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Old 05-16-2002, 09:04 AM
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Post Crate 350 vs. crate 350

GM offers two 350's that I'm considering for my 84 Suburban (not actually a hotrod, I know).

First is the GM Performance Parts ''Base'' 350 HO Crate Engine at about 330HP and $2400. The second is the Goodwrench 350 at 250HP and about $1500 .

On a budget which would be the better engine for a big lump like the Suburban? Can I up the HP on the cheaper engine with just a cam or is the Vortec heads on the HO a better way to go.

Any ideas who in AZ has the best pricing?

Help, both I and my Suburban are broke.

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Get the Goodwrench

add an Edelbrock Performer manifold (100 bucks)
and a decent set of headers (about $170) and a good muffler like a Flowmaster(75 or so).

You will be closing in on 300 hp, for a good bit cheaper than the GM HO 350.

You can always come back later and do a cam swap for a little more power. THere's always another bolt-on for SBC motors
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i agree go with the cheaper motor. get a cam and manifold package and some headers i;m pretty sure that it will still be cheaper and the price will most certainly be less.
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Do you guys think, this is still a good idea?
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Add all the extra parts together and compair the differance.

The GM Performance Parts would be the way to go, its all built and with a warrenty.
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The goodwrench 350 you get 3year/50,000 miles. The 350H.O. you get 1year/12,000. I would still go with the H.O. you need all the power you can get to move that Suburban around.


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Yup I agree with 1bad80 get the gm performance parts 350ho I'm sure after you add everything up that you would have to do to the target master 350 you will be dollars ahead just to start with the 350ho and you get the warrenty to as mentioned
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The GM Performance engine has some good heavy duty base parts that the Goodwrench engine does not have. When you add up what it would cost to bring the Goodwrench engine up the HP figures of the Performance engine you will find it is not very economical, plus it would not be as durable as the performance engine.

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