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LS3 swap...who's done it?

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    LS3 swap...who's done it?

    Part of me is itching to drop an LS3 in to my "WS7". Mine is a '98 Trans Am with an aftermarket hood/ram air sys- it isn't an original WS6, so I figure what the heck and why not. But I don't do anything to that car without running it by you folks first...so what does the collective think?

    What other supporting mods do I need to do if I go with this swap?

    I don't know if it's going to be cost effective or not...I want to build my way towards ~475-500 horsepower as finances permit and I'm open to other suggestions, besides an LS3 swap.

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    i want to do a ls3 swap as well since my ls1 has 210,xxx miles,where are you at with this y2k?
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    Thanks for the info.

    What's the going price on LS3s? I'd like to get the best deal I can. I have no idea how much it's going to cost to have someone swap them out for me...I know there are some supporting mods that have to go along with it.

    I wish I knew how to do these kinds of things- just about killed myself changing all 8 plugs in the car. Of course, they had been in there a long time...they looked stock, with heat shields still attached. My car decided to keep that 8th plug, it fell somewhere down there in to the bay after I banged my hand on something.

    Thanks for the help.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    i want to do a ls3 swap as well since my ls1 has 210,xxx miles,where are you at with this y2k?
    Not even square 1. Just gathering info myself at this point

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    I think the real motivator for me here is going to just be grabbing myself an LS3 from eBay and a 9" rearend from somewhere.

    Seems like a pretty straightforward swapout and a good stepping stone to my magic 500.

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