Is it possible? Would it be plug in & go kind of compatibility, or what kind of other modifications would need to be done? Has it ever been done before?
Anything is possible. How much money do you have?Is it possible? Would it be plug in & go kind of compatibility, or what kind of other modifications would need to be done? Has it ever been done before?
For all out power coupled with severe use, yes, otherwise some of the DIY blown Camaros have been running more power through the stock 6L50 trans, rear end and axles at the wheels than the LF4 makes at the crank without a problem until they start adding racing slicks and even then they took a lot of beating on the dyno and at the track before letting go. I've learned through their efforts that the breaking point for the stock 3.6L is about 600 hp at the wheels. GM makes this stuff a lot tougher than they use to, the drive train has a lot of cushion above stock demands. Torque management needs to be kept in mind for its anti-abuse qualities also and many tend to keep some of it active in the tune where they're able to adjust it. It just isn't necessary to rebuild the car in unison for an engine performance increase as long as it's driven practically, that's the best part about aftermarket modifications.It does not stop with just an engine drop in. Then a transmission and the drive lines and rear.front axle assy must be bigger. or you can just grenade all the gears ever so often.
and all though many may not agree, But faster cars need BIGGER brakes and tires, if you want to stop it.
You sir are awesome. I didn't know until recently that LHD cars are illegal in AUS, you guys have it rough there yet continue to pump out incredible street cars.I looked at that as in turbo my existing Base CTS (right hand drive and only available with a V6). But then the memories of a V8 wouldn't leave me. So Installed the complete running gear from a CTS V. Amazing what an additional 300HP does to a car Not an easy bolt in for sure. But shes perfect now. Just had to build headers as the factory exhaust would not fit re right hand drive.
It will be a very, very, very long thread, because as I mentioned earlier up top, there is not enough clearance for the LF3/LF4 motor with the turbos in their current location attached to the motor to fit in the second gen. Look up some under hood pics of the ATS-V and note the appearance of the strut towers relative to those in the second gen.If that's the plan, a nice long thread with notes and pictures would be nice. Just to see how much effort it takes. Plus those of us unable to do so will live vicariously through your efforts.