thanks for the input guys. the only reason I said I needed to grind the valves was because it appears mine are bent fromt he previous owner driving it with a busted water pump and severely overheating it. I will be having the head surfaced too because I know that aluminum heads are proned to warping after being heated. and if I do run boost it will be a turbo setup. I was looking on ebay and they have the exhaust manifold to bolt a t3/t4 straight to for like $180 and then I found a generic turbo kit with all plumbing, intercooler, turbo, BOV, hardware ect for $700. would this be a good way to go? then I would just need the head gaskets, head bolts (which I have to get new ones of anyways) and ecu remap. like I said I'm not looking for ridiculous power (althought I definately wouldn't complain about getting more than expected), but I mostly just want to have something different. I hate driving a stock vehicle. I always have to have something that makes people ask questions lol. and I know what you guys mean about the people bitching about searching, s10forum is the same way. I was actually a little reluctant to post this here just for that reason.
edit: wow, was just looking over that technique tuning site and was super impressed with those numbers(except for the ones with a $ in front of it
). I would be beyond pleased with 348 to the wheels. I also noticed where they mentioned upgrading the fuel pump at higher boost. I'm not looking to get into all that, so I'm thinking 8 psi would be enough for me. but even at that it looks like I'm buying bigger injectors. while I'm at it I will price out some N/A performance parts and see how they compare, but I'm sure boost is the cheapest way to significant gains. maybe I'll sell my bagged truck and focus on this thing for awhile. I think it will be a fun project