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8.1 engine swap

This is a discussion on 8.1 engine swap within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a chance to buy a 2002 yukon that has a 8.1 l engine is it possible or worth ...

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    8.1 engine swap

    i have a chance to buy a 2002 yukon that has a 8.1 l engine is it possible or worth swapping with my 2000 ss ls1 new to chevy would appreciate knowledge ,

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    8.1? what motor is that?

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    as far as i know the 8.1 was used in HD trucks/ RVs / tow trucks / stuff like that, its the biggest GAS engine GM offers i think

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    8.1 is a 496 and is the last Big Block GM had. Its a big block so it might not fit too well in your SS.

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    cutlass is right its a 496ci. I have one in my 2500hd with a 6speed . I doubt it would ever fit (its huge). It would crush your springs and the cooling system would never work right. sounds pretty cool though

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    Off topic, but would a duramax fit in our cars. I can get one for not a bad price. Could you imagine how fucking cool that would be......a turbo diesel camaro ss

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Off topic, but would a duramax fit in our cars. I can get one for not a bad price. Could you imagine how fucking cool that would be......a turbo diesel camaro ss
    LOL that would be bad ass but you would need a lighter diesel.

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    I know there's a LT1 style Camaro with a turbo diesel in it ... 6.5ltr with 4l80E and Holeset turbo ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    I know there's a LT1 style Camaro with a turbo diesel in it ... 6.5ltr with 4l80E and Holeset turbo ...

    Why would you want an f-body to sound like a truck??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post

    Why would you want an f-body to sound like a truck??
    how about a 'vette?
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    That is a really bad idea

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    Custom headers and a motor plate and it'll fit in there. Here Richie's (Stein?) 632...
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/r...8/IMGP0386.jpg

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    Because a turbo diesel would murder almost every car on this board apart if it was in a F-Body. Weight wouldn't really matter straight line but would hurt the car in corners. It would be sooooooo bad ass!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    Custom headers and a motor plate and it'll fit in there. Here Richie's (Stein?) 632...
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/r...8/IMGP0386.jpg
    Yeah, custom headers and a motor plate and there you have it.

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    do some frame mods, and imagine seeing an f-body haul a HUGE trailer down the freeway.

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    I once had a friend who put a 454 out of a Suburban into an s10. Great idea in theory, not so great in execution. You don't go very fast in a straight line if you can't get the tires to connect with the pavement.

    Are there any videos of large bore diesels in F-bodies or vettes that are actually under power and not just idiling down a road?
    That I would like to see.

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