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Pablo Bolaños talks about his Golen Engine Service LS2 402CI Supercharger engine…
Looking for a powerful forged supercharged ready LS based engine for my 2000 TransAm wasn´t an easy task, most of it because here in Costa Rica there is no experience with this engine.
When the company name, Golen Engine Service came to me I grab the phone, from the moment that Chad himself talked to me I knew that he was the right guy for the job. He listened to me, answered all my questions, make the best recommendations, and he had the patience to go all over the project several times just to be sure that we both were on the same frequency. He kept me updated during the entire process and helped me getting some extra parts needed for this project.
The result, a complete beast LS2 402 supercharged engine ready to run. During the install we needed to call him an infinite times and he was always there to give us the right answer.
Driving the car put a big smile on my face, but taking it to the dyno was the best of all, 687 RWHP @ 5800 rpm and 662 RWTQ @ 5300 rpm with 13 psi of boost, this on a very hot day with pump gas and without any knock. The engine runs excellent for daily use and it´s a very respectable contender on the track.
My dream really come true, thank you for making this possible.
It’s been a while so I thought I’d give you another big thanks for the great motor/service and also share a quick story with you. First the motor – it has now officially survived two full seasons of Texas road racing and just started it’s third season. It’s still as awesome and rock solid as when I first dropped it in over 2 years ago and has made quite a name for itself on the local tracks. Please share my heartfelt thanks with the guys who screwed it all together.
As a matter of fact, your motor in my Camaro SS (3625lbs race weight, including driver) along with fairly standard road racing suspension & brake changes, had no problem keeping pace with a 2,800lb Ferrari 355 Challenge race car driven by a regionally competitive driver last month at MSR Huston (don’t think he’s made it to Nationals yet but he’s close). Didn’t quite have the pace to get around him but we sure had a lot of fun It’s not that I’m a great driver…far from it…however with the addition of your 396, the car is just that good.
Eric Carlton talks about his Golen Engine Service LT based engine…
Thank you very much for the kick ass engine and excellent one of a kind customer service. I could not have done this build or the second build without your help. The additional RPM of the 480hp cam setup woke the engine up in a major way. The engine simply screams now and getting to 6000 RPMs is done in the blink of an eye.
I want to begin planning & building my next LS based engine so I will be in touch soon.
Golen Horse Power in the house!!!
Thanks again for all your help and enjoy the photos.
An update from Eric…
Wasup Chad, hope everything is going well. Can you email me the .BIN file (ODB1) you use for your LT1 383 480 HP dyno runs. The PCMforLESS tune I have is way on the conservative side. I am using the CATS tuner to make my modification. I have a feeling I will find my missing 80 HP with your tune and race gas
Engine is in great shape!!! I have 3500 miles on it now with 15 hard track passes mixed in there. I should be ordering my LS1 402 build from ya around tax refund time. Best track numbers so far…
I attached a picture of my Z28 launching at the track.
Engine is rock solid!!!
Thanks for everything,
Just thought I’d let you know it’s been two years since I ordered your 375
LT1 383 package (Invoice 1971) and I’ve driven the Impala on a daily basis without a single problem! I’ve put over 34K miles on the motor and she
seems stronger today than she did after the swap. I’ve enclosed a couple
of photo’s for possible inclusion on your website.
Thanks for a very well balanced package. At times I wish for more power,
but there is something to be said for being able to get in the car and know
I can travel 1500 miles in three days and not have to worry. Thanks for
the peace of mind and the great product.
I wanted to send you a short note thanking you and your staff for a terrific experience with the 383 stroker motor your company built for my 1996 Impala SS.
I got involved with the Impala after going on a business trip to SC in Sept 2004. I liked my associates Impala so much, I bought one in Oct 2004. My friend, also a member of the National Impala Club, recommend your company (Golen Engine Service) as the premier builder of high performance engines.
From the initial conversation with you, and through the entire process, you answered all my questions, made recommendations, kept me informed during the entire build process and went the extra step that assured me I had made the right decision. I am very pleased with the engine and will be doing business with your company in the future on other projects of mine.
You should feel free to have any potential customers contact me. I will be glad to recommend your company.