tbi vs vortech
My burban has 173K miles on it. Time for a rebuild is creeping up and I am considering my options.
Option 1: Full rebuild, with hyperblahblah pistons, mild cam, vortech heads, intake, tbi mods, and full exhaust. Later a custom chip (is the chip even worth it?) I was even considering a 383 stroker. the 190 stock just isn't cutting it. Now that 6' and 35's are going on, I imagine its going to be a real dog unitl I can get the 4.56's.
Option 2: Lets just say I have the hook up when it comes to junk yards. I can probably get a vortech engine either a 350 or a 454 with all the wiring for around $1000.
Well gearing is not really the question. I plan to go with 4.56 maybe even 4.88's. Now I am trying to weigh out the cost/horsepower/efficiency issue. What do you guys think. I need to take into account the repair cost issue also. I know tbi's are more plentiful then vortechs.
Any input. This is a future project, nothing I am going to start real soon. Right now I am still looking for the right tire/wheel combo that I like and am willing to spend the cash on.