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And since he gets driving duties on all of the Gas Monkey builds, that’s saying something. Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from LSX Magazine, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE! The owner wanted an exhaust system that was very sleeper-like at idle but unrestricted at full throttle. Continue on to the site and look for links to the latest articles, as soon as they are released. All parts, prices, and specifications subject to change without notice. Now that sounds pretty exciting! All rights reserved.

The owner did some research and found out the all-wheel-drive Porsche drivetrain and G96/50 six-speed transmission wouldn’t have any unsolvable issues mating up to the LS engine.

Occasionally some kits may take longer due to different variations in production or material availability. All the oil and fuel lines where attached along with a new shorter oil pan to create better clearance. Owning many F-bodies over his lifetime, Jon works on his own cars himself. The LS engine was fitted in the rear engine bay while he custom made all new suspension parts along with an engine cradle. “The car’s corner balanced, set-up right. Complete Plug & Play Standalone Kit (2002 to 2008)(Picture): Custom Engine Harness w/ breakout board for stock ECU connectors, ProEFI Can Cable (required to finalize tuning for your specific setup), Wideband UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Controller w/ bungs. “As far as the widebody wheels, tires and stance – it’s kind of a combination between stance stuff and Cup Car suspension. Because the stock Porsche transmission will be used, a custom plate had to be made so it would fit up to the engine.

© 2020 Power Automedia. An adapter plate mates the LS block to the Porsche transaxle. Board member 1dirtyZ has begun a long, expensive journey of swapping an LS engine into a 2001 Porsche 996. Sign up for more restomod content to add horsepower to your inbox. In fact, he likes it so much he says he’s planning on putting together a similar, hardtop version for himself. It weighs less than a turbo car, we make more power than a turbo car.” At the track, the difference of the LS-swapped 996 versus Richard’s 911 Turbo S was just 6 mph at the speed trap. For people tired of the M96 or want their 996 to outrun a few more cars in a straight line, the LS swap is appealing. Recognizing that every individual's motoring journey is unique, we seek to give form to both untold as well as celebrated facets of the automotive world. Using Professional EFI Systems Inc. products for street/road use on public roads or highways is prohibited by law unless a specific regulatory exemption exists.

One week they may be building an old pickup and the next this trackable-daily-driver Porsche 996.
Imagine a new, 6.2L, all aluminum LS3 stuffed perfectly in the back of a young 911? To be honest, that’s exactly what we thought as we headed to Dallas to check out the car for ourselves. For this one, it was a combination of Aaron seeing an LS-swapped Porsche the year before and loving the idea of it, plus Richard finding this convertible 996 for a steal. Then we came across a very unique swap over on LS1Tech. For the LS-swapped Porsche 996, “The balance of the car has only been affected in a positive way. more than the LS and costs 3 times as much! One or maybe all the previous owners contributed to a list of issues including hitting a guard rail which is why the body has newer model panels. Gas Monkey Garage Shaves Its Beard Goodbye, An Ecoboosted Pantera You’ll Go Bananas For, It's a Mega Race: Fast N' Loud Faces Off Against Street Outlaws, Yes, I would like to receive emails from Nitto Tire and Driving Line, I’d like to receive Driving Line’s twice-monthly eNewsletter, Sign me up for a quarterly digital magazine subscription, Gas Monkey Garage's LS-Swapped Porsche 996: Not Just a Redneck's Ride. We invite you to get behind the wheel with us, it's certain to be an interesting drive. He was looking for this car to be his daily driver that he could drive cross county and get good gas mileage and still make a respectable 400+ wheel horsepower. Due to the nature of custom work, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon placement of order. Shorty headers feeding into 190-degree "bullet" mufflers. We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. One of the things we love about Gas Monkey Garage is that they’re always switching things up. The 996/997 produced horse power in the upper 200's low 300s, yet a new, entry-level GM LS-3 engine, starts in the mid 400's which is higher horse power than a twin turbo! We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request. “I can’t believe they’re not all built this way,” exclaims Aaron after testing it on the track next to Richard’s 911 Turbo S. “Porsche builds an incredible car, but it’s just beyond my price range, and I think it’s beyond a lot of people’s price range. The Cup Car-styled suspension components come from Elephant Racing added to by H&R Coilovers. It weighs less than a turbo car, we make more power than a turbo car.” At the track, the difference of the LS-swapped 996 versus Richard’s 911 Turbo S was just 6 mph at the speed trap. You thought changing plugs on a 4th gen was hard? That meant modifying the JT Mode fender flares to work with the altered GT3 997 front nose in addition to making sure all of the custom bits seemed as stock as possible.

