2002 chevy trailblazer_ls
Ok first I was thinking yeah know what a concept huh? Anyway I was wondering if would be feasible to take a 5.3 or 327, and destroke it to a 301 using a crank from an old 283? Then bump up the compression ratio up to like 11-12:1. Doing this should allow the engine to rev higher, you would have to reflash the PCM. But doing this could net you some where in the relm of 450 horsepower or so. This also keeps the engine looking stock but able to keep up and more than likely out do some SS's out there. Its all an idea and want to see if someone may have done this, or thought about doing this. If its even possible cause I dont have the specs for either crank shaft. So hit me up with your thoughts, yeah its kind of out there but it def be different.