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budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/7/24 8:53 p.m.

What is it worth spending to get a 6.0 instead? I saw one for $750 fully dressed. Seems like it would be worth the extra $150?

SEADave
SEADave Dork
6/8/24 9:46 a.m.

$150 extra for a 6.0 is definitely a deal.   Everything you can do to a 5.3 like a cam, springs, heads, etc. will give you bigger gains on the 6.0.    

 

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon SuperDork
6/8/24 11:18 a.m.

If the 6.0 is just as complete that's a pretty good deal. Buy the most complete engine you can and just get it running is the key to swaps and not losing motivation. 

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/8/24 9:35 p.m.

Heard. I had to travel for the weekend, hopefully he still has it when I get back to town.

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/10/24 8:39 a.m.

okay dumb question: if a truck got hit hard enough in the front to break the balancer, and crack the timing cover: is there a risk that the crank is damaged? or can i replace the balancer/cover and run it?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
6/10/24 9:49 a.m.

In reply to budget_bandit :

I wouldn't chance it.  But that's just me.  YMMV.

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon SuperDork
6/10/24 10:30 a.m.

In reply to budget_bandit :

I'd buy an engine like that for $150-200 tops as a spare but not as my primary swap engine.

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/10/24 4:32 p.m.

heard. not worth the risk. appreciate the input

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/22/24 5:54 p.m.

Is there a good way to flash a tune on the stock computer without HP Tuners?

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon SuperDork
6/22/24 6:31 p.m.

In reply to budget_bandit :

What are you trying to change on the pcm? Universal patcher is great for VATS delete and a couple other simple things. PCM Hammer/LS Droid can go pretty far with tuner studio and the right XDF files. 

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/22/24 8:12 p.m.

I was thinking about using a premade tune for a cam and also a VATS delete

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon SuperDork
6/22/24 9:53 p.m.

In reply to budget_bandit :

Do some googling and reading on PCM Hammer and tuner studio. 

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