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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 01:40 AM
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3.4 V6

i was searching around on the forums and read a little about this 3.4 out of camaros. is it any better than a 2.8?
is it a 60 degree block or a 90 degree block??
should i talk myself into a 305 or 350?
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Re: 3.4 V6

The 3.4 is definitely an improvement over the 2.8. I would probably go with the 4.3 myself. I had a 92 S10 with the 4.3, and absolutely loved it. It had good torque, and made good mileage.
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THE 3.4 IS OK, A 4.3 IS BETTER CAN BE BUILT UP TO 4.5 LITER(274CI) 400+ HP. 350 IS HEAVY ON SUSPENSION WITHOUT IT BEING UPGRADE FOR RACING, OFFROAD AND ONROAD. CHECK OUT THE GM PERFORMANCE CATALOG AND PICK YOUR MOTOR. SAVE YOUR DOLLARS [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]TO GET ONE.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">If you're looking for a little more power relatively cheap (i.e. not having to change transmission, t-case, differentials to support the extra power of throwing the bigger engines in there), the 3.4 may be for you... It should pretty much bolt up to your current stuff... I think one of the mounts is slightly different, and a few minor things but it should be less involved than swapping out the tranny (minimum you'd have to do since you cannot bolt a 90degree engine to a 60 degree transmission bellhousing... I think there are a few threads about those engines and swapping them... I'll try to dig some of that up later if you've not found enough about it...

I'm still pondering going that way with mine at some point...</font>
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What do you need to do to get 400 hp out of a 4.3? This is without power adders Im assuming.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Chances are if you're getting that much HP out of the 4.3L V6, it's either got a supercharger, turbocharger (either of which cranked up to an ungodly amount of boost), or a nitrous oxide setup... Either way it'd probably be one of those race only engines where you'd have to keep it near redline to get the power out of it... Not good for the street, whereas even a relatively mild 350 (I'd bet not much more than 200lbs heavier *max* and probably much lower) has plenty of horsepower and torque for a vehicle in this size range... Plus it'd be a lot more streetable with a mildly built V8 as opposed to a race prepared V6...</font>
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