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Old 04-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Build it or buy it?

I'm currently in debate mode on wether to build a block or buy an already assembled short block. I currently am running a vmp supercharger on a stock 3v block on my 06 GT. The car is currently making 498rwp with 10lbs of boost. I want to run 16-18lbs and I know the stock bottom end will not handle it. Thoughts?
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I'm currently in debate mode on wether to build a block or buy an already assembled short block. I currently am running a vmp supercharger on a stock 3v block on my 06 GT. The car is currently making 498rwp with 10lbs of boost. I want to run 16-18lbs and I know the stock bottom end will not handle it. Thoughts?
Im thinking your internals won't handle your current set up for long. I personally built mine because i believe in built not bought because its the old school, honorable way in my mind. Also, shipping up here to Canada is rediculous.
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What trans you running stock?
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Sell it, buy a Coyote, supercharge that.
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Depends if u wanna do countless hours building or buy a setup and swap out.
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Depends if u wanna do countless hours building or buy a setup and swap out.
I've been there and done that and if one runs the numbers, one will usually find a Coyote motor is going to be cheaper than building a Modular. As far as countless hours... if you are doing just the motor on a stand in the garage its not very involved in actually putting it together. Swapping in one motor for another of the same type is also a job that can be done on a Saturday or over a weekend with a friend and some beer.

With that said, its nice to be able to just buy a Coyote (or a terminator) that is going to get to the 400whp range with only a few modifications.
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