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Old 05-26-2013, 05:48 PM
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Say fellas bout to start a motor swap can't decide if I want to do a ls1 or ls3 either way I am going to procharge with a cam and port and polished heads and some internals some advise would be greatly appreciated thanksssssssss
 
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:02 PM
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I don't have much advise for the actual swap into a s10, but i do own a 4th gen f-body so i'm very familiar with the LS scene.

Not sure what your budget is like but you may want to look into a 5.3 or 6.0 truck engine instead. Especially if your going to be ripping it apart changing heads/cam and internals anyways... They are an iron block, make great power when built for boost and could save you a lot of money on the initial engine purchase.

Check out ls1tech.com if you haven't already...
 
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Just do an LSx and call it a day.
 
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Any one know Bout how much would a short block lsx cost vs a long block lsx
 
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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about 3 grand difference between the 2, i was really kidding about the lsx, lookin at about a 10 grand motor
 
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YeAh looks like I'm jus gona end up with procharging a ls1
 
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Im loving my 5.3 FSC. I would love to drive a dime with this engine alone in it, nevermind a charged engine. I also figure you will be plenty happy with a 5.3 or 6.0... I mean with all that power comes tons more mods to the driveline. So if you are keeping stock axles, then you might not want tons of power.
 
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Go with the truck 5.3L, I picked mine up with an engine harness for $300. They are cheap and are very satisfactory in the power dept. We are also in the process of throwing one in a LT1 Camaro with a 76 trim turbo. Great overall platforms.
 
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