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Old 02-22-2012, 07:22 PM
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Hey everyone, I got this idea the other day to get a junkyard 5.9 and build it up to make anywheres from 400-450 hp and take my engine out and put the badass one in lol. I have a lot of questions so here we go lol

What year and truck size should the doner truck/van be? ( my truck being a 2000 1500 sport with the 5.9)

I want to do a pretty decent cam and a 408 or a 410 stroker kit. What will I have to do with the PCM so it will run?

What intake manifold should I get or should I do a kegger mod?

Shat should I do with the heads?

Should I do stiffer springs and different rockers?

What else do I need to reach my goal?

Where shoudl I get all this stuff? lol

I want to try and do all this on a budget and I want this to be as close to a plug and play deal as possible. I already have headers and a TB with the TB mod.

Thanks for reading guys! Ik its a lot of stuff but if someone could help me out that would be awesome!!
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The stock Magnum heads support just over 400hp, so a little cleanup porting will meet your goal.
Intake? I'd go M1 or Hughes Edelbrock MPI AirGap.
Cam. Something at least .480 gross lift, 112-114 lobe separation. Something like the CompCams Computer-controlled 264HR. Definitely use matching springs NOT the stockers.
An external tuner should be used to adjust the computer....not something I've dealt with yet.
Any year Magnum engine block will do.
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^agree with what he said, I'd talk to stu at inertia for parts. and as far as custom tune, maybe hemifever
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Sean at SCT has tunes for cams and other more extreme mods
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I will watch this to see how this goes wanna do something like this with my 360 out of SS/T
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ive been shopping around on summit and i found a stroker kit and edelbrock heads whick already have springs in them. And if i go under cams it gives me like 8 different options for comp cam kits. the info that gen1dak gave me for a cam helps a lil but doesnt help me enough to help me make a decision. i was also thinking what radiator and electric fan should i use?
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