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Old 11-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Would it be pheasable to put a 3.8 in a 01ish grand am? the trans' are the same i thought so I would just have to mount it like a grand prix and computer swap right?
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Same trans helps a lot. You will need the correct PCM and wiring harness. You may need to change motor mounts, not sure though.
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So its not an insane idea, it looks like I could use the same mounting as a gp
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You might need to adjust the exhaust, not sure. I've never done it, but it should be very doable. You dropping in a L67 or a L36?
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Super Charged hahaha
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Motor mounts are completely different. You will have to fabricate your own mounts.
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they looked the same at a glance. I guess I'll just stick to finishing my 95 before I go and do something custom
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Search around ... it'* been done many many times. There'* tons of info out there.
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Wow them boys on the GA forum are a bunch of .... hahaha

Here is a car domain with pics of the swap, if your considering this, this guy at the time of posting had 100+ hours in it

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/246061...anhattan-ks-us


Wow they seem to have something against the 3800 there

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It takes time to do things right. And besides I would like to see you build a setup like mine any faster while making 7.75 an hour and paying for college.

3800 = fail and anyone here who supports it should gtfo and go join clubgp. /thread
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