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Old 04-16-2011, 05:59 PM
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Attached are my before and after weights for my 240SX LS1 swap. The tire pressures were ~40psi for the before and after weights. The weights are empty tank vs full tank for KA24DE and LS1. Car features, weights and weight distributions are below.

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Interesting!
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I can imagine the car flys
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take that import nay sayers! thank you sir for the comparison
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that's pretty cool! sweet to see how light it can really be.
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and yet, lsx haters still say there heavy POS's lol.. cant wait for a LS1 for my S13
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Looks like someone got shafted on gas price!
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how did you fit the stock manifolds on your swap. i was under the impression that you had to use the custom sikky headers with the swap, i ask because i am doing a budget 5.3 vortec swap in my s13 and if i can get around those $700 headers it would be a real help, also what do you mean by custom manifold, and how did you get the ac to fit?
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Originally Posted by STEEPSS View Post
ls1 ftMFw
This is a great comparison showing exactly what a lot of swappers will want to know, the exact weight diff. with literally just the engine swap... kudos!
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this is very useful and convincing information... thank you for all your trouble putting this together.
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"You'll just add weight"
"You'll disrupt the weight distribution"
"You'll change the balance for the worse"

I hear this all the time from LS1 haters.

I love when hardcore data cannot be disputed! Great job, very informative.
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Lets look at this carefully. The heaviest LS1 weight = 2936, minus the lightest before swap(2824) = and increase of 112 lbs. Not much in itself. BUT, that 2936 was with a full tank of fuel. 14.55 allons at 6 lbs per gallon = 87 lbs of fuel added.
So if the fuel wasnt added, the LS1 swap was only 25 lbs increase over the original engine.
Seems like a heavy pig to me..not.
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The only thing I see that could be disputed is the sway bar. Any idea on what it weighed.
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Originally Posted by Cronic_Moronic View Post
I can imagine the car flys
Not yet as it is still breaths through a 2" S14 240SX exhaust system. Just wait till it's modded.

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take that import nay sayers! thank you sir for the comparison
No problem.

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that's pretty cool! sweet to see how light it can really be.
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This is a great comparison showing exactly what a lot of swappers will want to know, the exact weight diff. with literally just the engine swap... kudos!
Thanks. This is the point of doing this comparison as every swap is different. I tried to keep it as straightforward as possible without any removal/addition of items to the car.

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this is very useful and convincing information... thank you for all your trouble putting this together.
Trust me. It was a lot of trouble. But I'm more for technical data than "assumptions" or "opinions".

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"You'll just add weight"
"You'll disrupt the weight distribution"
"You'll change the balance for the worse"

I hear this all the time from LS1 haters.

I love when hardcore data cannot be disputed! Great job, very informative.
Thanks.
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Where is the battery located?
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Originally Posted by letsrunem View Post
Looks like someone got shafted on gas price!
Nope looks like someone got shafted out of $250.

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Originally Posted by 71ANTICARB View Post
The only thing I see that could be disputed is the sway bar. Any idea on what it weighed.
Less than 10 pounds.
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and of course everyone forgets - if they were to add a turbo or similar to pump up the stock motor they would add WAY more weight to the very front nose of a car.

e36 stock m3 vs ls1 ended up being ~40lbs heavier and i'm betting most of it is the heavy *** t56 sitting way low and in the middle of the car
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Anyone see a comparison like this in an rx7?
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