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    Cold feet...LS6 or 6.0L?

    Alright so this summer ill be replacing the engine...
    I was sold on the LS6...But now i have myself second guessing
    The 6.0L cast iron block from Texas Speed is
    $750
    A Forged 408 Rotating Assembly is around
    $2400
    The L92 Heads/Cam package is
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    (i belive that is all i need being that everything else should swap over)
    Unless i need other stuff??? Like lifters, rocker arms, pushrods?
    $5750 (+boring to a 408) compared to $3600
    And the 408 would put out more numbers then the ls6...plus id be starting out forged and could boost after the proper suspension upgrades...

    Yes ive had this convo with a few members on here before bu i want to get some other opinions on here.
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    IMO the 408 is worth every penny i was looking in to doing it but i just cant afford it right now... the cast iron block may weigh more but the power u can make with it is awesome... and if u keep the compression low enough to boost...then its another story.... the problem is u wont be done at $5750.... u will need a clutch, driveshaft, 9in or 12bolt, idk if the t-56 will be able to handle much over 450HP neither? the heads and cam package should come with everything but im not sure about the rockers?

    the ls6 is a great motor but i believe building the ls6 in the end will cost much more in the end... 408 all the way IMHO!!!!

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    My vote for 408 and upgrade the entire car!!
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    What rear end setup are you running?

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    Here is the first thread, the OP disappeared and it kinda became Basham's thread lol so just so you all are caught up LS1 & $4k towards rebuild. what to do?. Heres the thing basham, that 408 will make gobs more power than the ls6, up top its probably 50 to the wheels but where it will really shine is under the curve. However you wont do it for the 5400 there are numerous little things that go into building an engine like that, ie gaskets, bolts intake etc, all that stuff will add up. For instance an ls3 intake plus the injectors and a tb will be around 600 bucks all complete and I'm not even talking about getting upgraded injectors which you would probably need for the extra cubes then theres a clutch the ls7 would suit an ls6 just fine and would be relatively cheap do the 408 and a better clutch is need so theres a few hundred more... See where I'm going with this bro? Also as we discussed in the other thread your stock t56 and rear will be hating life even if you drive nice there still isnt really getting around the fact that motor will be a torque menace to the other components. I'd say after all is said and done you'd have 7k in the motor which is twice what a crate ls6 is. If you do the ls6 now you can save money and use it to upgrade the rear end/ tranny. Then later on if you want more power you can add a head and or cam package to the ls6 and get close to the peak numbers of the 408. Plus the ls6 would come with a warranty and would be a direct bolt in for all your components as they sit. And the car will be no slouch by any means a bolt on ls6 in a 6 speed car will dyno 400 with a decent tune and you probably be trapping 118-120 judging from other people Ive seen with the swap that mph is easily good for an 11sec car if you can drive. Power is great and all but you have to look at the big picture does it make sense to have a badass motor up front if the rest of the car cant handle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbird555 View Post
    Here is the first thread, the OP disappeared and it kinda became Basham's thread lol so just so you all are caught up LS1 & $4k towards rebuild. what to do?. Heres the thing basham, that 408 will make gobs more power than the ls6, up top its probably 50 to the wheels but where it will really shine is under the curve. However you wont do it for the 5400 there are numerous little things that go into building an engine like that, ie gaskets, bolts intake etc, all that stuff will add up. For instance an ls3 intake plus the injectors and a tb will be around 600 bucks all complete and I'm not even talking about getting upgraded injectors which you would probably need for the extra cubes then theres a clutch the ls7 would suit an ls6 just fine and would be relatively cheap do the 408 and a better clutch is need so theres a few hundred more... See where I'm going with this bro? Also as we discussed in the other thread your stock t56 and rear will be hating life even if you drive nice there still isnt really getting around the fact that motor will be a torque menace to the other components. I'd say after all is said and done you'd have 7k in the motor which is twice what a crate ls6 is. If you do the ls6 now you can save money and use it to upgrade the rear end/ tranny. Then later on if you want more power you can add a head and or cam package to the ls6 and get close to the peak numbers of the 408. Plus the ls6 would come with a warranty and would be a direct bolt in for all your components as they sit. And the car will be no slouch by any means a bolt on ls6 in a 6 speed car will dyno 400 with a decent tune and you probably be trapping 118-120 judging from other people Ive seen with the swap that mph is easily good for an 11sec car if you can drive. Power is great and all but you have to look at the big picture does it make sense to have a badass motor up front if the rest of the car cant handle it.
    This is the same thing I was thinking about when my engine blew. Once the warranty expires on this motor, I will be going with LS6 heads and a Maggie. I want to build this motor on a budget for I don't want anything else breaking with the extra power.

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    Capital Chevrolet in Montgomery,AL quoted me $5400 for a ls6 crate engine Tuesday of last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Capital Chevrolet in Montgomery,AL quoted me $5400 for a ls6 crate engine Tuesday of last week.
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    Yup. That sounds correct. GMPP has quoted me the same price.

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    Well lstening to others, shits going to break no matter the power...maybe im power hungry...i dont know.
    I was sold on the ls6 in the thread that redbird shown. But reading other threads....makes we wonder if the ls6 is a waste of time.
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    12 bolt my friend or if you really want a stout rear axle strange s60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    This is the same thing I was thinking about when my engine blew. Once the warranty expires on this motor, I will be going with LS6 heads and a Maggie. I want to build this motor on a budget for I don't want anything else breaking with the extra power.
    Does a Maggie fit under a ws6 f body hood?
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    Does a Maggie fit under a ws6 f body hood?
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    I think so, but the cowl will have to be trimmed for clearance. However, I believe a Harrop blower would fit without trimming of the cowl.

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    i was thinking a stock ls6 would be fun for a while with the mods currently in place but we would eventually want more and i don't care for nitrous. a magnacharger on a ls6 would completely satisfy.
    2007 Corvette...stock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbird555 View Post
    Plus the ls6 would come with a warranty and would be a direct bolt in for all your components as they sit.
    a 408 will also do that!!! he can get a warranty if he finds a long-block 408 or a crate 408... just have to find the right company... ls6 in the long run will run up the price like crazy 7k-9k with tranny/clutch, axel, and suspension parts... ls6 if u can get it for $3400 or w/e u still need a tranny/clutch 1k-3k, axel 2k-3k, suspension 1k-2k(depending on what all u get?) ur already looking at $7400-$11,000 plus the motor isnt even forged yet? prices will vary but 408 will save the money in the long run IMO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I think so, but the cowl will have to be trimmed for clearance. However, I believe a Harrop blower would fit without trimming of the cowl.
    Harrop should fit without a probem. Ask me how I know

    My bud runs one on his WS6 with no issues.

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    408 would put more stress on drivetrain components than ls6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Harrop should fit without a probem. Ask me how I know

    My bud runs one on his WS6 with no issues.
    where can i find this harrop you speak of on the interwebz,googled it and all i got was some cobalt ss message boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    where can i find this harrop you speak of on the interwebz,googled it and all i got was some cobalt ss message boards
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    513 rwhp with a ls1, what other mods besides the blower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    513 rwhp with a ls1, what other mods besides the blower?
    LS1 with headers and lid with SC. Thats it from my understanding. Made like 593 rwhp with tons of boost but lowered it due to stock bottom end. He is a member on this site but doesn't post much.

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