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TBI keep or swap it!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TEXICAN, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. TEXICAN

    TEXICAN Registered Member

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    I have an 89' K5 i need to put an engine back in it soon. Heads are cracked pistion are seized. Need some advice which route to go w/ an engine.
     
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    What kind of driving will you be doing most of the time? How much money have you budgeted for the engine project - $500, $10,000, or some other amount? Is passing smog tests an issue?
     
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    My opinion is keep the TBI. I have an 89 w/ a TBI 350. Great power for a stocker, and great mileage to boot.
     
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    I would agree. TBI is simple, roughly efficient, and its fuel injection!!!
     
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    I would keep the TBI, replace the engine. If you're not into building it yourself, a crate motor is a good deal.

    http://www.chevy350engines.com/ce09.html

    this is a little less than the $12999 posted earlier.
     
  7. TEXICAN

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    I have around 3k.
     
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    I have a Jasper 350 CID Class 1 with stock TBI and chip and she runs like a beast. Great warranty. 36 month/75,000 mile nationwide warranty, better than GM offers. If installing it yourself, defiantly under $3K.
     
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    Keep the TBI and mod it. Look at www.tbichips.com for some great info on building a TBI engine.
     
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    Guys w/ jasper engines how much power are yall making.
     
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    The 350 Class 1 is 250 HP. I believe Jaspers regular 350 crate is 210 HP.
     

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