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Old 01-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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As my stock engine has an 80% leakdown on cyl #1 (still runs fine for back and forth to work but when pushed squirts out the rear main) I'm heavily leaning toward a GM Performance 6.0 crate engine. Cammed they can be had complete for just over 7k dollars. Seems like a bargain. Only problems I see are slight modifications that will need to be made to the harness and the reluctor wheel. I see that Lingenfelter has a plug in box of some sort to deal with the reluctor wheel issue. As this is a significant investment I'm looking for anyone who has tried this. Not to put to fine a point on it but I'd like to benefit from your trials and experience.

I already have a 1000 horsepower rated rear end from ZIP racing as well as McLeod dual plate Clutch and McLeod flywheel. So I think I'm good there.

It just seems like by the time I rebuild the stock 5.7 the right way am within spitting distance of the 6.0.

Any guidance is appreciated. I know I've asked about this before but I'm a lot closer to action now and could really use advice. I'm in the phoenix area if you also have suggestions on anywhere to go locally that may be a good alternative to just ordering a crate engine.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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What's the price difference between the 6.0, and an LS3 crate motor? I think I'd go that way if possible. GL.
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What's the price difference between the 6.0, and an LS3 crate motor? I think I'd go that way if possible. GL.
Ditto, there's a dealer here that has 17 in stock with an advertised price of $6200. I would imagine similar pricing can be had elsewhere. Or order the 525hp hotcam crate if you're looking for the crate engine route.
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Talk to Bret (blownbluez06 or something like that) or Texas Speed. You can get what you need without the conversion box and pay less. Lots of research but there are a crap load of options.
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What's the price difference between the 6.0, and an LS3 crate motor? I think I'd go that way if possible. GL.
Great question. I'm not sure. I'm hoping to find some folks who have done this.

It's a fluke that I even have to fool with this. My 5.7 only has 106k. Been meticulously maintained. Clean as a whistle inside and out. And it's bone stock. Looks like the piston in that cylinder flaked a bit and scored one small spot on the cylinder wall. These usually go a couple hundred thousand from everything I've read here. Guess I'm just lucky. Lol.
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Hey neighbor! I would consult with Cordes Performance Racing in Tempe. They do this type of work all day long, and specialize in late model GM performance vehicles.

http://cordesperformanceracing.com/

Another local option, and probably cheaper, would be Doug Bromley at Bromley's Corvettes. He does all the work on my car.

http://bromleyscorvettes.com/
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https://www.texas-speed.com/c-3197-3...ng-blocks.aspx

Appears to be some good options there, depending on what you can swap over. I imagine you would also need intake manifold. I would be very tempted by the 418 (LS3 with 4" stroke).
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we could help you out on this sir, however I will say I absolutely hate running that lingenfelter reluctor box. Their failure rate is crazy, best bet is get a bare 6.0 or 6.2 and build it w/ the right reluctor or have us swap it on that gm 6.0 you'll thank me later.
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Hey neighbor! I would consult with Cordes Performance Racing in Tempe. They do this type of work all day long, and specialize in late model GM performance vehicles.

http://cordesperformanceracing.com/

Another local option, and probably cheaper, would be Doug Bromley at Bromley's Corvettes. He does all the work on my car.

http://bromleyscorvettes.com/
Thanks for the info.
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we could help you out on this sir, however I will say I absolutely hate running that lingenfelter reluctor box. Their failure rate is crazy, best bet is get a bare 6.0 or 6.2 and build it w/ the right reluctor or have us swap it on that gm 6.0 you'll thank me later.
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sorry for the ignorance, but what is the problem with just swapping your stuff over to the 6.0? i used to own a 98 t/a with h/c/i and i spun a bearing in my 5.7, bought a junkyard 6.0 and just swapped my h/c/i setup over to it and reinstalled it in the t/a without any issues.
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sorry for the ignorance, but what is the problem with just swapping your stuff over to the 6.0? i used to own a 98 t/a with h/c/i and i spun a bearing in my 5.7, bought a junkyard 6.0 and just swapped my h/c/i setup over to it and reinstalled it in the t/a without any issues.
You got a gen iii 6.0 is why, what he is wanting to buy new from gm will be a gen iv
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