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Need more horses

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazingboy, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. blazingboy

    blazingboy 1/2 ton status

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    Well guys the stock 350 ain't cutting it anymore I have about $1000. It is a 87 fuel injected 350 with 700 r4 transmission with a 3.73 rearend. What can I do to my engine to get my horsepower to about 315 or can it be done for $1000 also would it still pass the emission test.
     
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    wont get ya that high, but a set of headers or cam or something. $1000 isnt gonna get ya up 105hp (unless u know something i dont /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif ((which is highly likely)) ) For $1000 id prolly change cam (alot 350) set of headers (450) and a chip (200)
     
  3. dyeager535

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    $1000 isn't really going to get you very far, but some better heads (something with the same intake pattern you have) will help out considerably, but cost a fair amount. I'd expect somewhere in the $5-600 range.

    To net the kind of gain you are talking, it's going to have to be a package deal...heads, exhaust, cam, maybe intake, maybe chip, etc. And all that will certainly add up to $1000 or more.

    Not telling you to switch to Vortecs, but with some combinations, the difference between crappy heads (yours) and the Vortecs is about 40HP.

    Of course HP isn't everything, especially in a truck, and be advised, that 700 will likely give you grief right after you get done with all the engine work, if you start actually putting down that kind of power, and the tranny hasn't been rebuilt already.
     
  4. wrathORC

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    A healthy exhaust system, Hooker Competition Headers ($150), a new cam kit ($200 pending on the brand), a pair of Vortec heads ($450 from the dealership), and an intake to match the heads ($150) should get you some ponies--but not to 315.

    Of course, this is all assuming everything on your truck is in good condition. For example, an ignition system is disrepair robs serious horsepower. A set of Taylor wires ($50), a new cap/rotor/coil ($60), and a set of AC RapidFire spark plugs ($35) can make a world of difference.
     
  5. twenty_below0

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    349.95 100 h.p. shot of NOS, Decent set of headers 150.00,
    chip, good plugs wires, K&N filter, less than $1000.00
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