Although the project is not finished we can’t wait to see the finished product. We will charge a $35 fee on all returned checks. Whatever they’re building, it’s a combination of what Richard finds and what Aaron and the rest of the team thinks is cool. Delete the high-cost Porsche motor and replace it with something you could build in the parking lot if you needed to, and you're left with a hopped up Porsche that should be easy to maintain and give you loads of fun on the road. Sure, you can own one, but when it starts to fall apart, the expense is quite high.”. You are looking at a 1999 Porsche 996 that has seen a rough life. What we found may be a bit redneck, but only in the rip-roarin’, out-to-have-a-good-time, very best sort of way. It drives somewhere between a track day car and an everyday driver.”, Speaking of driving it, Gas Monkey Marketing Director Jonathan (and stunt-double for Aaron) admits this Porsche might be the funnest car he's ever driven. LS1 engines have been out since 1997 and can be found relatively cheap, then all you need to do is find an appropriate donor car and you’re ready to rip the streets in a V-8 powered hot rod. Billet machined water pump cross member, angle bracket and hardware, Electric Water Pump, fittings and hardware, Custom aluminum “Y” fittings for Heater Supply and Return, Billet machined alternator bracket, spacer, and hardware, Billet-machined Water Mono-block with fittings, plugs, gaskets, and hardware, Alternator, Pulley, Bracket, Drive Belt and Hardware, A/C Compressor, Pulley, Bracket, Tensioner, Belt and Hardware, Mechanical Water Pump, Tensioner, and Hardware, Billet machined custom power steering plate, Electric power steering pump and Hardware, Custom power steering pump hose kit (Cores required for modification), Power steering relay, breaker, harness and leads. Much of that fun is delivered by a stock GM Performance LS3 engine with a hot cam, laying down 420 ft/lbs of torque to its Nitto Invos wrapped around aluminum 3-piece Rotiform wheels.

© 2017 Power Automedia. Is there a ‘Vette following you?’,” exclaims Aaron. For a ton of additional images and all the details, visit the build thread on LS1Tech.com – for now, we’ll leave you with a parting shot from the owner: “Sometimes I think all cars were designed to fit an LS1 originally, but then something happened and they put in some other crappy engine.”, We couldn’t have said it better ourselves…. “The Ford GT is the GT... but since it’s worth three times my house, you’re just terrified the entire time driving it," he says. It seems like that each year LSX conversions become more and more popular. Only time will tell... “People drive up and say, ‘What’s wrong with your car?! “It’s neat. We'll send you the most interesting LSX Magazine articles, news, car features, and videos every week. We accept all forms of card payments(Credit or Debit), Money Orders, Company Checks, Personal Checks, Cashier Checks, and PayPal. It is the responsibility of the installer and/or user of this product to ensure compliance with all applicable local and federal laws and regulations. Professional EFI Systems Inc. products are designed and sold for sanctioned off-road/competition non-emissions controlled vehicles only and may never be used on a public road or highway. The 996 was a good, but flawed 911 model. “We put a lot effort into making sure the serviceability and drivability came first,” says Aaron. Jon started freelancing for Power Automedia in 2009. While the swap is considered to be a cost-effective alternative for the hot rodder or the blasphemer, the custom work required to have an American V8 running smoothly in the back on a 911 can cause the conversion costs to skyrocket.

The engine in its final position. It really is.”, It Runs Forever: 3 Of America's Most Successful Unkillable Engines, To Smoke A Muscle Car…LB7 Duramax Edition. IMPORTANT EMISSIONS NOTICE: In many states, it is unlawful to tamper with your vehicle’s emissions equipment. All Kit orders average 4-6 weeks as they are custom made to order. The LS-swap utilized a kit from Renegade Hybrids, who’ve been tackling modified Porsches for 30 years now.

First thing that was done was a complete strip down of the engine bay and interior. WARNING: It is against the law to install this part on an Emissions Controlled Vehicle. With roughly 350 HP and lb/ft on tap in a 2,800 pound car, it’s said to be very quick and dead reliable, too.


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