Is it possible to get 300HP or more from a 1989 Camaro RS 5.0Lit Tbi. Vin#1G1FP21E7KL137460.without spending thousnads of dollars.if so tell me where to start and I will get my local Tech. right on it.


Asked by Ranger762 Dec 16, 2006 at 07:38 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS

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1989 Camaro RS 5.0Lit Tbi. Vin#1G1FP21E7KL137460.without spending thousnads of dollars.if so tell me where to start and I will get my local Tech. right on it. I would rather not change engines if possible. And I can't spend 2 or 3 thousand dollars.I was told that it does have a roller engine so thats a plus if i'ts correct.I know it must be possible,just not sure where to start. Thanks for any help.
         Terry L. White

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Hello, You may want to start by shopping performance parts. You can do that at sites such as autopartswarehouse. They will let you select your car, then pop up a number of performance parts. This is an easy way to shop smartly; you can see the price for the parts, then decide what you want to do. Here is a link to get you started: Best of luck! CarGrrl

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Thanks for the response, I had asked the same question at another website that I go to alot. I am a Camaro FREAK. This one is my third.And I am planning to keep this one.The site I mentioned is, they have Tech's that can answer questions dealing with A paticular model of Camaro. Maybe you can help me with the response that I got from them as I had not heard of one of the parts (call me stupid) I said I love Camaro's not that I was the greatese Camaro Tech.Anyway here is the response I got. I hope i'ts okay to post it here. I did not see anything saying that i could not. Yes it’s possible to obtain 300 hp from your 305 engine. We suggest the following parts; headers, free flowing exhaust, ported throttle body, computer prom upgrade and performance pulleys. If you have the funds I would replace the stock factory cam with a Comp Cams or Crane Cam upgrade, which will really wake that engine up. I suggest that you contact the cam manufacture for their recommendations. Good Luck! Now I had or have still not heard of a ported throttle body. And i'm really not too sure about the computer upgrade.If it means a replacement or just a plug in for some adjustments.Thanks for any help that you acn be. I was just excited to hear that I can get the power I am looking for without changing engines all together. And thanks for the website I will follow up on that as soon as I complete this. Thanks tons, Terry L. White

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due a cam and lifter swap from summit 75.00 cloyes timing set 25.00 headers 150.00 gaskets and misc... items 100.00 Huge differance e-mail if need help and questions or better answers at

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