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304 or LS1, personal opinions.

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Hey everyone,

Over the years I have heard a lot of people saying that they have sold/written off/had stolen their 304 powered Holden and moved onto the LS1.

Alot of these people have said that they personally find the LS1 to be crap (without a solid reason) and would rather the 304.

I have no personal experience driving either of these since I havent had my license for long and still have my first car (a V6).

So, I would like to hear everyones personal opinions on this subject, eg. which engine they prefer and why.

Cheers :thumbsup:
 

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no one likes V8's? LOL
 

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ls1 all the way, besides 5lts sounding awesome lol


alot more potential, easier to get big figures and seem alot more reliable than the 5l



its like in a old ute for instance, would you go a 308 or the 350?

same situation
 

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yeah mate totally understand what your saying

just wondering what everyones personal preferences are since theres alot of hardcore 5L supporters out there
 

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Speaking from experience here having owned countless 5 litres dating back to LH/X Toranas (points ignition suck chunky ones - check out wiki for those too young to have heard of that concept), Brock black motors, VN 5 litres, 5 Litre "VK" Group A motors, 3 x Gen III's and a couple of 6 litres.

In stock form, the 5.7 leaves any 5 litre in the dust. No iffs buts or maybes. That said, the 5.7 is a little difficult to get off the line compared to any of the 5 litres. A change in diff ratio would go a long way to correcting this issue.

One thing to be said for the Holden motor - put a decent exhaust on it and the note leaves **all** the others for dead and sounds down right horny at 5000 rpm. Overall I enjoy all my motors for one reason or another - My personal fav is the 50cc leaf blower motor at the moment :). I wonder if I should start a thread on small cc 2 stroke mods.......

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i love both!

both are reliable, both go very well when modded.
lsx has more power potenial, the 304 has the sound, with its odd fireing order.
 

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My personal fav is the 50cc leaf blower motor at the moment :). I wonder if I should start a thread on small cc 2 stroke mods.......

Reaper
do it lol

thanks for the info mate
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i love both!

both are reliable, both go very well when modded.
lsx has more power potenial, the 304 has the sound, with its odd fireing order.
time for a noob question what do you mean odd firing order?
and i love the sound of my 5lt:w00t:
 

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Holden V8 firing order: 1 2 7 8 4 5 6 3
Chev LS1 firing order: 1 8 7 2 6 5 4 3
Small block Chev (old): 1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2
Ford Windsor: 1 5 4 8 6 3 7 2
Ford Clevo: 1 3 7 2 6 5 4 8

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oh ok kool thanks i never really noticed
 
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