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looking for a crate engine... suggestions?

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    looking for a crate engine... suggestions?

    i recently bought a 98 trans am with 120k on it, it runs really well, but i bought it cheap so i could make it my own. any suggestions on replacement engines?

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    Why not a forged one?

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    you'll have to forgive me..... im a newbie and i dont really know the difference, im just looking for a new engine with a respectable amount of power. ...nothing crazy

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    You could build a mild 402 for the price of an LS2 brand new.
    Or at least very close.

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    i would say run that engine till its gone.. no need to waste money on an engine now.. put some boltons in and you should be happy with that..

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    forged is refering to a iron block i'm pretty sure. the ls1s in our f-bodys is alumminum..plus forged 402 is nice!! alot of the big power players like the forged 402 becuase of reliablity and power

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    hit up a ls1 or ls2 and H/C and you'll be golden! trust me its not too crazy but it will move. oh get yourself some SFC (sub-frame connectors)

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