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383 vs 350

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jb1390, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I am replacing the motor in my truck-it lost a rod bearing or some other catastrophic failure that was very loud internally. Not sure exactly what yet, but it needs a new motor. I am trying to decide between a gm 350 (directly from gm) for $2100 or so, or a blueprint engines 383, for $3300. I'd prefer to get a crate, because it will be significantly faster than doing a rebuild, and I want the truck back. I don't want to get a rebuilt motor, which I could do for less money, but who knows where that engine was beforehand, and how it failed. I'd rather have the peace of mind with a stroker, which will have the core parts replaced, or a brand new motor from gm.

    So-blueprint engines 383 or gm 350?

    Anyone every deal with blueprint engines or their 383? Will the stock computer work with it?
  2. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    well, I bought the 350. Figured I'd save the money for a newer truck down the road.
  3. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I would have gone with the 350. good choice
  4. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    That was the right move.
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I have to agree with the others.
  6. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Absolutely. 383 isnt an engine for a work truck. Im sure someone will tell me they've been running one for 12 years in theirs lol, but really the 350 is better for the application.
  7. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    Aren't the GM 350 crates a reman engine also?
  8. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    You can get a new crate or a reman. I've had good luck with the Goodwrench new crate motors.
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107