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This is a discussion on Engine swaping within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i have a 2000 camaro thats a v6 3.8l i am swaping it to an ls1 can any one please ...

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    i have a 2000 camaro thats a v6 3.8l i am swaping it to an ls1 can any one please give tips or hints to do it right and the cheapest way to do it?

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    I can tell you that the cheapest way is to visit one of our sponsors if you're going to be purchashing a new motor. Forget the LS1, go with an LS6 instead for about $3 large at www.crateenginedepot.com Remember the motor drops out through the bottom the easiest, so you may want to take it to a shop for that, especially if you don't have a garage, like myself. Note: the LS6 I quoted you is a replacement motor for people who already have a LS1 motor, you would still need to purchase additional items such as intake, exhaust, water pump, etc... they do sell a complete "turn key" LS6 motor but it runs around $4700.00 if I remember correctly. Good luck!

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    screw the ls6...get a built lq9 longblock 402-408 and they are beasts texas-speed has them for you. if your going to do it..do it right and get the lq9 or even the lq4 and take it to a shop like my man mr.hyde said.

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    IMHO, the "cheapest" way is to sell the V6 and use the $$$ to buy a V8 car. You're gonna need a heck of a lot more than just an engine to do the swap. Accessory drives, wire harness and PCM top the list.

    I'm not being negative I'm just being real. For the total cost of the swap you can buy a V8 car and have the $$$ from selling the V6 car for mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    IMHO, the "cheapest" way is to sell the V6 and use the $$$ to buy a V8 car. You're gonna need a heck of a lot more than just an engine to do the swap. Accessory drives, wire harness and PCM top the list.

    I'm not being negative I'm just being real. For the total cost of the swap you can buy a V8 car and have the $$$ from selling the V6 car for mods.
    he speaks the truth.

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    i cant sell my car and just get a new one, its my first car i love it too much and ive done too much work on it just to sell it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john334 View Post
    i cant sell my car and just get a new one, its my first car i love it too much and ive done too much work on it just to sell it
    Well what kind of budget are you working with and are you looking to buy a used or brand new motor?

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    Don't get me wrong, it can be done but it's not a job for the inexperienced or faint of heart.

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    Maybe you should just get a super charger?

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    im working with around 2000$ to a 3000$ budget i was going to supercharge the v6 but i can get more power with a v8 and i dont think my v6 could handle the supercharger

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwip View Post
    Maybe you should just get a super charger?
    Or turbo charge it like the Grand National or 3rd gen TTA.

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