07-28-2012, 09:22 PM
I can get a 6.0 out of a 2004 truck cheap, I was going to go with a turbo 400, and change cam.
My question is can a carb setup be reliable enuff to drive daily in the summer months and what are the downfalls to carb setups on the LS?
07-29-2012, 07:36 AM
I daily drive a 4.8, no cam, in my 94 gmc all the way to daily driving my cammed 6.0 with a 6 speed and 4.30 gears, that one snatched tires off the ground. Your issue would be the 3 speed auto, it will consume fuel more with lack of overdrive, so would efi.
Upside, you can use cheap truck accessories if you have a cowl. You tune everything yourself, the ignition controller allows 2 step rev limiters, full timing control, nitrous retard, ect. The 270$ intake moves allot of air and does not require all the expenses of efi.
Down side.....ever so slightly less fuel economy, not enough for me to consider. A ls1 efi will clear a stock hood. That's all off the top of my head.
07-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Carbs have been on the road since the first car built.
Also, a motor is just an air pump.
As said, no OD will cost fuel economy.
LS motors are really not much different than their predecessors.