Mailbag: Parts Recipe for Turning a ’94 Camaro Z28 Into a 12-Sec Car

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Q: I want my 1994 Camaro Z28 to run 12-12.50 quarter miles.

Can you put together a parts list that will get me in the ballpark? Thanks for the help!

A: You picked a good ride for performance add-ons!

The list we’ve assembled will help you generate serious horsepower, but getting to the 12-second range will require some fine-tuning on your end.

A solid start would be a GM Performance LT1/LT4 Hot Cam kit. It comes complete with everything you need for a valvetrain overhaul, including a performance cam, 1.6 ratio roller rockers, valve springs, caps, keys, and shims.

Next, bolt on an Aeromotive adjustable fuel pressure regulator, a Summit Racing Street & Strip throttle body, BBK Premium Series shorty headers, and a MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust for power-building air and fuel flow.

Then, fire up your ignition with an MSD cap/rotor kit and blaster coil.

To get the most out of your performance upgrades, you’ll want to invest in a Motorvation custom performance chip. You can write or give them a call here.

This component combination should rev up your Z28.

It’s also not hard to envision a nitrous system or supercharger in your future, so once you see where these parts take you, you might want to consider adding more power that way!

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One Comment

  1. Ray Hinton says:

    Trickflow cold air intake, 1.6 rocker arms, gears (3.73 auto, 4.10 manual), 2800-3200 torque convertor, and a set of long tube headers/cat back will also get you there…..the lt4 hot cam and shorty headers are severely limiting the power potential.

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