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Old 07-28-2006, 01:50 AM   #31
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L67 swap is the only way to go for a cost efficient solution. Mine cost me $1500 for L67 and Tranny combo with everything (axels, a/c pump, alt, power steering, etc)w/60k on it, $99 for an intense PCM, and fluids. Swap is essentially a snap with only two wires different which they make a kit for at ZZP. I would recommend it to any one. I have seen the top end swap but I think that it is just as easy to pull the whole thing out. Took two days to do and I was rolling down the road.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:31 AM   #32
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I for one have found this thread to be extremely informative, it seems like most times a thread is brough up about boosting an L36 or doing a L67 swap it gets shot down with the ever comon "You're wasting your time and money, you should just sell your car and by an SSEi"
If people have done the L67 swap fo a $1500 price range and it'* really a project that cn be finished in 2 days, I don't see how it'* that impracticle. Considering an SSEi would cost me more than $1500 on top of whatever money I could get for my SE with 139k miles on her, and then I would have to deal with many of the wear and tear items I've alreadytaken care of on my car.
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Exactly, The best part is that any GM L67 will fit in the bonnie. All you have to do it switch over mounts and accessories to make it fit right and make sure the tranny wiring is correct. Not a big deal. In fact I think that I could probably do it in half the time that it took me last time. So I don't see the reason to go out and buy an SSEi for that reason alone. Of course that price was with me doing the install and not someone else. In this case it would probably cost you a couple thousand more on top of the $1500 which is what is freaking people out about the whole swap. Mind you this is going from a Series II NA to a Series II supercharged. The series I is a whole different game unless you go to a Series I supercharged which are not very common with lower milage and you would have to rebuild I would imagine.
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True, I forgot about the few who have posted with the idea of PAYING someone else to do the swap. In that case, yes, I agree it'* better of to buy an SSEi.
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See here'* the thing, I know everyone wants a L67 or a turbo L36. Most people would say sell the SE/SLE/SSE and get a SSEi. Sometime that'* not the way some people want to take. What if you had attachments with that car (I can't think of the word), what if you invested so much money in that car that selling it wont get your money back? What if the L36 blew up but the car is in such EXCELLENT shape that scrapping it is not a option. That is when a L67/turbo L36 swap is the most "economical" and the right way IMHO
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Fuel, I think the word you were looking for is "Sentimental"

and yeah, my car has some of that value to me
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Fuel, I think the word you were looking for is "Sentimental"

and yeah, my car has some of that value to me
Ahh, yes that word, that elusive word. Thanks Jack. A perfect example in point: Pat, he wants a L67 in his SLE but he could have sold the car but it was very sentimental to him so he kept it. But now he brought a new SSEi which kinda defeats my point....
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Fuel, I think the word you were looking for is "Sentimental"

and yeah, my car has some of that value to me
Ahh, yes that word, that elusive word. Thanks Jack. A perfect example in point: Pat, he wants a L67 in his SLE but he could have sold the car but it was very sentimental to him so he kept it. But now he brought a new SSEi which kinda defeats my point....
but Pat still has the SLE and is still swapping
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