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Old 05-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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V6 to V8 engine swap?

Is it possible? Not doing it anytime soon. But probably am gonna make my car a project car in about ten years. Just wanted to know if it was possible and about how much would it cost an what would need to be done? I don't no jack about cars so inform me.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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it is possible.... but the cost of doing it would be very high. Would need so many parts to do so. Would be neat to see done!
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Would you need a new transmission and all as well?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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New transmission, rear end, drive shaft, axles, ecu, wiring....
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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New transmission, rear end, drive shaft, axles, ecu, wiring....
Not quite . . . this will take care of a bunch of it

http://www.chevroletperformance.com/connect-cruise-crate-powertrain-systems/?eVar1=MRM_eml_CPfuel_adhoc_hr_en_0413#ls3_k


Just need that plus the rear end, drive shaft, axles . . . LSA!?!?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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Buy an SS and put a V6 bumper on it....SOOOOOO much cheaper! Lol
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #7
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Buy an SS and put a V6 bumper on it....SOOOOOO much cheaper! Lol
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #8
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Not quite . . . this will take care of a bunch of it

http://www.chevroletperformance.com/connect-cruise-crate-powertrain-systems/?eVar1=MRM_eml_CPfuel_adhoc_hr_en_0413#ls3_k


Just need that plus the rear end, drive shaft, axles . . . LSA!?!?
Wow that's news to me! Cool!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #9
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After reading it, I have one question. Won't that programmer mean you can't mess with anything at all? Because you're receiving a pre-programmed ECU substitute that you can use. So if you add mods, there's no ECU to tune? Correct me if I'm wrong but that's how I understood it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:20 AM   #10
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For the amount of money and effort. I'd just boost the 6 and upgrade everything to make it a beast of a car (or just buy an ss lol)
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:31 AM   #11
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Is it possible? Not doing it anytime soon. But probably am gonna make my car a project car in about ten years. Just wanted to know if it was possible and about how much would it cost an what would need to be done? I don't no jack about cars so inform me.
Possible? Yes. But like the others have already said it is not very cost effective.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #12
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the engine alone is 7500.. add in trans, rear, wiring, mounts, hoses, exhaust... i mean the list can go on and on...
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #13
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I would do it after the engine finally goes and if the frame is still good. By that time you could probably put Mr. Fusion in the car.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:29 AM   #14
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Only way I see some money saved doing this is if you have a M6 which doesn't require a rear end swap.

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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Like others have said, this would be very expensive and I would assume just buy an ss. However, if you are going to strip the camaro down like Nathan has done....http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188393 , I can only then maybe see a reason to do this.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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I would wait until about two years before you plan to do this and then reassess the situation. There may be lots of options then that we can't think of right now. Who knows what the cheapest route will be.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #17
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Damn. Looks like buying a ss would be cheaper. But I'm looking to do something over the course of years. So like once I can afford the best engine I buy it. Once I can afford the best transmission I buy it. Looks like its just gonna be a never accomplished dream of mine :(
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