Common questions

How much horsepower does a 6.0 LS motor have?

How much horsepower does a 6.0 LS motor have?

GM 6.0L Vortec V-8 Engine Specs

Engine: General Motors 6.0L Vortec V-8 (Vortec 6000)
Emissions Equipment: Catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation (PCV)
Max Engine Speed: 6,000 RPM
Peak Horsepower: 360 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Peak Torque: 380 HP @ 4,200 RPM

How much boost can a 6.0 handle?

If you double this atmospheric pressure (by supplying boost from a turbo or blower), you can theoretically double the power output. On our 529hp 6.0L, this meant we could generate as much as 1,058 hp at 14.5 psi of boost, if everything went according to the formula (and the engine survived).

Is a 6.0 A good motor?

Overall, the 6.0 vortec is an extremely dependable and reliable motor. These engines frequently last beyond 300,000 miles with minimal issues beyond regular maintenance. While the 6.0 engine receives great marks all around, it does occasionally get dogged on for lacking power.

How much horsepower can a stock LS handle?

about 900 hp
The stock crankshaft can handle about 900 hp and 7,000 rpm (for a limited time). A Forged Crankshaft upgrade will add strength to the bottom end.

Which is the best turbo for an LS engine?

With an LS-based engine, the range of turbos you have to choose from is going to be different than other engines based on how the mill functions. “We typically don’t go any smaller than a 75mm turbine wheel setup on any LS platform for efficiency reasons.

Is the GM LS engine a boost friendly engine?

The LS platform is highly touted for being boost-friendly, even in stock form…it’s almost like the GM engineers wanted the engine to be a forced induction powerhouse. This boost-friendly framework and availability of the LS engine has made it one of the most popular engines to use for high-performance applications of all kinds.

How much horsepower does a 4.8 liter turbo have?

For most street applications and engines in the 4.8-6.0-liter size range, the 7675-7875 turbos work very well. Their size creates a package that allows the car or truck to retain as many accessories as possible up to the 750-850 rear wheel horsepower zone,” Ojczyk says.

Can a factory stock engine be used in a turbo?

By doing some research and setting realistic goals you can build a potent combination with a factory-stock engine, and selecting the right parts will allow you to build an engine capable of making big horsepower reliably.

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