Originally Posted by SSportWagon
...Id put the 8900 clams toward a 427" buildup before i'd blow it on a blower
Well, to each his own... You're talking about a much more involved process to do the 7.0. A lot of guys can do the Maggie themselves in a weekend and have a nice package. The stroker will cost you more, and leave you without your truck for a while. I'd rather be blown than stroked anyway...
Don't get me wrong, it'd be a monster. I'm gonna do a stroker crank in my Vette when I do forged pistons since it'll be apart anyway. The stock bore will make it a 383ci. A lot of guys are doing 402s with the LS2. Leave the bore alone and just go to forged pistons and a stroker crank. You can get a whole forged 402ci short block for around 5K. Throw in a nice lopy cam and work over the heads and you'd be real close to the 427.
You know the old saying, "How fast do you wanna to go? How much do ya wanna spend?"