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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ls swap

What all needs to be done to ls swap my 94 lt1. I just blew up my lt1 after putting a lot of time and money into it and I'm considering getting away from the lt1s. I know the transmission needs to be swapped and a lot of wiring but I'm wondering what else needs to happen for it to be successful. Any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 01:55 AM
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Ur gonna need computer... trans or trans adapter... harness... mounts... and Im unsure if the fuel system needs to be upgraded.

Back to ur ltx... what exactly do u mean by "blew it up?"

LTX is my drug

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Originally Posted by Littleflav View Post
What all needs to be done to ls swap my 94 lt1....... can start with sifting your way through THIS almost 1300 post thread.....and then peruse this LS Conversion web site for new B-body specific parts.....minus your long-block.

Or, you can rebuild your LT1, install heads, cam and full exhaust along with a TorqHead 24x conversion for a LOT less money and only marginally less power....depending on your build.

Having done BOTH, the LS conversion and the TorqHead kit......I know if given the chance to do it ALL over again, both of my Impalas would have the TorqHead kit.

Jus' sayin'.....

BTW.....if you do decide to go with the LS conversion, I can give you a sweet deal on a set of almost new mid-length headers.

Best of luck!


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I like, Kevin have done both and still own both 96 Impala SS... plus some other B/D body cars.
The LS3 with a BTR Stage 3 camshaft, BTR dual valve springs and Scorpion 1.7 Roller Rockers is a lot of fun and I love to drive it on a nice cool sunny days. LS engine are easy to swap cams,water pumps, plugs, wires,ect and have a WOW factor when I open the hood at Friday night car stop, but after nearly 20 engine builds I still like a nicely built 396 or 383 LT1, with great heads and all the other good stuff we all know.
I have a nice 396 build with AFR heads that produces just about the exact same rwhp and torque as a brand new LS3.

Torqueheads stuff looks very nice, I just wonder 5 yrs from now if I need some replacement parts will they in business anymore.
The 396 and LS3 costs were nearly the same, but I did all the labor myself. No short cuts.

I really all depends on what you want to do and if you can do the labor yourself.
I do not drag race at the track and prob do noy have the fastest impala SS in the Midwest, but it is fast enough for me and I still have Air Conditioning but barley ever use it lol
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KDB50SS View Post

Torqueheads stuff looks very nice, I just wonder 5 yrs from now if I need some replacement parts will they in business anymore.
The 396 and LS3 costs were nearly the same, but I did all the labor myself. No short cuts.

A lot of people say the same thing but they're just being paranoid.

The issue has been addressed. The owner of the company said if they ever did go under he would make all his technical info public to help people out.

And if worse comes to worse...just revert back to stock until you find something else.
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