I just read through the 7 pages of this thread.
I am shooting for LQ4 or LQ9 in my 2002 BlaZeR-2
I think I will want the current performance to do the wiring to at least make it easier for me (even I can doit)
I had my trans rebuilt about 20k miles ago so I hope I will be ok here in most part. I am not 100% positive but will it be ok with approx 400 hp with transgo shift kit and corvette servos and a good cooler with stock torque converter? I believe the rebuilder reuse the stock sunshell (weak link) so I might have that replaced to a beast sunshell while its apart.
I readed all over here but I never saw anything or even let alone a picture of the modified trans crossmember. What exactly need to do about it? just for the trans swap to some thing different?
the fuel lines to hook up get me a little lost but I am pretty sure that I will get in the groove when I start on the swap.
I find that the grizzly university radiator seem to be the one to get for good cost and good sized as well.
I feel silly but I am hoping that I can find a way to use clutch fan (mechanical fan) after I pushed the radiator/condensors forward and modified hood latch assembly. Any highlight on this part?
Since mine's a 4x4 so I may have some issue with clearance with the oil pan but I am hoping that I can find a way to make it to fit probably with the LS2 oil pan. I have 2" body lift on her so I may have the engine lifted upward to 2" to have better clearance on the bottom end.
for the headers, I am kinda lost on this part.
In some of the pics posted here, I dont see any battery anywhere in the engine bay? looks like you guys relocated it to some other area of the truck? I think I will try to have the battery relocated to the area where the stock air cleaner normally sits while the new air intake/filter go into where the battery normally sits.
for the performance wise on the engine, I am shooting for some healthy 400 hp with mostly stock bottom end.
-aftermarket or dealer parts (undecided) springs, rocker arms and assorted parts for the valvetrains
-PCM tuned for maximum power and fuel effective