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    Using a ls series engine for drift

    Hi ther, I am from new zealand, I have a s15 nissan silvia (200sx) that i drift, currently using a rb26 but Im after more tourqe, a throaty rumble and sumthin different to set my car apart from the other nissans. Afriend of mine is using a ls1 in an rx7 and performs well, I want best possible option that remains non forced-inducted and doesnt braek the bank. I feel ls2 (6l) or bigger capacity is my best option. But could every1 give me there thoughts and maybe some of the things to look out for with cerain models. I am after a complete engine, gearbox loom ecu package or possibly a front cut might be a better option??
    \Thank you all for your feedback!!

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    a 6.0 is probably going to be your best bet imo but idk how common they are in NZ but it would be best to get one out of a 2500 truck so you have the harness, engine, and trans all together. and of course your going to have to freshen them up im sure

    btw there torque monsters so you wont have to worry about breaking the tires loose and kickin it out sideways

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    LSx motors are common in NZ for they are in the Monaro, Commodore SS and other Holden/Chevy-based vehicles.

    You could probably source out an LS3 from a wrecked HSV if there are any near you.

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    lsx motors are also common in 240sx cars that drift and especially ls1's. I would see a bunch on ebay with ls1 swaps in them for drifting uses. I think theyd work good.

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    Yea we get ls engines over here commonly in holden comadores but I am told the holden engines arent as good as th likes of the corvet etc from the states, Idealy i would not rebuild, would prefer a low km thtas good to go so I can carry on with the drift season without much down time. Do you or anyone else know of anyone in calafornia or nearby that deals alot in ls packages?

    haha yup tourque monster sounds good to me!!!

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    This is news to me. I thought the LSx in the Holdens/HSVs were the same as ours in the U.S.

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    possibly, just going off what i am told though , trying to research this if anyone can verafy either way??

    Thanks man! appreciate everyone info

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    a 6.0 is probably going to be your best bet imo but idk how common they are in NZ but it would be best to get one out of a 2500 truck so you have the harness, engine, and trans all together. and of course your going to have to freshen them up im sure

    btw there torque monsters so you wont have to worry about breaking the tires loose and kickin it out sideways
    dont know if he wants the added weight of a iron block...

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    yea alloy block is def what im after, big facter as to why i would go for ls engine so thanks for heads up as thought all later model (350sb / ls) were alloy, also does anyone know what model car/engine came with best gearbox etc as i am after a complete package if pos

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    An engine and transmission from a 1998 to 2002 Chevolet Camaro or Pontiac Firebird Formula/Trans Am should work just fine for you. A 2004 to 2006 Pontiac GTO should also work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    An engine and transmission from a 1998 to 2002 Chevolet Camaro or Pontiac Firebird Formula/Trans Am should work just fine for you. A 2004 to 2006 Pontiac GTO should also work
    05/06 GTO have the ls2 in case the OP didnt know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    05/06 GTO have the ls2 in case the OP didnt know
    you beat me to it

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