Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

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Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:31 pm

Picked up a car today. Looks like it will do quite nicely. Already have the LS, the 5spd and the Ford 8.8 rear waiting for it. This should be interesting.

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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby Rettax3 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:43 pm

Nice! Z-26 in white is really beautiful. Body looks pretty straight too. Now, where's the popcorn? :good: I want a front-row seat for this...


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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby weba » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:37 pm

So, what year are you expecting this to be drivable?



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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby snowblindburd » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:22 pm

I'm really looking forward to this one. Good luck!


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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:39 pm

The plan is to be a "quick & dirty" build rather than aiming for meticulous perfection. The 8yr Camaro build has kinda soured me on that kind of stuff. I have a bunch of ideas that seem like they should work, but I won't know for sure until I get in there. I'll do a quick video going over the plan pretty soon. I'd love to say I wouldn't go 12 months without driving a Beretta, but that's probably pretty ambitious...especially since I'm already 3 months in.


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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:26 pm

Guess I forgot to post the video link here. It's waayyy outperforming my typical numbers. #lsswaptheworld I guess
https://youtu.be/2JnU-ZbfYH4

And here's the playlist. I'm a few videos in already, getting the LR4 set up to fit under a car hood.
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLquv ... tj7188c89V


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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:46 pm

This new car being a white Z26...looks really really similar to my high school GTZ that I put Z26 wheels on. And you can still buy a Beretta LeBra on ebay. So I'm thinking about one just for shits n gigs. haha
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I took measurements, and to make the truck LS fit under the hood I had to use an Fbody pan and car intake. And to make the LS2 manifold fit, I had to use an Fbody water pump too. I also made some DIY baffles for the LS1 oil pan (youtube video coming on that soon). And I promise this will be a quick & dirty build, but I did shoot it was a couple rattle cans. Huge visual improvement with minimal time invested.
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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:04 am

If you're curious how to tune an LS swap for free with no credits needed or anything, check out this video. Also works for trucks, Camaros and anything else with a P01 (411) or P59 PCM.

https://youtu.be/m3xdQ-FMNnU


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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

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Re: Budget LS swap 5spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:55 pm

4.8 lives now too! Fired it up on the stand last night.
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