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jotaking
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Fast n Loud 996 V8? Reply with quote

Did anyone watch the fast n loud 996 V8 Conversion on Discovery last night??

I quite liked the bolt on flares and wheels, however the engine swap? NO. Sad


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was on a while back, there was a thread about it.

Looks ok, wheels a bit blingy IIRC, guess it's not Water cooled anymore then Grin

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good... got pretty close to the 997 TTS, not bad all things considered...
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought it was crap.....all of it Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likewise.

Big, tall V8 in the back doesn't sound like a great recipe for sweet handling, to me. Wonder why the test track was dead straight?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was a quite interesting swap
the Ls3 is all ally so light, but would the COG change ??

I'd like to have a drive of one.

the bodykit was from japan and mega pricey
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it twice.... Love Gas Monkeys 🐒

Yanks don’t do bends.... enough said Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was from the other year. If I remember it, didnt some bloke buy it for his kid to do the gumball in?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markrnorton wrote:
I thought it was a quite interesting swap
the Ls3 is all ally so light, but would the COG change ??

I'd like to have a drive of one.

the bodykit was from japan and mega pricey


I read on another thread about V8 conversions that the LS3 has a lower COG as well as being lighter, as well as a lot more potent than the flat 6.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
markrnorton wrote:
I thought it was a quite interesting swap
the Ls3 is all ally so light, but would the COG change ??

I'd like to have a drive of one.

the bodykit was from japan and mega pricey


I read on another thread about V8 conversions that the LS3 has a lower COG as well as being lighter, as well as a lot more potent than the flat 6.


In many ways it makes perfect sense to fit the LS3 to a 996. One thing I'm trying to determine is whether the resultant car still feels like a 911.
The LS3 may be slightly lighter than the flat six, and the engine itself may have a lower COG, but the V8 sits higher in the chassis.
An unburstable 480bhp straight out the box is tempting but I think I would still go for a Hartech 3.7 build for roughly the same money.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better suited to a Cayman/Boxter perhaps.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
markrnorton wrote:
I thought it was a quite interesting swap
the Ls3 is all ally so light, but would the COG change ??

I'd like to have a drive of one.

the bodykit was from japan and mega pricey


I read on another thread about V8 conversions that the LS3 has a lower COG as well as being lighter, as well as a lot more potent than the flat 6.


The LS3 is lighter, but it's highly unlikely an upright V8 has a lower CofG than a flat six, especially with all the peripheral bits on top of it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early designs for the 996 were a V8. And while the cylinders are slightly higher, the other peripherals sit lower. I’m not sure it’d make that much difference overall.

Not for the purists but an interesting option for those of us less religious types.

I really like the idea in a MK 1 Cayman though that’s tossed it’s engine. That’d be one hell of a machine. Especially given how in real world driving a leggy Boxster already is thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a definite no from me. That episode reminded of that cracking documentary about Ladyboys a few years back.

https://youtu.be/HnQQAh6ak4g

Floor Floor Floor
Btw if you're ever in doubt whether someone is a Ladyboys or lady. Ask them to straighten their arm. A man's arm locks out at 180°, a woman's arm can go past 180°. So if you're on your in Thailand on tour and you want to check early on, there you go. It's the only thing they can't change surgically. All the rest can be sorted through medication and surgery.

And yes you did just straighten your arm out didn't you? Now go and ask the The Wife to do the same. Floor Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you have not seen Hoovies garage on YouTube? Far more entertaining and informative: he did an ls swop when he popped his 996 engine. A hartech big bore rebuild will be cheaper but nowhere near as powerful
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is for sale guys. LS3 994 C4 cab. 525hp:

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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's somewhat petty isn't it? An enthusiast owned and built car for sale isn't in the same league as a dealership.

Anyway, I'd have a V8 LS3 996 in a heartbeat. The purists can have their matching numbers, but the home mechanic/enthusiastic driver will, nine times out of ten, prefer the non-original car with (much) more power and reliability.
 
  
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