hey guys, its me again. Well I'll get stright to the point, I have a 96 impala ss with 100,000 miles on it. the engine is strong, nothing major ever happen to it(since I brought it back in 2008). Now I've been doing a little research, but its better for me just to come on here and ask for yall help. Well including labor my budget is about 4000, which I told is fairly good. I'm looking at buy an top end kit and stroking it to either a 383 or 395/6, but I'm not sure if the bottom end of the stock Lt1 will be able to hold up. Now I also thought about my a crate engine, but you see I'm looking for around 400+ hp and all I was able to see was a couple starting at 5000. (damn I got to be able to gas the thing to..lol). What do you guys think will be best for me. Or should I just another gm crate engine that produce about 330 hp and bolt on from there.