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LT1 to K20a

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Old 03-08-2008, 04:05 PM
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Hey I wanna swap out my LT1 for a K20a in my camaro. What all is that going to require?
 
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:24 PM
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Are you serious? Really?

There is a lot of reasons i would not do this, personally. these are the ones i can think of right now:

-Transverse designed engine in a longitudinal layout frame will cause some parts and supply issues. I don't think an S2000 transmission will bolt up to the K-series (prove me wrong if i am) leaving you with a drivetrain issue.

-The K20a makes great power but lacks the torque needed to power a larger car, like a camaro. The weight might not be a whole lot different but there is more than just curb weight to wonder about. there is mass, drivetrain/axle weight, gearing, torque, mass and torque curve and rotational torque fromcrank/pistons/rods.These will all work against this engine in favour of a V8. It may be great at the high end, but the low end loss will outweigh the good IMO

There is more but i must go to a concert.

If you really wanted to i imagine you could custom fab some mounts to fit an S2000 powertrain in the engine bay.

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Old 03-08-2008, 05:21 PM
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this has to be a joke....
 
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:12 AM
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