• Cool sleeper and nice write-up.

    Point of nerdery though: the 4.8, 5.3, and 6.0L V8s are the Vortec series from pickups and SUVs. Technically different nomenclature but in the same generation (Gen III) as the LS1 & LS6 and they share a lot of parts. The early LS engines came in 5.7L displacement. The next generation (IV) was similar and grew to 6.0, 6.2, and 7.0L varieties. LS2, LS3, LS7, LS9, etc. ad nauseam…

    I was kinda disenchanted with all of 'em since they seemed so common and boring, but after swapping a 5.3L (LM7) into a BMW E36 I had to concede that there are plenty of good reasons that they're so popular. Great power, nice compact size, and cheap and easy to find parts for.

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