Results 1 to 6 of 6

lt5 conversion

This is a discussion on lt5 conversion within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; when you build a lt1 is the only difference in the conversion to a lt5 the heads and the intake?? ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    lexington,sc
    Posts
    31

    lt5 conversion

    when you build a lt1 is the only difference in the conversion to a lt5 the heads and the intake?? what else is needed for the conversion

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harrisburg
    Age
    34
    Posts
    364

    Black
    2000 TA

    I think your thinking of the LT4 but I could be wrong.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    lexington,sc
    Posts
    31
    ya the lt4 is just the top end but the lt5 is a dohc version of the lt. it is basically the bad ass motor and back in 93 was makin 425hp from the factory. lotus built it.

  4. #4
    Pathelogical Liar BlackLT1Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,476

    Black
    94 Camaro Z28

    Parts for an LT5 are very hard to find. Vettes with the LT5 are also hard to find.
    But there is so much stuff that has to be changed to convert from a pushrod motor to DOHC, I don't think it would be worth the work (if its even possible with the same block).

  5. #5
    LTX N20LT4's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    2,006
    10's N/A

    "Converting" an LT1 motor to an LT5 is impossible - totally different block...and everything else. I'm sure your thinking of the LT4. In that case, GM Performance Parts offers the LT4 heads and HOT cam, but for the intake manifold, you will have to venture over to Edelbrock for their piece, as you cannot get the original intake manifold anymore

  6. #6
    Senior Member 5.0THIS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,704

    red
    95 Z28

    Quote Originally Posted by 94lt1ss View Post
    ya the lt4 is just the top end but the lt5 is a dohc version of the lt. it is basically the bad ass motor and back in 93 was makin 425hp from the factory. lotus built it.

    Adding to what I posted in your earlier thread... The LT5 is a completely different motor. You're probably going to pay around 10,000$ just to get an LT5 motor (used)... So by the time you got done getting a motor and completely building it, you're probably looking at 20-25K$, not including whatever it will cost just to get the motor in the car (potential chassis and frame modifications). And it was designed by Lotus, built by Mercury Marine.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. IN lbs to FT lBS Conversion
    By SMWS6TA in forum General Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 03:28 PM
  2. Ram Air conversion?
    By UKXK189 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-28-2007, 10:40 AM
  3. Ls1 vs Lt4 conversion
    By bandit-00 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-24-2006, 08:26 PM
  4. FS: T56 conversion for LS1
    By 1badchicken in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-24-2006, 02:30 PM
  5. Conversion to Ram Air
    By 2001bird in forum External Engine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-19-2006, 09:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •