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Old 01-16-2021, 02:02 PM
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I知 looking at a new Raylar Stage 2 kit for my 496 HO in my 2007 26 Outlaw. I値l have it professionally installed. What are others experience with the kit? Reliable? Top quality parts? Performance/HP as advertised?
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Originally Posted by 26 Outlaw Bad Influence View Post
I知 looking at a new Raylar Stage 2 kit for my 496 HO in my 2007 26 Outlaw. I値l have it professionally installed. What are others experience with the kit? Reliable? Top quality parts? Performance/HP as advertised?
Not sure I'd go that route. $8k in parts plus assembly and still have a cast crank in the engine?
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What route then? 600HP
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The best thing they made was the sheet metal intake and they stopped making them.
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Not sure I'd go that route. $8k in parts plus assembly and still have a cast crank in the engine?
The nodular crank is good up to 700HP+ they dont become an issue till you do the large supercharge kit. If the cast really makes you nervous (and it shouldnt) they offer forged cranks and also stroker cranks too. The only real weak point is the cast pistons but if you do the full kit, they are replaced.

There are a bunch of us on here that have the 600 and some with the 525. IMHO, the kit is nice, But I opted to weld fittings on the fuel rail to use an aeromotive fuel regulator. I wasnt a fan of the little in-line regulator. Other than that if you have a marine shop do the short block, the 496 only goes together 1 way, you cant mess it up, its stupid proof. The only thing they can screw up is the bore and ring gaps which I think Larry will tell you what they prefer. Then, set the fuel pressure, tune the ecu and go boating.

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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
The best thing they made was the sheet metal intake and they stopped making them.
He can still get them. The reason they became scarce was due to his provider significantly increased cost. When I got mine, it was like $1995. BUT, he can get the same flow out of a modified stock intake anyway. However, as we all know, they are ugly.
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Originally Posted by 26 Outlaw Bad Influence View Post
I知 looking at a new Raylar Stage 2 kit for my 496 HO in my 2007 26 Outlaw. I値l have it professionally installed. What are others experience with the kit? Reliable? Top quality parts? Performance/HP as advertised?

Above post is spot on.......

I have the Raylar 525 kit minus cnc heads. Very nice parts, cam ground by cam motion.
My setup is turn key reliable. I am running a Whipple Stage 2 tune with base fuel psi @ 47 vs stock 43. Monitoring AF/ R as well.
I agree with Keith, for the stage 2 kit dump the stock pump/regulator. Go 1/2 fuel lines, aero/weldon pump, regulator, return to tank. You will also need your pcm tuned. Whipple has base map tunes for the 600 to get you started.

The stock 8.1 crank is not your GM 80s cast crank. It's a nodular iron and very similar to stock LSX cranks. 600hp is ok.

Test ran the new Raylar goodies

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Originally Posted by Keith Atlanta View Post
He can still get them. The reason they became scarce was due to his provider significantly increased cost. When I got mine, it was like $1995. BUT, he can get the same flow out of a modified stock intake anyway. However, as we all know, they are ugly.
His original custom welder died in a diving accident I heard. They are making them again with a new fabricator. Larry said a ported stocker with 90mm tb will flow 80% of the coolgap.
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His original custom welder died in a diving accident I heard. They are making them again with a new fabricator. Larry said a ported stocker with 90mm tb will flow 80% of the coolgap.
Still quite a bit of a heat sink though compared to the cool gap? So close on flow but higher IAT.
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Originally Posted by Ryan00TJ View Post
His original custom welder died in a diving accident I heard. They are making them again with a new fabricator. Larry said a ported stocker with 90mm tb will flow 80% of the coolgap.
I havent spoke to Larry in a couple of years but I thought it was better than that.
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