Boss 302 swap in 2005 V6 coupe
Before we get started here, I am aware of the following:
1) I'll never get my money out of it- but then again, 99% of cars lose value over time
2) yes, I could buy a 2013 Boss 302 but I
a) still like the 1st gen S197 body best
b) believe the Boss has too much decal and colored wheel business for my taste
c) think new boss's are just way pricey
d) am an old guy(54) and not quite ready for the whole LED thing in my car
So, I have grown more fond of my Black 2005 coupe and it red leather interior, especially after some mods of Borla cat back exhaust, CAI and 91 octane tune, '67 scoop hood and 19" x 9.5" chrome Avarus 3 wheels as well as a 2 DIMM head unit for Nav, blutooth, XM etc.
So... as much as I like it, I really want to put some guts in the thing in the next couple of years for the long haul. I can see driving this car for another 10 years or so after these power mods.
I'm thinking BOSS 302 crate engine at around 11k which will bring on a host of other changes. I am avoiding the supercharged options of the GT 500 crate or even the 5.0 sc crate engine due to the heat issues here in Oklahoma. (Forgot to mention this will still be my daily driver) Obviously, it will need the pcm etc and alternator kit for another 2k and will also need a steering fluid pump for another few hundred.
A new 6 speed manual will be needed. Should it be a Tremec 6060 or a 56 magnum?
It'll need a new rear end, so any thoughts on preferred hardware here?
Brakes will need an upgrade as I am thinking that going to the track now and then would be nice. Preferences here?
Any other concerns or considerations here?
I wonder about any changes to gauges, etc that might need to be considered.
I'll need some big time help with this project and may need to turn it over entirely to a shop capable of such a major project. Anyone know of a shop capable of this project in Tulsa, OK?
Keeping this under 19K is one of my goals here. It'll be fun to have the next time that Camaro pulls up ready to show off against a 210 HP V6 coupe.