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This is a discussion on Replace or rebuild??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just blew up the LS1 in my car yesterday. I'm pretty sure that it slung a rod. My problem ...

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    Replace or rebuild???

    I just blew up the LS1 in my car yesterday. I'm pretty sure that it slung a rod. My problem now is that I don't know which would be cheaper, rebuild my motor or just replace it. It was still running when I had it towed, but it was spitting oil and small flakes of metal out the tailpipe. So, there's no telling what all will need to be fixed in there. I've got a guy who will sell me a barely used (approx. 50 miles verified) stock LS1 for 2 grand. What do ya'll think?

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    I would replace it with a forged engine.
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    I would if my budget would allow. Just found out a few weeks ago my wife is pregnant with our first, so money is an issue...

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    Forged 383/402/408 is gonna deliver the most RWHP for the least amount of money for sure. And deliver reliability along with kicking ass RWHP....all day long....

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    what kind of prices? any recommendations on a specific builder? I'm thinking of throwing heads and a cam at this used motor. Looking for around 400-450 rwhp, daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I would replace it with a forged engine.
    Nice car bro how much did you spent on your engine with out the blower?
    and what compression do you have?

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    Stay away from the SLP blocks...they got issues....
    You should be able to build out a nice forged stroker motor complete for around $5K.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Decided to go with a GMMG take out long block. Can't afford a forged motor, but this one should put about 400 to the rear. That is until I get the money to change the cyl. heads anyway! But, thx again!

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    Back In Business!!!

    Well, got the car back and its badder than ever! I went w/ an 02 long block prepped by GMMG and installed/tuned/built by Vengeance Racing in Cumming, Ga. Cam only, long tubes/y pipe, ported TB, underdrive crank pulley, SLP lid, SLP loud mouth, and a custom tune.... 400.15 rwhp, 393.26 rwtrq in 93 degree weather!! Pusstang WHAT???????

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    aw shit dude why did the motor blow in the first place..did you find out...your car is a 2001---and you just replaced the motor with the same exact thing..arent you worried it will go again.and waht did gmmg do to the long block that makes it better than your previous motor

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