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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Hello
I'm considering putting a V8 in my automobile but it currently has a I6 in it, what will be required to fit the 8?
From what I have read, it requires a loom, ECU, Dash (?) change, is this just the loom in the engine bay or the whole thing behind the dash?
What about the box, can I use the one in there? Last one, how much is it going to cost me?

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:11 pm 
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the v8 K-Frame- v8 front springs are recommended and EFI loom not the whole lot..... its not really worth the conversion though or the trouble unless you REALLY love the sound of a v8. for good power your better off with a fresh AU 6 a nice grind cam . exhaust and bbm conversion, all depends how far you wanna go with either... the 6 is better value for money when it comes to working them there is less work and less costly basically everytime

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:25 pm 
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the v8 K-Frame- v8 front springs are recommended and EFI loom not the whole lot..... its not really worth the conversion though or the trouble unless you REALLY love the sound of a v8. for good power your better off with a fresh AU 6 a nice grind cam . exhaust and bbm conversion, all depends how far you wanna go with either... the 6 is better value for money when it comes to working them there is less work and less costly basically everytime

Ah ok then, I really would like to put in a V8, if not I'll build up a nice 6 I suppose.
What part of the loom have to changed?, I know MRE-50L put a gas system on his, I wonder if that would cut down on wiring?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:27 pm 
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you still need the wiring for dissy and the auto ecu so the whole engine bay harness and dash harness is need'd

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Ah, I see :)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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you will need the v8 box aswell forget to point that out as the i6 box is a no fit

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:47 pm 
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Yeah I heard that

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Engine
ECU
BCM?
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Stiffer Springs
K-Frame

Better off buying a car that has been rear-ended :)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:48 pm 
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that is correct!!

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:51 pm 
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be nice if ya found an AU 3 XR8 rear ended

 

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be nice if ya found an AU 3 XR8 rear ended


Yeah That would be good but probably way out of my budget :cry:

 

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or just buy a 5L ED

 

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I'd like to but my ED has done 300,000+ kays so I wouldn't get much for it :(

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:21 am 
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edfairmont4.0 wrote:
the v8 K-Frame- v8 front springs are recommended and EFI loom not the whole lot..... its not really worth the conversion though or the trouble unless you REALLY love the sound of a v8. for good power your better off with a fresh AU 6 a nice grind cam . exhaust and bbm conversion, all depends how far you wanna go with either... the 6 is better value for money when it comes to working them there is less work and less costly basically everytime

Ah ok then, I really would like to put in a V8, if not I'll build up a nice 6 I suppose.
What part of the loom have to changed?, I know MRE-50L put a gas system on his, I wonder if that would cut down on wiring?


4.0's are boring....put a 351 in it. It's a piece-o-piss.
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Ahh well just done this,

V8 K Frame
V8 Bellhousing
V8 ECU
V8 Loom complete
V8 radiator/shroud
basically the whole v8 engine bay so all the plugs connect.

To make life easier you want to get the V8 K-frame - I modded the 6.

V8 Bellhousing - My 4speed 6 cylinder auto bolted up to the v8 no dramas with the v8 bell housing. sits on convertor perfectly. (internals are weaker on stock 6 trans though)

Complete v8 wiring loom, or you can do what i have done and unpicked both the 6 in the car and the 8 out of the car and attached them together.

**YOU NEED THE DASH FUSE SETUP AS WELL AS THE 6 PLUGS ARE DIFFERENT TO THE V8 LOOM**

but easier i can tell you to just remove all the 6 harness indash and engine bay while the engine is out and put the complete 8 one in

longer tailshaft.
V8 exhaust.

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