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Is this price high for a rebuild

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    Is this price high for a rebuild

    This was a response from an email I sent out for a rebuild of my LT1.
    The place is suppose to be the best in the area.

    You are looking at about $4000 for a rebuilt stock short block bored 0.030" with Diamond pistons. I would recommend upgraded rods and ARP studs on the mains. Engine removal, install, tuning is $2550.

    For that price + selling my car I could get a Low milage LS1 TA or Z28.

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    Get it stroked out with a forged rebuild for alittle more and be way ahead of an LS whatever... and still have the benefit of having all fresh parts to last you another 100k/10 years or whatever miles if you treat it right.

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    Those prices do seem like rape to me. Are you getting any sort of things done like porting or a cam to make the price that high?

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    Nope...rebuilt stock short block...
    This place does it all...dyno tunning...eng building...ect...was hoping for a good price.
    I could see $4000.00 or $5000.00 for the whole job,thats not even with the recommended upgrades....another $2500.00 for taking the engine out,putting it back in and tunning....shit.
    What is the advantage of getting the rebuild done by this place for $7500.00....no hot cam....no head porting...no 1.6 rockers.
    I can get a stock rebuild with installation for $3000.00 with a warranty from a engine shop near me and I was willing to drive an hour and half to take to this place.
    Very Disappointed.

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    I got a 383 rebuild with forged internals except crank but I did go with a cast iron crank. I also got tuning and removal and installation for about 7k. They did valve job, head porting... the whole works. I would say that is pretty high estimate you got.

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    Way to high make sure to check around. I think you could buy the kit with Forged Pistons and all gaskets from Summit for less than $600.00

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    There is a 570 HP lt1 motor on ebay right now for $4500 if I had the money I would consider that motor it has lt4 heads and intake, Shop around you can get big time HP for that kind of money

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    Thanks for the advise every1...but I sold the bird....bought a 2006 trailblazer SS.
    I used the money for the down payment...lol

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