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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:16 pm 
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Hey guys.

Im getting a little tired of my i6 and every tom, d**k and harry have them (sorry if i offend anyone).

Im thinking about converting my i6 to a V8.

In the process i would buy all the stuff for the conversion but i am thinking about building a decent motor at the same time.

What would i need for the conversion and how much time, effort and money will it cost?

if it costs too much im thiking of getting a V8 anyway because i just love them.

But anything anyone has to say would be great.

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:21 pm 
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Might be easier to find yourself an ex-chaser EF V8 and sell your car.

The cost in changing it over would be roughly the same as doing a conversion, if not it wouldnt cost you a thing if you sell your car at good price and pick up an ex-chaser for a good price.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:53 pm 
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yeah thinking of that but im not going to sell my car anytime soon. I was just thinking something i could do to it that would make me want to keep it for a bit.

i am currently thinking of getting a AU II/III or BA at the end of the year or this time next year.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:01 pm 
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the conversion isn't all that hard it's just time consuming. If your looking at getting a new car end of this year or next it wouldn't be worth doing, I'd only do it if your set on not selling it any time soon and it holds some scentamental value.
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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:02 pm 
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at your age the insurance on a v8 will be pretty high!

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:09 pm 
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Might be easier to find yourself an ex-chaser EF V8 and sell your car.



Easier said than done... they're a bit thin on the ground!!

I assume the k fram is different on the chassis... trans a little different as well.

ECU, trans controller unit....

EFI harness... so basically rewire the engine to the ECU.

Vacuum system... need EGR finctionality etc...

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:09 pm 
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at your age the insurance on a v8 will be pretty high!


Well for 3rd party and only that for the EF i6 it cost me $201 a year.

For 3rd party, fire and theift its $401 a year.

So im pretty happy with that.

But then i got other crap like ill have to pay the first $1500 and all that which sucks.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:16 pm 
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k frames the same try and find a wreck ef v8 and go from their.
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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:23 pm 
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k frames the same try and find a wreck ef v8 and go from their.


Get a wrecked XR8 or V8 monty or lane :) id love that

 

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Insurance is supprisingly cheaper for a V8... in comparison to the 6cyl... i have no idea why... it costs me around $1,300 for full comprehensive, and the 6cyl is around $1,450.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:23 pm 
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XR/lane/mont is the way to go you end up with all the added goodies, unless your like me and end up with the worlds tightest mans xr8 that didn't come with a/c
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XR/lane/mont is the way to go you end up with all the added goodies, unless your like me and end up with the worlds tightest mans xr8 that didn't come with a/c


hahahahaha i though ac was standard?

 

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so did I
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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:00 pm 
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at your age the insurance on a v8 will be pretty high!


Well for 3rd party and only that for the EF i6 it cost me $201 a year.

For 3rd party, fire and theift its $401 a year.

So im pretty happy with that.

But then i got other crap like ill have to pay the first $1500 and all that which sucks.


surely you won't only have 3rd party

 

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Happy wrote:
stomper wrote:
Happy wrote:
at your age the insurance on a v8 will be pretty high!


Well for 3rd party and only that for the EF i6 it cost me $201 a year.

For 3rd party, fire and theift its $401 a year.

So im pretty happy with that.

But then i got other crap like ill have to pay the first $1500 and all that which sucks.


surely you won't only have 3rd party

Considering how little an EF Gli is worth these days, why not?

 

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