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What to replace my engine with if its dead?

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    What to replace my engine with if its dead?

    So if my engine is dead, whats something thats good yet not really expensive I can replace my LS1 with? Mb just another LS1? any ideas?

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    How much power u goin to want?

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    well you could go with another LS1 but why not just rebuld your current engine? Also remember that stock trans will only take so much hp and tq

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    http://www.crateenginedepot.com/stor...268-P10C0.aspx crate engine ls6.not a all out race lsx but simple,(relatively)cheap,and easy.

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    How much are you willing to spend is the question?

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    Ls3 I think u can get for a good price n it has nice power

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    I'd rebuild the ls1 and do an H/C/I setup. thats just me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00BlackTranny112 View Post
    I'd rebuild the ls1 and do an H/C/I setup. thats just me though
    +1

    408, 421 Stroker

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozjamann View Post
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    408, 421 Stroker
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    500 cu in LSx stroker block. if you have like 20 grand to spare

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    http://www.crateenginedepot.com/stor...268-P10C0.aspx crate engine ls6.not a all out race lsx but simple,(relatively)cheap,and easy.
    This ones actually better for the money
    http://www.crateenginedepot.com/stor...P1625C273.aspx

    just swap the F-body oil pan intake and accessories and your done.
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    you are right,but i linked to the crate engine because op has a 98 so i figured he did not have the ls6 intake.i am deciding between to ls6 long block and crate engine.pros and cons for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
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    $13K for 440RWHP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    $13K for 440RWHP?
    and 30 mpg and alot of potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by big hammer View Post
    and 30 mpg and alot of potential
    Won't get 30MPG in the F-Body.
    And you just wasted a lot of money for that potential instead of putting it into something that will cook the factory LS7 F-Body.

    Not saying I don't like the LS7 and its potential....I just don't like the price.
    The C6Z06 makes that motor what it is.

    For $9K....you can build a 402/408 motor that will make 500RWHP, get 22-25MPG on the highway, and then add nitrous if you want for another 150RWHP and $1200.
    So....650RWHP while spending less than the whole LS7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Won't get 30MPG in the F-Body.
    And you just wasted a lot of money for that potential instead of putting it into something that will cook the factory LS7 F-Body.

    Not saying I don't like the LS7 and its potential....I just don't like the price.
    The C6Z06 makes that motor what it is.

    For $9K....you can build a 402/408 motor that will make 500RWHP, get 22-25MPG on the highway, and then add nitrous if you want for another 150RWHP and $1200.
    So....650RWHP while spending less than the whole LS7.
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    agree with mr.luos. ls6 crate motor..$5000 405 hp....ls7 crate motor..$13,000 505 hp.

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    umm 6.0 outta a truck with stock crank new rods and bored over 30 and built for spray cheep fast and easy to get a hold of and do it how ever u want for under 5k

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    yeah like mentioned, definitely go with a 6L iron block. LQ9 or LQ4. A short block can be had for under 1k easily.

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