The Untold Truth of Junkyard LS Builds - Are They Actually Cheap?

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If you were to take a look far and wide across the automotive performance landscape, you would probably find a wide variety of applications, whether they be for drag racing, off-roading, or somewhere in between, in which the LS engine is utilized in order to make reliable power on somewhat of a budget.

Over the years as more and more junkyard-style LS builds have come to the light, components have gotten a little bit easier to put together as the roadmap is pretty much laid out in front of you for one of these kinds of builds. However, depending on who you ask, the price that you’re paying for such a setup might just vary from application to application and it might not be what you’re thinking.

In this one, we take a ride along with a BigKleib34 video and hear a little bit about how exactly the turbocharged Chevrolet Silverado channel truck is coming together and some of the roadblocks that might’ve been encountered with putting together just the right parts to make this truck scream.

At the end of the day, it turns out that if you aren’t the most experienced person when it comes to wrenching on a vehicle, you might end up just spending a little bit more money than what you had originally anticipated with any setup, even an LS build like this that many will tell you can be done on a modest budget.

If you follow the video below, you’ll get an idea of just how much more you might spend than you originally anticipated with some of the factors that you might not have thought about at first. When you’re doing any sort of build from scratch or providing aftermarket modification, there are a ton of factors that might make your bank account hate you more or less. If you follow along with this roadmap, you could just learn a little bit more about how you would fair if you decided to do a sort of junkyard LS build like this.