Quality LS engine remanufacturers or wreckers? (1 Viewer)

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I'm doing my research right now for doing an LS conversion on the LX. It is a common conversion and the path that others have travelled will benefit me as I contemplate what I have to purchase and prepare for.

I'm sort of mixed on the approach . Crate gets a little expensive (up to 20k), so I'm considering low mileage. I've been on the ICBC salvage site and I'm not a dismantler, rebulilder or dealer and they have restrictions on who I can sell parts to. I was considering an Escalade or Silverado. If anyone has had successful dealings with ICBC please PM me as I'd like to learn a little.

The other routes are engine remanufacturers but finding reputable is a challenge and input from the forum would be really helpful.

And finally salvage yards and again - reputable - if anyone has good experiences I'd love to hear from you.

I keep dreaming of dropping my perfectly adequate 1FZE that nets me 202 hp and 12.3 mpg for something that can net me 19 mpg and 380-400 hp.

Bonus, towing the m101 on a trip this year my lovely wife suggested I start down the path for conversion. I think she was tired of the 12hrs it took to get from the Okanagan to Powell River. Ain't she grand!
 

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While crate options are cool, they do add up because you have to buy all of your peripherals typically new. If it was me, I would keep an eye out for a wrecked one locally or one that someone is selling inexpensively.

What year's and models do you have in mind?
 
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While crate options are cool, they do add up because you have to buy all of your peripherals typically new. If it was me, I would keep an eye out for a wrecked one locally or one that someone is selling inexpensively.

What year's and models do you have in mind?

Its not years as much as engine and tranny combos. I'm after a 6.0 litre version with a six speed auto 6L80E or 6L90E. Depending on condition (young and fresh) I'd consider a 5.3 with 4 speed auto

At least I think its the 6 speed. Not many of those have been done... but it seems to be the best horse power and fuel economy option
 
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