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Old 12-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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So the engine in my 2000 trans am cracked one of the cylinder walls. This was a few moths ago and I'm just looking for a way to get my at going and still with a decent amount of hp! I'm just thinking of going with a 5.3 engine with my ms3 cam and milled 799 heads. I have all of the parts to do this except the enumeration and heads. Is there any opinions on doing this?
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Trans am? Which has the LS1? Why would you put in a 5.3 when it came factory with an LS1? Just get an LS1 short block from a salvage yard. Or even just the block from a machine shop.
Either way, the 5.3 would work.
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Trans am? Which has the LS1? Why would you put in a 5.3 when it came factory with an LS1? .

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You can boost an LS1. And his plans to mill the 799 heads, I doubt he has boost in mind.
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Because I can not find a ls1 for my budget I have a wife and 2 kids! Not even a short block I can make more power with what I listed above than my old ls1 had
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And if I had the money there's no way I would put a ls1 back in it I would go bigger
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No boost maybe 100 shot though the 5.3 is just temporary until I save for a 6.0 I'm tired of my car just sitting and rotting
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If you are going to go thru the trouble of installing a 5.3, I would just leave it, then boost it later. I mean, why do the work twice at twice or so the cost? I would jump straight into the 6.0 and be done with it.
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I'd say just get a really cheap 5.3, put it in just to get it running. Buy a 6.0 and make like a forged 370 put of it, then boost it
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I'd say just get a really cheap 5.3, put it in just to get it running. Buy a 6.0 and make like a forged 370 put of it, then boost it

Ya, too many variables. OP just needs to make a decision. LOL... And plan it all out and make it happen!!
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The thing is idk how long it will take me to save for the 6.0 is the deal an It's a hobby it don't matter to do the work twice when the 5.4 goes out. I'll spend $1200 to build a 400hp 5.3 still will he fun
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