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    needing info on this one

    I just got me a 1995 camaro its a v6 5speed with t-tops that dont leak and i was wanting to swap it to a v8 my question is should i go with the lt1 because from 93 to 97 thats what they had or should i go with a ls1 and in doing this whould i have to change the trannie or just the bell houseing? i know in the z28's they have 6speeds im pretty much looking for some general and good info befor i start dropping tons of money and time and not know what im getting myself into thanks for any feedback

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    You should sell the v6 car and use the money you would need for a motor, trany., raditor, rear end, front springs, exhaust system, and all the other BS you have to change to make it right, and buy a Ls1 or Lt1 car already done and spend money making that car better or just enjoy it stock you will be better off, richer, and happier. this is only my opinion as I went through this process some years ago with a mustang after all the work and money spent it would not hold a candle to my stock 99 T-A.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    You should sell the v6 car and use the money you would need for a motor, trany., raditor, rear end, front springs, exhaust system, and all the other BS you have to change to make it right, and buy a Ls1 or Lt1 car already done and spend money making that car better or just enjoy it stock you will be better off, richer, and happier. this is only my opinion as I went through this process some years ago with a mustang after all the work and money spent it would not hold a candle to my stock 99 T-A.....
    My thoughts exactly its to much money and headache doing the conversion, by the time your done you will have more money and time in that v6 car then just going out and buying a v8 car

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    Yep, the V8 conversion generally doesn't make sense unless you already have a donor car. Trying to piece together a LT1 or LS1 conversion is gonna cost you too much

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    There's a guy in cincy who is parting out his ss because he totaled it all rear end damage he wants 3500 for just the motor I believe

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    Turbocharge the V6...there's a guy in my car club running low 12s with a cheap home-made kit on his 99 V6 Camaro. I guarantee he spent less than $2000 on everything.

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    what v6 is he running 3.2 or 3.8?? and did he do any thing to the heads?? that you know of thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRED187 View Post
    what v6 is he running 3.2 or 3.8?? and did he do any thing to the heads?? that you know of thanks
    3.8L, and no, stock motor pushing 18psi, though I think he does have a cam.

    Also, the early 4th gen V6s were the 3.4L.

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    yea my bad i ment 3.4 thats what mine has in it i noticed that after i replied lol anyway thanks for the info bro

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    If you go boost, you will have a rare car. That car will be a homage to the 89 Turbo Trans Am GTA. Had the GNX 3.8 that hauled ass.

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    yea im now thinking about getting another motor and build it up i never thought you could do much to these motors but i have found out in the last few days you really can and there is quite a bit of aftermarket stuff for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRED187 View Post
    yea im now thinking about getting another motor and build it up i never thought you could do much to these motors but i have found out in the last few days you really can and there is quite a bit of aftermarket stuff for them
    3.8L with a T61 is a glorious combo. You could probably go with a T70, but you will some undesirable turbo lag.

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    I will have to keep that in mind now since mine is a 3.4 will i have to change the pcm since i would be moving up to the 3.8?

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    Use the correct PCM with the motor you will be using. This way, getting that car fired will be easier.

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    3.4s are OBDI and 3.8s are OBDII, right?

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    I believe that's right J

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    I believe that's right J
    If that's the case, you HAVE to get a new PCM, if you can call a OBDI controller a "PCM"

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