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Old 03-21-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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I was reading the good ol' Wiki, and came across this tidbit:

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Production of the 3800 V6 is unofficially scheduled to end on January 1, 2009. Originally GM had set this date for January 1, 2005, however due to the vast number of complaints from both investors and customers because of the popularity and reliability of the engine, the date was extended. At the end of production, the LX9 3500 OHV V6 will replace the naturally aspirated 3800 applications, and the LY7 3600 DOHC V6 will replace the supercharged 3800 applications.
Very interesting... are either of those replacement engines in production yet? Any pics? Any specs?

I'll be searching and looking, and I'll post anything I find.
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Alright, I found pictures and specs of the engines that are to replace the 3800 series...I must say, I am disappointed. The most torque I saw on any of those engines was only 250-ish. Bad move, imho.

http://www.gminsidenews.com/index.php?page=Engine_Guide
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I agree with you.... But they are moving into newer technology...

the 3800'* will always have a place in my heart

Nice to see they extended it tho

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Its sad. but they have to, its getting harder and harder for them to make the 3800 meet the new standers.. :(

Dodge had to do the same with with the Great 4.0L I6 :(
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New stuff can be better. GM moved the 5.7 out of the trucks after a million years. I got the 5.3.. whoa baby that puppy has potential. Rips Hemi truck owners all the time.

Funny part is...the Hemi.. it'* a 5.7
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Just look at the LS4 FWD 5.3 DOD.... 303 Hp.... Attached to a 4T65-E....

We all know that sucker is held way back

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Just look at the LS4 FWD 5.3 DOD.... 303 Hp.... Attached to a 4T65-E....

We all know that sucker is held way back
Not as much as you might think. Mike aka Techy Ted has one.. He made a mistake and let me burn off a little of his tires. They give you a healthy chunk of the power.
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New stuff can be better. GM moved the 5.7 out of the trucks after a million years. I got the 5.3.. whoa baby that puppy has potential. Rips Hemi truck owners all the time.

Funny part is...the Hemi.. it'* a 5.7
The 6.0L L76 that'* going in the G8 has real potential, too. The 6-speed it'* being matched up to can handle up to 600 ft-lb of torque. Slap a M110 on that puppy and move the 391ft-lb stock torque on up close to/in to the 500 range.

And the G8 is a 4-door to boot. Now that'* a grocery getter.

Hmmm.... I'm thinking L67/L76 swap into the '00 chassis....

Nah, probably would be much more work than it'* worth. Would have to match it up to a STS-V tranny, if that'* FWD.

Anyhoo, the L67, like Don said, will always have it'* spot in my heart, too.
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Just look at the LS4 FWD 5.3 DOD.... 303 Hp.... Attached to a 4T65-E....

We all know that sucker is held way back
Not as much as you might think. Mike aka Techy Ted has one.. He made a mistake and let me burn off a little of his tires. They give you a healthy chunk of the power.

I think there is more Powah to be had...

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There may be.. however Mike only had so much tread available for communicating via smoke signals.
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