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    My Rebuild

    Just to start off, I've never built a motor before. I have a t/a with 175k on the clock and when it gets to 200k

    i guess my ideal build at this point would include porting the factory heads, rods, springs, intake, headers. maybe a cam. don't want reliability issues or surge... etc though and i'll be doing the tuning all myself so since it's a 2000 model, best ls1 factory cam, i was thinking of putting that off til i have a daily driver and am ready to have some real fun. for now the idea i suppose is to stay as close to stock as possible but do some fun shit while i have the engine apart anyway to make it interesting.

    anybody else ever do this kind of build? it would be awesome to just write some dude a check but trust me, the $$$ precludes that. i have friends who can help with the build (and will...) so the labor shouldn't be much of an issue. partswise, i'm thinking i can get the heads ported and pick up a timing chain, probably ebay headers, ls6 intake, springs and rods for somewhere under $2k. i'd like to spin the motor higher to around 6.5 or 7k so if there's something else that needs to happen to do that then let me know.

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    I think the 00, have an LS6 intake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHines-IT View Post
    I think the 00, have an LS6 intake?
    2001 and 2002 got the LS6 intake from the factory, 2000 and below had the LS1 intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    2001 and 2002 got the LS6 intake from the factory, 2000 and below had the LS1 intake.
    Ahhh, I see. I thought it included the 2000.

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    What kind of budget did you have in mind. You can get pretty crazy and still have a decent DD. And when you say you will be doing your own tuning, do have a hand held or software(HP, Edit, etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    Just to start off, I've never built a motor before. I have a t/a with 175k on the clock and when it gets to 200k

    i guess my ideal build at this point would include porting the factory heads, rods, springs, intake, headers. maybe a cam. don't want reliability issues or surge... etc though and i'll be doing the tuning all myself so since it's a 2000 model, best ls1 factory cam, i was thinking of putting that off til i have a daily driver and am ready to have some real fun. for now the idea i suppose is to stay as close to stock as possible but do some fun shit while i have the engine apart anyway to make it interesting.

    anybody else ever do this kind of build? it would be awesome to just write some dude a check but trust me, the $$$ precludes that. i have friends who can help with the build (and will...) so the labor shouldn't be much of an issue. partswise, i'm thinking i can get the heads ported and pick up a timing chain, probably ebay headers, ls6 intake, springs and rods for somewhere under $2k. i'd like to spin the motor higher to around 6.5 or 7k so if there's something else that needs to happen to do that then let me know.
    Put at least a 224/228 cam in. Spinning your stock cam to 6500-7000 grand will too nothing for power.

    Your replacing everything besides the cam, I see zero reason to not install a different cam.

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