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    Hello I'm new.

    Hello, I am new to ls motors but have built several sbc's. I have a 55 chevy with a 360 sbc that I just hurt real bad. I was going to build a big inch small block over the winter but the ls motors have my interest.

    I have been doing some research and it appears that the best bang for the buck would be an 07 or 08 ls3 out of a Cadillac. I have not found much info on this motor but it appears to have the good heads, aluminum block and more displacement than the ls1 and ls2. I would like to start with a good 400 or so hp and get the bugs worked out and then possibly throw a blower or turbos at it.

    Is there a reason not to start with this motor? I see them for sale once in a while for reasonable prices.

    Also I just installed a new tremec tko600 in the car and would like to keep it. Is there a problem running this trans?

    Thanks in advance for any help and the great forum.

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    From a modification for performance perspective...any of the LSX series will work and be very cost effective to modify. Welcome to the sight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    From a modification for performance perspective...any of the LSX series will work and be very cost effective to modify. Welcome to the sight!
    1 more post for 14k Sarge!!!!!

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    Thanks Sarge. This is a great site.

    Anybody have anything to add about the Cadillac ls3's? (thinks its an aluminum l92)

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    Sure....that particular series responds very well to "breathing"...intake/heads/cam/headers/exhaust......I know they come pig rich with shitloads of timing pulled from the factory so a tune alone will wake it up...I know Patriot Performance has gotten some monster numbers out of those engines with a simple head/cam kit....Discuss with Gunner at Patriot....boy always has a "deal" for ls1.com members.
    https://www.patriot-performance.com/...ome.php?cat=36
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    I was under the impression that the heads that came on that motor were pretty good. Are they not the l92 castings?

    And thank you speedaddict38.
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    Yes they are and yes they flow great stock....but a simple porting job can really wake those things up....you know you may just look at a Cam/Headers/Tune...we are seeing 100RWHP out of that alone....

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    Thats kinda what I was hoping for now. At a later date I might work on the heads or add forced induction.

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