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After 3 months of waiting, ZL1 Lid will ship out mid next week from DSX Tuning.
Having it milled, reinforcing the brick, and w -12AN fittings.

Been using the search and went off the parts list from another member, but can anyone help confirm the additional items below are what I need?

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Of course dms and dsx are different companies though. I’d personally opt for the billet manifold that dms offers and ditch the stock ZL1 manifold. You can get the corresponding orb fittings and an fittings directly from them as well
 

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Of course dms and dsx are different companies though. I’d personally opt for the billet manifold that dms offers and ditch the stock ZL1 manifold. You can get the corresponding orb fittings and an fittings directly from them as well
Of course dms and dsx are different companies though. I’d personally opt for the billet manifold that dms offers and ditch the stock ZL1 manifold. You can get the corresponding orb fittings and an fittings directly from them as well
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Yes, I opted for that. So just the hose is all i need?

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Im not too mechanically inclined, but looks like something I can try to tackle to do this swap.
 

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Assuming you got the pushlock an fittings then yes the hose is all you need. It’s a relatively easy job. Are you upgrading the pump as well? Only because upgrading to 12 an without a proper pump to support it sort of defeats the purpose. I did my swap with the ZL1 lid, pierburg pump and bmr ice box with all 12an fittings in about an hour and a half
 

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I’d either go with the pierburg or varimax pump either one is a great upgrade, also if you don’t have one yet I’d do a larger Intercooler like the weaponx track attack or similar. Good luck with the project. It’s a great first upgrade to do all the cooling mods before jumping into hp upgrading
 

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^ Kinda seems like putting the Wagon before the Horse to me. Why do a bunch of cooling mods to a car that doesn't have cooling problems? If you're not getting high IAT readings I would spend my money elsewhere.
 

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^ Kinda seems like putting the Wagon before the Horse to me. Why do a bunch of cooling mods to a car that doesn't have cooling problems? If you're not getting high IAT readings I would spend my money elsewhere.
Not so much, you do the cooling mods in preparation for doing the go fast stuff like spinning the blower with Pullies etc. I’d bet most on here would tend to agree. Why wait for the problem to arrive and then start throwing money at it. A little prevention goes a long way. Might as well not change your oil til the motor blows
 

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^ Kinda seems like putting the Wagon before the Horse to me. Why do a bunch of cooling mods to a car that doesn't have cooling problems? If you're not getting high IAT readings I would spend my money elsewhere.
With increased cooling you can and will increase power with just a tune. And as stated above. You better have upgraded cooling before you even think of making any mods especially with pulley changes.
 

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Not so much, you do the cooling mods in preparation for doing the go fast stuff like spinning the blower with Pullies etc. I’d bet most on here would tend to agree. Why wait for the problem to arrive and then start throwing money at it. A little prevention goes a long way. Might as well not change your oil til the motor blows
Umm no that's a completely different situation and the two don't have anything to do with each other. If you're not spinning the blower harder than stock there is no sense in doing cooling mods to cool down something that isn't hot. Further more all that happens when your IAT's go up is it pulls timing. Not like its going to self destruct and fly to pieces. So as long as its not pulling timing you guys are wasting your money IMO. But do whatever makes you feel good, maybe you should get wider tires even though you have no traction problems. You might need them one day... 🤷‍♂️😂
 

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With increased cooling you can and will increase power with just a tune. And as stated above. You better have upgraded cooling before you even think of making any mods especially with pulley changes.
Not exactly true, it doesn't start pulling timing until about 130 degrees of IAT. I had a 2.5 upper and stock lower and it would barely touch 130 at the end of the 1/4. These cooling mods yall are talking about don't have a big effect on IAT's. Maybe 2-3 degrees at best.. Meth would be far better at helping control heat and preparing for more power but to each there own.
 

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Not exactly true, it doesn't start pulling timing until about 130 degrees of IAT. I had a 2.5 upper and stock lower and it would barely touch 130 at the end of the 1/4. These cooling mods yall are talking about don't have a big effect on IAT's. Maybe 2-3 degrees at best.. Meth would be far better at helping control heat and preparing for more power but to each there own.
Since you have all the answers, short blocks will be discounted on black Friday when yours needs replaced.
 

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I’d either go with the pierburg or varimax pump either one is a great upgrade, also if you don’t have one yet I’d do a larger Intercooler like the weaponx track attack or similar. Good luck with the project. It’s a great first upgrade to do all the cooling mods before jumping into hp upgrading
Is an intercooler considered the same as a heat exchanger?
 
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