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    Hey guys,
    my ws6 just turned 85,000 and I am think of getting into a new engine.... have dreams of stuffing an ls7 in there, haha, but realistically what should I be looking at?? (i.e. LS1 or LS6 and build it up, or could an LS7 get in there?)

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    i would say go with a stroked ls2 402 those things sure are nasty and they are a much better price than the ls7 plus with the money you save by doing the ls2 you can build it up to more hp and tq than the ls7

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    talk to djvaly about the 402 he would know more about it. but honestly 85k isnt enough miles for you to feel a power loss so you really could just stroke your motor... but a stroked ls2 would be sweet.

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    85k and you want a new engine?

    how about a heads/cam package and some suspension. if it makes you sleep better you can always crack her open and get newer of the remedial shit.....

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    Thanks Lance for the info. I will definitely look into the 402.
    I dont want a new motor right now, and I definitely do not feel any power loss anywhere. The engine feels just as strong as the day I got it. But most people i talk to tell me that if I want to start building up the motor, at some point I am gonna start to kill parts if I try to push it to far. I was thinking more along the lines of building a motor over next winter, by that time it will be over 100k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperWS6 View Post
    Thanks Lance for the info. I will definitely look into the 402.
    I dont want a new motor right now, and I definitely do not feel any power loss anywhere. The engine feels just as strong as the day I got it. But most people i talk to tell me that if I want to start building up the motor, at some point I am gonna start to kill parts if I try to push it to far. I was thinking more along the lines of building a motor over next winter, by that time it will be over 100k.
    no prob glad to help

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