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Which engine to get?

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    Which engine to get?

    What engine should I get to replace mine. Kinda on a budget, mb some type of rebuilt engine for around 2,500.

    Mb just find another LS1 and just drop it in? Im not sure about what would be good to just drop in.

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    I've seen some remanufactured ls6's for around $3500. That would make a good replacement. The easiest thing to do would be to get a ls1 out of another 98 and drop it in, just look for a low mileage one if you are going with a used one.
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    do what they did on horse power tv,find a low mileage 5.3 or 6 liter and if the bearing look good just clean it up and install a better cam and springs.look on the internet for ls motors for sale in your area.

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    Look for a used LS2 block, thats what I did....

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    I see an ls2 for sale but it comes with a 6 speed tranny. Can I just swap the auto tranny I have in or what?
    Also about how much do they sell for its from a 06 GTO with 5,600 miles on it.

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    Yes, your A4 will bolt up to it. I bought my short block for $2,000. It had just been rebuilt with new pistons and ARP bolts.

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    I see another Ls2 6.0 from a Trailblazer SS. Its going for 2k at the moment. Says it has 7k miles on it...
    Only bad thing is, how do I know that these engines are really how someone says? Should I try to find a reman. one or find a used one and just trust someone..

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    I am in the same boat as you on trying what to do. I really don't want to do it twice, but being laid off hurts the cash flow and limits the options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
    I see another Ls2 6.0 from a Trailblazer SS. Its going for 2k at the moment. Says it has 7k miles on it...
    Only bad thing is, how do I know that these engines are really how someone says? Should I try to find a reman. one or find a used one and just trust someone..
    I had a really hard time with buying something off of e-bay and then having a problem with it. I was lucky that the mechanic that did the work on my car found a local person who was selling a 6.0 block.

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    Well, Ive found a place from detroit that has a Remanufactured LS1 for 2,199 + 650 if I dont have a core. Which I dont think they can reman. Mine but I dunno. If they can Ill do that, and get a" Performance Cam upgrade 499.99 "
    Unless I can get it cheapr and do it myself maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
    Well, Ive found a place from detroit that has a Remanufactured LS1 for 2,199 + 650 if I dont have a core. Which I dont think they can reman. Mine but I dunno. If they can Ill do that, and get a" Performance Cam upgrade 499.99 "
    Unless I can get it cheapr and do it myself maybe?
    Is that a place that sells remanufactured engines, or is it a private seller. If they have more then one can you send me the link as that sounds like something I may want to look at as well.

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    Not trying to sound like a douche, but im asking them if they have more then just one and if so Ill give you the Info.

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    I understand completely

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    Got it thanks. Good find.

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    you can get a cam from TSP for $375,go to ls1howto.com to get instructions.

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by garygnu65 View Post
    you can get a cam from TSP for $375,go to ls1howto.com to get instructions.

    I have their torquer 2 in my car and it is great on the street, I have not raced it yet so I don't know how much power it actually has.....it does feel strong around town.

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