5.3 ls

Old 06-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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looking to maybe do an ls swap with a carb and such anyone know what kind of a cam i can run in a stock 5.3 without changing valve springs ?
thanks logan im thinking with a cam headers and a few other things i could have a 400+hp ls
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:44 AM
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Don't wanna sound like a wiseass here, but when you ask your valve train to do more than it was designed to do, generally, you start finding the chain of "Weak Links" . . Performance demands longer Valve opening times (duration) and greater Openings (Lift). The duration won't hurt much, but lift will kill you . .

Springs, keepers and rocker studs are gonna know you're trying to "Cheat" on 'em . .

If you want to sound bad at a stoplight, pull a plug wire and take off the muffler. If you want it to get on the tire, get out the wallet and don't get too crazy with the lift . .
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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ok i found a spring and retainer kit from patriot for a good price so if i go this route ill pick it up
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:05 PM
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Super Chevy has a current series article called modern mouse. Lot of information no matter how biased it is.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:06 PM
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Super Chevy has a current series article called modern mouse. Lot of information no matter how biased it is.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:29 AM
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LOGAN,

I CAN SETUP THE 5.3 FOR YOU WITH ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED, I HAVE ONE IN MY 57 CHEVY AND IT GOES GOOD WITH GREAT MILEAGE.. ALSO JUST DID A 6.0 IN A 68 CAMARO.. COME AND SEE ME.. R.C.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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might take you up on the offer ryan thanks
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:14 PM
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LOGAN,

STOP BY THE SHOP ANY NITE OF THE WEEK, GETTING THE ELCAMINO READY AND TUNING " "SPRAY"" FOR THE 30TH AT MUDDY 13 MUD DRAGS R.C.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:51 PM
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ok ill let ya know i think ive got your number still so ill shoot ya a text
i don't have an ls ready for a swap yet but the more mpg with more power is sounding really good right about now
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:30 PM
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LOGAN,

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET A 6.0, WITH JUST A COMPUTER TUNE AND HEADERS YOUR LOOKING AT 440 HP, INJECTED WITH DOUBLE THE MILEAGE YOUR GETTING NOW.. I GOT MY 6.0 FOR 900 TWO MONTHS AGO..... 421-4080 ..
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