Q: I want to get 450-500 horsepower out of my 2002 Chevy Camaro Z28.
My car already has an 80mm BBK throttle body, a Granatelli mass airflow sensor, an SLP LS1 airbox with K&N filter, and a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust system. I’ve thought about installing a new camshaft, cylinder heads, intake manifold, and a nitrous system.
What combination of parts will give me the power output I want and still keep it a daily driver?
A: You definitely picked a good ride for adding performance accessories. There are a ton of power-building components to choose from for the LS1 engine. To get the biggest bang for you buck, I’d suggest a Trick Flow GenX Top-End Engine Kit—it includes a pair of GenX Street/Strip cylinder heads, a matched Trick Flow camshaft, Trick Flow heat-treated chromoly pushrods, and Harland Sharp roller rocker arms, plus GM Performance Parts gaskets and bolts. It has everything you need to transform your LS1 Camaro into a 500-hp street machine!
Make sure you also pick up a computer programmer or performance chip so that your Camaro’s ECM can compensate for the massive power gains generated by the Trick Flow kit.