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Old 10-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default I want to super charge my 2004 SE Bonneville

I was wondering if I should buy a supercharger or buy a supercharged engine, new or used I haven't decided, and which L67 will fit this model with the least amount of difficulty.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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Best bet is to sell your SE for a SSEi, that'* the easiest way. Other opinion is which you mentioned, is to drop out your L36/tranny and swap in a L67/HD tranny. There'* more to swapping in a L67 than just plucking the motor....someone swapped in a L67 in a 00+, that'* a good idea of what you'll have to do, look for TJ'sblackbonnie
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someone swapped in a L67 in a 00+, that'* a good idea of what you'll have to do, look for TJ'sblackbonnie
And Jshelton54. He was the first here to do it.

Keep in mind, for MOST people here, the swap is not the most practical or cost-effective solution. Selling the SE and buying the SSEi is generally regarded as the cheapest method.
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TJs brother just did one in a 2000 SE. Basically the same car. Any L67 will work for it, but the tranny is different so you have to get one specifically for the SSEi for that or it is a big hassel. There is also a L67 swap kit from Intense that is awesome for rewiring your PCM correctly and you need a new PCM to run the whole thing. There are some odds and ends in there. That is the easiest way to do the swap with your current car. You could also go the ZZP SS or the W-body swap route, but you are still doing a heck of a lot of work with that. Probably as much as swapping becuase you have to change heads, etc. Might be easiest to find and SSEi but then there is no fun in building it yourself into something that isn't supposed to have that engine in it .

Here is a pic of mine that I dropped in my 2000 SLE:
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Like Jared mentions, it'* not that bad to swap.

I'd say the route you go would depend on how much you want to spend, how attached you are to your car and the costs of the parts you can get.

TJ'* brother got a good deal on a drop out with pretty much everything they'd need from Ed Morad. We drove the car in the garage at 7pm Friday night and started it by 5am Saturday morning. (Most shouldn't attempt this at home )

Selling and buying a new one is to me tougher because you have to coordinate one sale and a purchase at the same time. This can be a pain the buns.
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Don't forget to factor in whether or not you have an engine puller, or have ever done this type of work before, whether you have the other tools necessary, or can afford to pay someone to perform the swap.

If the answers to the above are no, then you're better off buying an SSEi.
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Right..it can't be assumed you'll reach in bare handed and lift it out w/o some assistance.
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I'm not talking about the physical act of the swap. I'm talking about having the right tools, knowledge and experience to know how to go about it.

For most people, this is something you need to do a couple times with help before doing it on your own.
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Technically we are talking about the physical act of the swap, which requires all the items you mentioned.

Having met a large number of members, there are a lot if not the majority that possess the knowledge and through a bit of renting or borrowing would have the tools and friends on board for doing this project with relatively low cost.

About the only places you'd run into a low enough concentration of members that might make this prohibitive would maybe be the Midwest, Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. NE is well covered, SE is covered (and recently practiced) and while the MN'rs haven't done a lot of motors..they have certainly proven themselves on not only Bonnies...but minivans as well.

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Maybe we should find out from the topic author where his skills, budget, and tools are? As well as his location?

And another thing that should be mentioned is the risk in wrecker or donor motors. We've had two wrecker motors fail in the last 6 months here under the hands of some pretty experienced members.
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