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i am sorry for the stupid question, but how much more power am i really looking at if i swap in my LQ9 and put the radix on that vs keeping the 5.3 in. The supporting mods will be Z06 cam, cai, mid legnth headers, tune, blowmaster. I really appreciate the input.
 

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Well better heads + more displacement...
 

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considerable. 40 more ci + higher compression.

70-80 rwhp maybe?
 

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so, then is there anything i should do while i have the lq9 out? I am on a budget so i cant turn it into a stroker............
 

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so, then is there anything i should do while i have the lq9 out? I am on a budget so i cant turn it into a stroker............


Rod bolts
Reseal it
Oil Pump
Chain
Valve stem seals
Etc
 

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The 112 is to small for a 6.0 imo, maybe on a bone stock 6.0 but honestly I wouldnt put a 112 on anything but a stock 5.3. My friend tuned a buggy with a 5.3 and a 122 and it was bad ass, low IATs ect. The more you try and spin that blower the more heat it makes and the more power you loose. Stick with the 5.3 you will be happy you did.
 

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Sell the 5.3 for what you can get, sell the Radix... build a butt turbo
 

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Fronts are better, but butts are cheap if you shop. :D
 

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see......... this is exactly what i was worried about....... i never thought i would have a 6.0 when i got the sc. I sold the 5.3 already. Anyone want a radix lol
 
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