TSP 328 C.I.D. 5.3L Assembled Short-Block
All Texas Speed & Performance 328/332 CID short-blocks use a new GM 5.3L aluminum block! The standard price includes a fully-assembled GM 5.3L short-block with a factory GM 3.622" stroke crankshaft with your choice of 24X or 58X reluctor wheel. The GM 5.3L aluminum engine block is a very popular choice for trucks and retrofit vehicles, especially with power-adders. It has excellent benefits, such as bay-to-bay breathing and thick cylinder walls, that make it very durable to use in a build. The standard price also includes your choice of Wiseco -2.2cc or -4cc piston set. The -2.2cc pistons are a shelf stock set from Wiseco, and they will come with valve reliefs machined in the piston tops. They will also include a standard 1/16, 1/16, 3mm ring set, and wrist pins. The -4cc pistons are an exclusive set built specifically for TSP, and they do NOT have any valve reliefs in the piston tops. They will also include a steel top/Napier 2nd ring set to better handle the extreme heat of boosted applications. We wanted to create a strong piston set for the boosted applications with zero chance of creating hot spots in the tops of the pistons under extreme boost, so they will be a better choice if you do plan on running 15+ psi.
The Wiseco -2.2cc piston set will have a 3.80" bore, and the -4cc piston set will use have a 3.82" bore. We offer multiple brands of connecting rods and crankshafts to suit any type of application. Every engine will come standard with the necessary oil and coolant plugs already installed in the block. Feel free to give us a call, and we will be more than happy to put an itemized estimate together for you! We also offer additional discounts if you pay via a cashier's check or wire transfer. All engines will ship via truck freight, so if you are purchasing online the shipping costs listed will NOT be correct! We will contact you with a shipping cost after your order has been placed. All prices listed do not include the applicable shipping costs!
We do offer an upgrade to 1/2" head studs for those looking to run a large amount of nitrous or boost. The price listed for the 1/2" head stud upgrade will include the cost of the ARP hardware, as well as the necessary machine work. All of the PRC aftermarket casting cylinder heads already have the larger bolt holes to accommodate 1/2" head studs.
All TSP engines will include 12 quarts of Driven Racing break-in oil for no additional cost. Proper break-in oil and procedures for your engine are just as important as the build process! The Driven Racing break-in oil allows for proper ring sealing against the cylinder walls upon start-up, as well as for the break-in period once the engine is up and running. Most off-the-shelf engine oils do not have the necessary ZDDP additives to allow for proper break-in of a new engine, and we want to take every precaution possible to ensure that your new TSP engine receives a proper break-in! We also offer the Driven Racing oil for your new engine once your break-in is complete. We recommend using either the HR2 conventional non-synthetic or the LS30 full synthetic oil. Please note that the Driven Racing LS30 is the ONLY synthetic oil we recommend using in your engine because it retains the necessary ZDDP additives.
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