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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Engine Swaps in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Has anybody done an engine swap on a DTS? I'm wondering if the 6.0L could be dropped right in....
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    Maxb49 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Engine Swaps

    Has anybody done an engine swap on a DTS?

    I'm wondering if the 6.0L could be dropped right in.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    No takers?

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    You do realize your talking about a car designed from the ground up as FWD and an engine designed for RWD applications right?

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    You do realize your talking about a car designed from the ground up as FWD and an engine designed for RWD applications right?
    I do realize this. There have been conversions in the past of high powered V8s dropped into FWD applications.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    Aftermarket also sells a Solstace with the vette engine in it. $60k. Vette would be a much better buy, as it is designed for that engine.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    Quote Originally Posted by z06bigbird View Post
    Aftermarket also sells a Solstace with the vette engine in it. $60k. Vette would be a much better buy, as it is designed for that engine.

    Ed
    Your point is well taken.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    Putting a vette engine in a DTS would be an electronic nightmare. Cost of labor would probably exceed $25k. Then engine, tranny, rear, exhaust, computers, etc.

    You are now at $100,000. Why not buy a Porsche???? or something as expensive as that?

    Could you imagine trying to get a RWD DTS with a vette engine fixed? No warranty unless you probably paid several extra thousand.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    Quote Originally Posted by z06bigbird View Post

    You are now at $100,000. Why not buy a Porsche???? or something as expensive as that?

    Ed
    Funny you should mention that. I drove a 911 RUF today and was impressed. Don't know if I want to shell out that kind of money for yet another car.

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    Re: Engine Swaps

    FWD with much more HP would really torque the steering when accelerating worse than it already does. Would think this would preclude a desire to really increase the HP/torque in the exisiting DTS platform

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