Let me send my Paypal address and send me the money when you sell the ring and I'll stay 2.3. I hope it's a 10 carat or bigger, because it's just ridiculously expensive to try and run a for real 2.3.C'mon man. That thing was going to be badass. I'll sell my wife's wedding ring & whatever else she has , to help fund the 4-banger. As long as it keeps you from dropping that effing LS turd into that car.
Power greed, enough boost and poor tuning can blow up most anything. Finding out the limits is why he’s going the cheap route, isn’t it? ;-)That's part of the appeal of the 4.8, that doesn't happen often, even when running stock everything internally.
So what will you do the .4, 4.8L set up? Is there room in the trunk for the remaining 1.92L so you can drive home after the 4.8 blows chunks from too much boost?
Now a Buick? I had to check if the date was 4-1. That will not be cheap.