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Old 11-12-2010, 12:08 AM   #31
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Hmmm, I could see a AWD Fiero with a built up L26 top swapped. Oh ya, that should move real good.
Oh please stop giving me ideas. I already want a Fiero to drop a 3800 in
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I think the transfer case indeed doesn't hang below the car any more than the transmission. You'd have to fabricate a new passage either for the exhaust or for the driveshaft.

For a Fiero, you'd have to use the relatively backwards setup in the middle powering the rear wheels with the transfer case going to a differential on the front with either a live axle or a complicated suspension. It wouldn't steer well, but it would grip like no other!
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I am gonna put this idea to sleep for awhile...at least until I can afford to do something to it....I am actually going to make this car a livable car. The next Bonnie though will be getting the AWD LS4 with mods...I need to do a little more brainstorming....It gives me something to do...along with thinking about the RWD conversion for a 96 GP coupe with a LS7....Another thought is this: Could I in theory be able to transfer the power to the rear more than the front with the AWD system?...Mitsubishi does it with the Evo'* so I am thinking this would be a cool thing to try a power distribution of 10% front and 90% rear. Something that you find in exotics like the Audi R8 and the Gallardo or Murcielago.....
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In stock form, the power distribution is 60% rear. With a plasma cutter and fabrication skills, you could pretty much do anything. I think you're simply limited by money, time, and sanity. The best option is to keep the transverse mounting system so that you don't have to make new mounts, a new subframe, etc.
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Okay so I am thinking about doing the ls4 swap here in the next 2 yrs....would it be the easiest to just by a wrecked GXP GP and use the parts off of it for the entire swap? Won't I need a new K-frame in order for the V8 to sit in the engine bay? what else would I need...would I need to get a PCM and ECU for a GXP Bonneville or would the GP'* work for the swap? I really want to do this since I am getting rid of my Roadrunner...I want to have a V8.....I love the sound...
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Honestly if you can get the entire car, do it. You never know what exactly you'll need until the time comes to do it. I thought I had my entire swap planned out but I ran to the junkyard probably 6 more times.
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i'm looking into this swap as well. i think a v8 would really benefit my park ave. lol.
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I don't know if the subframe would work, but I do know that the pcm will not. You might be able to get away with a PCM from GM. They have LS1 PCMs, so just swap an LS1 top end and tune for the displacement.
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