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2.0L Engine Swap ?

This is a discussion on 2.0L Engine Swap ? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I was just thinking with the rise of gas prices for a daily driver has anyone ever thought of taking ...

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    2.0L Engine Swap ?

    I was just thinking with the rise of gas prices for a daily driver has anyone ever thought of taking a V6 Firebird or Camaro and swaping in a 2.0 Ecotec engine maybe even with the Cobalt SS supercharger ?
    Its just a thought but Could it be done ?
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    Y not, but y not just get a honda civic for alot less... or a 240SX... or a car that you dont have to swap a motor in...

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    p.s. what tranny would you use?

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    Why hassle with that shit when you could buy a honda for less money less hassle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    Y not, but y not just get a honda civic for alot less... or a 240SX... or a car that you dont have to swap a motor in...

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    p.s. what tranny would you use?
    too much work, when you could just get another car as a daily driver.

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    I was just thinking out side the box & doing something different , besides it would be RWD ( rather than FWD ) , somewhat lighter than a v6 car , still have around 200 hp ( with a supercharger ) with a 5 or 6 speed manuel ( possibly even the new GM 5 or 6 speed autos ) & be looking good doing it rather than driving a honda .
    It would take some work but is`nt that what hotrodding is all about ? Maybe not from a totally performance view though .

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    Thats not my idea of hotrodding.

    Hotrodding doesn't include really good fuel mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99CANADAHAWK View Post
    I was just thinking out side the box & doing something different , besides it would be RWD ( rather than FWD ) , somewhat lighter than a v6 car , still have around 200 hp ( with a supercharger ) with a 5 or 6 speed manuel ( possibly even the new GM 5 or 6 speed autos ) & be looking good doing it rather than driving a honda .
    It would take some work but is`nt that what hotrodding is all about ? Maybe not from a totally performance view though .
    Exactly what I was thinking, I mean if you want the f-body look but better gas mileage i'd say go for it instead of buying some other car.

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    I just sold my 2004 Saturn Ion Redline (exact same 2.0L Ecotec supercharged engine as the Cobalt SS) last year and I only got like 21 MPG around the city. I had trouble even getting 30 MPG's on the highway. I sold my 1994 Trans Am GT to get something with better gas mileage and was pretty disappointed to barely get in the low 20's. I think I got 19 MPG on my 1998 A4 Trans Am with mostly city driving the last time I calculated my gas mileage. Plus, the Redline was just as expensive to maintain with premium fuel and full synthetic oil required. Here is a picture and yes I was not a fan of the spoiler.


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    I see no point in switching engines when 6 Speed ls1 can get better fuel economy than most other vehicles.

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    wow some putting a 2.0 in firebird that's crazyness

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    should not do that

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