LS swap cost - COMPLETE a-z Drive in, drop it off & pick up tuned and perfect.?

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I considered an LS but the cost of the peripherals killed it (controllers, harnesses, etc). I went with a 97 350 because I wanted a roller cam. Added Edelbrock e-tec heads, ProFlo4 FI, an Edelbrock roller cam and a complete rebuild. I have about $4200 total in it....but everything is new and warrantied. I'll live.
 

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if your crafty and don't care what it looks like, and don't buy this and that NEW, and just slap it in as is, you can do it yourself under $2k.....and I'd expect that to be an engine/trans combo. 4x4 will add a bit but not much.
 

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I would use the 4L60 trans. It's compatible with the engine you want since it's a computer trans like the engine. Don't keep the 700r, sell it and put the money towards the 4L60. This is a real common swap these days. You should be able to find all kinds of people who could help you do it yourself. It'd be fun and educational.
 

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I would have to check the final total but we did this 85 at my shop for less than 6k I think. We sourced an pulled the donor drivetrain (wrecked 02 suburban) pulled the old drivetrain etc. He drove it in with a 305/th350 an drove it home with the 5.3/4l60. Goal was a clean stock looking swap. It's coming back soon for a vintage air install.

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Very clean swap!


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Also a clean swap! Nicely done guys.
 

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