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Old 07-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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To do a ls7 swap on my 95 Trans am lt1 all I need is the wire harness and the computer? And it should fit in my engine bay correct?
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To do a ls7 swap on my 95 Trans am lt1 all I need is the wire harness and the computer? And it should fit in my engine bay correct?
You'll need the wiring harness, computer, and an LS style k-member. And all the accessories, etc.

Just out of curiosity, why do you want to do an LS7 swap?
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To do a ls7 swap on my 95 Trans am lt1 all I need is the wire harness and the computer? And it should fit in my engine bay correct?
You're going to need, wiring harness, k member, engine mounts, engine, transmission, computer, dry sump pump, and a couple other things I'm forgetting.
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You'll need the wiring harness, computer, and an LS style k-member. And all the accessories, etc.

Just out of curiosity, why do you want to do an LS7 swap?
For the power... I'm tired of getting spit on by corvettes
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For the power... I'm tired of getting spit on by corvettes
Would be cheaper to get a ls2 or 3 or something and build it. Whip dat ***!

But I support your ls7 build if you can make it happen!
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Crate LS7 costs more than a built LS2 or 3. The build LS2 will make more power.
Either way, deep pockets is the only way here.
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Crate LS7 costs more than a built LS2 or 3. The build LS2 will make more power.
Either way, deep pockets is the only way here.
Those were my thoughts, Mr. Luos. You could build a bigger, stronger, more powerful motor for like 1/2 the price of a crate LS7. Although if you have the means for that swap and that's what you want to do, then go for it.
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The LS7 is a great motor.
But for the price, it is not worth $12K for 440RWHP.

Plenty of cheaper ways to make MORE power.
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The LS7 is a great motor.
But for the price, it is not worth $12K for 440RWHP.

Plenty of cheaper ways to make MORE power.
But who has ls7s anymore? I don't really hear too many people saying they've got one. Unless they're all saying it and its goin over my head lol
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But who has ls7s anymore? I don't really hear too many people saying they've got one. Unless they're all saying it and its goin over my head lol
Ya, more Of a "cool factor". Like Dodge/Chryslers "Does it got a HEMI?"
Although an LS7 is veeeeeery pricey, the cool factor would be awesome !!!

Not directed to anyone specific, just saying:
Yes, you could have more power with less money with an alternative choice, but if money is no object, an LS7 could be made to produce even MORE power than the said other options. :-D
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Ya, more Of a "cool factor". Like Dodge/Chryslers "Does it got a HEMI?"
Although an LS7 is veeeeeery pricey, the cool factor would be awesome !!!

Not directed to anyone specific, just saying:
Yes, you could have more power with less money with an alternative choice, but if money is no object, an LS7 could be made to produce even MORE power than the said other options. :-D
Exactly since the new z/28 is gonna have it. And its the biggest small block which adds to the cool factor
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I think ima just build a ls2 r 3 I was saying a ls7 bc i knew they were powerful... Money is an issue for me
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Exactly since the new z/28 is gonna have it. And its the biggest small block which adds to the cool factor
The lsx is the biggest small block at 454 ci
The ls7 is the largest production small block
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The lsx is the biggest small block at 454 ci
The ls7 is the largest production snall block
And GM is going to have to up their game on the LS7. Smaller engines are catching up to the LS7's HP numbers. The LS7 should be up to at least 550hp by now. IMO.
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My old 402 made 100 more RWHP than the ls7 would have.....for about 3k less.
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Op could always get a crate 3.4l v6 and throw 35lbs of boost at it. That would destroy the ls7
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Op could always get a crate 3.4l v6 and throw 35lbs of boost at it. That would destroy the ls7
LOL.. And would also destroy the 3.4 ! Hahahahahaha
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Op could always get a crate 3.4l v6 and throw 35lbs of boost at it. That would destroy the ls7
Only if it the exploding 3.4 happened to be next to the LS7
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The lsx is the biggest small block at 454 ci
The ls7 is the largest production small block
I thought ls7 was a 454 too oops that's what Google told me
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I thought ls7 was a 454 too oops that's what Google told me
Nope! 427ci is a 7L. (LS7) 454 is a 7.4L
LSX is actually an iron block version of the LS7. Then is stroked to a 454. And was designed for the LSX racing circuit.
Now everyone and their sister calls any LS motor an LSX. Except me. I always refer them as what the are: LS1, LS2, LS3,LS6, LS7, LS9. Etc. etc.
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