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Old 01-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default * Looking for LS2 engine builder in Illinois *

I'm new to this site but am looking for an engine builder to build my LS2 that is going in a rock crawling buggy. I am located in central Illinois and would like to find someone with in a couple hours of me.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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Automotive Engine Specailties in Elk Grove Village, IL should be able to take care of anything you are looking to do. Give them a call and tell them the guys from BMR sent you over there.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info...
Looking to get somewhere between 500-550 hp. I will call them tomorrow.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Any more shops recommended??
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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I will give a second vote for AES. My engine is over there right now. Tony and Mike will take care of you. Tell them Jamin sent you!

Your search is over.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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+4 on AES.
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+5 on AES. They did all the block/heads machining work on my 383 and put together the short block for me. Over 4k miles and 11 or so passes at the strip with no probs.
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Give Apex in Bensenville a call, they do great work.
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Give us a call, pm or email. Details in sig.

Thanks for the props guys
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Contact these guys right here ! ... look up 1 post ..
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I work at Katech Performance we have a fresh ls2 short block for sale. Callies Crank, Compstar rods... 586-791-4120
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Give Apex in Bensenville a call, they do great work.
more details on this shop? never heard of them and live one town over...

id also say go with aes. when im ready to build something i will be dealing with them
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X2 looking for someone in or near northern illinois to hook me up with an LS2 402, one way or another...
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The way is by AES hands down.
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Give Apex in Bensenville a call, they do great work.
Thanks for the nice words, but we would also send someone looking for LS work to AES (or another competitive shop). We try to avoid V8s since we're so busy with the import stuff we've got coming in.

Just ignore the the 632 BBC we've got in right now...
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if it helps, I'd recommend 2 shops....

Straightline Performance
Modern Muscle

Straightline did my lq4 in my rock crawler and did a nice job with it.

if you call, you can tell either shop that Steve from Discount Tire sent ya (they will also know me by the big yellow s10 )
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I just talked to Brian at AES Racing about replacing the LS2 motor in my 944 and I am impressed. I will definitely be using them... Fair pricing and easy to talk to. A genuine concern for my situation, and that counts for a lot.
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AES did my 427. made 560 at the rear wheels
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