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Possibly Crazy Engine Swap Question

Taking a huge risk here for coming off as a retard, but I'm new and don't know much about cars. I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

I love my Chevy 2010 Cobalt Sedan. It's light, it handles good, reliable in the winter, and in my opinion one of the most potential filled sedans out there as far as aesthetic modding goes. But the 4-cylinder engine and ~150hp make me question loyalty.

Putting money aside(if you have estimates, please share them), is it possible to swap out the engine for a V6? I would love to put in a V6 and start doing serious upgrades to the car but I'm not sure if it's possible. The block(?) seems very small I wouldn't even know if it would physically fit.

So, money aside. Is it POSSIBLE? Doing everything to the engine isn't a concern. Upgrade to chassis or replacing everything under the hood would be an option if it meant I can put in a V6 with total cost under $20K.

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For that amount of money you'd be better off to supercharge or turbo your reworked 2.2. You will add more power and less weight. Wish I had yhay kind of money to throw at my Cobalt.

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Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. But like coby said turbo charging would be the best bang for your money. You could spend less than half of that 20k building your engine for a turbo charger and make some serious power.

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I agree, with money, anything is possible. VW once shoehorned a W12 motor in a Golf. Imagine that.

Financially speaking however, it'll be far more practical and cost effective to add forced induction. Are you looking for a power build or are you aiming at something else (uniqueness?)

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Buddy in Ontario here did an ls2 v8 rwd swap in his cobalt so yea I guess u could put a v6 in.

What I don't get is your statement bout the 4cyl with 150hp being reliable?
I've been running 403whp for a year now in my lil 4cyl ecotec, no problems what so ever.

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But that being said buddy who did the ls2 swap said he'd do it again for anyone that wanted for roughly 20k iirc just need the donor car along with yours (he used a gto)
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imagine an LS2 powered LS/LT sedan thumpin away at the lights hahahaha probably make a few people shit themselves at the strip lololol do it and toss hubcaps on the car just for added lolz

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Undersized steelies, standard equipment for any true sleeper/SVT Cobra killer lol

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Thanks for the replies.

It's more about the uniqueness and power. I figure that a V6 would allow me to overall put out more power and get better speeds than a 4 cylinder. I'm not trying to race the car. But I do want to be able to hit 60 in under 5 seconds down the line. Not sure if it's possible, but damn the SS can do it in 5.7 stock(So it's listed) so I don't see any reason putting some love into the 2.2L wouldn't get me even further.

What do you guys think? I guess my main goals are acceleration, power and engine sound.

A little fact about me: When I like something or find a new hobby, money is never an issue. I'll spend however much and wait however long it takes to do something just for the satisfaction of doing it. Having a V6 Turbcharged Cobalt sedan putting out 400+ doing 0-60 in under 5 seconds is something I need in my life. haha

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Right on buddy, but you really don't need more than 4 cylinders to make that work. I believe the record now stands at 898fwhp for a turbo swapped LSJ SS.

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Thanks for the replies.

It's more about the uniqueness and power. I figure that a V6 would allow me to overall put out more power and get better speeds than a 4 cylinder. I'm not trying to race the car. But I do want to be able to hit 60 in under 5 seconds down the line. Not sure if it's possible, but damn the SS can do it in 5.7 stock(So it's listed) so I don't see any reason putting some love into the 2.2L wouldn't get me even further.

What do you guys think? I guess my main goals are acceleration, power and engine sound.

A little fact about me: When I like something or find a new hobby, money is never an issue. I'll spend however much and wait however long it takes to do something just for the satisfaction of doing it. Having a V6 Turbcharged Cobalt sedan putting out 400+ doing 0-60 in under 5 seconds is something I need in my life. haha

Turbocharge your car, cheaper and from the sounds of it its all you need


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