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I want to know if there is anyway possible to put an ls1 into a 2007 cobalt. A buddy of mine is ditching his ls1 to get an lq9. I was thinking about buying the engine off of him and swapping it into my sisters cobalt for the fun of it. But before I make this purchase, I wanted to see if it was even plausible.
 

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$12,000 later...maybe...not really plausible, idk how differentials work and all, but the camaro's have HUGE engine bays, not so much for us...
 

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Yep... think he's put like 3 years into this project so far. If you have the time though... lol I always wondered though, since I know they make the RWD/small block conversion kit for the Focus (at a low low price of about $12K), if something similar was doable for the Balt, and wouldn't require years of custom work. lol
 

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well he's gonna take it home in a couple days for the wiring so he'll probably post a bunch up soon
 

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yeah the better question is not could you... but why would you?:huh:
Just for the fun of it. I think it would be a pretty nice sleeper lol. But I was also thinking about buying a 94 firebird for 2K and swap the engine and tranny in, but a cobalt with an LS1 would be pretty sick.
 

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The Cobalt LS1 would be cool, but very impractical and way too much money, and who wouold buy it if you get tired of it. If youwant a project do an older Firebird or Camaro and if you want a true sleeper, find an old Chevy Monza, Buick Skyhawk, Pontiac Sunbird, or Olds Omega 1975-1981 and swap it into one of those. They are the father to the current tuner craze. And some models came with V-8s so a swap isnt that hard.
 

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Just for the fun of it. I think it would be a pretty nice sleeper lol. But I was also thinking about buying a 94 firebird for 2K and swap the engine and tranny in, but a cobalt with an LS1 would be pretty sick.
Thats a way better route, the Cobalt will demand 5X the effort and cash at least..

If you want a good idea for an engine swap, take a hard look at the Pontiac Fiero. Its my future car I'm getting sometime in the summer, it originally comes with a 4 and 6 cyl- but the engine bay has room enough for a V12 (no joke), its mid engined and pretty much the ultimate sleeper- and they are cheap as hell. That would be a sick project, btw a store called V8Archie makes ready to go conversion kits to fit those V8s in fairly easily.
 

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Thats a way better route, the Cobalt will demand 5X the effort and cash at least..

If you want a good idea for an engine swap, take a hard look at the Pontiac Fiero. Its my future car I'm getting sometime in the summer, it originally comes with a 4 and 6 cyl- but the engine bay has room enough for a V12 (no joke), its mid engined and pretty much the ultimate sleeper- and they are cheap as hell. That would be a sick project, btw a store called V8Archie makes ready to go conversion kits to fit those V8s in fairly easily.
I just got done talking to my buddy and he suggested the Fiero. I'm going to see if I can find one in decent shape cosmetic wise and may just go that route instead.
 

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Woohoo! Go for it man, you wont regret it- they are really awesome little cars. Try to score an 88 if you can, but the earlier years are still fine. After owning mine for a little while, I'll be swapping in an LSJ or a 3.8 SC V6, should be perfect for daily driving :idea:.
 
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