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Old 10-27-2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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I have tools but no experience on cars, I repair helicopters and I would probally pay to have this done if it is under $5000. I am in Alabama. My SE is a 2005 not a 2004, I fat fingered. I was weighing the cost of trading in on a GXP or getting the swap done.
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so, when you guys gettin married??? you argue (freindly, i think) like a married couple. its funny to see you guys go back and forth.

on a good note myself and the rest of the forum learn a great deal from these debates.
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I have tools but no experience on cars, I repair helicopters and I would probally pay to have this done if it is under $5000. I am in Alabama. My SE is a 2005 not a 2004, I fat fingered. I was weighing the cost of trading in on a GXP or getting the swap done.
You can do even less with a GXP than you can your SE. Try a trade on an SSEi instead.
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I agree. I love the GXP look, but if you are looking to have the most fun out of it then go with the SSEi or swap it.
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The SSEI sounds good, I'm just not a fan of the fog lights on that model, would a 2005 front bumper fit?
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I've done a lot of work on cars, assembled and swapped motors etc. But no way would I bother with this swap. There is always someone who can do something like this in one day, but I'm not one of those people; somehow there are more delays and additional expenses than expected.

I believe in the end you'll have a car that won't be worth any more after the swap, because many buyers will be leery of a non-stock engine swap. Also, you'd need to check and make sure you won't have problems with the smog police in your area, since there were no 2005 L67s.

I think you'll see GXPs going quicker in the next few years, but it'* unlikely that they will ever get into the 13s without NOS or a high dollar turbo/blower + aftermarket engine management. But they are really nice cars.

So if you can live with the styling and want to go fast for a reasonable price, the SSEi makes sense. You'll save a few bucks on gas over the GXP as well.
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