6.0 truck motor/auto trans/ecm and wiring

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  1. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    opinions wanted:
    Would it be worth the trouble to go through putting this combo in a early 2gen or should I wait it out and find the money to go with the GTO/Camaro/Corvette or similar motor combo?
     
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    camrs73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    effort wise, it'd be the same as swapping in an ls-1 but you get the extra displacement and the option of iron or aluminum block i believe. a plus for the iron block is that it'll handle more boost then the aluminum. i've said it many times, i love the GEN 3 motors after driving the 5.3 in my truck. Bone stock this thing moves. i could only imagine what a hopped up 6.0 must be like.
     
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    Only thing Id use is the block.. not the truck motor ... those truck intakes are sweet....
     
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    Cam, that was the reason I was asking. The 6.0 in my 2004 4wd crewcab jerks that ole buggy around pretty good and it weighs in at over 6,000#s.
     
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    The 6.0 is the way to go IMO...
    Get a 6.0 from a 3/4 ton truck with the 4L80E, and do a cam swap, headers, tune it, and put a converter in between it and the 4L80....


    I'm using a 5.3/4L80 in a '55 Chevy.
     
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    I've been looking at wreck/salvage trucks:) They seem to be a bit cheaper than those other 6L packages.
     
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    Evilbay has lots of 5.3's out there in the salvage/wrecks...I saw an Avalanche that had been rolled......
     
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    take a 5.3, swap heads, cam, intake, give it headers, you should be all set. i think the stock 5.3 heads have big chambers and tiny valves so coordinate everything in a 3200lb car and you should be all set :)
     

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