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- Apr 15, 2006
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- Sth Auck, NZ
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- HSV VS Senator, VX s2 Calais S/C
There are internal differences between the factory turbo and non turbo barra motors. The n/a motors have weaker rods so aren't anywhere as robust, I believe the LPG spec motors have better internals than the n/a motors.The better availability of the Barra is a big plus seeing as they were fitted to the majority of Falcons and Territorys. I would say bang for your buck the Barra wins hands down as you could buy a NA Barra and turbo it for less that the cost of a half flogged LS motor.
I looked at picking up another LS motor for my SSV so I can do a build on it myself in my own time and then swap out when I’m done. Problem is the prices they want for second hand LS motors is ridiculous.