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This is a discussion on cost for rebuild within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; what would it cost to throw in some forge rods/pistons in(I supply parts)? I want o spray a 150 shot ...

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    what would it cost to throw in some forge rods/pistons in(I supply parts)? I want o spray a 150 shot on top of my heads cam and not worry.So what would be a fair price?Those who have done this what did it cost?
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    i used my stock shortblock with heads, cam, 150 shot with no issues. cost to rebuild a motor can be $4000.00ish. my 408 shortblock just cost me $4200.00 in just parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i used my stock shortblock with heads, cam, 150 shot with no issues. cost to rebuild a motor can be $4000.00ish. my 408 shortblock just cost me $4200.00 in just parts.
    $4000 thats just for the labor? is it cheaper to install a built short block than it is to rebuild mine?Just weighing my options,so when the time comes Ill know what is most cost effective.
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    no. i was saying the cost to rebuild a ls1 with stock parts would be around $4000.00. that should include parts and labor. i was referencing my 408, that using good aftermarlet parts has cost me $4200.00 just in parts. i put the motor together myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    no. i was saying the cost to rebuild a ls1 with stock parts would be around $4000.00. that should include parts and labor. i was referencing my 408, that using good aftermarlet parts has cost me $4200.00 just in parts. i put the motor together myself.
    the thought of going with a 408 has crossed my mind as well,or buying a stroker 383 kit.just trying to get a feel for labor charges.Thanks for your help.Ive got alot to think about

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    if you go 383, you'll have to get the block clearanced for the crank throws and rod bolt ends. that's why i went with the 6.0L block for the 408. no clearancing needed and 408 instead of 383. save money and more inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    if you go 383, you'll have to get the block clearanced for the crank throws and rod bolt ends. that's why i went with the 6.0L block for the 408. no clearancing needed and 408 instead of 383. save money and more inches.
    Now if i were to get a 408 what would it cost to install it vs.puttin in a stroker,or rebuilding a 346(7)Labor price only if you know.I've priced parts such as stroker kits,forgepistons/rods and a 408 short block.If its cheap to swap in the 408 I may go that route but if labour is gonna be the same as a rebuild or stroker install I may just buy the stroker kit

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    labor to build a 408 will be less due to not having to clearance the block. might be talking 200-400 in savings there.

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    In Northern California, I was quoted $5600 for rebuilt engine plus $1000 for pulling old engine out and installing the rebuilt one in its place.

    I priced engines from chevy dismantlers (used engines with 30K to 100K miles), they go for $3500-$4000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthracis View Post
    In Northern California, I was quoted $5600 for rebuilt engine plus $1000 for pulling old engine out and installing the rebuilt one in its place.

    I priced engines from chevy dismantlers (used engines with 30K to 100K miles), they go for $3500-$4000.
    Dont need an engine,just thinking about options in the future for the bottom end.Im heads cam and intake

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