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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    A Y Senior member

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    If you were serious about an engine swap, you'd just use a Chevy LS1 or similar. :D 500 HP is cheap and easy.

    Here's a 911 with an LS2:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    I know of someone who transplanted an LS1 into his E34 wagon. Lots of things had to be changed as he had to use a Camaro drivetrain, and instrument cluster. He says it drives much more nicely than his E34 M5.

    Edit: stuffing an LS1 into a 4WD 911:

    http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1240791-2001-porsche-996-ls1-conversion.html

    Moar edit: LS1 in a Boxster:

    http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/guess-what-this-is/12976/page1/

    Pics here: http://www.914club.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=69069&st=240

    This could be dangerous ...
     
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    It makes less sense to lavishly on everything in one's life.
    Many people also have a lifestyle where they spend very little time at home. Once in a moon ago I logged more nights in hotels than I do in my own bed
     


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    Seems like the extra weight would throw off the balance and handling a bit, no?
     


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    and that's why I don't give rides to fat broads.....:rimshot:
     


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    Raise you with Miata x LS1 build: http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/showthread.php?t=35261
     


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    E30 with 1JZ engine

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


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    LS1 is actually comparable in weight or lighter than the German engines it usually replaces. Compared to a boxer, a V8 is taller, so a higher CG may change the suspension dynamics of the car, but if you're doing an engine swap, I'd think you'd also spend some time doing good suspension tuning.
     


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    Could also be he spends a disproportionate amount of his income on his toy. When I was younger I had friends in the modding scene and they would not go out and eat cup noodles for dinner just to afford their parts and car payments...
     


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    It's .5" wider, .2" taller and 2" longer. That's near as makes no difference the same size.
     


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    The one I had:

    Wheelbase 2,761 mm (108.7 in)
    Length 4,719 mm (185.8 in)
    Width 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
    Height 1,412 mm (55.6 in)
    1,417 mm (55.8 in)

    The new 5 series:

    Wheelbase 2,968 mm (116.9 in) (sedan)
    Length 4,899 mm (192.9 in) (2011- sedan)
    Width 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
    Height 1,464 mm (57.6 in) (2011-present sedan)

    That doesn't speak to the fact that new cars don't have the same kind of diving board bumpers old cars used to have either - they've pushed new car dimensions out further within the same dimensions simple due to the slab-sidedness and blunt front and rears...
     


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    I like the idea of the LS swap in a Porsche, but for me it'd just be a dog I'd save from 'engine-less 996' hell, like a dog you pick up from the pound. it's not going to win you any awards at a show. I wouldn't do it to an air cooled car, nor anything too special, just a raggy 996 C2 or maybe a dead turbo.

    I just want a super clean E34 with a fluttery V12 with all the rare interior/exterior stuff, and the uprated 8-series stuff. If money was no object; I'd get a clean E34 shell, a Japanese E34 M5 with engine problems but clean interior/exterior, and then hunt for a tired 850CSi and put them all together to make a sick daily driver. The car would get the exterior and interior of the M5, the driveline of the 850 (after some refurb and little tweaks of course) plus the brakes and stuff. I could sell off the rest of the parts like the S38 engine and the 850CSi exterior/interior and recoup a little of the cost too. It'd be a little beast.
     


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    any project car build threads with happy endings? :eek:
     


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    LS1 is lighter than the stock 996 motors i think?
     


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