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Thread: swapping a 6.2?

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    swapping a 6.2?

    i currently have an 03 with the 6.0 vortec thats closing in on 160k. My question is what is the best way to go about swapping in a 6.2 from an 07+ and is it possible? Will the new engine and transmission fit in my truck?

    thanks for the help.


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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    160k and you want to remove it?? That motor has ALOT of life left!! (provided there is no internal damage that is)


    Both trucks are built on a different chassis and use different electronics, so it would not be a plug n play thing like a Honda Civic or something lol.

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    thanks for the help. The reason i wanted to go with a new engine is because i just joined the army, i love the new escalades but i've had this truck since i was sixteen and never want to get rid of it. but due to parking restrictions i can only have one vehicle on base.
    I was honestly just tossing around the idea. Once again i appreciate the help.

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    Hey no problem lol - There is a guy on here that put in a Duramax Turbo Diesel on our bodystyle - dunno if you would be interested in that kind of swap but it sure was a lot of work from all the pics I saw - here is the link http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...hood-lade.html

    Wow u had it from 16? Damn it must like sentimental to you - u gonna give it to ur kids lol.

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    Wow thats crazy i never would have even thought of doing that kind of swap.
    And yea i've had it since the day I got my license, my dad said if i got above a 3.5 gpa i could have his 68 camaro, he decided he couldn't give it up so i got the cadillac lol. I've been pretty blessed, and i would love to hold on to it for that long, what i would love to do (but is a bit farfetched) is to drop in a 427 from a z06 corvette. I have no idea how much work that would be but hey, a guy can dream.

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    IMO swapping a 6.2 wouldn't be cost effective, Im guessing your looking for more HP? Or a low mileage engine?? I know if well maintained these trucks will go forever!

    Your best bet is just throwing some bolt-on's at it, Maybe a supercharger?? You can get plenty of juice from that......

    By the way it must be nice getting an Escalade at 16! When I was 16 my ride was a skateboard lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    Grippin now that you mentioned it, when I was 16 I was "singin in the rain" lol ie. walking! Zm2613, check out this video - I know you will like it

    600+ Raw Detriot Hp!!!! This thing blows them tree hugger cars up into the trees!!! LOL

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    @ grippingrain after talking to some people i think the rout i'm going to go is to have a heavy duty trans built and rebuilding the engine and adding some kind of forced induction, i was thinking supercharger but after that video pcguy760 posted i'm not too sure anymore lol luckily i still have a couple months to decide.
    and as far as getting the caddy when i was sixteen yes i've been very blessed, and thankfully i took this instead of getting an s2000, now i wouldn't trade this truck for anything. @ grippingrain after talking to some people i think the rout i'm going to go is to have a heavy duty trans built and rebuilding the engine and adding some kind of forced induction, i was thinking supercharger but after that video pcguy760 posted i'm not too sure anymore lol luckily i still have a couple months to decide.
    and as far as getting the caddy when i was sixteen yes i've been very blessed, and thankfully i took this instead of getting an s2000, now i wouldn't trade this truck for anything.

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    I would TOTALLY take a Duramax swap over the 6.2. Infinitely more tuning possibilities on the diesel, in addition to the fact that it's a frieken diesel!

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    if you have a trailer hitch you already have a heavy duty trans

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    Re: swapping a 6.2?

    these engines are real easy to get big numbers out of.... an L92 head and intake can get you more than 100hp alone and put in a cam and youll be in the 500s with a good tune then just an intake and exhaust to help breathing and it will run real smooth and be super quick


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