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5.0L into a VX SS replacing the LS

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Hi all just seeking some
Clarification, I have a brand new built 355 from Pavtek that I’ve tweaked a little along with a built T350 from a previous build that got canned due to personal reasons. Can I swap this into a VX SS and replace the LS? Basic setup listed below

Pavtech built 355
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Vortech V1 T-Trim upgraded centrifugal blower
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Spec’ed and built by Neil @ Precise Automatics

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Not if you plan on driving it on the road legally.
 

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Since the Holden engine was never an option for the VX you would need to get an engineer's certificate, which will probably cost better than a grand, and that's only if you could pass the emissions test, which I highly doubt you would with that setup?

Probably not what you want to hear but I'd say your best option may be to sell what you have and put the money you get plus the money you'd save into the LS1?

Way less hassles!

Andrew
 

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It’s not going to be legal whichever car you put it in, so if it doesn’t bother you go ahead with it. Just need a vt s1 k frame and you’ll need to sort the wiring out on the body loom side so that the Bcm/dash gets the info it needs and can control what it needs to control.

Probably better off looking into an older Holden to put it in though in terms of hassle and cost
 

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I want a VU SS with a 5.0 for a daily purely for sound and the VU looks but the law doesn't agree with me. :(
 

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Since the Holden engine was never an option for the VX you would need to get an engineer's certificate, which will probably cost better than a grand, and that's only if you could pass the emissions test, which I highly doubt you would with that setup?

Probably not what you want to hear but I'd say your best option may be to sell what you have and put the money you get plus the money you'd save into the LS1?

Way less hassles!

Andrew
Because I’ve got this setup already mate and not going to lose money selling it. Also not interested in LS, I love the Aussie 5.0L. Would’ve preferred something more compatible over the VX SS but circumstances aren’t right and the VX is the only option at the moment. If it won’t work I’ll just keep the setup on the shelf for a bit longer.
 

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It’s not going to be legal whichever car you put it in, so if it doesn’t bother you go ahead with it. Just need a vt s1 k frame and you’ll need to sort the wiring out on the body loom side so that the Bcm/dash gets the info it needs and can control what it needs to control.

Probably better off looking into an older Holden to put it in though in terms of hassle and cost
Why won’t it be legal regardless what car? Have seen many setups getting around running similar with rego.
 

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Because it’ll never meet emissions requirements and the physical fitment will require certification because of crossmember and tailshaft modifications etc.

Remove the hirise and fit a banana manifold without the charger and you might pass inspection in vn-vs. No clear cut answers though - all depends on who does the roadworthy cert and whether the traffic authority needs to see it.

Just because somethings registered doesn’t mean it’s legally allowed to be.
 
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