Chev 383 Stroker - Honda ATV Forum
Around The Garage Off-Topic conversations here!

 54Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
wheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canadian Ice Box!
Posts: 978
Liked: 423 times
Chev 383 Stroker

Hey guys. Anyone have any experience with the following...???

GM Crate Engine HT383E

Or in general a 383 Stroker in a truck used for towing? I've been contemplating this decision hard. I need more TQ for towing as my old 98 GMC doesn't have enough..

I can get a crate engine for roughly 6k CND or get a custom built one for $4800 from one engine builder I talked to... Just looking for feedback & opinions.

I haul a camper (buying newer one this year, so unsure of weight) quad, gas, 2 rotties, guns, gear ect... fully loaded for 9 days at a time in bush.... I tow in the foothills/mountains....


Thanks for any input!

1995 Honda 300, 355bbk, 40b Webcam, Springs & Hardened Rockers, 300ex Carb, Ricks CDI, FMF Full Exhaust, EBC DRC Clutch Kit, Outlaw Clutch Springs, Twin Air Filter, HL Disc Brake Conversion, Wide Open 424 kit, HL 2" lift, Bronco Shocks, 26" Zillas, Terra 35 Super Winch, Heat Demon Hand/Thumb Warmers, Powermadd Hand Guards, PIAA 35w Bulbs
wheeler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Macarena Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 'Land of Grizzlies and Salmon' .... British Columbia
Posts: 1,629
Liked: 651 times
Went that route . . . . done-up small blocks, towing heavy. Hard on the motor, tough on fuel. If you're planning on spending 6k . . . . . get a big block. They pull good, and aren't really that hard on fuel if you can keep your foot out of it.
You didn't mention transmission type, gearing, or 4x4.
Just my personal experience . . . . nothing more.

'99 Honda Foreman 450ES
'99 Honda Foreman 450S ....
Macarena Man is offline  
post #3 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
retro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Ojibwe Gichigami
Posts: 5,478
Liked: 2900 times
^^^ Yep I agree ^^^ If you are running a gas motor its always cheaper, easier and more cost-effective for the average person to just install a good performing big block. You need longer rods and more cubic inches along with good heads (& matched valvetrain, induction & exhaust) big enough to take full advantage of a large displacement SBC. The factory never made any of those motors... and most commercial engine builders still don't either, cause they compete for your money on marketing claims and low prices, not true output performance. Most engine builders selling to the masses build bolt-together cheap and chintzy (imported parts go in 'em nowadays) junk. Don't waste your money with any of those guys.

Your best option for towing is a good diesel truck though. You may be further ahead to just trade up your existing truck for a diesel model.

If you must have a gas motor for towing... whether its a BBC or a SBC... ya gotta build it yourself or you'll never be happy with the quality, performance and economy of it.

With all of that said, a well built 3.75" stroke SBC chevy motor can compete with (and beat) any other motor design near its displacement class. Its easy to get 700 ft lbs of torque outta one and be reliable... and very economical too... but ya gotta spend $$$$ and build one yourself, cause those motors don't come in any crate or box.

I'm sure once you've compared all of the costs involved that you'll find a diesel truck to be pretty attractive... you can put a good tuner on it and begin to have fun immediately too. :-)
Macarena Man and LedFTed like this.


retro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 07:52 PM
Senior Member
 
mac102004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 7,114
Liked: 2016 times
Garage
Cummins swap. Throw an old 12V in it.
Macarena Man, _Wilson_ and retro like this.

2015 Honda Rubicant FM7
- 28" Mud Bugs
- Powermadd Handguards
- ODI Grips

2016 Can-am Renegade 1000R XMR
- 31x11" Outlaws
- NPP Dual Dominators
- Monster Power Tuner + Autotune
- ECM Reflash
- TheBOM Mag+ Cams
- TwinAir Air filter
- Delrin Motor Mounts
- Aluminum Valve Covers
- Gorilla Through Shaft
- TigerTail
- Amsteel Synthetic Winch rope
- Cecco Racing Steering Stem Brace
mac102004 is offline  
post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 09:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Macarena Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 'Land of Grizzlies and Salmon' .... British Columbia
Posts: 1,629
Liked: 651 times
Cummins power . . . . have had both 12v and 24v. Presently a 24v . . . 5sp.
There are many conversion pieces to be had. They are heavy, and you'll be tweaking your suspension a bit, but they pull . . . .
May be cheaper to flog the GMC and pick up a 2nd Gen Dodge/Cummins.
_Wilson_ and retro like this.

