with LESS Boost?

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Everyone wants more power and it seems like there is a common misconception that the best way to go about getting more out of a forced induction application is to increase the boost. While this does the job and is fairly easy to do, the best way by far is to actually decrease the boost. To elaborate on this concept, ... Read More »

Fast Under Boost: LS Intake Test Part 2

Run with the FAST, the normally aspirated 5.3L also produced 486 HP, but at 6,800 RPM. Torque production was up with the FAST intake, to a peak of 425 lb-ft at 5,000 RPM.

Words & Photos By: Richard Holdener Back in Part 1, we compared a couple of popular intake manifolds on a normally aspirated 5.3L. The FAST LSXR and LSXRT have long been the go-to intake of choice for performance LS applications, but with so many new intakes available, we wanted to see if the FAST design was still a player. More ... Read More »

Power To Go – ZEX™ LS Series Perimeter Plate

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When it comes to innovation, not many companies are on the frontline of innovation and design like ZEX™. Always known for its industry leading innovations in nitrous systems and other supporting products, ZEX™ is at it again. This time it’s the sophisticated and revolutionary new LSX™ Engine Perimeter Plate Nitrous System for LS engines. And best of all, it’s designed ... Read More »

ZEX™ Blackout Nitrous System™ For The 2012 Ford Mustang GT

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Memphis, TN – ZEX™ introduces the first nitrous system on the market specifically designed for the new 2012 Ford Mustang GT. Unlike a universal kit, every piece of the new ZEX™ Blackout Nitrous System™ For The 2012 Ford Mustang GT has been designed specifically for the unique requirements of the Mustang platform. Regardless of whether it’s used in street/strip, all ... Read More »

ZEX™ LS Perimeter Plate Nitrous System For The 2012 Chevy Camaro

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Memphis, TN – ZEX™ has designed a new version of the advanced LS Series Perimeter Plate Nitrous System to work seamlessly with the 2012 Camaro. The complete, race-ready ZEX™ LS Series Perimeter Plate Nitrous System for the 2012 Chevy Camaro uses three cutting-edge technologies to provide optimum spray efficiency and fuel distribution in the newest Camaro model. These new kits ... Read More »