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Old 07-31-2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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how are these V8 cars I seen a 2009 GT for 32k with the 6 litre,rear wheel drive..they must be pretty fast...a lot of money.V6 cars are still up there too..
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i believe you can get a manual trans too, would love to get one and replace the bonnie but rear wheel drive is no good around here. the 8 cylinders are ls engines, reliable and have any mod imaginable.
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Manual trans is only on the G8 GXP with the 6.2L LS3. They also still go for about $30-35K. The 6.0L is not a LS motor but is still a nice motor. Plenty of people have put a Procharger on it, so at not all is lost if you love forced induction but don't want to drop the money on a turbo setup.
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I would too,they look sharp amd loaded, lot of money though
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I saw a gxp for sale, like the gran prix with the gxp option
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what is it then, something from holden?
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No the Grand Prix GXP was just a 5.3L LS4 powered FWD. The Holden GM cars are the GTO, G8, Caprice, and SS

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its basically an ls engine they wouldnt make it substantially different. i would bet that the aftermarket parts/bolt patterns would be the same and stuff like that.


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The L76 is derived from the LS2. And like the LS2 it features an aluminum engine block. However, the L76 does feature Active fuel management (AFM). While the displacement on demand technology was disabled on Holdens, this feature is enabled on the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT and subsequently refitted in the 2009 model Holdens with AFM enabled, but only on models fitted with the 6L80 Automatic Transmission. The engine also meets Euro III emissions requirements. Output is 348 bhp (260 kW) at 5600 rpm and 376 lbft (510 Nm) at 4400 rpm for the Holden variant, and 361 bhp (269 kW) and 385 lbft (522 Nm) for the G8 GT.[11] The Vortec 6000 or new VortecMax version is based on the Holden L76 engine, and features variable cam phasing, along with Active Fuel Management. It can be considered the replacement for the Generation III LQ9 engine. It produces 367 hp (274 kW) at 5400 rpm and 375 lbft (508 Nm) at 4400 rpm. Production of the Vortec 6000 started in late 2006, and is only available with the new body style Silverado and Sierra. The final year for the option of the VortecMax engine was 2009 in the Silverado and Sierra. vin code (Y)

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Are the v6'* good to mod up?
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to me it seems for an engine to become popular for mods it has to be the top engine in a lot of mainstream vehicles before the aftermarket companies invest any engineering money into it. the 3.6 was the top engine in the g6, malibu and things like that so may someday but i doubt now you would have anything but a tune available.
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