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building 388 stroker what can i do to get the most power of of it?

i pulled an old 350 out of my 92 chevrolet silver ado and i planned on building it into a 383 stroker, it had already been bored .040 over but when i sent it off to the machine shop they bored it .060 over, so i now plan on building a 388 what heads crankshaft, cams etc.. should i put in it to get the most horsepower out of it but still be able to drive it as a "sunday driver"

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How much horsepower and what's your budget? Are you willing to modify your drive train if needed? Tell us more about what you want.
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it is going into my 4wd truck, i want roughly around 400 hp if not more i would like t modify it as less as possible and will spend whatever i have to to get the most out of this engine
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I put a small supercharger on my K5 Blazer and loved it. It helped move that 4500 lb truck around very well. The best part was that it even fit under the hood.
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it is going into my 4wd truck, i want roughly around 400 hp if not more i would like t modify it as less as possible and will spend whatever i have to to get the most out of this engine
400hp is easy. Edelbrock E Tec 200 heads and roller cam #2201, Air Gap manifold, 680 to 700 cfm carb and lang tube headers. Roughly 440hp and 480 lb/ft torque. Great street manners too.
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Could I get around 500 hp out of it with roughly no problems?
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Yes, 500hp is possible but it wil not be as streetable as you may like. In a big 4 wheel truck torque is your best friend. I would reccomend AFR 190 heads, long tube headers with 1 5/8" primaries. Then call Comp or one of the other major cam manufacturers tech lines and tell them your setup. You are going to want a cam that will build torque fast and hold the torque steady through the entire power band. No need for 500hp @ 6200 rpm if you never get there, but 600 lb. ft. of torque wil put a big smile on your face.
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Could I get around 500 hp out of it with roughly no problems?
Easy to do with a blower. Not so easy to do naturally-aspirated. You don't need hp though, you need torque.
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Curious as to want you want to do with the truck?A Sunday driver means two things to me.A cruiser or boulevard bruiser set on kill.
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600 lb ft torque would be amazing, im rebuilding my dads 92 chevrolet silverado he passed away in 07, and in the 90s whi.got real big into drag racing he had a couple nice camaros and a sick chevelle all with big block engines, so I figured since I got his truck after he passed away as my very first truck I would completly restore it but add a lil exra something to it, this is the firstbproject I have ever done on my own I would occasionally work on the cars out in the garage with him on the cars, but I want to.build his truck up nice to where its a real attention getter, ive always loved real big engines with alot of power, basicly I just wonna have a real bad toy thats is fun to drive
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Yes, 500hp is possible but it wil not be as streetable as you may like. In a big 4 wheel truck torque is your best friend. I would reccomend AFR 190 heads, long tube headers with 1 5/8" primaries. Then call Comp or one of the other major cam manufacturers tech lines and tell them your setup. You are going to want a cam that will build torque fast and hold the torque steady through the entire power band. No need for 500hp @ 6200 rpm if you never get there, but 600 lb. ft. of torque wil put a big smile on your face.
how do i get 600 lb ft torque out of this engine i realized i was going about this all the wrong way and torque is what i want and need for this truck
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If you want 600 lb-ft of torque in a 4x4 pickup then you should start looking at ~06-up 3/4 ton diesel trucks. You're going to be in your truck about the same after spending money on the engine and the rest of the drivetrain as you would buying one of the newer diesel trucks. Otherwise, be realistic about your goals here.
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If you want 600 lb-ft of torque in a 4x4 pickup then you should start looking at ~06-up 3/4 ton diesel trucks. You're going to be in your truck about the same after spending money on the engine and the rest of the drivetrain as you would buying one of the newer diesel trucks. Otherwise, be realistic about your goals here.
Sounds right to me.
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If you want 600 lb-ft of torque in a 4x4 pickup then you should start looking at ~06-up 3/4 ton diesel trucks. You're going to be in your truck about the same after spending money on the engine and the rest of the drivetrain as you would buying one of the newer diesel trucks. Otherwise, be realistic about your goals here.
i have a 07 silver ado with a 7 1/2 in. lift with the bulldog gt programmer and all the bells and whistles it has a built engine in it and i have all the horse power and torque i could dream to have in a truck, but this is my dads truck and i am wanting to build it up n memory of him. i just need tips and pointers as to what i can do to build a great engine, what heads would be good i would like to stick with comp i have already found a few things but heads, pistons, and crankshaft is what i would like more info in?
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