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    Default Reliable crate engine

    Looking for reputable stroker engine builders. Know of any crate engines for a 383 stroker?
    2001 GMC Savana SLT

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    Whats your budget?
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    My own labor, and I'd like to wrap it up around 4K +/-
    I'm currently leaning towards this: http://www.tuffdawgengines.com/chev_383_335hp_L31.htm
    torque at 415 lbs at 3500 rpm
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    Scoggins-Dickey offers the GM HT383 which makes 340 hp and 435 ft/lbs for $4478.80. I don't think you could find a more reliable stroker then one built by GM themselves.

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    Are these plug and play? Obviously I realize that components from my existing powerplant will have to be installed on the new transplant, but will everything from my engine bolt onto these, pullies, intake and throttlebody, ecu ok?
    I emailed tuff dawg and they assured me that everything will work, just curious about the others. I'd also like to bring the price closer to 4K, that's with fluids and gaskets, everything, the Tuff Dawg is $3500 delivered with one year written warranty. Anybody ever heard of them, they're in Pheonix, Arizona.
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    The've been around for about 40 years, you don't last that long if you build crap.
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    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vannooch View Post
    Are these plug and play? Obviously I realize that components from my existing powerplant will have to be installed on the new transplant, but will everything from my engine bolt onto these, pullies, intake and throttlebody, ecu ok?
    They're plug and play as in everything will fit and bolt in the same way. However you'll still have to get the computer reprogrammed for the new engine and possibly larger injectors depending what engine you had before. That could add up to a couple hundred bucks pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg84 View Post
    They're plug and play as in everything will fit and bolt in the same way. However you'll still have to get the computer reprogrammed for the new engine and possibly larger injectors depending what engine you had before. That could add up to a couple hundred bucks pretty quickly.
    According to the webpage for the motor he linked to, it'll work with the stock computer. How? I dunno, but they seemed to indicate no reprogramming would be neccesary.
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    What transmission do those vans come with?
    GM suggests their usual 1/2 ton- 4L60E- isn't stout enough for their 383E stroker-I think they say it is OK up to 395lb or so???
    Does than Savana have the heavier duty- 4L80E transmission?
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