Tag: LS swap

Craigslist Either/Or: Vortec-Swapped Firebird or LS-Swapped El Camino

LS1tech.com El Camino LS1 Firebird Vortec Swap

  LSX El Camino vs. Vortec V8 Firebird: Which would you rather? “Which car would you rather have?” It’s a simple question that can spark some real debate among car enthusiasts. While these questions work in the abstract, they work best with specific examples. What better place is there for either/or questions than the gold […] More »

  Comments | By - June 19, 2017

HOONIGAN Drives (and Breaks) an 1,100 Horsepower 1988 Mazda RX-7

LS1tech.com HOONIGAN 1100HP RX-7 LSX horsepower

Twin-Turbo LSX RX-7 magnificently walks the line between drift and drag car. HOONIGAN’s Daily Transmission includes some highly entertaining videos that catalog builds, people, and hooning. Lots of hooning. On this episode, the Daily Transmission host meets up with Will Tetro’s beastly 1,100-horsepower 1988 Mazda RX-7. Like so many RX-7 fans, Will dispatched with the […] More »

  Comments | By - June 8, 2017

This LS4-Swapped Saturn Is the Very Definition of ‘Sleeper’

ls1tech.com LS4 LS1 Saturn SL swap

This little commuter is really a monster sleeper hiding in plain sight. Few people will ever remember Saturn S-Series as anything but plastic-bodied appliances that General Motors built in the 1990s and early 2000s. The cars never had anything resembling a tuning culture and few people ever raced them. They earned their reputation as basic and […] More »

  Comments | By - April 11, 2017

Total Sleeper! Junkyard LS-swapped Chevy Colorado Meets 22 PSI of Boost

ls1tech.com LS-swapped V8 Chevy Colorado nitrous turbo build

This Colorado is the epitome of an unsuspecting, sleeper truck. Talk about a sleeper: no one would suspect what is under the hood of this Chevy Colorado. This particular truck is a “fleet-spec” model: white with unpainted bumpers and trim, and steel wheels. It couldn’t look any more pedestrian in appearance. Pop the hood, and […] More »

  Comments | By - March 21, 2017

LS-swapped Mazda FC RX-7 Looks Like a Laugh and a Half

ls1tech.com Mazda FC RX-7 RX7 LS swap LS1 T56 rotary review info

An LS-swapped RX-7 is about as much as you can have without taking your clothes off. The Mazda RX-7 is a great handling little sports car. However, for this “FC” generation RX-7, it was in desperate need of more grunt. With it’s naturally-aspirated rotary engine, it produced 160 horsepower. That isn’t awful for a 2,600 pound […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2017

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