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Old 10-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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V8 swap worth it?

So I was gonna buy a 97 gt but I would need an extra 1000$ or get the 04 v6 but make a project and swap the v6 to the v8.. Is it worth it?

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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to answer your question yes a v8 is worth it... either way you go sound good the only thing that is whats the condition of both cars and how much after you buy the v6 are u planning on putting in a v8...also i think the v6s only come with cloth interior lol im personally a fan of black leather

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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A lot of guys who want to do a V8 swap usually recommend just buying a GT. It's a lot of work to do.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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I swapped mine. It was an 02 3.8l, but i found a dealon a 2000 GT complete drivetrain. If you do the swap it's ok, but if not you'll end up spending about 3k just for labor of the trans, motor, and rear end. Those are the easy parts. You need obviously engine, complete wiring harness, body harness, exhaust, cooling, ecu, rear end, trans, driveshaft, ohh k member too. Plan on spending around 4k for parts. Ohh one more piece of advice and my only painful mistake, iwish I had found a late 01-04 since the fog lights switch changed as well as some of the other little things. Good luck and afterwards you'd be happy but ultimately buy a GT and you'll have more $ to your name and less hadtle, it was fun sure but also expensive but my car had that sentimental value since she was my first.

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its worth it sometimes, if you have cheap parts, dont care about resale value etc. Generally for that year car a 2v SOHC 4.6L gt car is VERY cheap.

if you are gonna swap at least put something in with decent power, the 96-98 GT motors are known for being REALLY slow. Aim for a 4v 300hp cobra/mach motor, a 5.0 push rod (can build cheap) etc
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buy the gt and do a pi swap on it,trickflow heads a nice cam and a beefier fuel system
bigger brakes too just in case

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