Dang, this thread got good!!!!
Anyways, give weller truck parts in Grand Rapids a call, they sell complete sets for decent prices. I think they were 1500 for a 5.3 complete. Never priced a 6.0 from them as I am to cheap to pay for the 5.3. I went the part my own vehicle route (bought totaled truck and now parting it out), works for me.
I am going 5.3, unless I find a 6.0 to part out. I enjoy playing in the sand and hp is the fun part there. If no 6.0 comes along I will run a 5.3 till I find one, then put the 5.3 in something else or sell it, no big deal.
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