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Old 08-06-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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2012 Camaro V6 Swap to LS3.

Okay, after rounding up the idea of trying an engine swap I finally decided I would try to see how hard this is going to be. Well after talking to my papaw (which is a retired mechanic/painter and owned a body shop for 40 years) we decided that trading in to get a v8 is not an option because of the age I am... Unfortunately. But we got the idea of trying an engine swap, trans swap, drivetrain swap... Pretty much everything off of a SS to my v6.

Now we have bought a donor car and are in the process of going to pick it up in this next week. Now, a few notes for you guys... The donor car is a 2011 SS 2SS, non-RS. Car has 35,000 miles and is white with black stripes (which don't matter, but still). My car is a 2012 V6 2LT/RS with 25,000 miles.

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Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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I wanted to do this with Forcer's car. He traded for an SS instead. Keep us posted.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #4
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This is a build I have been waiting for. I priced it back in 2011 but did look good. Wish you the best man! Subscribed!
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:10 PM   #6
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Ive considered this as well eventually...but i wont be doing anything until i break the v6 or have over 100k on the odo...just dont want to waste the motor in it now...we've done a bunch of ls1 swaps in 240s...so im sure with time itll become a normal thing...good luck!
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #7
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A little early on the ss badge install? And pics of doner car?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #8
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Great idea, and I support the endeavor. However, you're getting this label. Poseur.

There, I said it. Please don't upbadge your car into something it's not nor ever will be. It's insulting to the hobby. That's my personal opinion and it may not mean squat to you, but it's offputting to me. I quickly lose respect for those that do.

If you're going to mod and hot-rod, do it with integrity. Besides, a wolf in sheep's clothing is far more sinister on the street. They'll expect one thing and get another.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #9
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ohh lets see...so if el ess A does something to his or her camaro we will call it a modification...but if the young man does something like swapping out a v6 for a v8 will call him or it something else...never mind dink that the kid is spending time with his pop and using his brain and using their money...NOT YOURS...hip hip kid...you aren't turning to buying a tuner car......it's called customizing friend...which takes thought and imagination!!!...ease up and let them be...they aren't hurting you or anyone else...GO GET UM TIGER!!
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #10
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Great idea, and I support the endeavor. However, you're getting this label. Poseur.

There, I said it. Please don't upbadge your car into something it's not nor ever will be. It's insulting to the hobby. That's my personal opinion and it may not mean squat to you, but it's offputting to me. I quickly lose respect for those that do.

If you're going to mod and hot-rod, do it with integrity. Besides, a wolf in sheep's clothing is far more sinister on the street. They'll expect one thing and get another.
This is not my DD. I have 2 camaros. Don't worry, I am just getting it ready that way I didn't have to do paint work after I got the motor in.

I have a lot of aftermarket stuff ready to go on as soon as we swap the motor!
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:06 PM   #11
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ohh lets see...so if el ess A does something to his or her camaro we will call it a modification...but if the young man does something like swapping out a v6 for a v8 will call him or it something else...never mind dink that the kid is spending time with his pop and using his brain and using their money...NOT YOURS...hip hip kid...you aren't turning to buying a tuner car......it's called customizing friend...which takes thought and imagination!!!...ease up and let them be...they aren't hurting you or anyone else...GO GET UM TIGER!!
Agreed, it is just like the old camaros being turned into an SS when it was a V6.... is it not??? and how is he being a poseur? It looks like a V8, will eventually have a V8, so technically it is a V8......the only way you will be able to tell is the VIN which is a number that has nothing to do with this build. Can't wait to see how this turns out! And OP don't let people like this ruin the fun you will have with this project!!!
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #12
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Agreed, it is just like the old camaros being turned into an SS when it was a V6.... is it not??? and how is he being a poseur? It looks like a V8, will eventually have a V8, so technically it is a V8......the only way you will be able to tell is the VIN which is a number that has nothing to do with this build. Can't wait to see how this turns out! And OP don't let people like this ruin the fun you will have with this project!!!
el ess a is just mad his yellow SS camaro with the zl1 spoiler didnt turn into a zl1. Probably started doing the ss to zl1 swap??

Haters gonna hate. He sure as hell has the right to call it an SS if he is doing the full swap. More props to him for attempting to build an SS from scratch!
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:12 PM   #13
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el ess a is just mad his yellow SS camaro with the zl1 spoiler didnt turn into a zl1. Probably started doing the ss to zl1 swap??

Haters gonna hate. He sure as hell has the right to call it an SS if he is doing the full swap. More props to him for attempting to build an SS from scratch!
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:34 PM   #14
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Great idea, and I support the endeavor. However, you're getting this label. Poseur.

There, I said it. Please don't upbadge your car into something it's not nor ever will be. It's insulting to the hobby. That's my personal opinion and it may not mean squat to you, but it's offputting to me. I quickly lose respect for those that do.

If you're going to mod and hot-rod, do it with integrity. Besides, a wolf in sheep's clothing is far more sinister on the street. They'll expect one thing and get another.
This is an idiotic statement. It's a mod like anything else. As I've said before, those who know will not be fooled.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #16
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Pictures of the donor car.. Yes, yes the car is tore up bad but anything we need that won't be good on this car will be bought used from members.. Such as the suspension parts I need. Everything underneath of a SS will be swapped to the v6. Such as all suspension, drivetrain, engine, transmission, electronics, exhaust... Etc.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #17
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Inside picture.. Transmission has dropped some so that's why the stick is down in it!
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #18
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #19
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Great idea, and I support the endeavor. However, you're getting this label. Poseur.

There, I said it. Please don't upbadge your car into something it's not nor ever will be. It's insulting to the hobby. That's my personal opinion and it may not mean squat to you, but it's offputting to me. I quickly lose respect for those that do.

If you're going to mod and hot-rod, do it with integrity. Besides, a wolf in sheep's clothing is far more sinister on the street. They'll expect one thing and get another.
Yeah, not calling you out or anything, but if he wants to badge his LT/LS as an SS, that's on him. Cheers.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:31 PM   #20
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If some don't like th badges, call it a tribute build.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #21
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Great minds speak of ideas...ordinary minds speak of events...simple minds speak down about life ...You need to get a life...and stop worrying about the kid...hey aT least he is taking a interest...IT'S HIS CAR...AND BY THE WAY...HE MIGHT GET A AWARD FOR BEST ENGINEERING...NOW THAT'S USING THE NOGGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #22
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I think this is great, even better you sharing this build with your pawpaw, good luck and just ignore all the negative ass bags that have commented. subscribing
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #23
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:10 PM   #24
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Great idea, and I support the endeavor. However, you're getting this label. Poseur.

There, I said it. Please don't upbadge your car into something it's not nor ever will be. It's insulting to the hobby. That's my personal opinion and it may not mean squat to you, but it's offputting to me. I quickly lose respect for those that do.

If you're going to mod and hot-rod, do it with integrity. Besides, a wolf in sheep's clothing is far more sinister on the street. They'll expect one thing and get another.
That's a stupid statement!

Anyone who is going to spend this much modding a V6 with a V8 engine deserves to badge it however he or she choices.

Me personally, I'd leave the V6 badging on so I can scare the crap out of V8 cars once this is done. lol
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Exterior Upgrades: Ceramic Tint 30%, Axis Allies rims 20x9(front) 20x10(rear), Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 Tries 285 (front) x 305 (rear), ACS T-5 Front Splitter, Oracle Lighted Rear Bowtie, rk sport spoiler.
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