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VT commodore V6 to V8

mdejong90

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What is needed to complete the conversion from the V6 engine to the V8 5Litre? My VT is a manual would I need to also change the gearbox?
 

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You would pretty much need a donor car. Nothing from the V6 drive train and electronics can be used bar the diff, so yes, you would need a gearbox.
 

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What exactly do I need to make the conversion work??
 

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engine, transmission, tailshaft, ecu, wiring loom, ability to link ecu to bcm etc, exhaust, radiator, miriad of smaller parts,
as mentioned you rally need a donor car, or a lot of knowledge and deep pockets
 

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Would also need a K-frame too. Smaller parts is kinda what kills it, and buying all of the above separately becomes more expensive than just buying a 5L VT to begin with.
 
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