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LS1 & LS2 rebored blocks?

This is a discussion on LS1 & LS2 rebored blocks? within the LS2/LS3/LS4/LSx forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I bought a book on LS1/LS6 Performance and they mentioned rebored LS1/LS6 blocks for use in stroker motors. Are these ...

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    Exclamation LS1 & LS2 rebored blocks?

    I bought a book on LS1/LS6 Performance and they mentioned rebored LS1/LS6
    blocks for use in stroker motors.

    Are these still popular/ available?

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    If they are talking about aftermarket sleeves then yes they are widely used and very popular. Although costly they are in the some of the fastest cars in the country. IIRC the School of Automotive Machinist's car has a resleeved LS1 block and its the fastest all motor LS powered car in the world.... right now.

    You CAN bore stock sleeved blocks but I think the last aluminum block I had machined I think the machinist told me that you can only safely go .020... IIRC.

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    There was a comparison on tech and basically the price to re-sleeve an ls-1 would be the same as buying a stroker. They are available, I just wouldn't say they are the norm anymore since motors like the ls-2/lq-9, ls-3 have come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    There was a comparison on tech and basically the price to re-sleeve an ls-1 would be the same as buying a stroker. They are available, I just wouldn't say they are the norm anymore since motors like the ls-2/lq-9, ls-3 have come out.
    Depends on you goals... Darton sleeves are ALOT stronger/thicker than GMs.

    Aftermarket sleeves are very common in the drag racing racing world, which is why I said so. They are expensive and for the price you could very easily buy a larger displacement block, but as I previously stated... It depends on your goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKNSS01 View Post
    Depends on you goals... Darton sleeves are ALOT stronger/thicker than GMs.

    Aftermarket sleeves are very common in the drag racing racing world, which is why I said so. They are expensive and for the price you could very easily buy a larger displacement block, but as I previously stated... It depends on your goals.
    That's along the lines of what I said

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    Guys I know I ask a million questions but the LS series of engines is unlike any other engine I have seen or read about.

    I was just weighing my options but it seems the more I learn here the better the LS3 & LS2 look.

    I have offically given up on the idea of a carb'd LS engine.

    I give all of Ya kudos for answering my questions and helping me to learn.
    I have made up my mind and am Saving/Planning to swap an 416 LS3 Stroker into a '83-'88 Monte Carlo SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    That's along the lines of what I said
    Even though you negated the fact that I said "DEPENDS ON YOUR GOALS"... twice...

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