BUDGET TURNKEY GM GENIII ENGINES
BD Turnkey GM GENIII Engines are obtained from wrecking yards primarily from California. They are 5.3L & 6.0L engines from trucks & SUV's with a cable OR drive-by-wire operated throttle body. I stipulate they must be clean, free of unusual corrosion, and have no more than 100,000 miles. These are generally the “cream of the crop” of junkyard engines.
The 5.3L & 6.0L GM engines are great engines for modern aftermarket projects. The 5.3L produces a legitimate 300hp, and the 6.0L 325hp in stock form. With a good tune that I provide, these numbers go to around 325hp and 350hp respectably. With the addition of the Z06 / LS6 camshaft it is estimated that it pushes the 5.3L to 350+hp, and the 6.0L to 375+hp. These horsepower ratings are honest, naturally aspirated, and most importantly, RELIABLE – and AFFORDABLE!
PRICES - August, 2012
Demand is increasing significantly for these engines for various reasons. Many are getting exported and put back on the road. The average american car is 10.4 years old now and being repaired. Wrecking yards are having to pay more for them increasing my costs - PERIOD!. I have no choice but to pass it along. Prices will vary depending on AGE, MILEAGE, and CONDITION! Don't be discouraged though. A "turnkey" V8 290HP 4.8L for $1995 is still available.
COMPLETE TURNKEY ENGINES
generally 80 -120k miles - Sometimes less at a premium price!
4.8L ---------------------- starting at $1995.00
5.3L LM7 ------------------ starting at $2400.00
5.3L LM7 w/ Z06 Cam ------ starting at $3100.00
6.0L LQ4 ------------------- starting at $3200.00
6.0L LQ4 w/Z06 Cam ------- starting at $3900.00
6.0L LQ9 ------------------- starting at $4200.00
The prices above are somewhat the average for engines lately, for the real nice, clean, decent mileage stuff.
Shipping is pretty reasonable. I do charge a $50 palletizing fee and you will need the engine transport cradles that i make (can be seen in pictures) at $50. I have shipped to some odd East Coast locations for for around $350 with all the toll roads and bridges, and California for $150. So you can estimate anywhere in between. If you require a Residential and Liftgate I recommend shipping to one of the LTL Shipping Company Terminals and you go pick up. It is the same price as commercial. Residential deliveries are only required to unload at street. At a terminal they will put it in the back of your truck.
I won't be doing actually shipping costs until a deposit is given. Sorry, its just too time consuming for folks that are just window shopping.
TURNKEY HARNESS & ECM MOD, includes performance tune.
If you want to get your own wrecking yard engine.
1999-2002 DBC 4.8/5.3/6.0 ----- $400.00
With 4L60e or 4L80e tuning: +$50
2003-2006 DBW 4.8/5.3/6.0 ---- $450.00, send Pedal, TAC, TB. proper pedal-to-tb will be validated and throttle stop.
With 4L60e or 4L80e tuning: +$50
Cruise Control (dbw only): +$50
Your BD Turnkey Engine will come with the following:
Engine (with less than 100k miles)
Engine Harness (modified OEM for 3 wire hookup to run)
ECM (tuned to your specifications)
Oil Pan (generally truck style)
MAF (OEM style with incorporated IAT)
Fuel Rail Connector fittings, cut at firewall (5/16 & 3/8 hose easily adapts)
Throttle Body, cable type
Gas Pedal Assemply & TAC Module if DBW
Throttle Cable, factory OEM style
All necessary sensors, including front O2’s
Exhaust Manifolds, with connecting pipe to O2’s
Spark Plugs, Wires, & Coil Packs
Alternator & bracket
Air Conditioning Compressor, Bracket, Belt, & Port Blocks
Power Steering Pump & Bracket