Engine Swap, what engine to get?

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  1. Twohundred

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    Or convert to fully electrical! Plenty space in that car and would be a show winner every time. Just glide in.

    My 307 has only 40k on it but I'm thinking that gas prices won't go down so an ev-conversion will pay off in 4-5 years with current price of gas. Frankly I think gas prices might be 50% higher in 5 years time so a conversion might pay off faster.

    A conversion will set you back 8-10k USD. Could be worth it just for fun.

    If my car had a failing engine I wouldn't hesitate one second. A 1987 Buick Estate Wagon with an electrical motor and 40 kW battery. Nice!!!!

    An example of an El Camino conversion: http://www.evalbum.com/preview.php?vid=2829
    Here you can find kits: http://evwest.com/
     
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    Poison_Ivy Minister of Entertainment

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    Electrics haul ass, also:chirp:
     
  3. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    They sure do!
     
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    Paladin62 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure which LS engine was in the SS Trailbrazer. The LS6 was in the Corvette Z06. That's where mine came from.
     
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    Thanks for that. My LS2 Trailblazer came stock with 390HP. We immediately chipped the engine and tranny bumping it up to about 425hp.
     
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    LS6 was also in the '04-'05 CTS-V before being replaced by the LS2.

    I have an LS2/T56 in my '06 CTS-V (currently for sale) and I've gotten 26mpg hwy in completely stock form. A 4.8L truck engine, single turbo, T56 tranny, and high gearing in the diff might get you there.
     
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    I would go with the LS engine and 4L65E trans as mentioned above. Lots of power and should get high 20's for mpg.
     
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    290? You got an AMC engine in that thing?
     
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