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Old 02-11-2019, 04:31 PM
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Default LSX or a dart block?

which do you prefer and why? Going to be using one or the other in future solid roller land speed build
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:53 AM
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I assume you mean OE LSx or Dart SBC.
If you are keeping the power level within the range of an LSx block then LSx it is.
If you are planning on a high end MPH patch then Dart SBC, as it is stronger than an OE LSx block.
If your going with an after market LSx I'll have to defer as it now comes down to total build dollars.
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Dart LS NEXT SHP PRO takes my vote over the LSX 6 bolt blocks. Way better oiling system and engine builders are going that direction.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:27 PM
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As GM focuses more on the 3rd version LT1 the LSx parts and availability will drop off. It's great if you want to chase a clearance deal, but bad if you want to see new parts and development. The fully dressed LSx 454 setup that was clearanced was a great deal for anyone wanting that setup.

The Dart block is still new so parts and availability are going to increase over the next few years. That's great if you want to stay current and like getting new parts every so often. The downside is that you won't be catching many sales so it may take a bigger checkbook if you can't time your purchases around the big sales events.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by epfatboy View Post
I assume you mean OE LSx or Dart SBC.
If you are keeping the power level within the range of an LSx block then LSx it is.
If you are planning on a high end MPH patch then Dart SBC, as it is stronger than an OE LSx block.
If your going with an after market LSx I'll have to defer as it now comes down to total build dollars.
yes i was meaning OE LSX bow tie block, the set up will be a solid roller 427-442 Ci 4 in stroke set up that will turn high rpm N/A. Thanks for the feed back sir
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I vote Dart. It's a better designed block IMO and dart seems to have more deck height options available for you.
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