C4 Corvette LS Swap

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C4 Corvette LS Swap

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Lots of good info here:

https://tech.corvettecentral.com/2010/0 ... corvettes/

This is an older swap too, so there may be more info out there. Just the first one I saw.

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Re: C4 Corvette LS Swap

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Interesting, not sure why I would do this instead of just getting a C5 though - unless I just decided that is what I wanted to do.

At 200 lbs lighter there would have to be something done with the suspension to get the stock ride height back.
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Re: C4 Corvette LS Swap

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With 200 lbs less motor, this would be way lighter than a C5. And easier to work on with the open engine bay. This won't happen now, but if this L98 becomes a problem later, I'll kiss it goodbye.

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Re: C4 Corvette LS Swap

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I suppose this would be easier than cramming that V8 in the S10. It'd be a lot less work to get a crate 383 and intake like Dave's - that's my only thought on that conversion.
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Re: C4 Corvette LS Swap

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I believe if it came to an engine swap, it would be because I believe an LS motor would be a more reliable powerplant given the amount of abuse it's going to receive. But hopefully none of that is necessary.

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