- silverfox103 wrote:
- What did you do with that 60K engine?
Good question, LS swap will take time and money.
Any LQ4 2000+ is what you want (99 had iron heads). I would recommend you get a 2000-2002 because they are drive by cable rather than drive by wire, it's just easier.
Just a fast rundown of what I have into my LM7:
-Engine w/everything: $700 (LQ4 will likely be $1200+)
-4L60 Trans: $600 (I too will be going T56 later, but that is $1200+ easy so I went auto for now)
-F2B Kit: $400 for when I do the T56
-Swap Headers: $800
-Custom built plug-n-play wire harness: $950
-PCM reprogramming: $150
-LS1 intake & misc. little items: $300
-Other misc. parts: $300
Throw those numbers together real quick with the T56 and you are talking about $6000. Not awful, but not something I would consider a quick upgrade either.
Now surprisingly, time has not been much of an issue with this swap, if I had done it all at once I would have easily had it done in a weekend with the swap parts I used, so that is a plus...
Just some food for thought.
1996 Impala SS - 45K original miles - 5.3 LS swap - Brand new Bilsteins...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!