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Old 10-25-2018, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by HCI2000SS View Post
Definitely. And if the difference was more like $500 instead of $2000 i'd say aluminum for sure. But for 2k he could buy a whole lot lol
Yah your right it just boils down to what someone is willing to spend and the overall goal for the car.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HCI2000SS View Post
Definitely. And if the difference was more like $500 instead of $2000 i'd say aluminum for sure. But for 2k he could buy a whole lot lol
The price difference between the two is $1100, not $2000 (stg 3 iron 408=$4200 / stg 3 aluminum 416=$5300). That's about the cheapest way to cut 100 lbs off a car and the performance that comes with it. What you get for $1100, it's actually a bargain.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by r6cowboy View Post
the price difference between the two is $1100, not $2000 (stg 3 iron 408=$4200 / stg 3 aluminum 416=$5300). That's about the cheapest way to cut 100 lbs off a car and the performance that comes with it. What you get for $1100, it's actually a bargain.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:25 AM
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I saw where they were talking a 2k difference but I see that included more than just the block now. Makes sense, my bad. Even at $1100 difference that's still a lot of spending money that could easily offset the weight penalty. For a street car I still stand by this, but for anything other it certainly could be worth it. Obviously no wrong answer here, just a matter of preference
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by HCI2000SS View Post
I saw where they were talking a 2k difference but I see that included more than just the block now. Makes sense, my bad. Even at $1100 difference that's still a lot of spending money that could easily offset the weight penalty. For a street car I still stand by this, but for anything other it certainly could be worth it. Obviously no wrong answer here, just a matter of preference
Good post. You're certainly right, one could put that $1100 towards items such as headers, heads, cam, clutch, torque converter, etc. and get good results with money spent. On the other hand, if one were to spend that $1100 strictly on saving weight, there's no better/cheaper way to take 100 lbs off the car.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by R6cowboy View Post
Good post. You're certainly right, one could put that $1100 towards items such as headers, heads, cam, clutch, torque converter, etc. and get good results with money spent. On the other hand, if one were to spend that $1100 strictly on saving weight, there's no better/cheaper way to take 100 lbs off the car.
Yes I totally agree with that.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:40 PM
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Thanks, everyone. A lot of thoughts to think about. I'll probably order the 416 so I don't ever look back and say "I should've," but we'll see.

Thanks again.
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More bore.... More potential.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tuskyz28 View Post
More bore.... More potential.
i agree with that, but you can also punch an iron block out to ls3 size ooorrrrr get an ls2/ 6.0 and put a 4.125 crank and stroke it to a 416

i agree with blackbird in the fact that taking weight off the nose will make the car feel nimble and responsive. Ive been fighting that battle for some time; weight vs. Power potential. But my end goal is a track car so weight savings is king for me over getting a heavier block and punching it out. So unless you're gonna try to push the car to its or yours limits, i would do an iron block for a street cruiser and i would personally be satisfied with that desicion cuz in everyday or weekend cruising you wont miss a hundred pounds. You'll already be happy with the weight saving over the 400. If you want to save more Weights buy a touring chassis with the money you'll save. my .02. Good luck with the whole process

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Old 11-01-2018, 10:01 AM
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Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. I went with the 408 from TMS.
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Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. I went with the 408 from TMS.

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Old 11-17-2018, 09:34 PM
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:19 PM
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Strange racebrakes = $1600 - 70lb savings.
Alum vs iron block = $1600 - 100lb savings.

If you're staying NA and do a lot of racing, its a no brainer imo.
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