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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #136
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4.3 swap is all i need but i want a 5.3 lol. i have been looking at fuel injected 5,7s too.
Have you looked into the Magnum motor swaps? 5.9L are great motors.

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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #137
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Have you looked into the Magnum motor swaps? 5.9L are great motors.
not really. The guy that has all of the experience and is helping me mainly knows gm stuff. They have done 3 of these swaps that I know of. I am kind of partial to the gm myself. I would just swap the tranny but it costs more for the adapter plates than it would for a whole parts vehicle.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #138
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If you go through the trouble of an engine swap then a 5.3 is the way to go.
4.3 does not really have enough oomph with 5.38 gears to run 39's or 40's
A bud of mine has a very nicely built CJ7 with a 4.3 in it and when he runs his 39's it runs out of steam on the street
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #139
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If you go through the trouble of an engine swap then a 5.3 is the way to go.
4.3 does not really have enough oomph with 5.38 gears to run 39's or 40's
A bud of mine has a very nicely built CJ7 with a 4.3 in it and when he runs his 39's it runs out of steam on the street
thanks for that, i have really been wanting the 5.3 mainly. lol Have you been around any 5.3 fuel injected jeeps? They are making around 255 hp stock.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #140
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Between the 4.3 and 5.3, hold out for a 5.3. They are great engines and make tons of power. You can build them mild to wild!
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #141
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The 5.3 is even 100 lbs lighter than the 4.0..
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #142
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Well, it appears that last statement is false. I am getting conflicting info across the interweb.. Gotta love the interweb, just look at mikes thread over the past few hours..
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #143
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Well, it appears that last statement is false. I am getting conflicting info across the interweb.. Gotta love the interweb, just look at mikes thread over the past few hours..
The ls1 is lighter since it's an all aluminum engine.
Stock 5.3 or 4.8 is still a bit lighter than the 4.0 which is a heavy sucker
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #144
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The ls1 is lighter since it's an all aluminum engine.
Stock 5.3 or 4.8 is still a bit lighter than the 4.0 which is a heavy sucker
All of those ls's are confusing!
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #145
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_LS_engine
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #146
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A 5.7L is a good motor. Just swap a 6.0L in it and go have some fun.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #147
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A 5.7L is a good motor. Just swap a 6.0L in it and go have some fun.
wow, I know where one is sitting. It is already pulled and everything. I don't really want to go there. LOL 5.3 or 5.7 will be plenty.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #148
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Duramax

Edit: With the way my truck runs I've always thought it would be cool to build a buggy around a Duramax/Allison. Would be a heavy sucker but I bet you it would be fun! Haha
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #149
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Shazaaam, I have owned a couple...I don't think I wanna try that..lol
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