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another engine swap

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Nov 9th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication

Engine swaps have always been around.  People having been swaping large big-blocks in their cars for a long time.  Recently the Chevy LS engine has been a popular engine to swap into a wide variety of platforms.  The size and power of the LS V8 has made it a popular engine to swap into import cars.  We have put an LS into a Nissan 240sx and a 350z and currently working on putting an LS3 into a 280z. 

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In this 240sx, the buit LS2 replaces the previously swapped in turbo SR20 that replaced a N/A KA.

The LS is a popular engine for drift cars because the powerband of the V8 is more linear than that of a comparable turbo 4 or 6 cylinder engine, which is ideal for drifting.

Along with these projects, we have started swapping different engines into older Chevy step-sides. 

blog stepside on rackWe are currently working on installing a L92 V8 into a 1979 Chevy Step-side.  This L92 has upgraded cams and puts out about 450hp. 

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blog red stepside on dyno

Of course we put the truck on our dyno, so check back for a video and numbers soon.