Stock 6.0ls

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noisemaker
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Stock 6.0ls

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I know I need gear box ..
But for now goin dd on 6.0ls out of a Escalade. Newer 13ft big o with polly front driver . What prop to use

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Re: Stock 6.0ls

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Stock, is a fool’s errand. The LS platform isn’t able to sustain the thrust pressure from prop force. You are going to destroy your 6.0L especially if this is a engine you are planning to run later with a gear box. Dave (Waterthunder) had a DD LS some years back he had to develop a proprietary thrust bearing due to the damage caused to the mains. His new DD LS engine’s use this type of thrust bearing and mains and are built to last. In stock form it won’t. As for a prop. Your target rpm range will dictate

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Re: Stock 6.0ls

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unforgiven11B wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 am
Stock, is a fool’s errand. The LS platform isn’t able to sustain the thrust pressure from prop force. You are going to destroy your 6.0L especially if this is a engine you are planning to run later with a gear box. Dave (Waterthunder) had a DD LS some years back he had to develop a proprietary thrust bearing due to the damage caused to the mains. His new DD LS engine’s use this type of thrust bearing and mains and are built to last. In stock form it won’t. As for a prop. Your target rpm range will dictate
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