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Old 09-26-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Is this possible

Ok i have a v6 Camaro and i wanted more horses..i was on yearone.com and they have lots of engines within my price range. So i was wondering do u guys think that i could put a v8 engine in it instead?
Would i have to change over alot of things? If so what??
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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RU talkin' about a new 2010 Camaro?? If so, why not just order a V8??
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RU talkin' about a new 2010 Camaro?? If so, why not just order a V8??
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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No i got a 4th gen. i wanted to kno all if i would have to change over anything because its a v8 engine
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Its not impossible, but its not easy either. It would probably be easier/cheaper/more reliable to sell your car and buy a V8 Camaro.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:01 PM   #6
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Its not impossible, but its not easy either. It would probably be easier/cheaper/more reliable to sell your car and buy a V8 Camaro.

Yea but i dont really want to let go of it maybe because its my 1st car...
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Depends on what u get might have to mess w rear end,trans,gearing,ect. Bottom line your gonna spend a bit of cash that u could invest on a 5th gen and keep your 4th for memories
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I agree, get a 5th gen. But if you must keep it AND go faster, does it have a 3.8 or a 3.4? If it's a 3.8, BLOW that puppy. 3.8 SC engines are FAST.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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its possible, but its a lot of work.


http://www.hpsalvage.com/

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also you will need the suspension from a V-8 car to deal with the added weight of the motor and whatnot.

if you can find a motor/trans/wiring/cpu for a good price, then you'd be better off than trying to piece everything together.

really, if you can find a Z28 that has been rear ended or whatnot that the whole front suspension, motor, trans, cpu is all in good shape at a junkyard or something would be your best bet.



the problem with ordering a motor from year one or summit or whatever is the fact that most of them arent turnkey motors and the majority of them are traditional small block carbd motors. while those will also go into the car with a lil effort, there's more to worry about due to the fact that the limited clearance between the top of the motor and the windshield cowl.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:07 PM   #10
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Ok i have a v6 Camaro and i wanted more horses..i was on yearone.com and they have lots of engines within my price range. So i was wondering do u guys think that i could put a v8 engine in it instead?
Would i have to change over alot of things? If so what??
Bro i would stay away from doing any thing like that if I were you. For starters you don't sound like you have a good base knowledge to tamper with a project like that. Second do you have the financial backing like some of these company's do like year-one, SLP, Lingenfelter, Callaway, Tom Henry racing ext. If you are so concerned about messing up then i think not. If they do something like this a mess-up then all they do for the most part is make note of it so they will know what not to do the second time around. Plus the experience a knowledge there people have is the best of the best, and they would not be in those positions if they weren't. Also like you said, this is your first baby. Don't mess with the car. Just go out and get a 5th gen V8 SS. Plus it you screw up you 4th gen to much yeah you will not be a happy man. But it is your car, do with it as you will. Advice is free so you ether do it or don't.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:14 PM   #11
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Dude don't even do it...I was gonna do this to my 95 3.7L stang. I was gonna get a 5.0L...but it requires too much time and money. I would just leave it be and buy an SS 5th gen or wait it out and see if they bring forth a Z/28
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Ok i have a v6 Camaro and i wanted more horses..i was on yearone.com and they have lots of engines within my price range. So i was wondering do u guys think that i could put a v8 engine in it instead?
Would i have to change over alot of things? If so what??
Typically, the answer to "I was wondering, I have a . . . how easy is to . . . " is if you are capable of doing it yourself, you probably wouldn't need to ask. There are exceptions though

Also, a used Z28 can't cost a whole lot more (depending on year) than a new crate engine+other needed upgrades. The other option is to wait and use the money as a down payment this spring on a new SS.
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I second getting blown. Do a proper engine/driveline buildup and get blown if you want more horses. Stay off the bottle.

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Old 09-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #14
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I second getting blown. Do a proper engine/driveline buildup and get blown if you want more horses. Stay off the bottle.

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Well excuse my under knowledge but what exactly does "getting Blown" mean?
i mean im only 18 and i want to major in automotive technology.. im just trying to soak up all the knowledge i can..but i was thinking about getting the new camaro but i dont want to rush it i mean the (2009) camaro aint goin nowhere. I want a V8 mainly bc im tired of getting smoked by other f-bodys. others are pushing ws6s and i just cant keep up
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Well excuse my under knowledge but what exactly does "getting Blown" mean?
i mean im only 18 and i want to major in automotive technology.. im just trying to soak up all the knowledge i can..but i was thinking about getting the new camaro but i dont want to rush it i mean the (2009) camaro aint goin nowhere. I want a V8 mainly bc im tired of getting smoked by other f-bodys. others are pushing ws6s and i just cant keep up
Their V8s aren't the reason you're losing. You need more power. Power can come from any engine that is properly built. What you want to do is get a couple books on engines and forced induction. Decide from your research whether you want a turbocharger or a supercharger. Before you ever get one, you need to replace your beams (they hold your pistons), pistons, and other internals based upon what numbers you are seeking. After that, you'll want to find a good shop that is honest and reliable about their work. Get them to give you an estimate for your job and give you solid advice about what to order and what to do.

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Well excuse my under knowledge but what exactly does "getting Blown" mean?
i mean im only 18 and i want to major in automotive technology.. im just trying to soak up all the knowledge i can..but i was thinking about getting the new camaro but i dont want to rush it i mean the (2009) camaro aint goin nowhere. I want a V8 mainly bc im tired of getting smoked by other f-bodys. others are pushing ws6s and i just cant keep up

where at are you getting smoked? streets? the track?
if your on the streets thats your first mistake. when you do get caught, and eventually you will, it will be a major pain. paying for the ticket, higher insurance, and cops will know who you are and what you drive.
there are plenty of things you can do to your v6 to make it better, but im going to leave that up to the more experienced guys here to tell you.
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where at are you getting smoked? streets? the track?
if your on the streets thats your first mistake. when you do get caught, and eventually you will, it will be a major pain. paying for the ticket, higher insurance, and cops will know who you are and what you drive.
there are plenty of things you can do to your v6 to make it better, but im going to leave that up to the more experienced guys here to tell you.
For once, I forgot to point that out. Usually, I'm the first to tell someone to drive safely and stop endangering innocent civilians—good catch, Zieke.
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thanks Blur.
oh and another "Important" question for you.
How many miles are on the "engine". not the car, unless the engine is the first original.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:29 PM   #19
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thanks Blur.
oh and another "Important" question for you.
How many miles are on the "engine". not the car, unless the engine is the first original.
yea the engine is an original i got abt 172,000
it had 2 previous owners
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For once, I forgot to point that out. Usually, I'm the first to tell someone to drive safely and stop endangering innocent civilians—good catch, Zieke.
well i dont hit the streets with the intention to race.. i would be just coming home from school then ill spot somthin whizzing through traffic to get to me or tailgating me then speed past me
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I agree, get a 5th gen. But if you must keep it AND go faster, does it have a 3.8 or a 3.4? If it's a 3.8, BLOW that puppy. 3.8 SC engines are FAST.
umm it has a 3.4 what exactly is a SC engine?
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well i dont hit the streets with the intention to race.. i would be just coming home from school then ill spot somthin whizzing through traffic to get to me or tailgating me then speed past me
What i usually do is switch lanes (especially if its a 3 lane) but then usually i go faster than them so they look like an idiot :-)
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Well excuse my under knowledge but what exactly does "getting Blown" mean?
it means get a supercharger, aka a blower.
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it means get a supercharger, aka a blower.
sounds like an idea! know where i can get one? wats the price range?
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