'99 Honda Foreman 450ES
'99 Honda Foreman 450S ....
Macarena Man is offline  
post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 05:08 AM
Senior Member
 
TBRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Trout Brook NB Canada
Posts: 527
Liked: 213 times
I like my power stroke diesel...

2017 Rubicon TRX500FM6
2500 lb KFI winch and KFI mount
VIP Flare windshield with mirrors
26" Maxxis Bighorns
72W 9" LED light bar
Heated handlebars and thumb warmer
K&N Oil filter
TBRider is online now  
post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 06:36 AM
Senior Member
 
_Wilson_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Sweetwater Tn.
Posts: 4,265
Liked: 1689 times
Garage
https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...w-truck-2.html

You've fixed up some, I'd go with a big block....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	400.9 KB
ID:	133760  
_Wilson_ is offline  
post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 09:25 AM
Senior Member
 
mac102004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 7,114
Liked: 2016 times
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macarena Man View Post
Cummins power . . . . have had both 12v and 24v. Presently a 24v . . . 5sp.
There are many conversion pieces to be had. They are heavy, and you'll be tweaking your suspension a bit, but they pull . . . .
May be cheaper to flog the GMC and pick up a 2nd Gen Dodge/Cummins.
He might have to stick to a 4cyl Cummins to that poor GM can handle it...

2015 Honda Rubicant FM7
- 28" Mud Bugs
- Powermadd Handguards
- ODI Grips

2016 Can-am Renegade 1000R XMR
- 31x11" Outlaws
- NPP Dual Dominators
- Monster Power Tuner + Autotune
- ECM Reflash
- TheBOM Mag+ Cams
- TwinAir Air filter
- Delrin Motor Mounts
- Aluminum Valve Covers
- Gorilla Through Shaft
- TigerTail
- Amsteel Synthetic Winch rope
- Cecco Racing Steering Stem Brace
mac102004 is offline  
post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
wheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canadian Ice Box!
Posts: 978
Liked: 423 times
Oh man... You guys have me looking at diesels now...I'm keeping all my options open...

So as far as anyone actually running a 383 in a truck, can anyone comment if they have every drove one??

My truck is in beautiful condition (8-10) for the year. I don't drive it in winter, unless I have to for one reason or another. I know I'll regret selling it if I do...

Heres what I'm looking at.... 2 year warrenty or 80k (50K miles)

https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...-block-ht-383e

OR

This engine builder said he can make me one producing similar #s

https://www.customenginescalgary.ca

1995 Honda 300, 355bbk, 40b Webcam, Springs & Hardened Rockers, 300ex Carb, Ricks CDI, FMF Full Exhaust, EBC DRC Clutch Kit, Outlaw Clutch Springs, Twin Air Filter, HL Disc Brake Conversion, Wide Open 424 kit, HL 2" lift, Bronco Shocks, 26" Zillas, Terra 35 Super Winch, Heat Demon Hand/Thumb Warmers, Powermadd Hand Guards, PIAA 35w Bulbs
wheeler is offline  
post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
wheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canadian Ice Box!
Posts: 978
Liked: 423 times
Wilson....

She needs something AWESOME under this hood!!!

Guess I never updated the New Truck thread... I did pay in full for a 383 back in Sept. However they had none in stock & gave me the run around. I finally got a refund end of Oct. But Like I mentioned, they are for sure in stock now...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5835.JPG
Views:	24
Size:	2.12 MB
ID:	133762  
_Wilson_ likes this.

1995 Honda 300, 355bbk, 40b Webcam, Springs & Hardened Rockers, 300ex Carb, Ricks CDI, FMF Full Exhaust, EBC DRC Clutch Kit, Outlaw Clutch Springs, Twin Air Filter, HL Disc Brake Conversion, Wide Open 424 kit, HL 2" lift, Bronco Shocks, 26" Zillas, Terra 35 Super Winch, Heat Demon Hand/Thumb Warmers, Powermadd Hand Guards, PIAA 35w Bulbs

Last edited by wheeler; 02-05-2019 at 01:01 PM.
wheeler is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda ATV Discussions > Around The Garage

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stroker +4 or +7 [email protected] Performance Modifications 0 08-06-2018 05:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome