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800+hp Turbo LS

Budget 5.3L
Posted July 31 2012 09:00 PM by Scott Parker 
Filed under: Gm High Tech Performance Magazine, Car Engine

Reliable, Budget Turbo 5.3L

Complete parts and price list totaling under $6k. Full story in GMHTP September '12 issue.


Parts and prices listNo special deals were asked for or gotten.


$550---2005 L33 5.3 (aluminum block and has the good 799 LS6 style heads, 9.9 to 1 compression) AAA Auto Salvage
$150---used ARP head studs, LS1tech
$99.67---new LS9 head gaskets, 12622033
$175---cam, custom ground for TTPerformance in New Jersey 
$213.95---Lunati dual valve spring kit.
$50---used water pump, LS1tech
$180---used exhaust manifolds
$273.28---exh gaskets, intake gaskets, crank dampner (Corvette), 02 sensors, IAT sensor, belt tensioner. Rock Auto.
$35---LS1 intake 
$10---Throttle body
$40.95---new 3 bar map sensor 12223861, Ebay
$53.00---Exhaust manifold and turbo v bands, Ebay, Racing Parts Depot
$100---F body oil pan, used, local
$24.94---LS3 dipstick, Ebay
$65---160 degree thermostat and IWIS timing chain, Lingenfelter
$25---stock truck ECM (HP tuners 3 bar speed density)
$100---modified truck wiring harness
$100---used Holley valve covers
$175 used LS2 coils, TPIS
$25 new knock sensor, TPIS
$25 ARP crank bolt, TPIS

$75 5.3L Comp Cams 7.4 pushrods

$1150--- used Precision 7675 CEA (76mm billet compressor wheel, 75mm turbine wheel, .96ar T4 flange) Ebay
$275--- new Turbosmart Hypergate 45 wastegate
$438.27--- new Treadstone vertical flow A/A intercooler
$79.00---Intercooler piping, CX Racing, Ebay
$26.00---Throttle body 90 degree silicone adapter
$25.00---manual boost controller, Ebay
$20.00---T4 weld flange, Ebay
$175.00---mild steel mandrel bends for crossover, downpipe, and wastegate, flex connector, exhuast wrap.
$100---new knockoff blow off valve, Race Parts Solutions
$81---oil pressure feed and drain hoses, fittings. Jegs


$121.00---used Aeromotive 13101 boost reference regulator, Ebay
$245---(2)Walbro 255 external fuel pumps
$261.95---new Delphi 95lb injectors, Ebay
$185.00---used Versafueler low impedence driver box, LS1tech
$125---Misc fuel lines and fittings


Total Price - $5,578.01 (does not include fancy valve covers) $5,853.01 with fancy valve covers (not required)

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