“When you say 'LS-swapped Porsche,' everyone thinks some bastard redneck race car,” says Aaron Kaufman of Fast N’ Loud’s Gas Monkey Garage in reference to their latest episode’s Porsche 996 build. Shorty headers feeding into 190-degree "bullet" mufflers. Imagine a new, 6.2L, all aluminum LS3 stuffed perfectly in the back of a young 911? Is the 3.0L Duramax Living Up To the Hype?
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Most are wasting away and now on offer for cheap once repairs have become a nightmare. 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. 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. Please plan accordingly. Sign up for more restomod content to add horsepower to your inbox. One week they may be building an old pickup and the next this trackable-daily-driver Porsche 996. © 2017 Power Automedia. After observing a high numbers of engine related failures to later 911's (996/997), Renegade Hybrids developed an LS V8 conversion kit and made the installation look like it was factory-born! 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. 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. We accept all forms of card payments(Credit or Debit), Money Orders, Company Checks, Personal Checks, Cashier Checks, and PayPal. 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.
Although the project is not finished we can’t wait to see the finished product. All rights reserved. Next all the charred body parts were repainted. The seller did the swap and seems thorough, as documented on the car’s website. 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. 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…. Due to the nature of custom work, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon placement of order. Jon started freelancing for Power Automedia in 2009. Hah!
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Taking into account that the Turbo S has a $200k price tag up against what Aaron estimates could be built at home for $40k, that’s not too bad. All parts are shipped UPS unless otherwise specified. The twin-turbo factory engine weighs 200lbs. more than the LS and costs 3 times as much! And yes, the car will remain all-wheel-drive! Could this be a replacement for his current racer-Falcon? 911 (996/997) All Aluminum LS Series V-8 Conversion, Billet machined engine mount cross bar plus hardware, Billet machined engine mount bar end-blocks plus hardware, Billet machined engine to mount bar spacer block, Motor mount laser cut adapter plates and hardware, 996 to LS series stage one pressure plate, 996 to LS series high performance Clutch disc, Billet machined adapter kit (Adapter plate, flywheel, pilot bearing, pilot bearing housing, throw out bearing). 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. We wanted something that was very aggressive on the suspension to match a very aggressive powertrain,” notes Aaron. The project began with a 996 roller that was missing some parts, not to mention the damage from an engine fire that burned up the engine bay and some of the interior panels, carpet and wiring. “As far as the widebody wheels, tires and stance – it’s kind of a combination between stance stuff and Cup Car suspension. Board member 1dirtyZ has begun a long, expensive journey of swapping an LS engine into a 2001 Porsche 996. All custom parts and components are non-returnable and non-refundable.
To be honest, that’s exactly what we thought as we headed to Dallas to check out the car for ourselves. All the oil and fuel lines where attached along with a new shorter oil pan to create better clearance. “Our little junkyard car is close,” notes Aaron. We have seen some pretty interesting LS swaps, but then again there are some cars you just never expect to see with an LS under the hood. 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. Board member 1dirtyZ has begun a long, expensive journey of swapping an LS engine into a 2001 Porsche 996. Then we came across a very unique swap over on LS1Tech. ...and inside the car in the back seat area. All parts, prices, and specifications subject to change without notice. For the LS-swapped Porsche 996, “The balance of the car has only been affected in a positive way. An adapter plate mates the LS block to the Porsche transaxle. 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.