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Ls swap

Post by FilthyFairlady » Sun May 26, 2019 11:12 am

Anyone on here have an ls swapped 350z? Looking for some opinions, don't really know enough to do it myself. Would it still be worth considering?

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Re: Ls swap

Post by djz » Sun May 26, 2019 12:52 pm

Been done plenty of times in the States, stock an LS1 make a little bit more power than a VQ35 and roughly the same as a VQ37 but ~100Nm more torque.
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Re: Ls swap

Post by SR240Z » Mon May 27, 2019 2:15 pm

2J it :D

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Re: Ls swap

Post by BRONZEE » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:26 pm

You've obviously done your reading, and yes the first LS swap was about 12-13 years ago now. Probably less of a headache to SC or T or TT the VQ.
Are you talking the VQ35DE or HR?
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Re: Ls swap

Post by BRONZEE » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 pm

Dodson's in Auckland have done quite a few. First one was SC'd VQ35de back in 2003, yes, not a typo! And another couple of member have T'd or TT'd.
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Re: Ls swap

Post by FilthyFairlady » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 am

I just want the the throatyness of a v8 🤤 Haha my 350z is the VQ but apparently been chipped so pushing around 320hp. Can't confirm the chip nor hp because havent had a tune. https://youtu.be/wUW8DXdJJJA

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Re: Ls swap

Post by BRONZEE » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:45 pm

Understanable. Or you could change the exhaust to give a different exhaust note. Nismo or a Borla, not cheap but do give a nice exhaust note.
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Re: Ls swap

Post by Baker93 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:24 pm

No way would i ever consider turbo or super charging a 350Z !
An LS swap is the cheapest bang for your buck you will ever get with a 350Z. There are quite a few companies in the US that provide a complete kit for this which keeps all the electrics working perfectly as well. Not to mention that the LS is a lot smaller physically than the V6 Nissan.
I also think the weight is virtually identical. Just start searching the interballs.

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Re: Ls swap

Post by djz » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:13 am

Baker93 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:24 pm
No way would i ever consider turbo or super charging a 350Z !
An LS swap is the cheapest bang for your buck you will ever get with a 350Z. There are quite a few companies in the US that provide a complete kit for this which keeps all the electrics working perfectly as well. Not to mention that the LS is a lot smaller physically than the V6 Nissan.
I also think the weight is virtually identical. Just start searching the interballs.
I disagree, in the US maybe but here I think you could build a faster VQ car than an LS car for the same money, though this is irrelevant if the guy is just wanting the sound of a V8. The LS isn't much smaller than a VQ, it's shorter but it's also longer.

The LOJ conversion kits seem to be the most popular. This is very rough pricing and depends on how handy you are at doing stuff yourself.

If the car is already manual and he retains the Nissan manual gearbox the kit is ~$6500 landed, plus $2500 for an LS1, plus $2000 for misc stuff, call it $11k, and that will get you 320rwhp.

If you get a T56 swap kit which doesn't include a driveshaft is ~$3100 landed, plus $5000 for an LS1 & T56, $1000 for a driveshaft, plus $2000 for other misc stuff works out about the same ~$11k.

To turbo one, $2000 for a plugin Link, $500 to wire it, $1200 for a tune, $800 for VR38 injectors and fuel pump, $3000 for a turbo, $500 for an intercooler and piping, $1000 for exhaust manifolds, $2000 for misc, works out again at around $11k, based on similar builds this would make between 400 and 450rwhp.
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