Geo Tracker Runs 9s, Does Wheelies with Turbo LS Power

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Our new favorite LS swap vehicle, this daily-driven Geo Tracker is an insane sleeper and its available for purchase.

We see a great many LS-swapped vehicles in the LS1Tech Marketplace but few are as cool and as impressive as this Geo Tracker. As soon as we saw the title that someone was selling a tiny sport utility vehicle with a boosted LS V8 that runs in the 9-second range with the front wheels off of the ground, we knew that it would be interesting. When we read more and found out that this is a daily-driven Geo Tracker that drives to the track and runs in the 9s, we fell in love.

Aside from the sound of the engine and the huge rear tires, this Tracker is an absolutely insane sleeper and with “iambigperm” looking to thin his heard, this wicked little machine is listed for $14,500.

LS Tracker Front

The Introduction

When the OP first listed his 1993 Geo Tracker in the LS1Tech Marketplace, he provided a ton of information on the build, an array of pictures and a video of this unique beast laying down 9-second quarter miles. He included details of every aspect of the vehicle which has been updated, leading to quite a long list, so rather than posting all of that in this piece, we have pulled out the basic details on the vehicle itself. Check out the original sale thread for the full mod list.

Tracker LS Engine

One of a kind, LS swapped, turbocharged 1993 Geo Tracker sleeper. Runs 9’s and does wheelies. If you go to the strip very often, you are probably already familiar with the car as I have raced it much over the last few years. It turns a lot of heads and gets attention anywhere you go with it. There are countless videos of it on youtube and facebook. One of which has 800,000+ views. See it here:

This car is totally streetable. It has literally NEVER been on a trailer. I drive it to work, the drag strip, and then drive home. It is often the quickest car that drives to the strip on a given night. It has been extremely reliable.

This Tracker started out as a 1.6 liter, 5 speed, 2wd model. It could barely get out of it’s own way. That was swapped in favor of a 6.0 LQ4, 4L80e transmission, and ON3 7875 turbo.


Best 1/4 mile has been [email protected] mph so far. Best 60 ft has been 1.45 limiting the launch with the two-step at about 3400. If foot braked with no two step, it will do a big wheelie. Has never been dyno’d with the turbo. Tuned by me, at the track.

Bottom Line:

Why am I getting rid of it? I have 3 turbo LS vehicles at the moment. I like building stuff and should probably make some room before starting a new project. Price is $14,500. Marcus 7O2.443-OO71

This is not a beginners car. Best for someone who has some experience with fast vehicles. No test drives without full payment in hand. Cash, no trades.

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Key Features

While you can read through the full list of upgrades in the thread, here are the key features of this 9-second, wheelstanding Geo Tracker.

LS Track Rear Corner

The engine is an LQ4 with a BTR Stage 3 camshaft, LS7 exhaust manifolds and an ON3 turbo kit that has the snail mounted back behind the transmission. The transmission is a 4L80e with a custom torque convertor, which works with a Ford 8.8-inch rear differential to get the power to the Mickey Thompson drag radials.

LS Tracker Dash

The engine fits so nicely under the hood that it almost looks like a stock setup, but unlike some V8-swaps that are tossed together and run like crap, this Tracker is the real deal. It pulls consistent 1.5-second 60-foot times on the two-step, leading to elapsed times in the high 9s, all while being driven back and forth to the track.

LS TRacker Rear Low

Click here for a closer look at the turbocharged, LS-swapped Geo Tracker and prepare to fight the urge to want to own a Geo Tracker.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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