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Old 11-03-2008, 05:24 AM
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Just a few questions

I just have a few questions reguarding my truck. I'm not a hot rodder (although I wouldn't mind). I have a 2002 GMC Sierra and I had to store it at my mom's house to come to japan. She hasn't even started it and let it run for almost 3 years. I was looking into getting a new crate motor and dropping it in my truck but I can't seem to find a fuel injected crate motor online. I guess I just don't know enough about the internet yet to find what I want. If I get a carbureted engine what all kind of work am I looking at? How big of engine would you all recommend? I thought about a 350 but I'm also looking at gas mileage. What will I have to change to make it work? Where in the world do I find a new transmission? I can find used and rebuilt but not new, it would help if I was in the states to be able to ask and drive around to transmission dealers, but I don't have that luxury. Last thing, what brand of computer chip programmers (Hypertech, Superchips, Jet, etc.) are best or most widely recommended? Thank you in advance for your time.

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:15 AM
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The engine in your truck is based on the LS1 found in corvettes and camaros. It is highly capable, sophisticated, and takes advantage of some serious technology. Swapping to a carb won't get you any kind of decent mileage.

The truck engines were offered in several displacements; 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, all with the same external dimensions and only minor differences between them. You can swap in a 6.0 pretty easily if you don't already have one.

Getting really nice power out of those engines is like a walk in the park.
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