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post #1 of 20 Old 08-01-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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2010 SS engine in a thirdgen

hey guys does anyone know if there is a Kmember setup to do this swap? and what else would I need?


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Thirdgen.org has several threads on this subject. Yes there are aftermarket K-members from BMR & Spohn for this, but on TGO they also document the mods you can make to a stock K-member to get it to work.

LS3's aren't cheap though. The cheapest all-in-one package out there is the E-Rod package and its $8400 for the engine, headers, harness & ECU. It'll be another $600 for the K-member and thats assuming you can salvage the accessories and what not from an LS1 4th gen. Assuming you can't and that the E-Rod supplied headers don't fit, its almost $2k for LSx swap headers for a third gen and a GMPP LS accessory drive kit.

There are alot of costs to look at before doing this kind of swap.

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I have a BMR in my 3rd gen. I have seen both and went with bmr.

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Wow this is awesome, anybody have them complete yet?
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Wow this is awesome, anybody have them complete yet?
What do you mean complete?

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Like everyone said I can get you all the stuff you need to bolt the LS3 motor into the car. Other then that you are going to need quite a few other things like engine harness, computer, and some fuel system parts. That pretty much covers the big parts needed. Use Thirdgen.org to help you out, there have been quite a few guys there who have done the LS swap on their 3rd gens.
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post #7 of 20 Old 08-03-2010, 11:26 AM
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Any LS based engine K-Member will work. The LS3 isn't special. I don't personally care for their drive by wire system for swaps. LS1s are a dime a dozen, and 6.0L LS based truck blocks are super easy to find.
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Should be like any other LS swap, plenty of kits/parts are out there. L99 may be a little cheaper

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L99 may be a little cheaper
As far as getting a transmission to fit, you can buy a crank adapter and LSx swap flexplate for an auto transmission. But the harness, ECU, and other assorted items aren't easy to find. The L99 isn't a crate engine for a reason. Not many people out there are looking at using AFM in an LSx swap.

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I don't see the point of doing the LS3 other than the novelty of saying you swapped a LS3. There are much better builds that you could do with a LS-based engine considering the amount of work that's required to do the swap. Couple that with the fact of the price of a LS3 crate -- you could have a wild setup.

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