- Jul 10, 2013
Gasket set wasnt cheap, but they are much better quality than old SBC stuff. I used an AC Delco kit on mine when we built my 4.8, on this 5.3 Ive used Felpro for everything. Dont forget the head bolt/studs as t he factory ones are torque to yield. Actually went with the cheapy studs on my last build with no issues. Cleaned each one with a die just for good measure and they worked great, way cheaper than the ARP and more than sufficient for a NA setup (Many reviews for these on LS1tech). As for cam kits, Texas speed hands down, and honestly they have everything you need as well and the customer service is great. Im actually kicking around the cam swap idea on mine when i do the 4L80E swap, we will see though. I'll be interested to see how it performs now with the Terminator X kit versus factory PCM on mine, ill be able to play with the tuning myself now. That will be my determining factor.