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Old 09-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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good price for an LS1?

Hey guys, i found a 2001 LS1 4.8L engine that comes with the wiring harness and computer for $600. Ive read these things can make up to 350 hp. should i jump on this? or am i completely stupid and have no clue what i am talking about?

yes, i posted this in the general jeep discussion, but i need an answer promptly and i guess you could say it has something to do with my tj...

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great deal if the motor is in good shape with decent miles. You can make more than 350hp with that motor. The 2001 vette motor was 350 stock I believe.

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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The LS1 is a 5.7....346ci but it's known as a 5.7 for whatever reason. The 4.8 is a truck engine and the little sister of the 5.3/6.0...which one are looking to buy? If it's a Ls1 that's a decent buy depending on mileage.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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its a 4.8.. so does that mean its not an ls1?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Yea it's not a LS1 but it is a LS based truck engine which is still a good motor. It's basically a destroked version of the 5.3 motor. I dunno if it's worth $600 but yea..
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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It's an LS series motor. Not an LS1. $600 might be a bit high for a 4.8l
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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nevermind.. back to the drawing board
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Was someone trying to pass that off as a LS1?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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yep. it was on craigslist. i hope they are just ignorant about it instead of actually knowing it isnt one and trying to sell it as one.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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That would be pretty messed up if they truly were trying the push that off as an ls1.

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