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Time for a new motor

So after all this time and hassle, it has finally come down to a new motor.

My 3.0 loved out her short life...Now what?

What motor should I put in now? Whats the best bang for my buck?

In my opinion, I think it would be worth it to really upgrade to the 5.0 engine, rather than just replace with another 3.0 or even a 4.0. If I am going to do this, I might as well make it worth it right?

Just out of curiousity, the 4.0 would just bolt up to my tranny and everything? or would it be just like swapping for the 5.0?

How much do these engines run from a junk yard? Is that even reliable?

Help. I need lots of opinions. Im going to start taking it apart next week, but as soon as everything is gutted, I want to have something lined up to put in her. Let me know what you all think.
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Chevy Vortech 6.0L Car intake and oil pan....
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shoot i would just get another 3.0. but if i had the cash an ls1.
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Whats the best bang for my buck?
another 3.0
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i would look at getting a chevy 350 to put in there... there are tons of parts for them and they are cheaper than the ford 5.0
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you're a girl, you're not supposed to be retarded like us guys and waste lotsa money on unimportant truck mods we dont need.
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3.0 mine went like 30K ago and I got a new one with like 5K miles for 600 or something.
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with the 4.0 you would need the 4.0 tranny, the 5r55e with 4wd. the transfer cases should swap over fine.

you will need the PCM from whatever you get your engine from unless its another 3.0

if you can find a good donor truck i say the 4.0 swap, if not stick to the 3.0
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3.0 mine went like 30K ago and I got a new one with like 5K miles for 600 or something.
LOL, what happened to yours? Just curious because I also have an 04.
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My oil pump went out doing 80 m.p.h. and the engine siezed by the time I got to the shoulder thats why I have a REAL oil gauge now!
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LOL, what happened to yours? Just curious because I also have
He decided the oil pan nut is for straight people and ditched his.
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lol, ouch!
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Rotory engine!!!!!!


3.0 will be the easiest and quickest to replace. If you can afford some hard work and weeks of down time, than the 5.0 would be a nice upgrade
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He decided the oil pan nut is for straight people and ditched his.
No Aaron that was you remember you pm'd me last week cause you and Evan were have your stupid arguments on AIM? I was just seeing if this whole "You're engine needs oil" was just a government conspiracy. I think they BUILD the engines to need oil so you have to BUY oil!
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you're a girl, you're not supposed to be retarded like us guys and waste lotsa money on unimportant truck mods we dont need.
I am a girl, but I definitely have a thing for mud and more importantly my truck.

Im thinking about just doing the 4.0. A lil more money, a tad more work, but for the bit of power that I would be gaining I think it would be worth it. My uncle works on engines for a living in NC, so I talked to him tonight, and he said he might be able to ****** me up a motor for real cheap and rebuild it.

We shall see what my dad is willing to pay for....
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wow....daddies little girl. lol.
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I am a girl, but I definitely have a thing for mud..
Living dangerously saying something like that with all the ***** on this site

Honestly.. Get another vulcan 3.0 and put it in there. If your lookin for more power.. gear down. It will be cheaper and all the same for ya in the long run.
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I don't know, if she did go with the 4.0 SOHC I think it would be very well worth it if it didn't cost TOO much more. Only worth it if you go with the SOHC though. Good luck with whatever you do though.
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I don't know, if she did go with the 4.0 SOHC I think it would be very well worth it if it didn't cost TOO much more. Only worth it if you go with the SOHC though. Good luck with whatever you do though.
Thanks.

and D.....come on....I have been on here awhile, been around the boys, I can handle it. hahahaha
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