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This is a discussion on LS7 swap within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have to agree with everyone it's way too expensive. I've been looking at this swap and even doing the ...

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    I have to agree with everyone it's way too expensive. I've been looking at this swap and even doing the work yourself by the time you get everything you need to support it you are looking at 16k or so including the motor. It's much more cost efficient to get a stroker and you can tailor the build to your exact application, heads, cam, compression, etc... and end up with much less money spent. I'll be doing some sort of stroker swap in the winter of 08 and I could afford the ls7 just seems like a waste of money IMO.

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    just like buying a c6 z06 seems like a waste of money. throw a 402 or 408 in an LS1 and full bolt ons and you're on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvaly View Post
    just like buying a c6 z06 seems like a waste of money. throw a 402 or 408 in an LS1 and full bolt ons and you're on top.
    I would not classify a C6 Z06 as a waste of money. The C6's drive fantastic and handle like no f-body ever could. It's just a completely different animal. The new vette's are refined almost drive themselves including the z06. Our F-body ls1s are more like old muscle cars they need to be driven and respected a bit more.

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    I meant it in a sarcastic way. they're great cars, I just don't think they justify $80k price tag... that's all. also the corvette SS coming up price tag 90s come on... it's a 427ci ls7 with a blower on it for 100k?

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    I hear ya 75/80k is a lot but when you drive one and compare it to other high priced cars it's a bargain. Now 20k extra for a blower seems outrageous. Wait a few years and I'll bet a nice used one can be had for less then 35k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc74racer View Post
    I hear ya 75/80k is a lot but when you drive one and compare it to other high priced cars it's a bargain. Now 20k extra for a blower seems outrageous. Wait a few years and I'll bet a nice used one can be had for less then 35k.
    like in 5 years, the c6 z06 you can get it for $35k, then slap a s/c for 5k and you're good!

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    The C6 Z06 is a bargain for what it does.
    Outruns just about any exotic...straight and turns.

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    true too! cheaper than Lambo and Enzo and Benz,

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    I forget what mag it was but they were discussing the "Z07" supercharged 6.2 liter making 600+ bhp and that the base vette was going to get the LS7. The article also said that there was going to be a brand new body style coming out within the next 2-3 years.

    But, as for the LS7 swap (even though it makes no sense economically) it would be really cool to have an F-body sporting an LS7 just for the sake of being rare. Plus having that kind of power under warranty would be nice. Adding bolt-ons and a tune would be fantastic, not to mention a supercharged or turbo application. The possibilities are endless. For me, streetable power is the goal. I'd want to drive that thing as much as possible.

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