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LS1 Swap

Old 04-30-2017, 05:48 PM
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I have a 1986 corvette that I'm kinda wanting to swap an LS1 into... I've been working on cars for a while now had have found a pretty good deal on a Ls1 engine thinking about buying it and putting it in my car just for a over all learning experience and little performance boost. But just wondering if I do those will the rear end of my car handle this? Or am I going to have to really poor some money into the whole car for this swap?
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I think that with a bone stock LS1 the dana 36 should hold-up. I'm putting in a stock LQ9 6.0 engine into a 85 vette, using the 700r and stock dana 36 2.73 ratio rearend. Going to run the stock 85 wheels as well.

Down the road I may plan to upgrade stuff. Have to see how everything works first prior to replacing.
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If you're not hammering on it like at the drags, the rear diff will be fine. In my opinion, the cost to convert to a LS could be better spent on performance parts with the existing engine.
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Originally Posted by CorvetteRules View Post
Since the OP was last here 6/6/19 I have a feeling he didn't post to hear the truth, only posted hoping most replies would say "hell yes at least that much".

I agree with some, many times a car with personalized mods that makes the owner happy many times are different from what a buyer wants to see. I'd be willing to pay 7 or 8k for it but never 12k.
I think you posted in the wrong thread.
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