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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012 Thread Starter
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Converting a V to V8?

Was wondering if any one has converted their v6 to v8? if so how dificult was this or is it better to trade in on v8?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012
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it would cost more to swap then to trade in, and if you need to ask online, then it would be to hard to do yourself.

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Don't do it. I would trade/sell.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012
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I have done the swap. I would highly suggest trading in for what you want instead of doing the swap. With that said, i love my car and all but she's cost me wayyy more money to get the same performance as a bolt-on GT. I had my fun as a turbo v6 making 400+ rwhp but it wasn't reliable.

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