98 2wd 4dr 5.3 swap.

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  1. TahoeDrifteR

    TahoeDrifteR TYF Newbie

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    What's up guys, I made this account forever ago and have been inactive since not long after it's creation.
    I have a 1998 four door, two wheel drive Tahoe LT. It has 308,000 miles on the original engine, the body and frame are straight and rust free and there interior is ok. A few spilled drink stains on the carpet, the typical tear on the driver's seat side and I pulled the whole headliner and pad out after the fabric started sagging from lots of windows down interstate driving. It has been in a moderate front end collision, but has been repaired, although the hood and one fender are flat black still and it's got a cheap grille and headlights for now.

    It has been sitting for a couple years because it needs an intake gasket, (imagine that) possibly head gaskets/heads checked, the spider injector and 0² sensors or possibly some wiring work.
    My buddy and I were talking about it the other day and decided that it probably wouldn't be much more expensive to swap a 5.3 in it than to fix all that, plus I want to keep the truck forever as it has a lot of sentimental value and swapping it makes more sense in the long term than patching together a high mileage 350.

    I'm hoping to take lots of pics and maybe some video and have a build thread here.
    (Assuming this is the right place. Probably not knowing my luck with forums.)

    I'll upload a pic of the truck when it was running great and a video too if I can.

    Thanks for taking the time to read!

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    Rear 3/4 view

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    Subbed :popcorn:
     
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    Welcome back, and good luck with the build.
     
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    Thanks. It may be kinda slow going, at least at first but I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    Oh yeah, also forgot to shamelessly plug a project a couple friends and I are trying to start up. Check out The Bearded Garage on Facebook and thebeardedgarage on Instagram. We have a YouTube channel as well, but not much is on it yet. Hoping to change that soon.
     
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    Video of it in my old driveway.

     
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    TigerEyz3 Slow and Steady

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    TahoeDrifteR...You're right down the road from me...
    If you're interested, we can link up and compare notes... I went the 383 route rather than swap in a 5.3. Less had to be modified.

    I've got 387k on my Tahoe (325k at the time of the motor replacement).
     
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