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    Ok I have a 98 transam and believe I spun a rod bearing I have the oil pan, pump and windage tray off and about to remove the rod caps. Will I be able to replace the bearings with the motor in? That is if my crank isn't scarred up. also is there a way I can find out which bearing it is without having to take off every rod cap? should I replace all of them at the same time?
    any tips or advise would be greatly appreciated. I've been thinking of going with the ls6 from crate engine depot if this doesnt work out what does everyone think.....
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    Not surea bout your first questions, but if your going to replace your motor, don't get an ls6, get something with a sizable bump in hp...402 would be nice.

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    The ls6 is 402 hp I believe the only thing i will have to purchase seperately is the ls6 intake

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    I meant a LS2 Stroker...402 CI not 402 HP

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    if you spun a rod bearing your crank will be scarred and you will need to take out the motor.

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    I also concur. If you have spun a bearing you should at the very least freshen up the rotating assemblies. Don't leave anything to chance. Yank it out mill the block, heads, and of course crank. Do all new seals and rings, and update your fasteners if you haven't done so. This is the best time to do it. Also like LS1camino I agree put in the LS2 block and appropriate hardware.

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    get the lq9 6.0 iron block and you wont have a problem, and it will handle what ever you want to do. just my .02

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    Doesn't the ls2 use a different computer I'm being told I can make over 500 hp with the 383 stroker and this will cost me about $4K. definitly don't want to be spending much more considering I will have to get headers, torque converter, oil pump, timing chain, etc....etc.

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    I forgot to mention the $4k also includes port and polish of my original '98 heads they said they will make them flow over 300 this alone costs $1500

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