Automobile(s): 2004 Raven Black XLR and 2005 Raven Black CTS
Ozark, Alabama, United States,
Re: LS7 swap.
I understand what CC is saying, but I have one thought to interject into his assertion. Aftermarket equipment that is developed by third parties for a multitude of audiences, in my opinion, is completely different from transferring components from what is essentially the same vehicle. No I am not an expert on the XLR, but I have some very good knowledge of late model vehicle components and their respective interactions. In the case of the sound system the different IO operations bridge several different systems, steering wheel controls, HUD etc. If the target peice was not engineered with this consideration in mind then one could expect to have some serious issues to overcome. In the case of the XLR / Corvette they are essentially the same vehicle. Moving one component from one to another should not present that type of issue. I understand that it would be a little more complex than a bolt on operation, but I truly believe it doable with relatively little pain and lots of money.
Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550
ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"
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If you really like building a car on your own, why not buy a used XLR-V, strip it clean [engine, transmission, electronics, et al] and start from scratch. Then you will know for sure what you have and how it works. Might be more fun.