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LS Swap? Has anyone done it?

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by 99SportX, December 22, 2014.


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    1. 99SportX

      99SportX Elite Explorer

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      I will document it as best I can. The power goal is 5-600hp at the rear tires, so we shall see what happens. lol
       
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      Anyone follow SloppyMechanics on YouTube? Guy swapped in a 6.0 from a van with 226,000 miles into his Colorado. Installed a turbo and had 460 hp. He eventually upgraded the turbo and threw on a 50 shot of nitrous and made 1067 hp on a stock LS. Only thing changed was the can. I also think he swapped an Explorer rear rend on the Colorado.

      Here's a vid of him running 9.78 in the 1/4 mile.
       
    4. 99SportX

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      Mr. Happel's build is one of my inspirations for sure.
       
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      Fired it up today. I hope to get it out on the road tomorrow. I need a buddy to help me get a nice safe low boost tune on it for powercruise this coming weekend. Here is a pic from when i was doing wiring the other day.

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      Yes! Any exhaust video clips??
       
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      Dono V8 Limited turbo and retired SC 4.0 OHV Elite Explorer

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      I'm super impressed.
      There must have been all kinds of challenges to overcome.
      From what I can tell, all you have lost so far is air conditioning, rad overflow, and wiper juice.

      What was your attack on the motor mounts?
      What happened with the transmission?
      How are you handling the gauges?

      So many questions, lol.
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Excellent Eric, great work to get it all arranged well.

      I watched on the Corral as a member there transplanted an LS3 into his Volvo, now listed as the fifth best project on a car magazine's site. The engine is very compact, exhaust too, and the aftermarket supports swaps with wiring etc.
       
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      I will do a basic thread later with all the specs, but for now I will say that I have an overflow tank and washer tank that are going on shortly. The only real losses are AC, cruise control, and gauge cluster. The gauges will be replaced with a digital dash at some point. The time crunch I am under has led me to cut some corners and I will have to circle back around to clean some things up down the road. The goal was to make it as much of a bolt in swap as possible, meaning little to no modifications to body or frame, only to bolt on stock parts. I modded a stock trans crossmember and made motor mounts that drop onto the factory threaded stud mounts. Time will tell what power they can hold. All in all I feel this arrangement is far more serviceable than the 5.0 engine installation.
       
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      Looking forward to it.
       
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      thats brilliant, i'm amazed it fits.

      can't wait to hear more details
       
    12. 99SportX

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      Had it at the track for Powercruise USA this weekend. Basically you get to drive the road course and fly down the main straight which is normally the drag strip. There are a lot of cars on the track at any given time so it can get a little wild but for the most part people behave. I have some heating issues and some more tuning to take care of but overall the thing held up ok and it's a blast. It is way quicker than before and there is still plenty of room to turn up the boost.

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      So you went RWD in the end yeah?
       
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      Turdle Will cook for gas Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Excellent, I'm glad you are enjoying it, good fun.
       
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      Thanks, guys. Yes it is RWD. I do think that with some custom oil pan work that 4wd could work. I was initially laying out the swap in an awd v8 model and tried to get away with leaving the diff in but had to pull it because of an oil pan interference. Transfer case clearance is an unknown but I would like to think it could work out. The trick is getting the front output to shoot through above the trans and torsion bar mount crossmember.
       
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      Was it a rear or front sump engine?
       
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      Rear. The engine/trans came out of one of those Isuzu NPR delivery trucks apparently. I was told that It is basically the same as an 06 silverado 2500hd.
       

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