LS2 swap

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  1. kwigs160966

    kwigs160966 Member

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    I am officially committed to an LS swap :).
    I will post up pictures as it goes along. The donor car is a 2005 corvette with an ls2 and t56 roughly 120000 km's on it. It was an insurance write off and has no body or interior left on it which makes it easy to get at a lot of things. Having the whole car makes so many things easier to swap and modify.

    I have started tearing down the factory harness and have the motor ready to pull out when time allows. I'm planning on using as many factory parts as possible. Including the exhaust if it fits. The corvette rad and ac confessor will fit perfectly in the stock X location. I am pretty busy (baby on the way) and likely won't have it up and running till next spring but will update my progress.
     
  2. 30Birdy

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    Very interesting and looking forward to updates. If I keep my X long term, this is definitely the way to go. Especially since I have an LS in everything else I drive, LOL.
     
  3. Redlantern

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    Nice. Been waiting for your thread to pop up. Really Looking forward to this!
     
  4. Gadget

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    Sounds like an exciting project. I can't wait to get a ride in it!!

    G
     
  5. kwigs160966

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    I have had my x since 2007 now and have spent so much time and money on it that it doesn't seem to make sense to sell it.
     
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    Few pictures of progress
     

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    Reworked the vette harness a few external connections and some clean up needed.
     
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    Pics are giving me a hard time I will ad some tomorrow


    Harness is done though. :)
     
  9. Redlantern

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    Looks like spaghetti.
     
  10. Torspd

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    Down the rabbit hole we go...
     
  11. Doublld

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    donor car is cool but id rather do it all from scratch
     
  12. kwigs160966

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    Yeah from scratch would be awesome. But not on the budget lol
     
  13. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

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    We could make this a race.....

    Who will win?

    Who will get done first?

    1GR 16.0?

    1GR, 1GR, 1GR, 1GR, 1GR > LS swap bi-turbo?

    Or the new comer, 1GR, 1GR > LS swap??

    Man, if I still had my contact at Quantum Techstar we could make a TV show out of this!!!

    G
     
  14. Doublld

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    he probably will im not pressed on a date just get it done when money and time allows
     
  15. Gadget

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    You all need to quit dragging these projects out. I want my damn ride already!!!

    G
     
  16. kwigs160966

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    The donor corvette
     

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    Re-worked harness not do t yet but you get the idea
     

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    Will the new 5.0 engine fit the xrunner?
     
  19. Doublld

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    you are more than welcome to donate to the danny fund lol
     
  20. Torspd

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    I see what you did there. :crinklehair: Not a bad idea though.... brief webisodes of updates, from all three, in the same thread. Hmmmm.....
     

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