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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap? in Cadillac SRX Forums; Has anyone ever done this if so what all is needed I don't care to keep the awd system would ...
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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    Has anyone ever done this if so what all is needed I don't care to keep the awd system would rather have rwd. If I keep this truck and replace this oil drinking v6 I will swap the north star in. Wondering if its worth it.

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    You don't say what age your SRX is, but I would say "no" to the swap.
    I would look at trading for a SRX with the Northstar.
    Just my opinion.
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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    I would have thought its possible , the ecu would need changing and the running gear may be different , but there is certainly the room for it.
    would the brakes need uprating or are they the same , as the ones on my V6 feel like they could stop a truck.
    similarly is the suspension upped for the V8 as its heavier.
    People swap engines all the time.

    his SRX is an 06 btw.

    but do agree , probably easier and overall cheaper to purchase another vehicle with the V8 already
    as if all the extra parts do need to be upgraded it would be a major project.

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    I was thinking that. Honestly have no interest in ever purchasing another srx due to the nightmare this one is. Just thought the v8 would be fun but in thought would be too expensive. Figured I'd start a thread as others might have thought of the idea or actually did it

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    The cost of the Northstar engine itself would stop me dead in my tracks. Would the 5 speed trans hook.up and hold up? PJ.

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    I found the entire swap harness ecu motor motor mounts and transmission for $2500 with 62k miles on it lol just curious how much work it would be and what other accessories cause its pointless to put another 3.6 in it. If not my plans to get rid of it remain but its an OK truck just too many issues so close together.

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    Sell it as is and move on or get a V8, you would have a hard time selling it down the road and it may nickel and dime you to death in little parts to finish the conversion.

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    First off, there would be a LOT of module communication programming to do and at dealer prices-?????
    Second, that's a lot of money to avoid a $6 bottle of oil every thousand or so miles.
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    Lol yeah true its past oil usage its sucking on gas mileage (14 city 19 hwy and 16.5 overall) and horsepower is garbage hardly can pass anybody doing 60mph and I sat at wide open the other day and after 80mph it was almost out of breath took over a mile to get to 90 and use to do 100 easy.

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    his SRX is an 06 btw.

    Thanks and oops, I see that now.
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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    Were I to swap out my 3.6 for a V8, I'd be looking into a LS2 or LSA along with a 6L80 or 90 transmission. The swap would be beyond my expertise, but I know some guys who are more than capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillrollin View Post
    Were I to swap out my 3.6 for a V8, I'd be looking into a LS2 or LSA along with a 6L80 or 90 transmission. The swap would be beyond my expertise, but I know some guys who are more than capable.
    That would be an awesome swap let's make the first srx v

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    The V would be the 4.4L IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conedoctor View Post
    The V would be the 4.4L IMO.
    Which platform was the 4.4 in?

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    Re: 06 3.6 awd possible v8 swap?

    STS-V, 4.4L SC northstar

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