Budget Build 6.0 L LQ9

SuperChevy posted an article showing a budget build 6.0 L LQ9. These iron-block truck motors produce 345 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm from the factory. The SuperChevy crew were able to build one that produced 464 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 437 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm.

SuperChevy LQ9 Performance Build

464 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm and 437 lb-ft of torque @ 4,300 rpm
PartsPrice
Total:$4,709
6.0L LQ9 Core$800
Holley 670 Ultra Carb$615
COMP Camshaft$407
Fel-Pro Master Gasket Kit$380
Holley Oil Pan$375
MSD Coil Control$357
COMP Spring Kit$329
Machine Shop$290
Holley LS Carb Intake$256
COMP lifters$224
ARP Engine Assy Kit$210
ARP Head Bolt Kit$170
Main Bearings$140
ARP Rod Bolts$103
GM Oil Pump$76
Rod Bearings$75
Rings$57
Flat Valley Cover$50
Dipstick and Tube$35
Timing Chain$28
Cam Bearings$20
ARP Cam Bolts$8

SuperChevy LQ9 Budget Build

PartsPrice
Total$3,995
6.0L LQ9 Core$800
Holley 670 Street Avenger$431
COMP Camshaft$407
Fel-Pro Master Gasket Kit$380
Holley Oil Pan$375
MSD Coil Control$357
COMP Spring Kit$329
Machine Shop$290
Holley LS Carb Intake$256
Main Bearings$140
GM lifters$135
GM Oil Pump$76
Rod Bearings$75
GM Head Bolt Kit (Using stock bolts where possible)$70
Rings$57
Flat Valley Cover$50
Dipstick and Tube$35
Timing Chain$28
Cam Bearings$20

Source: SuperChevy

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