| | ls2 vs ls3 short block decision
My stock ls2 short block recently went out due to my oil pump busting...or something else causing it to break. In any case, the bottom end is locked up and I am now in the market to go bigger and better of course. I've been looking at doing something different than just the usual 402 ls2 short. I know this is probably the best overall choice. What about the using an ls3 short block though? Is it also a direct bolt-in other than plugging the oil hole?
The ls3 seems favorable because of more displacement (418vs402) plain and simple. Any draw back though?
I also considered the 4.1" stroke over the 4" but I don't see alot of people running them...must be a reason.
I will be sticking with my AI 243 heads, fast 92, 4000 stall,etc,etc. The only thing I will switch is my 234/236 cam for something more optimal for the bigger motor. I know...the 243's aren't optimal either, but I have to stop somewhere!