If you go carb then id say it is not doable for 900$. Isnt the intake and MSD box like $700 or more?
If you go FI and can do the harness yourself id say its doable. $1600 is a tad high for the motor possibly. Id just do an LQ4 and save a couple hundred or more honestly.
Im seriously considering grabbing a set of DR's and just keeping them on the car. Everyone and their brother is making these things now and im really not sure which is the best.
Any comments or suggestions?
I actually never got around to buying that. The company is http://www.flynbye.com/ as doober posted.
Their stuff looks real nice. Part of the reason I never bought it was that I could never get a hold of the guy to get some questions answered! That and I just spent a sh*t ton on the LS7...
I cant comment on the VVT stuff, but the T56 side of it is simple. Any ECM should do. You'll just "turn off" the auto trans stuff. Dont worry about the reverse lockout, just muscle it into reverse, thats what I do. You get used to it quick.
I would never in a million years bolt an aluminum intake to an LSX motor unless its some crazy one-off build or something. Just seems like taking a step backward. I agree with getting an LS1 intake if you are just concerned about looks. Dont expect any more performance out of it over the truck...