Are LS guys Chevy guys?

Are LS guys Chevy guys?


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Screwz

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An ls guy can be a Chevy guy and a Chevy guy doesn’t have to be an lbs guy. But seriously it seems like a waste to only like one company or one engine type. I am a car guy I have no brand loyalty if I like it I like it don’t care if it’s important or domestic. As far as ls engines I think there ugly, sound like crap and boring to drive if not boosted . Sbc look better sound better and are more fun to drive . But saying all of that the ls is a way better engine. The major downside to both of them is everyone has one so they have no cool factor . Now a bbc is a different story. There is something special about a big block four speed car that an ls or sbc don’t have. Let face it a bbc looks better sounds better and is more fun to drive.
 
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Injectedcutty

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An ls guy can be a Chevy guy and a Chevy guy doesn’t have to be an lbs guy. But seriously it seems like a waste to only like one company or one engine type. I am a car guy I have no brand loyalty if I like it I like it don’t care if it’s important or domestic. As far as ls engines I think there ugly, sound like crap and boring to drive if not boosted . Sbc look better sound better and are more fun to drive . But saying all of that the ls is a way better engine. The major downside to both of them is everyone has one so they have no cool factor . Now a bbc is a different story. There is something special about a big block four speed car that an ls or sbc don’t have. Let face it a bbc looks better sounds better and is more fun to drive.
I agree, LS engines are ugly but damn they make steam with little love. I've doctored mine plenty to look nicer, enough so there have been few that think its a 455 lol! I'll take my 16mpg 400hp 5.3 with a 700ft/lb rated 4L80E any day over the old SBC that was also fun but less practical.... 20220807_105600.jpg 20220910_090202.jpg
 
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RabbitHoleSS

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I'm pretty sure it's just the natural progression of hotrodding. Gen 1 sbc is getting rarer by the day in the yards. I went to the yard 4x looking for vortec 350 heads for a derby buddy that lives in the sticks. Meanwhile I walked by a sea of "ls" engines . Tbh I'm a car guy. I find all kinds of engines/cars interesting and can appreciate the time and effort it took to mold the car how they want it. Big rims, lowriders, ricer style, or engine swaps of any kind take effort/time/$$$. Bashing someone's choices while sitting on the couch, takes no effort,time,or $$$.
Holy sh*t just wait until teslas and other evs hit the yards. Then gen 1 and gen 3 guys can join teams to bash the ev guys. thumb_you-think-its-time-for-an-ls-swap-cooter-us-460044.png 10cndg.jpg thumb_1038680062840459.png
 
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69hurstolds

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Perhaps try 69hurstolds ' program of sitting on your hands until they are numb and..........you know the rest.
I'm sitting on them now just watching the clock... :)

Emotional attachment to the arguments for and against car stuff is part of life. I get it. But some people seem to take it to a bit extreme here, though. No need for personal insults. That NEVER helps your position, at least not for me. It just shows me you've run out of ideas at that point. And to think, inflation is still going, and gas prices are still high. Anecdotal evidence that arguing over engine choices solves nothing. For every engine choice, I can probably come up with 4 reasons why it's stupid, and 4 reasons why it makes sense. Regardless of what it is. But, when the EV crowd starts arguing swapping capacitors and electrical stuff, that's when I'm stepping off the bus because by then, I'm done.

I'm a f**king Oldsmobile guy first and foremost. I'll always be an Oldsmobile guy. I don't care if they're fast or not, and I don't care about gas mileage. I don't even care if you care. I haven't sat down and actually measured MPG in over 20 years. I have other cars with LS engines in them from the factory I can beat on for going fast and zipping around corners while staying on all 4 tires. I've had an LS engine or 3 in some form or another for the last 20 years, so when I see LS swaps into other cars, to me it's just another LS. Sorry, I just can't get excited about it. So enjoy it.

I will never swap an LS engine into any Oldsmobile that I own, or ever own in the future. That's a solemn promise. Not because I hate LS engines. It's because I happen to enjoy an Olds V8 engine in an Olds car and for me, that's what I want. You can call it a GM corporate engine all you like, you'll never convince me otherwise that it's not an Olds engine. You swap it in yours? Go for it. I've got no money invested in it, do what you like. I'm very happy to not know all the nuances and headaches of swapping in an LS engine into a G-body. But they're there. See it in many threads. Unfortunately, I can't help you. Proudly, I have no expertise in that area.

First world problems.
 
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Injectedcutty

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Those valve cover thingies are sexy...kinda reminds me of hemi valve covers.
Likely the ugliest part of the LS/LT based engines are the valve covers and associated coil mounting. This was my way of putting lipstick on a pig lol. I truly had a guy fooled for a few at a local cruise. Told him it was a 1 year only 455 Z Code or some nonsense. Had him hook, line and sinker until his buddy smacked him while going "you dumbazz thats a cleaned up LS!" It was awesome!
 
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81cutlass

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Man, this thread exploded from 8pg to 15pg over night.

And no, I have 2 LS's in my fleet and I'm not a chevy guy.

And still, nobody cares.
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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Emotional attachment to the arguments for and against car stuff is part of life. I get it. But some people seem to take it to a bit extreme here, though.
Yeah that's an understatement there. This whole thread started off because of somebody with a serious psychological disorder. To literally go next level and do that, if that doesn't speak for itself what else does. Target me and create a whole thread just to prove a personal point of nothing. Get a life.

Then you have pages of banter berating people, mainly where you have two clowns who have an ego more than their capabily that just can't wake up, be a civilized functional member of society, get over what other people do with their own stuff, and let people be on their own. Not even in this thread too, they have to spew that sh*t in multiple places on this forum. Can we say obsessed?

That's what we have. Two grown adults that have so little in their life they have to get on the internet and harass others. Yeah the first couple of days it was funny, it was fun, normal expected back and forth. But then you have just them couple of *ssh*les that want to keep this sh*t going for multiple days at a time with the same crap because they don't have the brain to come up with something new. When you get the same harassment from the same clowns day after day.. yup it gets old. I'm done with it.

Now we are on day what, of the same sh*t?

I'm done with it. I'll take whatever scolding for being part of the sh*t but I tried walking away only to be drug back into this bullshit so what to do.

GP403 all you man. It's beyond the point of civil. Some don't get it and we all can't play nicely. :(
 
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