<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by monkeymuscles85:
Idk why people think this engine is a turd? First of all most of the L99 equiped cars came with 2:73 gears and even with them i still think the engine has plenty of power. Yes there are diferences between them but i personaly think there is very little diference. I have never deliberatly tried to break the wheels lose but it has been done not even full thorttle but this would only accur on a turn if i needed the power to get goin. I would love to have an LT1 but i think if you have the time and money the L99 is a decent engine to play with, you can use the same exact intake kits, TB bypass, exhaust(try to keep single), 3:73 rear and so on and the L99 caprice will keep right up and beat stock or very lightly moded Caprice/Impala SS.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You are way off base with this. I personally own both an L99 car and an LT1 car. The L99 is a dog compared to the LT1. For sure its a great running engine and has never cause me any major problems, but it really lacks the LT1 power. You have to be subjective here and not be biased based on what you do or don't own. The LT1 is way more powerful then the L99, but as far as reliability goes, they're equal.
As far as keeping up with a stock LT1, Nory on this board is spraying NOS with his L99 and he is somewhat close to even with them.