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Old 06-01-2006, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by gbelton
But you end up loosing the balance that was engineered for the models these LS (Vette) egines are placed into.

I'll pass and get an ///M

Balance is better than an ///M. These motors are not only lighter than an ///M motor (S50, S52 or S54), but the package is smaller (shorter) and the majority of the weight sits behind the strut towers....similar to the way M44/42 sits.

Yes there are quite a few "associated" costs when doing a conversion like this. Headers often cost several thousand $'s and $3k+ generally goes into strengthening the rear end (at a minimum). Get a harness and computer from Speartech for another $1k+, then spend some time on a dyno and spend some more...these are just a few of the many costs most people do not consider when posting about engine swaps.
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