Ls3 is what you guys already have the headers built for isn't it? Think that is what you put in that guys car that was supercharged.?
The LS3 and LS3 hotcam can use the same headers. We did not do the superchargered LS that you are talking about with the hood modifications.
Take it to DDM. they are right down the road from you, and will save you a headache. Plus they have a VERY clean looking install.
We think our V8 installs look pretty clean also, thanks!
We are custom making the wiring harnesses inhouse now so that each one can be fitted to each car. Doing this has allowed us to tuck the wiring mostly all the way in the back of the engine bay by the firewall, which cleans up the engine bay a lot. Here is what the harnesses look like just before it gets wrapped, lots of wires:
We have also been able to start making custom heater lines that look just like OEM units to also keep the V8 installs we are doing looking OEM. This is what our heater lines look like when we are making them:
We also have come up with custom engine mounts that allow us to really drop the engine down in the engine bay and get a lot more clearance between the engine and the hood.
One of the other recent improvements that we have been working on for our installs is a complete Backbone replacement for our V8's. Here is a picture of it installed, it replaces the standard backbone with a longer piece that extends all the way forward to the transmission and also acts as the transmission mount, it really made a nice difference. You can also see the full custom driveshaft that we use in the picture made by the Driveshaft shop, good for 800hp.
Let me know if you want a quote on the V8 install, so far we have done several V8 conversions on customers with Stage 3 installs, so many now that we are thinking of just calling it Stage 4
. We have also been crediting the customers that have upgraded from our supercharger setups for their engine, transmission and supercharger kits towards the price of the V8 swap, which makes it easier for you instead of having to pay to have it removed and selling it yourself.
Hope that helps,