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