Join Date: Apr 2019
Double0Dime is offline
2000 5.3 s10 build questions/options
ok guys, I finally registered here after lurking around in the shadows for a couple years. I picked up a 2000 standard cab s10 with no motor or trans for 700 bucks. it was originally a 2.2 auto truck. I then got my hands on a 2001 5.3 out of a Silverado and a 99 4l80 out of who knows what....thinking 2500 or 3500 truck. After tearing into the 5.3 it was awful looking inside, caked up oil under valve covers, everything leaked, the cam bearings felt like sand paper and the cross hatching was no longer with us. This was originally supposed to be a cam valve spring job and slap in..lol hahah. My 862 heads had some very small looking cracks in between the valves. I was told its not unusual and they would be fine to use by the machine shop, but that's not good for me so I had a set of ls1 heads laying around that are in really good shape. I cant remember exactly what number they are right now but the combustion chambers are bigger than the truck heads. So needless to say my block crank and heads are at the machine shop right now. I am getting the valves done on heads, honing block, polishing crank and he is installing my pac 1218 springs for me. The goodie list I have so far is pac 1218 springs, sloppy stage 2 cam, new lifters and trays, new rocker arms with trunion upgrade, texas speed stock length chromoly pushrods, shallower oil pan and another pocket full of money on gaskets knock sensors ect. I was looking at the summit brand domed forged pistons to make up for the compression loss.This truck is going to be part time street and a lot of track beatings. Im torn between a single turbo or a nitrous system. Sorry for such a long post but my questions are what tuning, front suspension, fuel pump, injectors, and headers(either nitrous or turbo) and what turbo or what nitrous system seems to be the flavor of the month. thanks a lot in advance. I live in Delaware by the way, and will be posting pics and updates of the build along the way.