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Electronic throttle body conversion

This is a discussion on Electronic throttle body conversion within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; In 1999, they changed the throttle body on v6 fbodys to electronic. In the near future, I want to upgrade ...

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    Electronic throttle body conversion

    In 1999, they changed the throttle body on v6 fbodys to electronic. In the near future, I want to upgrade to a v8..is it possible to drop the ls1 engine into my car? Do I have to convert the throttle body? Or am I better off selling the car and buying a v8 trans am.

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    You will need more than a TB to drop an LSx into your car.

    The 3800-II fly by wire TB won't bolt to any LSx setup..

    No f-body with the LS1 was ever equipt with a fly by wire only 3800-II's..

    The entire wire harness and PCM will need changed amoung a number of other things for a 3800 to LS1 swap..

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    So basically in the future when I upgrade to a ls1, im better off selling my v6 then buying a t/a. Eh alright fine with me.

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    In the long run yes..

    But the conversion from v6 to v8 has been done by many folks with success.


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