Chevrolet Camaro 1967-2002 - From V6 to V8
02-17-2005, 10:59 AM
I have a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro. It has a 3.4l v6 engine. I've considered either purchasing a Camaro with an LT1, or putting an LT1 in the camaro that i currently have. I would like to hear some of your opinions as far as choosing which way to go. Couldn't i buy a camaro with an LT1 for cheaper than doing an engine swap? The LT1 uses a different transmssion doesn't it? That would be an issue as well.
02-17-2005, 11:47 AM
Buy a Z28 LT1. You can pick up one in decent shape for between $4000-$7500 (in REAL good shape on the upper end). It would be your cheaper route. We just swapped a 351W in my buddy's 1989 Mustang Coupe 2.3L and it was a PITA. It would have been cheaper just to buy a 5.0 and built it,
Also consider an LS1 swap, that is where the big power is at.
02-18-2005, 12:15 AM
its still the 4l60E transmission. the rear end would need to be swaped among many other things. is this the same Lambo from CV6\FV6.com?
I recently had a LT1 put in a 1982 Z28; runs awesome, super strong. Costly though! Hind sight is always 20:20. I love my LT1 and I have great plans, but honestly, if I had it all to do over, I'd save a little more and have the LS1 dropped in. Stock to stock, LS1's put out more, and from what i've been told, easier to work on???
02-18-2005, 12:56 AM
a whole lot easier to work on. of course the ls1 has more power.. Lt1s are old school technology vs the lighter, more hightech ls1. id say i love my lt1 but its in about 100 peices right now so i cant say much about loving it right now.
Rob 94Hawk 319
02-18-2005, 01:13 AM
In all honesty, you probably could buy an LT1 Camaro for about the same that it'll probably cost you to do the swap. The LS1 swap is a bit more cost effective, but also a bit more costly, and more work.
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