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Old 02-04-2009, 02:31 AM   #15
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To fit an LS7 inside of a 2002 Z28's bay? Instead of getting a new car, I was just planning on putting a new engine in my Z28, so I was planning on an LS7 if it 427 ci would fit in my car.
i think the ls2 or the ls3 well fit very nice.
if you want a great power just installe the ls3 with a intake header y pipe catback camshaft valve spring and oil pump and im sure your car well pass the porsche 911 turbo because my lumina ss have all these thing on it and a pulley throtelle body and heads my car pass the F430 and the porsche 911 turbo and the vette ls3 but my car is an ls2 and there is one more thing that the camaro 4th gen is very light.

and i think the ls7 is very expenseve and it's part to so that i don't think it's a good idea
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:50 AM   #16
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I appreciate it dude, but I'm pretty dead set on the LS7. It's affordable for me, and as long I know what I need to do, there's nothing stopping me getting it .
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:44 AM   #17
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they are all the same size. the only problem is the oil pan for the dry sump system
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:32 AM   #18
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What do you mean they're the same size? They aren't even close to the same size if you're comparing the LS3 to the LS7. The LS3 is 376 ci and the the LS7 is 427 ci. Not to mention the whole .8 liters of displacement difference.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:32 AM   #19
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Thats HILARIOUS! Ill make sure to show this to the priest at my church lmao
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #20
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hey man, good luck with the swap! i wish i had the kind of money to swap out my shitty 2.8 v6 for that MONSTER lol. of course, first i need about 11000 in repairs, 1500 for a decent paintjob, and a car to drive in the winter lol. but post some pics once u get the swap done!
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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What all will I need? Can I just lift the old engine out and drop the new one in?
Not that simple I'm afraid. Such a swap would require a new tranny, drive train, rear end, and a suspension and brake upgrade.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #22
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Why would it require that much work? I know that I would have to replace my tranny, replace and recalibrate my cluster, and of course change the brakes. However, why would a new rear end be necessary, and why would a new drivetrain be necessary? Also, on an entirely unrelated note, what would be the best spark plugs to buy for my 2002 Z28? I'm sure that they'll need to be replaced soon.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:14 AM   #23
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Why would it require that much work? I know that I would have to replace my tranny, replace and recalibrate my cluster, and of course change the brakes. However, why would a new rear end be necessary, and why would a new drivetrain be necessary?
The rear end and drive train are not rated to handle the amount of HP and torque that the LS7 will put out.

Check out the numerous threads of people asking about buying a new LT and doing an engine swap. Those threads go more into detail of what you'll need and why.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:51 PM   #24
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Ah, I see that makes sense, it would probably bend the frame just from accelerating the way it's built now.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #25
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im pretty sure all the LS engines are the same size. not cubic inches but the exterior size. Just go with the LS376/480 EFI LS3 its only $6,625. and has more torque than the LS7 only 25 less HP and is half the price. And I dont think you will be able to get 3k for a ls1 with over 100k on it. http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/Pa...l.jsp?engine=2
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:35 PM   #26
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Haha, my bad, I didn't mean for that to happen. Yeah, I know I'll be pumped if I can get it done. An LS7 is cheaper than a V6 5th gen, and it'll roast the V6, and likely roast a stock V8 = D.
Not a chance that it is cheaper. The LS7 is $15K and all you get is a motor.
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Aside from the motor, you will need to upgrade your tranny ( most likely the T6060), upgraded suspension, new brakes- I recommend some brembo's with 13 and 14 inch rotors and that's about it I guess

Now the engine well fit, but what about the dry-sump system ?
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:58 PM   #28
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one of the big differences you're going to face is the throttle by wire throttle body. unless you ran the stock camaro intake and throttle body. i unfortunately don't know what possible port size or bolting differences there might be on the two intakes.
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